Dating chat applications have become a hunting ground ground for commercial sex workers and escort service providers in India.
The call girls are frequently using chat applications like MeetMe , Tinder,Twoo,Woo ,Meetup, Adultfriendfinder to source the clients.
The payment apps like Paytm have also paved the way for the expansion of flesh trade of a different kind. This writer came across a number of profiles on MeetMe and other chat applications in which the users openly demand money for exotic chats over phone and personal meetings. The call girls girls ask the customers to pay them first via Paytm or other apps.
Social media ,fast internet services and camera mobile phones have also helped the flesh trade to flourish on digital media. The call girls are now charging money for erotic mobile phone calls ,video phone calls ,paid meetings besides other activities.
These activities are called ‘paid fun’ and ‘paid meetings’ . The age of service providers range from twenties to forties. A sizeable chunk of the call girls are college and university students who want to earn fast bucks by selling their bodies . While some of the call girls openly mention the services offered by them on their profile page some continue the chat as a normal woman and then after three to four formal lines about asking the age, location, job and interests they directly come to the point and say their services are paid.
Though the dating site owners give the users an option to report or block the persons , but most of the users are either youngsters or first timers who want to get a first hand knowledge of the game. Men can also be seen paying extra money for displaying their profiles on the top to attract women.
We hereby give some examples of the call girls and their profiles on MeetMe.