Foodie Calls: Dating For a Free Meal (Rather Than a Relationship)

Known as "Foodie Calls", two studies were conducted on this topic. The first conducted with 820 women, and the second with 327. 23% of the women copped to it in the first study, 33% in the second. Both studies consisted of women who identify as heterosexual admitted to the fact that they've gone on dates with men and faked romantic interest solely to get a free meal out of it. Foodie calls may happen when money’s tight, the grocery store doesn't have anything interesting to you, or a must-try entree is just too extravagant to justify paying for.

Researchers Brian Collisson, Jennifer Howell, and Trista Harig also noted that the woman who felt dating for food was socially acceptable were more likely to exhibit the “dark triad” of personality traits. The traits are psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism.

Foodie callers were also found more likely to engage in manipulative behavior as well as one-night stands, faking orgasms, or sending unsolicited sexual pictures.

Be honest, have you ever gone on a date with someone for a free meal or drinks?