Free meals are difficult to come by and some women are said to be agreeing to dates even to men they are not interested in just to have free meals.
It is called “foodie call”.
Usually, dating is a stage of romantic relationships in humans whereby two people meet socially with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as a prospective partner in an intimate relationship.
Some feel it is a form of courtship, consisting of social activities done by the couple, either alone or with others.
But a studies by researchers at Azusa Pacific University in California and UC Merced on the matter and discovered that 23 to 33 percent of women admitted to engaging in at least one foodie call.
The report says that for some women, they were using dating not to assess anything but food.
A foodie call is when a person schedules a date with someone they aren’t really interested in just to get a free meal.
These women also score high on the “dark triad” of personality traits, which includes narcissism.
Researchers say men can also engage in foodie calls.
The social and personality psychology researchers found that women who scored high on the “dark triad” of personality traits (i.e., psychopathy, Machiavellianism, narcissism), as well as expressed traditional gender role beliefs, were most likely to engage in a foodie call and find it acceptable.