Wonder why more men - and women - than ever before are using escort services? Well, it’s not rocket science… Research a few years ago showed that one in 10 men had said they had been with an escort.
Carried out by the University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the research also highlighted certain ‘surprising’ findings. One of those was that the men most likely to have met with an escort in the five years before the statistics were recorded were single and in the age group 25-34 years. That’s an important figure considering that the 2015 study involved interviewing 6000 men aged from 16 to 74 years in age.
‘Time poor’ career types are increasingly becoming clients
The reasons for the high prevalence of younger men using prostitutes are many. However, one of the main reasons is the increased working hours professionals are being asked to carry out - especially those who work in the city. And it’s why escort work is so prevalent in London in particular.
Many young professionals are after ‘instant gratification’ according to one London escort. She said she sees many stressed and ambitious young men who feel the need to relax with a woman - but don’t have time to either find or date a girlfriend. And, of course, the internet has made finding an escort so much easier.
No complications or misunderstanding
Dating these days isn’t straightforward. But it can be with an escort. The client tells her his preferences and likes/dislikes while she does likewise. It’s understood that these are respected and both parties are satisfied with the encounter. The clients doesn’t need to follow-up with another meeting unless he feels like it, and there’s no baggage thrown in to hinder enjoyment. In other words, it’s a mutually beneficial encounter between two consenting adults. Like a business deal, if you will - the kind of thing those in the financial industry are doing day in, day out.
The profession is better advertised
In the past the only way you could find an escort’s name and contact number was on a card in a phone box. Today things have certainly changed. Now you can find a whole host of independent escort girls, as well as agency websites, on the internet from the comfort of your own home. It’s as easy as typing ‘escorts in London’ into Google. This, of course, means escorts are far more accessible than they have ever been before.
People have more money to spend
Since the recession officially ended back in 2015, the UK population has found itself with more money available for leisure activities. And certainly, unemployment in the UK is lower than it has been in decades. This means clients have been treating themselves to escort services more regularly than in the past. And, with an upswing in the use of escorts, more girls - and men - have understandably found themselves joining the profession.
Will escorting becoming even more popular in the future? Watch this space…