There is a sure but increasing trend of young Singaporean girls wanting to become a social escort for quick bucks. But why is this the case these days? Here are some reasons I assume these girls want to be an escort in Singapore.
First of all, Singapore has no minimum wage applicable. This means that job wages can be depressed by several large employers (note: these are still decent wages considering Singapore’s low income tax, but they are not fantastic by any means). Most university graduates make between $3000 to $4000, and the higher end make around $4000 to $5000. That’s about it. After working 5 to 10 years, most people end up making around $5000 to $6000 per month with only a few exceeding $10,000 per month. And even then, it’s with extremely long hours and little to no vacation time at all. By joining a social escort agency, it is one way to make more money easily. Being a social escort pays very well, among several other benefits as well illustrated by this article. Being able to work this job on a part time basis is also a giant perk.
Second of all, the Internet has been in full swing for over 15 years in Singapore. Being exposed to Western culture, where everyone is more liberal, many Singaporean girls have begun to embrace their ‘wilder and more liberal’ side. Compensated dating is now seen as something that is actually acceptable in Singapore – it’s true. Even in a normal dating relationship, girls are being ‘compensated’ in terms of gifts and dates. It’s just more blatant in a temporary relationship like that of an escort and that of her client.
Third of all, people like Kim Kardashian, Jamie Chua e.t.c. epitomize the ‘tai tai’ lifestyle. As their lifestyle are so easily flaunted and seen on Instagram, girls are affected and want to live that kind of life without ‘working for 30 years’. This can be a good and bad thing, depending on how you see it. It is however, not for us to judge people’s choices and lifestyles as long as they do not affect us.
In any case, being a social escort is definitely more acceptable to Singaporean ladies these days; but of course privacy is still a big thing, which is why most girls prefer to work under agencies which protect their privacy strongly.