Tracy Quan writes, “Many escorts find the typical Craigslist guy ‘gross’ or ’sleazy’—looking for a half-hour of instant gratification rather than an ongoing business relationship.” Which is classy and elegant.
In the New York Times Magazine a few weeks ago, Ruth Padawer quoted a guy on the other side of this transaction:
Consider B. K., a fit finance executive in his early 40s, who, last October, began “dating” a 20-year-old engineering major at a college 90 minutes from his house. . . .
“It’s very clear with this site that she’s getting something out of this, hopefully emotional support and mentoring advice and fun in bed, but also something financial, so don’t come back to me and say that you were used or that I left you high and dry,” he said. “I like that aspect of it, but on the other hand, it would be nice not to have the money involved, because you always wonder: would she still want to be with me even without the money? Does the money make me more attractive than I really am?”
I’m sure it’s his personality that’s the draw.