Netflix and chill? Probably Netflix and cuddle!😅 Apparently, working as a professional hugger pays really well. How well exactly?
Try $50,000 per year! That’s a lot of money!
Cuddle Up To Me
In 2014, Samantha Hess, the creator of Cuddle Up To Me, clocked 25,000 minutes of paid cuddling. To “get the affection and care that you deserve,” you can reserve some time for platonic cuddling with her on her website. with $1 per minute.
A pretty good job if you ask me, but what do you even need to have to start this side hustle? Well, all you need is to be comfortable with the other person.
Why this Side Hustle has been Gaining Popularity!
Loneliness is the biggest factor that people are looking for such services. It’s difficult to pinpoint the root reasons for loneliness. On a societal level, adolescent loneliness may be on the rise due to the usage of digital media. Global loneliness has increased as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. Many lonesome people want to make friends but believe they can’t.
It’s quite a sad time during the pandemic, divorce rates were up 25% from 2020 to 2022 in Singapore. Also, students that are supposed to enjoy their schooling days are forced to stay at home for online classes which leads to more isolation from the world. Ever since the 2020 pandemic, I guess the loneliness in society has been growing steadily.
Having a professional hugger allows clients to feel more at ease and relax after a long day of work.
Why I don’t Like this Side Hustle
To me, this side hustle is like a tone-down version of OnlyFans and for lonely people just looking for some quiet time. It’s sad to see this becoming a recent trend in our society where love and affection are being bought to ease our hearts.
But I guess if it makes people happy, who am I to judge?