Some come back randomly throughout the year and pay for certain content and are off again doing who knows what, but others, we have real conversations — 'How was your day? "It certainly helps with bills and such," she said.
"I know this past Christmas would have been pretty tight if it weren't for the extra little bit I brought in [on My Girl Fund]." "Pixiedoll" is newer to the site, having been a member for just under six months.
Men pay her and many other women for their time and company online. My Girl Fund is a website for men to interact with women via text and video chat.
A system is also in place for men to privately pay the women if they want to. Over the last six years, My Girl Fund has developed into a unique community with its own norms and economy.
I never mention content unless they bring it up first." When the women of My Girl Fund refer to "content," by the way, they are talking about videos and photographs that they sell through the site.
But in many instances it has led to months or years-long relationships that seem to have a degree of genuine emotional investment.
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 graduated from culinary school in 2012 and now uses My Girl Fund to make ends meet while working in a restaurant and paying off her student debt.
In general, other women on the site don't seem especially concerned with protecting their private information, but Pixiedoll has blocked all interaction with men in her home state.