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!