As there are so many single Singaporean women these days, the unlikely business of being a male social escort has suddenly become a thriving trade.
According to industry insiders, male social escorts have seen a big rise in the number of requests, with many of those hiring their services being wealthy, successful career women in their 30s and 40s. Another inside source claims that escort agencies usually experience a shortage of manpower during the period leading up to Chinese New Year due to the sudden surge in requests.
A typical male escort can cost anything from $500 - 1500 per hour of "dating", excluding additional service such as attending family functions to pose as a boyfriend.
Clients who contact the agencies are usually given a catalog of escorts to choose from. Once they make their choice, they will be introduced to the escort for an introduction and debrief session, which is typically paid for by the client. If they are satisfied, the women will be able to book and bid for the male escorts dependent on their schedules.