Routine engagement with a sex worker may lead to love
Two researchers analyzed approximately 2,500 postings on an online discussion board. The comments focused on clients' experiences with hiring a sex worker, and revealed that one-third of the anonymous participants who left comments reported a desire to expand their relationship and have more than just a business transaction.
Sometimes, this inkling may begin with a man stating that he wants the girlfriend experience, in which situation the prostitute role plays to be a pretend lover, according to the Guardian.
"These relationships follow a conventionally romantic script that normalizes the liaison and destigmatizes both provider and client," said Christine Milrod, the author of the study. "The study shows that this kind of normalization may manifest itself in a merger of finances, families and finally monogamous partnerships – the provider is no longer just a supplier of the girlfriend experience, but a real-life romantic partner."
Milrod added that increasingly more relationships begin as prostitute and client, especially when the sex worker sees the same client routinely.