Some guys want to feel important to these girls ...we've heard of them helping pay for things from tuition to speeding tickets." He says the site is not only a unique type of social network, but it exists because they are "very serious about empowering young women as autonomous economic agents.
There are varying levels of involvement to consider — some women may only use the site once in a while, whereas others make it their full-time job.One such full-time user anonymously shared that she makes between ,000 and ,000 a year on My Girl Fund.My Girl Fund can net women enough money to constitute a full-time job.It is Lauraleigh's only income right now, and it's enough to support herself and her 6-year-old daughter while living "in one of the more expensive parts of the country." While she wouldn't disclose how much she makes, she said, "Looking at my income history over the years is a classic example of how [putting] time and effort into relationships makes all the difference." It's difficult to pin down consistent financial data on how much money these women make.The prospect of a man sending money to a woman he's never met in person is a bit puzzling.
Here's how Brian, founder and CEO, explained it: "Guys send girls money whether it's for content or simply to be a nice, generous guy.My Girl Fund user "Kandidreams," 27, has been on the site for three years. "I'm a stay-at-home mom with two kids (my first-born [died] in 2008)," she said."I just run the house while the husband is at his job. During the day I am just your typical mom, honestly." She and her husband met on a different site that she described as being for "pinup nudes, so he kinda knew what he was getting into." She had previously been a body piercer, working out of a tattoo studio for "a number of years." After studying graphic design and "doing a real job for a company," she decided it wasn't for her.She's recently begun graduate school to pursue a Ph D in Human Genome Studies.Despite the site's ban on in-person meeting, she said it's pretty easy to get friendly with people: "I like to talk and I ramble a lot. A lot of girls will chat a guy and just push content."Lauraleigh" has been on My Girl Fund for three years.