Want to finish off your evening with a paid-for sexual encounter? Well, there is a Tinder for escorts for that too!
Most dating apps can’t guarantee that you’ll find a hookup as quickly. That’s because users tend to waste a lot of time messaging back and forth before ever meeting up.
According to the Pew Center, only about two-thirds of online daters have ever met up with another user.
Attitudes towards sex are changing in general. This augurs well for the hooker industry, where there has been a stigma attached to it.
Tinder for escorts
A bunch of entrepreneurs, therefore, took it upon themselves to make an app for sex workers. With the birth of Tinder for escorts, things have taken a whole new turn.
Humans long a connect. They look for the joy of being wanted. Being special. These app helps them do that. They can hire someone to be nice to them.
We take a look at 3 bold apps that are sidestepping the market and creating a unique niche for themselves.
Rendevu | Super safe Tinder for escorts
When it comes to paid sex, people never think about online security from the point of view of a sex worker. But paid workers are the ones who need it more than any other professional.
Rendevu is super safe because everyone is vetted and customers have to put their credit card details before they receive their booking.
Pre-authorised clients’ credit cards guarantee the amount of the booking.
The escort can see the clients ID which provides far more security than they would currently have.
The app tracks the appointments and the data is stored for a number of weeks. If there is an issue the escort wants to take to the police, the details will be helpful.
Both clients and escorts can also write and read reviews about their experiene.
Ohlala | Uber for escorts designed to empower female users
“The trouble with dating apps is expectation management. I’ve been on my fair share of dates and it’s hard to know what someone is looking for,” CEO and co-founder Pia Poppenreiter says.
She refers to Ohlala as a “paid dating” app thus making the intentions of the app fairly clear.
Ohlala was designed with women in mind and is all about connecting real women to men quickly to lead to an in-person interaction.
The transaction between the user and the escort goes something like how the concept of Uber works. It goes like this.
- Male users create date requests with time and budget.
- Female users can then see them. If she accepts a request a new private chat will open up.
- They can then chat and agree on a location, duration, and price. The date then gets locked in.
What sets Ohlala apart is its focus on anonymity for the female escort.
Men cannot see female profiles until a female user answers a request. This feature gives control to the women as her profile will not be exposed to public display.
Female users in the area then have 21 minutes to accept the inquiry before it disappears, thus placing an emphasis on efficiency.
Described by TechCrunch as the “Uber for escorts,” Ohlala originally launched in Germany as Peppr.
The CEO says her team is currently working on expanding to allow women to request dates from men too.
Smooci | No.1 Tinder for escorts in Bangkok
One of the users of the app writes.
“I’ve used Smooci several times in Bangkok and once in Manila, and it’s a real game changer. I’ll be using it on my next trip for sure. For straight up encounters this is the best service I’ve ever found (globally). It’s so much safer and more reliable. I just wish they’d also launch this in Europe, we desperately need it out here.
The app adds extra levels of safety to escort work as it aims to “empower women”.
Users experience on Smooci
Escorts can view clients ratings and comments so they can be warned by other escorts in case there were any troubles.
Safe encounters on Smooci – the Tinder for escorts
Smooci hopes to roll out a feature that allows escorts to mark themselves “safe” after an encounter. Workers who have not registered themselves as a safe will be attempted to be contacted by Smooci – who record their GPS movements and also keep a list of emergency contacts.
The firm said it never takes a cut of escorts’ income and merely makes cash by monetizing premium month memberships.
Roll out in London
The app’s chief revealed they are ready to launch Smooci in London to coincide with Valentine’s Day. He hopes the uber for escorts like the app will be rolled out nationwide after its launch in London.
Prostitution is itself legal in the UK – but it is illegal to solicit in a public place, or to own or manage a brothel.
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