Woman Who Bragged About Using Match.com to Get Guys to Buy Her Dinner Brags Some More

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Remember Jessica Sporty? She is the enterprising Murray Hill twentysomething written about in November by Business Insider, which first published her name, after which it was picked up by various media outlets (us included); then changed it to another, similar name; and then changed it again, to the name of a Harry Potter character with the note "We have changed the name of the woman in the story because people were taking it waaaay too seriously." Because, briefly, the internet had been set aflame by Sporty, who confessed to using Match.com to get guys to buy her dinner, a financial plan that made her $1,200 a month. So sated by dinners provided by the funds of strangers that she had no interest in actually taking seriously as romantic propositions, this became a full-fledged gambit involving roommates and spreadsheets and other machinations.
McGonagall [name changed] started eating out five nights a week using a rotation of different guys she met through the dating site. McGonagall kept things simple--no more than five dates with the same guy.

"We made ground rules," said McGonagall.

One of them called for making spreadsheets about each guy who took them out for their drinks and/or meals. It included names, photos and details from their Match.com accounts.

The girls also let each other know where they were going for the night. And they never let guys pick them up at their apartment and instead met up at a public location.

At the time this story came out, it pissed me off enough to write in the first person, because, while dating is fraught with bad intentions and people you can't trust, you at least hope that whomever you go out with will not brag about their misdeeds to the entire internet and make you feel like a sucker. And you hope that there are some both online and in the real world who really do want to date and maybe have a relationship -- who go into what is more often than not a traumatic activity with relative openness and honesty.

Plus, yuck. This is such a bad look for women -- note Business Insider's decorous slug: "MATCH.COM GOLD DIGGER" -- and only makes it harder for those of us who do want to be seen as something more than a dinner-monger.

A worse, look, however, is writing to the media outlets who published her name and asking them to redact it because "The article was obviously misconstrued and taken out of context and to protect families involved, the anonymity (even if you think the damage has already been done) would still be appreciated... mostly for search engine reasons" -- only then, days later, appearing on Good Morning America to backtrack yet again, using her real name.

In the GMA interview above, she reiterates the following:
--She saved approximately $1,200 a month with this plan
--She chose men with "good jobs"
--She never expected to split the bill
--She went out 4 to 5 times a week, "hitting it pretty hard," 30 days in less than a month and a half
--"this was her own Sex and the City"
--"Hotspot" restaurants included Megu, La Esquina, and there was the occasional $200 bottle of champagne
--Had someone asked her to split the bill, she wouldn't have liked it
--She used the spreadsheet "to keep people straight"
--She went out with people she was pretty sure she wasn't going to be attracted to
--"I'm a traditional girl and...I feel like part of dating is...if a guy wants to take me out, what's wrong with me expecting for the bill to be paid?"

In other rhetorical questions, what's wrong with saying all this on Good Morning America? Perhaps nothing, but you can't really complain afterward when people take it "too seriously."

Previously: Single Lady Brags About Using Match.com to Get Guys to Buy Her Dinner

[JDoll / @thisisjendoll

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33 comments
mysticjbyrd
mysticjbyrd

She is traditional alright, a traditional whore.

guest
guest

traditional girl my ass. she's a whore!

Kurt Prochnow
Kurt Prochnow

$1200 a month is pocket change for an amateur like her. A really good pro could make that in a single night.

Lee Valey
Lee Valey

I would have liked to take her out to dinner,then sneak out before the check arrived.

RH14D
RH14D

It's women like this that have turned dating into legal prostitution.

Guest
Guest

It's a shame she didn't date using Craigslist.  Then at least we could all enjoy the story ending with her lifeless corpse being discovered in the trunk of an abandoned car.

Guest
Guest

It's good that she didn't pursue relationships with any of those men.  No one should make a commitment to a narcissist.  If she thinks her actions have been misinterpreted, that's only because she doesn't have a realistic view of her actions. 

Yeppir
Yeppir

Yes, based on this story, I dislike this woman. She reaps what she sows. I hope she acquires more class and a little bit of compassion before she decides to bear children - male or female. Not holding out much hope. This is just a really sad example of a woman - today, or in any day.

John231
John231

Majority of the women in New York are CUNTS. We all pay for it one way or another. It's more honest to hire a hooker and know what you paid for.

Michael Santomauro
Michael Santomauro

The Internet takes dating to whole new level--it is evolutionary psychology at play and using the Internet as a venue to take advantage of men (or women).

Robert
Robert

If men really thought about it, when ever we court a woman we spend money just about all of the time. Whether its a dinner and movie, or just anywhere....While the woman keeps and saves her money....

Now, that I've read this article i will be doing things differently.

Myriam Breitman
Myriam Breitman

1200 dollars worth of meals is just not enough money for me to spend my time going on dates 5 times a week. Blind dates are horrible, awfully uncomfortable and painful. This girl really must have a high threshold of mental pain. Listening to guys talk about themselves or answering  questions such as "how long did your last relationship last" five times a week must have been pure pain.

Breath
Breath

Getting scammed this bad from a 6 is evidence that NYC is a sad, lonely place.

M.
M.

reminds me of the hipster grifter,but at least she was more creative

bl1y
bl1y

I know a girl who used J-Date, and when she met a guy with a good job who she wasn't attracted to, the guy went into a rotation. See him once every couple weeks, often enough that he thinks he has a shot, but still not so often it actually becomes a relationship.

Then, she'd send the profile to her other friends on J-Date to let them know there was another sucker, and the other girls would then get that same guy to take them out for dinner.

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