A woman has been making cool cash by dating and sleeping with men to save enough money to bury her mother. Marlene Cowens, 44, paid for her mother’s funeral by charging men £350 a head to date her. Since then, she has been raking in a cool £5,000 each year since she signed up to a specialist dating website. Men pay up to £350 for just an hour or two in Ms Cowens’ company, which is at a cinema or restaurant, Metro reports. The report further states that Ms Cowens, from New York, says she rarely sleeps with her dates. Out of 90 dates, she has slept with two.
‘It’s the best of both worlds. I get a nice night out and I get paid for it,’ she said. ‘I had to do what I had to do to make it happen,’ Ms Cowens said.
Now, Ms Cowen, who works as a secretary for a construction company, is urging other women to follow her example. According to her, the website has men and women send a ‘wink’ at each other to show interest. The men can then offer an amount of money to take the girl out on a date. The women can also quote an amount. ‘Women need to know their worth. They deserve more. It’s hard out there dealing with guys who are just no good at all.’
Ms Cowens married at 19 but separated from her husband after a year. She would like a divorce but hasn’t heard from her ex-partner since the separation and has no means of contacting him.