Professor Jan Jordan


PHOTO: JASON DORDAY/STUFF Professor Jan Jordan said the combination of a socially isolated male with a financially struggling female was “dangerous for both parties”.

Men around New Zealand are advertising accommodation at reduced rates – or for free – in exchange for sex acts.

An investigation into the sex-for-rent market found these landlords had profound loneliness in common and had given up on more traditional ways of meeting women. The advertisements were posted on US-based website Craigslist; Stuff responded to seven of them under the guise of a wannabe flatmate.

Most who replied said I was not the first to inquire. Their recurring view of an ideal candidate was a “young and dumb” and broke woman.