Singletons rejoice: it turns out eating cookie dough can get you a boyfriend.

That’s the conclusion of a couple who met by chance in a New York City club – whose story was shared through popular photo project Humans of New York.

The popular blog, run by photographer Brandon Stanton, this week featured a snap of an anonymous gay couple on their first date.

The pair explained of their fateful meeting: “We met on Fire Island. I wasn’t even planning on going out that night.

“I’d already drank half a bottle of Johnny Black so I was just going to stay in and read my Chelsea Handler book, but my friends promised to bake me cookies if I went to the club with them.

“So I went to buy three bags of cookie dough, and when I finally got to the club all my friends were making out with somebody, so I was like ‘this sucks,’ and I just started dancing by myself and eating the cookie dough.

“Then I saw him by the DJ booth and we made eye contact so I went over and started sharing my cookie dough.

“It’s our first date. We met on Fire Island. I wasn’t even planning on going out that night. I’d already drank half a…

Posted by Humans of New York on Monday, December 28, 2015

“We never actually spoke. Then a few months later I ran into him on the subway.”

A lot of commenters remarked on how cute a couple the pair are – and how they definitely don’t look like this:

We’re just thrilled that all our years of cookie dough eating practice might finally be good for something.