One in three women has gone for a date just to get a free meal, research conducted recently revealed.
Tagged: ‘Rise of Foodie Calls’, a romantic date involves individuals setting up for a date with persons they are not romantically interested with to wine and dine.
Approximately two online studies by psychologist discovered that 23% to 33% of women revealed they’ve engaged in a Foodie Call.
Particularly, women ranked high on three dark personality traits – Narcissism, Machiavellianism and Psychopathy were very likely to engage in a foodie call and considered it normal.
Accordingly, women who also believe that men should be the only breadwinners are also likely to make Foodie calls.
According to the study, a total of 820 women was recruited, and 40% were reported single, 33% was reported married while 27% said they were engaged in a committed relationship. Likewise, a total of 85% disclosed they were heterosexual.
They were open to answer a series of questions that displayed their personalities, belief, traits, and gender roles and their ‘Foodie Call’ history.
Also questioned if Foodie call was communally acceptable, a quarter, representing 23% of women in the 1st group disclosed they’d engaged in a foodie call. Most of which they equally said they did occasionally or hardly.
While another fraction of the women interviewed believed that foodie calls are extremely unacceptable, some who had engaged in it feels it’s acceptable.
Another study, published in the Journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, examined about 357 heterosexual women with a similar set of questions and discovered that about 33% had gotten involved in a foodie call.
The Study co-author, Dr. Brain Collisson (CORRECT), and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Azusa Pacific University, said: Several dark traits have been linked to deceptive and exploitative behaviour in romantic relationships, such as one-night stands, faking an orgasm, or sending unsolicited sexual pictures.”
He also explained that he and his colleague became interested in the foodie call subject after they read about the issue in the news.
He added: “They could be more prevalent, for instance, if women lied or mis-remembered their foodie calls to maintain a positive view of their dating history.”