Are married men the main customers? No, you can't generalize, Stakelborough says. Men of all types, married, unmarried, young or old visit prostitutes at all hours, she says — some even on their way to work in the morning.
How do you know who's just coming to look and who wants to do business?
"Eye contact," she said.
THE PROSTITUTES THEMSELVES
Very few women who work as prostitutes ever earn more than a middle class income at best — and usually it's worse, according to Stakelborough and Van Doeveren.
Stakelborough says it's not the prettiest or youngest girls who get the most customers or earn the most. And escorts and high-end brothel prostitutes don't necessarily do better — they have fewer customers, longer sessions and lots of costs, for taxis or splitting profits with brothel owners, she said.