I was a programmer when I decided to quit my job and become an escort.I was single and meeting people through a popular dating website.Finding someone "special" proved to be difficult, but I did meet many nice men.
Within seconds I had many responses, and after about a week of talking to a few people, I decided to meet a dentist at a hotel. They are generally not men that couldn't have an affair [if they wanted to], but men who want this tryst with no strings attached. Like most escorts, a therapist sells his or her skills by the hour.
The experience wasn't glamorous or nearly as sexy as I thought it might be. They're men who want to keep their lives at home intact. What do your clients' wives know or think about them coming to you? I rarely got the opportunity to find out if the wives were okay with it, but I did see several couples, so I assume they were okay with it. A therapist also has to meet people for the first time not knowing who is walking in the door. In addition, the session is generally private and requires discretion.
However, I came away from the experience thinking, "It wasn't bad." I began to think that if I just had one appointment a month, I could pay my car loan with it, and have a little extra money. My clients are generally white, married, and professional males, between forty and fifty years old, with incomes over $100,000 a year. I imagine that many times therapists have patients that they like and some they don't.
In Super Freakonomics, we profiled a high-end escort whose entrepreneurial skills and understanding of economics made her a financial success.
We call her Allie, which is neither her real nor professional name.
There was so much interest in Allie after the book came out that she agreed to field reader questions on the blog.
They are paraphrased below, along with Allie's answers. Can you tell us how you became an escort, and what your family thinks — or knows — about your occupation? My parents don't know about my work, or anything else about my sex life.
I have never attached my self-worth to some idea of virginity or monogamy, but I still had not really explored many of my desires. 0 to 0 a month for my online basic ads If I was touring then there were extra expenses such as travel costs, hotels, and more advertising costs. Do you have any regrets about your chosen profession? Being an escort provided me with many opportunities that I'm not sure I would have gotten if I had not been an escort.
I was meeting people living alternative lifestyles, and, as I got to know them, the stereotypes that I had built up started to come apart. I insist that they give me their full names and their place of work so that I can contact them there before we meet. I also use verification companies, which assist esc These companies do the verification of the client and put them in a database so that when the client wants to meet with a girl for the first time, he doesn't have to go through the verification process again. That said, my choice to become an escort had a definite cost associated with it beyond the advertising, photos, and websites.