A Date for a Free Meal? Beware of “Foodie call” Dates!


Yup, “foodie call” is now a thing. This may seem funny to others but it is certainly true. And this is not just hearsay, according to a study, third of women have admitted to doing this to men during dates.


Sadly, “foodie call” dates do exist.


How to know if you’re just a “foodie call”

How to know if you’re just a “foodie call”

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Imagine you met a girl on a dating app. You start a conversation and try to know more about her. After some time, she asks when you’re going to ask her out to dinner. Thinking that she is into you,  you excitedly plan to go out on a date at a place that she recommends.


You went on a date, ate dinner, and had a great time. Then you thought you want to impress her and show that chivalry is not dead, so you offered to pay your meals.


After that, she doesn’t reply to chats and calls. And then you wonder if it was something you did wrong or something stupid you said. But don’t worry it’s not you, it’s definitely her.


Dude, sad to say but it’s just foodie call. You were just the victim of a new dating trend called the “foodie call” where women manipulate men to take them out on dates for a free meal.




Foodie call Research


According to PsychCentral, a third of women have admitted to doing this to men during dates:


Researchers conducted two studies. In the first, 820 women were recruited, with 40 percent reporting they were single, 33 percent married, and 27 percent saying they were in a committed relationship but not married. Out of them, 85 percent said they were heterosexual, and they were the focus for the study, researchers reported.


The women 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.


According to the study’s findings, 23 percent of women in this group revealed they’d engaged in a foodie call. Most did so occasionally or rarely.

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 second study analyzed a similar set of questions of 357 heterosexual women and found 33 percent had engaged in a foodie call.


For both groups, those who engaged in foodie calls scored higher in the “dark triad” personality traits.

But take note, the researchers did point out that the women included in the study were not representative of the general population. Therefore it is unclear how accurate the percentages are.


They also added that although the study focused on heterosexual women, all genders could engage in foodie calls and they could occur in many types of relationships. So, whether you’re a male, a female, or a member of the LGBTQ community, make sure to avoid foodie call dates to save yourselves from heartbreaks!

Samantha Baluyot

Sam joined Remit this 2018. She is a Journalism graduate who loves to see the world in different point of views. Her goal in writing is to inspire her readers to have a better perspective and to live a meaningful life. She may look aloof but she’s a very friendly and a happy-go-lucky person.


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