Is it ethical for a woman to date a man for a free dinner? Only if they’re very upfront | Arwa Mahdawi

A third of heterosexual women have resorted to the ‘foodie call’ – including one who asked all her Tinder matches to send pizza

When it comes to dating and relationships, a lot of women want only one thing: free food. According to a groundbreaking study, up to a third of heterosexual women have dated men they’re not romantically interested in simply because they want a free meal – a phenomenon known as the “foodie call”. The research found that women who subscribe to traditional gender roles and score highly on the “dark triad” of personality traits (psychopathy, machiavellianism and narcissism) were more likely to engage in them.

I’m not sure what the point of this study was, but it’s worth noting a number of the researchers behind it came from Azusa Pacific University, an evangelical Christian university in California whose stated mission is to develop “disciples and scholars prepared to impact the world for Christ”. And, while Jesus was a big fan of giving food to the hungry, you imagine he would not have been too keen on scamming snacks.

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Source: The Guardian
Is it ethical for a woman to date a man for a free dinner? Only if they’re very upfront | Arwa Mahdawi