April 17, 2014 Updated: April 17, 2014 | 11:24 am
Oil-rig worker cuts out ‘girlfriend bulls-t' for body-rub parlours
Oil-rig work keeps John away from Edmonton for two to three weeks at a time. It also makes it pretty difficult for him to keep a steady girl back in the city, he says. As an alternative, the 34-year-old turns to massage parlours.
"It's hard for women to stay faithful. Every girlfriend I've had has cheated on me while I've gone to work. So basically I cut the whole girlfriend bulls-t out," he said.
Three years ago, John met Roxy (a body-rub parlour worker Metro featured in Part 1 of this series). Every three weeks, when he was back in the city, John would drop by the parlour where she works.
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The two eventually became friends, so they ended the working relationship and John now visits other parlours in the city, spending about $260 to $300 an hour to "stay" with a woman.
He said it is cheaper than date night.
"By the time you take a girl out on a date just to get some a-, you're looking at spending just about the same," he said.
John said he plans to stop visiting massage parlours once he is in a steady relationship.
Editor's note: John's name has been changed to protect his identity.
Read more about the body-rub parlour industry with Metro's Massaging the law: Canada's body-rub parlours feature.
this is one of a few really interesting articles coming out of the Edmonton Metro right now.
feel free to read the comments on the article itself :-)