More Food Hooking?

Wow.  According to BusinessInsider, the debate over “food hooking” rages on, only now it’s not a debate over the ethics of using Match.com solely to score free dinners—now its debate over who first came up with the idea.

I stumbled upon the following article this morning, in which the “original Match.com gold digger” claims that she introduced Jessica Sporty to her little scheme:

 “I just think it’s really f-ing funny,” said McAlister [not her real name], who knew the woman we wrote about in high school. “It’s not until after I told her how I went on Match.com how I got all these nice dates and went on all these free dinners …”

McAllister started using the service in 2008 after moving to San Jose, Calif. to work as a nanny.

Though she was only spending $400 a month on food at the time–her employers also offered free meals–she found herself flat broke.

“I was working as a nanny and we were still partying like we were in college … nice alcohol, weed,” she said.

During one of her partying escapades, she decided to log onto Match. When her first date offered to pay for dinner and refused to let her look at the check, she was sold.

“I started emailing 14 to 15 different guys every seven or eight days,” she said.

Wow.  Now that’s dedication.  Of course, it’s not easy to keep up with such a demanding social life; as the “original Match.com gold digger” explained “You can’t spread your love over all the sites. “Otherwise it’s too much maintenance.”

Interestingly enough, she bailed out after a month and a half (“I started to get too fat.”)

And on that note, I’m done talking about online dating for today.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

6 Responses to “More Food Hooking?”

  1. Landlord

    I can’t get over the money they are spending on “me, me, me” partying…$400 on food for ONE person? AND she got free meals with her employment?…I guess she equates, “nice alcohol, weed” as food…this whole thing disturbs me in so many ways, the first and most obvious one being the broadly held assumption that the man will always pay, even after the first date up to and including the 5th one?????? Okay “ladies”, you were not raised correctly, thank you Kat for realizing this is wrong, humorous maybe, but WRONG!

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  2. lifeandothermisadventures

    This is disturbing on many levels. I guess I’m a cheap date, I usually try to keep it to coffee and a piece of cake or something like that the first time, in case I truly dislike the conversation I don’t like to have to stay through all of the meal… but I happen to know that my ex-fiance bought a woman a $100 meal on their second date.

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  3. Philly Tap Teaser

    I’m amazed that so many guys on match.com are willing to spend that kind of money on a first date. (Dinner, drinks, etc = $$$). Maybe they are feeling the pressure to impress, since they are competing against an unknown number of potential suitors for this one girl’s attention.

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  4. Chicago-Style Girl

    These stories are crazy! I’ve only met one guy who would never let me pay for food, and I paid him back by cooking dinner. If there’s no give and take, there’s no relationship, you know?
    The silver lining to all this: Chivalry wasn’t dead as of last week.
    But: It probably is now.

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  5. Mike

    hahahaha, Amber claiming that it was her idea. I remember her telling me about it when she was living in the bay. This idea is not new. It’s just silly girls from Tustin claiming that they invented prostitution.

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