Truro has been ranked among the best cities to win someone's heart in the UK, based on the unusual factor of sharing dessert with someone.

Previous research from Purdue University in Indiana, USA found that a dinner date with a shared dessert at the end could really "ignite the flames of passion" in a potential couple.

Writing in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, they said research reveals that sweet taste and feelings of love share a similar part of the brain.

Therefore, the activation of areas associated with sweet taste experiences may be linked with romantic perception, The Express reports.

Falmouth Packet: Previous research has claimed sweet taste experienced may be linked with romantic perceptionPrevious research has claimed sweet taste experienced may be linked with romantic perception (Image: Canva)

Building on this concept, Supreme Whip scraped the data for the number of dessert restaurants rated 4/5 and above for every UK city.

From this, they worked out the rankings by calculating which cities had the highest number of 4/5 and above dessert restaurants per 100,000 people which gave them the breakdown of the best cities to win someone's heart.

Best UK cities to win someone's heart in the UK

According to the research from Supreme Whip, the top 10 best cities to win someone's heart by sharing a dessert are:

  1. Wells, Somerset 
  2. Chester, Cheshire
  3. Bangor, Gwynedd,
  4. Ripon, North Yorkshire
  5. Durham, County Durham
  6. Truro, Cornwall
  7. Salford, Greater Manchester
  8. Chichester, West Sussex
  9. Dunfermline, Fife
  10. Bath, Somerset

Some options for a great date-night restaurant in Truro where you can share a dessert include the likes of Tabbs Restaurant on Kenwyn Street which has a 5/5 score on Tripadvisor.

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One reviewer posted: "The desserts were so beautifully done / nougat glacé for me and sticky toffee pudding for my partner. The service was warm and friendly. We will return as soon as we can!! A gem in Truro."

Another shared: "For dessert the baked cheesecake had a creme brulee type caramel cover and was served with apple sorbet and an orange sauce - definitely never come across that combination before and it worked a treat."

Other highly-rated options in Truro include Bodega 18, The Longstore Lemon Street and Hooked!