He said he lives next door in a penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park South and pays ,000 a month in rent.In his profile on Seeking Arrangement, Jack describes himself as a 67-year-old with a bachelor's degree. C., native says he founded four financial services companies.
Taylor doubted that her client could relate to someone who had grown up black and poor in the South Bronx.
While he summered on Martha's Vineyard, she'd likely pass another July and August working retail in Times Square.
She pocketed the envelope, seeing it as decent money for half a day's work. I just did what needed to be done.""It's a very expensive job," says Jack, a 70-year-old sugar daddy, who describes himself as a "humanitarian" interested in helping young women in financial need.
But once on the train and no longer worried for her safety, she started to agonize over what she had just done."I never thought it would come to this. I mean, I had just gotten money for having sex," says Taylor, who never heard from the guy in Greenwich again. Jack isn't the name that appears on his American Express black card, but an identity he uses when shopping online for companionship and sex.
Once in Greenwich, a man who appeared significantly older than his advertised age of 42 greeted Taylor at the train station and then drove her to the largest house she had ever seen.
He changed into his swimming trunks, she put on a skimpy bathing suit, and then, by the side of his pool, she rubbed sunscreen into the folds of his sagging back -- bracing herself to endure an afternoon of sex with someone she suspected was actually about 30 years her senior.
The past few years have taken an especially brutal toll on the plans and expectations of 20-somethings.
As unemployment rates tick steadily higher, starting salaries have plummeted.
Meanwhile, according to Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, a professor of psychology at Clark University, about 85 percent of the class of 2011 will likely move back in with their parents during some period of their post-college years, compared with 40 percent a decade ago.