‘Pie hunting’ is the latest dating trend – and it’s absolutely brutal

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THE latest dating trend of 2017 has been revealed – and it’s horrific.

‘Pie hunting’ is the act of deliberately seeking out singletons with a disastrous dating or relationship history.

 'Pie hunting' involves deliberately hitting on people who are heartbroken or whose dating history is a disaster (Picture posed by models)

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‘Pie hunting’ involves deliberately hitting on people who are heartbroken or whose dating history is a disaster (Picture posed by models)

Dating expert Rex Wood, 30, says the brutal technique is effective because it exploits people whose self-esteem and confidence is at rock bottom.

‘Pied Pipers’ – the term given to cruel men and women who date in this way – hook up with people who have been dumped or had their hearts broken – preferably more than once.

They believe these singletons to be “thoroughly grateful” for the attention and less picky.

Former playboy Rex claims they’re also more likely to agree to one-night stands, casual sex and will “rarely, if ever” cheat.

He has written Sexcellence: The Sex Spreadsheet, out this week, to help young people navigate the tricky world of romance.

Rex, who does not want to reveal his identity, told Daily Mirror: “Pie hunting, like so many other crude dating tactics, works because it takes advantage of people when they are at their most vulnerable.

 'Pied Pipers' seek out people who are at their most vulnerable (Picture posed by models)

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‘Pied Pipers’ seek out people who are at their most vulnerable (Picture posed by models)

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“The mindset of the Pied Piper is simple: why take the risk of dating resilient, invulnerable people – and being unsuccessful – when there plenty of men and women out there who will be thoroughly grateful for the attention and the chance of finding romance.”

‘Pie hunting’ derives its name from being “pied off” – a slang term used by someone who has been stood up or ditched.

In a bid to avoid being a victim of ‘pie hunting’ Rex added: “Try to get to know your would-be date in advance of meeting up, and analyse his or her correspondence for any sign of strategy or agenda.

“If you go into it with your eyes open, internet dating can be fun and the opportunity to find your Mr or Mrs Right.”

 Rex Wood has written Sexcellence: The Sex Spreadsheet, out this week, to help young people navigate the tricky world of romance

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Rex Wood has written Sexcellence: The Sex Spreadsheet, out this week, to help young people navigate the tricky world of romance

Singletons have to put up with an ever-growing list of dating “trends” that are gradually ruining relationships up and down the country.

As many as 70 per cent of people are guilty of “phubbing” their partner off – ignoring them to look at their phones – while if you receive sporadic but suggestive text messages, it could be a sign that you’re getting “breadcrumbed”.

Then, for the insecure (or serial cheats) there’s “cushioning”, which is the practice of making sure you have some “insurance” on the side in case your relationship goes sour.

And who can forget the delightful trend of “ghosting”, when someone suddenly cuts all ties and communication with the person they’ve been seeing.

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