It was through Miss Travel that she met a fellow divorcee from Perth, who paid for her to travel the world at a cost of about ,000."Many of the men on there are well established in their careers, they have a good income, some of them have been in and out of marriages, so they're actually set up in a position to be actually able to contribute to you in your costs of travel." Melanie, 28, joined Miss Travel in January this year after a traumatic car accident during which she feared for her life."I've had to deal with the idea of dying ...
so that's why I want to go and meet lots of people and have crazy, incredible experiences," she says.
The site was founded by US businessman Brandon Wade, who is perhaps better known for his other website, Seeking Arrangement, famous for matching "sugar daddies" with "sugar babies". It claims to pair attractive women with generous men willing to pay for their trips.
The site offers users the option to have one party pay for the whole trip, or to go 50-50.
I've been hearing my girlfriends discuss their wins and losses with a variety of online-dating phone apps, so I'm breaking down the newest means of tech-based courtship.
Australians are logging on to a travel website with a difference.
"Some of the travel I've taken has been incredible.
It doesn't organise exotic trips — rather, it claims to connect women with men who can afford to take them around the world.
Critics say it's nothing more than a front for an escort service, but the women who use it say nothing is guaranteed.