Similar sites to Seeking Arrangement launch every month. These sites offer a marketplace where older, rich men and younger, pretty women engage in brutally brazen transactions.
On mainstream dating sites members witter about 'soul mates’.
’ Howarth joined Seeking Arrangement eight months ago.
On gold-digging websites the talk is of no-strings 'arrangements’. Founded 10 years ago, Seeking Arrangment now has a million members on its American site and 100,000 in Britain.
Its founder, Brandon Wade, is a besuited and charming man who is well used to tackling criticisms about the site’s shallowness.
The rich (and sometimes married) men she met took her to London’s best restaurants, flew her first class to New York and Aspen and, in scenes reminiscent of the film Pretty Woman, when Richard Gere takes the prostitute played by Julia Roberts on a shopping spree in Rodeo Drive, paid for splurges at Prada.
When she later joined Seeking Arrangement, matters became even more blatant, with Croydon’s dates regularly handing her bundles of cash in return for her company. There has to be a genuine attraction and an element of wooing for there to be sex.
”’ Nikki Howarth says she joined Seeking Arrangement, not as a career move, but because she wanted to meet men even richer than her.