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In other words, these women are there for the food, but their companion doesn't know it.
Researchers queried approximately 1,100 mostly white, heterosexual women about their foodie call behavior in an online survey (Study 1 had about 700 women; Study 2,350). Study 1 suggested about a quarter of women (Study 2 suggested 33 percent) reporting they've gone out with a guy just for the free meal, with only 25 percent (21 percent in study 2) of that subgroup reporting that they do this frequently or very frequently (Collisson et al., 2019).
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Whether you're game for farm-to-table dining, the new sushi hot spot, bbq done right and served at a picnic table, or a five-course meal complete with white linens... So if someone flirts with you and asks you to dinner, and you say yes, are you interested in getting to know them? While anyone of any gender or sexual orientation can go on a date just for some good eats, and some people do so quite transparently ("I'll go, but only for the food"), a set of researchers out of California (Collisson, Howell, & Harig, 2019) focused their research on heterosexual women who are engaging in this type of romantic deception.
The research discussed above relied on self-report (albeit, online and anonymous), and perhaps more people engage in this activity than the current study estimates.
It can be hard to reconcile your ideas into one consistent format, especially when you’re “young” and still figuring out who you are. I know there are lots of gray areas that people deal with.
One of them had a button on her bag that said: "I'm not a Girl".
All of the militant woman power stuff went out the window on Friday Night.
Women who endorse more traditional gender roles are more favorably inclined towards foodie calls.
Further, women who are higher in the "Dark Triad," which is a personality descriptor that jointly reflects narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy, tend to be the ones who are misrepresenting their interest so that they can have a dinner out (Collisson et al., 2019). If you've done it, how willing are you to admit you've engaged in foodie call?