I'd consider myself a decent contender in the amateur cooking arena, as I'm a big proponent of food. Eating samples at Farmers' Markets is a quality experience. There has yet to be a time I've ever thought to myself, 'Oh awesome, iTunes opened itself.' And, sometimes the best conversations I get into are about absolutely nothing at all (see: Curb Your Enthusiasm/Seinfeld).
Update: If you've read the NY Times piece entitled "To Fall In Love, Do This," and you're intrigued by Dr. Aron's 36 question study, let me know. I'd be interested in trying this on a first or second date. If you haven't - here's the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/fashion/modern-love-to-fall-in-love-with-anyone-do-this.html