'I’m mature and I’ve done a lot, but guys my age are all about, “Here’s my number, now text me,” and then they take me to Nando’s.
’ Howarth joined Seeking Arrangement eight months ago.
The rich (and sometimes married) men she met took her to London’s best restaurants, flew her first class to New York and Aspen and, in scenes reminiscent of the film Pretty Woman, when Richard Gere takes the prostitute played by Julia Roberts on a shopping spree in Rodeo Drive, paid for splurges at Prada.
He’s 52, his body type is 'average’, his 'net worth’ is $750,001 to $1 million (£485,000 to £650,000).
Or what about 'The Perpetual Partier’, 57, from Florida, who, while not exactly George Clooney, earns more than $1 million (£650,000) a year and is prepared to bestow $10,000 to $20,000 (£6,500 to £13,000) a month on his 'sugar baby’?
She’s from Britain, is expecting $5,000 to $10,000 (£3,250 to £6,500) monthly from a 'sugar daddy’.
'Sugar Baby’, 25, is setting the bar even higher with negotiations opening at $10,000 to $20,000 (£6,500 to £13,000) a month.
'I think all relationships start off in a very superficial manner,’ he tells me cheerfully. Men want gorgeous women and women tend to look at men in terms of how successful they are .’ Women pay nothing to join the site, while men pay £31 a month, ensuring they are outnumbered 10 to one.
Although I hear stories of 'millionaires’ turning up in Ford Fiestas (and 'sugar babies’ turning out to be 55), I’m also told that the site boasts two members of the Forbes Fortune 5000 list. From Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair to Scarlett O’Hara, some of our greatest fictional heroines have made bagging a rich man their quest.
'I’m in coffee,’ replies the man, bespectacled, balding, old enough to be her father.
This is the British launch of Seeking Arrangement, a hugely popular American website 'for those seeking mutually beneficial arrangements’.
Similar sites to Seeking Arrangement launch every month. These sites offer a marketplace where older, rich men and younger, pretty women engage in brutally brazen transactions.