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Ultimately, it was the men who were extremely lonely that would maintain correspondence with me. What it boiled down to was this: I was essentially a virtual escort for thousands and thousands of terribly lonely men – and a sleazy website was making boatloads of money off of it. While much of the information I used was fictitious (namely, the little details I provided about my day-to-day life), there was enough real information about me posted on my profile for things to get creepy.
At times, I felt like I was brightening the day of some men that needed it.
Each night, some sort of message (I never did find out what it was) was sent out from my profile to registered for the site, but had either cancelled their paid membership, or never paid to begin with.
On top of these messages, I began receiving responses from men I’d already responded to.
He lived in Milwaukee, visited Chicago often for business, and wanted to put me up in a luxury apartment on Lake Shore Drive.
He reasoned that it would be doing us both a “favor” – he’d be providing me (in his words, “a struggling young woman”) with a free Gold Coast apartment.
If you’re a female who’s ever used OKCupid and the like for any amount of time, you’ve probably received your fair share of absolutely creepy messages. At the time, I was temping at a small mortgage company by O’Hare, covering for a woman who was out on maternity leave. Back then, “community management” was limited to moderating comments, posting messages and basically making sure people weren’t going batshit crazy on message boards.