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June 24, 2019

Toxic Masculinity: Booty Calls
Empowered Femininity: Foodie Calls

"Foodie calls" is a new term describing a woman going on a date, where she's not interested in the guy, and a "study" says that one quarter to one third of women admit to doing it.

The results are in: she only wanted to try that hot new restaurant.

A new study published Friday in the Society for Personality and Social Psychology journal found that a quarter to a third of heterosexual women have gone on a date with a guy they weren't interested in -- just for a free meal.

"Foodie calls," can happen when money's tight, the grocery store is out of a favorite frozen meal, or a must-try entree is just too extravagant to justify -- when the tab comes out of your own bank account.

Two studies, the first conducted with 820 women, and the second with 327, asked participants if they ever engaged in a plate for play: 23% of the women copped to it in the first study, 33% in the second.

The researchers -- Brian Collisson, Jennifer Howell, and Trista Harig of Azusa Pacific University and UC Merced -- also noted that the woman who felt dating for food was socially acceptable were more likely to exhibit the "dark tria" of personality traits. That's "psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism" for those without a PhD in psych.

So, if I were setting up a dating service, I would set it up so that people would list activities they were interested in doing, and the other person would say which of those they'd like to do. Dinner would never be an option, because dinner forces you to talk only about yourself or ask dumb questions. but an activity gives you a safe and maybe interesting external topic to talk about.

It's the hardest sort of date so why do it as the first one?

There'd be a list of tickets for activities would mostly be stuff like museums, hiking (with a group), maybe a first rock-climbing class, a wine-tasting, ice-skating for an hour and a half, a walking tour of the city, etc. Stuff where you can talk about something interesting going on around you that isn't just "How many brothers do you have?" and "What do you do at your job?"

I think people used to do more of that sort of gayballz activity in olden times, when "courting," and it worked better.

And I'd additionally monetize it buy getting discount tickets to that sort of event and selling them through the site for a 10% profit or whatnot. Like a Love Groupon.

Also, both parties would have to buy their own ticket. Site rule. To make sure that everything is very casual. I think people do better on dates when they don't have the heightened drama of the date needing to pay off for the guy (if he's shelling out money) or the woman feeling she has to pretend to be interested to justify the free meal.

And then I'd be just swimming in cash. Low-stakes dating with 60% fewer awkward silences -- that's the Ace of Spades Matchmaker Service guarantee!

These are my thoughts on this very important subject which I know you were just dying to hear my ideas about.


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