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“Foodie Call”: Study Shows Nearly 1 in 4 Women go on a Date for Grabbing a Free Meal

New research finds that 23 to 33 per cent of women in an online study admitted they have engaged in a "foodie call"

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Study says, 1 in 4 women go on date for a free meal. Pixabay

Call it new-age dating but nearly one in four women now go on a date not for the sake of romance or building a long-term relationship but grabbing a free meal, an interesting study has revealed.The new phenomenon is a “foodie call” where a person sets up a date with someone they are not romantically interested in, for the purpose of getting a free meal.

New research finds that 23 to 33 per cent of women in an online study admitted they have engaged in a “foodie call”.

The researchers from California-based Azusa Pacific University and University of California-Merced found that women who scored high on the “dark triad” of personality traits (psychopathy, Machiavellianism, narcissism), as well as expressed traditional gender role beliefs, were most likely to engage in a “foodie call” and find it acceptable.

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The new phenomenon is a “foodie call” where a person sets up a date with someone they are not romantically interested in, for the purpose of getting a free meal. Pixabay

“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,” said Brian Collisson from Azusa Pacific University in a paper appeared in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.

In the first study, 820 women were recruited. They answered a series of questions that measured their personality traits, beliefs about gender roles, and their “foodie call” history. They were also asked if they thought a “foodie call” was socially acceptable.

Twenty-three per cent of women in this first group revealed they’d engaged in a “foodie call”. “Most did so occasionally or rarely.

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New research finds that 23 to 33 per cent of women in an online study admitted they have engaged in a “foodie call”. Pixabay

Although women who had engaged in a foodie call believed it was more acceptable, most women believed foodie calls were extremely to moderately unacceptable,” the findings showed.

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The second study analyzed a similar set of questions of 357 heterosexual women and found 33 per cent had engaged in a “foodie call”. For both groups, those engaged in “foodie calls” scored higher in the “dark triad” personality traits.

The researchers also note that “foodie calls” could occur in many types of relationships, and could be perpetrated by all genders. (IANS)

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Millennials Prefer Intelligence Above Looks: Survey

Intelligence above looks for millennials, reveals OkCupid survey

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Younger generation reveals their preference in an OkCupid survey. Pixabay

Do you think looks precede intelligence? Well, millennials find intelligence way more appealing than looks, according to a survey.

According to the data gathered from users of dating app OkCupid, 83 per cent women and 79 per cent men find intelligence way more appealing than looks.

When it comes to the kind of relationship they want, 72 per cent believe that traditional gender roles, such as men being heads of households and not house-husbands, or women taking care of chores and children or changing their names, have no place in their lives now.

Another finding points out that 89 per cent of users will choose to be with a partner in a serious relationship even if they can’t have children. As many as 68 per cent of the users says that they don’t believe marriage is mandatory for two people in love.

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Brains over Beauty, Millennials reveal their preference in recent survey by OkCupid. Pixabay

The data has been gathered from an average of over 86,000 respondents in India with an aim to understand what Indian millennials want from life and relationships. The data has been gathered through the questions on the app, which is coming out #FindMyKind campaign, which the new and existing users answer to match better with their potential partners.

A majority of respondents (88 per cent) will support their friend in following their passion over high-paying jobs that they don’t love. (IANS)