A 21-year-old woman makes money by going on dates – but she insists she doesn’t offer anything sexual in return.
Zoey, from Toronto, has drummed up £3,000 by offering up her company for the night.
She is also lavished with gifts and holidays from men she has relationships with.
Zoey is currently training to become a nurse.
But while she enjoys the student life, it left her struggling with her finances.
In a bid to earn a bit of extra cash, she signed up to What’s Your Price on the recommendation of a friend.
The website connects singletons with members who are willing to pay for dates.
Currently, the service caters for more than two million members and is growing fast.
The student told Daily Star Online: “My friend actually told me about the site.
“She told me about a story of her and this older man hitting it off and taking her out to one of her favourite restaurants and totally spoiling her – she seemed really happy to meet this new man.
“I was intrigued and somewhat jealous she found someone like that so I decided to join!”
Zoey added that dating has given her the opportunity to socialise outside her typical friend’s group.
She explained: “I wanted to meet new people and I think What’s Your Price gives that opportunity to meet people outside of your regular social circle.
“I go to University – but students are students.
“I never really meet anyone outside of my major.
“Through this site I can meet men who have already graduated, own businesses and just have more life experience that I can build and learn from rather than hanging around people who are more typical to me.”
The financial benefits are undoubtedly another reason why the aspiring nurse has joined the website.
Not only is she paid to date, she is also showered with other perks.
She said: “The compensation helps with my education and my rent as I live on my own…
“I think the biggest perk is the gifts that you sometimes get from thoughtful men.
“In your bio you can describe the lifestyle you live, and your occupation and interests.
“A man saw that I was a student and bought me a new laptop!
“He said he saw I was a student and thought I would probably need a new one.
“It was amazing and it showed that they took the time to read your bio which is a plus.
“I’ve gotten gift cards and other treats to specific stores I like.
“For example, I enjoy playing video games so a man gave me a £75 steam gift card as a gift – so sweet!”
In the last year, Zoey has also been whisked off on a free holiday.
She recalled: “My best experience would have to be when a man I was seeing consistently decided to take me to a wine-tasting event in Niagara.
“I never thought to go or even brought it up, but every time we went out for dinner I never knew what to order as a drink so I always got the house red.
“It was a cute inside joke to take me to a wine tasting event, and it also brought me outside of my comfort zone.
“I had loads of fun, and learned a lot more about wine than I ever thought I could know.
“I also don’t drive – so being taken to Niagara was something I could never do on my own or even with my friends as we are all commuters.”
While it would be easy to assume Zoey has to offer sexual favours to men who pay her way, she insists this isn’t the case.
The student said: “I’ve never had to sleep with men in order to receive these gifts or treats – they genuinely get me these gifts and don’t even mention any requests or demands.
“If you wish to sleep with someone then that’s your prerogative but it’s not even implied from my experience.”
The young woman added that she has built up a genuine connection with some Whats Your Price users.
She explained: “I have people I meet regularly just to hang out.
“I went to the movies with someone I met on WhatsYourPrice because I was feeling kind of down that day.
“He came and cheered me up and we went out.
“It’s not a one time thing – there are people who you become close with, open up with and I still text some of the men I’ve met regularly just about our days and how we are doing!”