A new German smartphone app is looking to cut out the “pimp” and allow users to hire an escort from the safety and comfort of their home.
Dubbed Ohlala, the app has been called “Uber for escorts” by TechCrunch.
“Whatever those two people want to do – may it be to give company at a dinner or end up in bed together – is a private matter and should be agreed upon in the chat before meeting,”said Ohlala’s creator.
TechCrunch reported that a person wanting a paid date must first put out a request about what they are “looking for”, using the app.
This includes an hourly rate, time period, location, and preferences. “The request is received by all nearby escorts on the app who can then chat with the customer and work out an agreement.”
Ohlala reportedly vets escort profiles with a phone call to make sure the right people are using the app. Customers sign up for free and their profiles are only seen by escorts considering their request.
Ohalala will be available in Germany first (prostitution is legal in the country), but there will be an English version soon.