We occasionally hear people express confusion or disapproval over the difference in platform pricing between male and female professionals.
Some people believe that having a monthly subscription model for male professionals is sexist against men. E.g. why should they have to pay each month when the vast majority will be unsuccessful?
Equally vocal is the claim it’s sexist against female professionals. E.g. why can't they be on a subscription model too? It might be cheaper than commission.
From our perspective, this is less about gender and more about data and market demand.
We originally didn't have website support for male professionals because there was so little client demand for it. We eventually decided to support them but based it on a subscription model in order for it to be financially sustainable for us.
Men can pay higher premiums for auto insurance and women can pay less for life insurance. The former have more accidents, the latter live longer. This disparity of price reflects the data, not prejudice. Similarly, our professional pricing models are based on the reality of the market and the data we have.
Some of our observations:
The majority of female cuddlers will receive enough business that allow for a 15% commission to adequately compensate our costs. Whereas the demand and subsequent success rate for male professional cuddlers is drastically different which resulted in us taking a different approach.
We are hopeful that as the professional cuddling industry matures and becomes more mainstream, the divide in demand for male and female professionals will narrow.
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