A woman has revealed she uses dating apps to match with ‘d*****bags’ and be treated to free meals out at her favourite restaurants.
Lindsay (not her real name) describes herself as a ‘dinner for dates gal’ and uses apps to be wined and dined while having no interest in the person picking up the bill.
She says she started doing it after her friend went on a date and forgot her purse, only to find the man was happy to cover the bill “because she believed he thought it would guarantee him a bit of fun afterwards”.
Lindsay now uses Tinder as her go-to app as she says people on it are looking for a quick fling rather than something long-term, as reported by Kidspot.
She said: “So, I take advantage of this, well… of them because I am after a free dinner, or lunch, or really any meal at all.
“Often the men that are attempting to cater to their self-interests are willing to be generous spenders in order to get them to that point.
“This never happens in my situation though – I, of course, get mine but they definitely don’t get theirs.
“I don’t always ‘forget’ my wallet on dates but I do it regularly because I am single, my job pays a pittance, I live in the city and you can see a d*****bag a mile off on these apps – so I figure I am not hurting anyone by doing what I’m doing, but I’m definitely helping my bank account and hunger.”
Lindsay has a tried and trusted method for her dates, saying she picks a restaurant she likes and begins by ordering a cocktail or expensive wine and a starter.
She then goes to the bathroom and when she returns, breaks the news that she has ‘forgotten’ her purse – and says nine times out of 10 they are more than happy to pick up the cheque.
So then she “continues to order up”, saying if they had a major issue they would say so before she added even more to the tab.
The biggest bill she’s helped to rack up came to more than Sh69k (£500) for both of them, but the usual amount is usually around Sh13k to Sh20k (£100-£150).
Lindsay says it’s not rare and argued it was a good way to teach ‘creeps’ a thing or two about dating.
She added: “While I am not sure why others do it, in my eyes it is sort of like a dating version of survival of the fittest – while men will regularly use women for sex, I will use them for a free meal and drinks – and I don’t feel guilty about it at all.”