How 'Foodie Calls' are taking over the dating world

A new study looks at the phenomenon of so-called "Foodie Calls," or setting up a date with someone you're not romantically interested in for the purpose of getting a free meal.
2:53 | 06/25/19

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We turn to new research about so-called foodie call, something we've been talking about and debating here all morning long, women going on dates to simply get free meals. Yes, and that's not all. Tell us, Michael, how you feel about this. The survey, the survey also says that people who do this have some dark personality traits and relationship expert Dr. Tiffany davis-henry is here. The women in the audience hang their heads in shame. You know this, is definitely getting a lot of attention. Break it down. This is a study compiled from two researchers from different universities in California and the study is looking at these dark personality traits and likelihood they would go on dates specifically to get a free meal, no romantic interest, they couldn't care less. They just want a free meal. Okay, you're a psychotherapist. They're not happy about that one. Talk to us about the woman -- the women who might go out on a so-called foodie call. The researchers were looking specifically at this dark triad of personality trait, one they called machiavellianism, pscchopathy and narcissism, being social inept so really looking at those three personality traits and the likelihood they rated higher with those personality traits then they were more likely to initiate a foodie call. I see why they're called dark. But do you have any idea where these traits come from. Not really. Based on this study they weren't looking at the where or why these traits were coming out, but more so that they were prevalent in these women that were doing foodie calls. I want to caution people when they look at research like this because it is very limbed. They use a very, very small sample size of womenment there are women out there, yes, that would do foodie calls that may be doing it because of these personality traits but it's not taking into consideration the women who, listen, I'm a psychotherapy and I'll encourage women to go out with people not their type. Perhaps their type has cheated on them in the past so I'll say, go out with someone you're not necessarily romantically attracted to because that person may actually be better for you than the guy that you're always going out with. The study also didn't -- I know, right? Didn't look at men, right? Also didn't look at men and I know plenty of men who think about what they might get at the end of a date and say, that's why they went on that date so we have to look at men and women and all of the many reason, right. Always got to put things out

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