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Lead researcher Dr Elizabeth Bruch said the paper proves statistically what most people understand anecdotally.“A lot of findings are the types of things that popular culture already tells us.” Age gaps The rule of thumb “never date anyone under half your age plus seven” would appear to be borne out by the research.It is important to note, however, that neither of these studies recruited representative samples of women, so we cannot know if these percentages are accurate for women in general.For both groups, those that engaged in foodie calls scored higher in the "dark triad" personality traits.As for how many foodies calls might be occurring in the United States, Collisson says that can't be inferred from the current research."They could be more prevalent, for instance, if women lied or misremembered their foodie calls to maintain a positive view of their dating history," says Collisson.New research finds that 23 -- 33% of women in an online study say they've engaged in a "foodie call." Upon further analysis, the social and personality psychology researchers found that women who scored high on the "dark triad" of personality traits (i.e., psychopathy, Machiavellianism, narcissism), as well as expressed traditional gender role beliefs, were most likely to engage in a foodie call and find it acceptable.
The research also found that the absence of a profile picture is another “dealbreaker”.“I think everything we have found is in line with what people have hunches about it,” she said.“The difference is the precision with which we are able to nail down those facts in the quote unquote ‘real world’.“What was exciting for us about our model was that a lot of behaviours surrounding the issue of age were quite consistent with that rule,” she said.The research also found that women are not inclined to date a man unless he is at least three inches taller than them.
“For these women you can never be too tall, a foot or 10 inches is good,” Dr Bruch observed.