She told me she wanted to go back to school, and was embarrassed she kept putting it off because she couldn’t get her life together.
] In addition to everything we discussed yesterday, definitely mention some restaurants you go to including Harbour Sixty.” I cringe now to realize that I bought it, and both Steve and Melissa (and Harbour Sixty) .
Anyway, late last week, after we’d discovered these behind the scenes happenings, we emailed “Steve” and “Melissa” with our concerns. He admitted he had spoken to me at Biderman’s request and that he had lied about various family details.
Established Men, as its name suggests, facilitates relationships between older, rich men (the sugar daddies) and hot, young women (their babies).
The assignment was to paint a picture of how popular sugar dating sites had become, how they worked, who used them and why, and to explore the ethics: is this just prostitution by another name?
“Melissa” has moved out of Toronto and works for a company affiliated with Avid Life. Her Facebook profile shows a young woman who looks exactly how she described herself to me.
Emails to Avid Life and to the PR contact I used for the story, who now runs her own PR firm in Toronto, also went unanswered.
Nothing sounded rehearsed and there were no contradictions in their stories.
Melissa mentioned that she was a vegan, making it hard for her then-daddy to wine-and-dine her at high-scale restaurants.
And while I had other sources, babies and daddies both, I wanted more.