Canadian Girl Is Dating Her Way into Toronto’s Top Restaurants

A 23-year-old struggling actress from Canada is trying to prove you don’t have to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to enjoy the finest cuisine Toronto restaurants have to offer. With a predestined name like Erin Wotherspoon, this Canadian foodie is on a mission to date any rich men who can afford to satisfy her appetite for gourmet food.

Burgers and fries? That’s not this girl’s idea of a fine meal, and to make sure she gets the best food money can buy, she goes out on fancy dinner dates with unsuspecting men and then ditches them. She wines and dines every night of the week with different gents and then spills the beans on her blog where she writes snippets of her usually-bad but sometimes-good dates. “I’ve got a pretty face and a pretty extensive Urban Spoon wish list. 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,” the introductory message on her site reads. Erin likes to chew and tell, and confirms that there is no such thing as a free meal, suggesting that readers should “follow me to learn who I screw over, bang and love as I navigate Toronto’s diners, drive-ins and dives.”


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She also writes about her “victims”, who are usually unattractive men; A date with a unibrow-sporting gentleman and particularly bad dinner conversations are on Erin’s list of negative experiences, but it seems there’s nothing this girl can’t stomach in order to fulfill her ultimate goal – to sink her teeth into juicy, delicious elk tartar, foie gras or her favorite oysters. She finds her dates on various dating websites where she likes to take on different fictional names, depending on what type of men she wants to lure in. The actress even has an account on J Date – a Jewish dating site. “Willing to convert to Judaism for a good meal? umm YES,” she writes. Like taking candy from a baby.


Photo: Erin Wotherspoon

Ever since she revealed her master plan to the world, there have been numerous online responses, especially on Reddit, with most people saying she’s trying to bite off more than she can chew. “I started reading her blog and wanted to punch her through my screen,” one person wrote. One rather supportive commenter, Rishi Sethi, said “Oh please. Men have been duping women into dates just to get laid forever.”  Erin recommends to take her experiences with a grain of salt and jokingly warns men about her evil intentions: “Men of Toronto be warned there is a menace on the loose, she’s bleach blonde, about 5’6, slim build and has an appetite for oysters.”


Now that her secret is out, Erin Wotherspoon is really walking on thin ice, as some people have expressed their burning desire to dine and dash, leaving her with a huge check to pay. Something similar actually happened to her and it’s all documented on her blog. A man who she actually found interesting asked her to split the bill after showing her a picture from her site reading “Date Night! Oh wait, that’s every night…” But you can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs and even after she paid her own bill, the two hit it off and made a night of it. Still, this serial dater has learned her lesson and says that from now on she plans on only going out with “guys who are fresh off the boat & literally have no friend based established in the country yet.” So, emigrants beware!

Source: Erin Wotherspoon via The Observer, Les Gourmands 2.0

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