Toronto serial dater courts men for food, dumps them and blogs about it
TORONTO – Erin Wotherspoon has an appetite as large as the population of Toronto and is willing to scam first dates with men to quench the foodie experience she craves.
“I’m looking at them more in the wallet department. I mean, my goal is to, like, experience the nicest restaurants in Toronto without having to pay,” said the 23-year-old Toronto actress in a radio interview with AM640’s Jeff McArthur.
Wotherspoon has been posting recaps of her first dates on a blog titled, “A Penniless girl, bad dates & plenty of oysters,” which has since caught the attention of men and women across Toronto.
“We all know that getting what you want in life can be tough. Which is why I’ve decided to let someone else finance my dreams. My Dream? To eat in pretty restaurants without costing me a penny,” she wrote on her Tumblr blog.
Wotherspoon never follows up for a second date, but hasn’t ruled out that option in the future.
“I’m not a total robot, if I did have a date that was a good one I would probably continue seeing that person but I have yet to have a date that blows me out of the water,” she said. “But at this point, I just keep meeting Mr. Unibrow and Mr. Weirdo.”
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So far, her headline grabbing exploits have garnered a slew of positive and negative feedback.
“Either people are like, ‘You are my hero, you are a genius’ or ‘You are horrendous and like, I want to kick you in the face’, that type of deal,” she said.
Wotherspoon admits that dumping men after a high priced meal may not be nice, but it’s a choice she’s more than willing to live with.
“I don’t think I’m necessarily being fair, I mean, but I don’t really see too much of a difference between, like guys, who go on dinner dates with girls, buy them drinks and you know, maybe take them home and sleep with them and never call them again,” she said.