2012 Shows

Dr. Phil’s guests take you inside the taboo world of male escorts. Vin and Shawn say they provide women the perfect dating experience -- at a price. What services do they offer, and how much are their clients willing to pay? Hear how the men defend their chosen field against naysayers. And, find out how Vin explains his job to his girlfriend. Then, Sasha says she hires male escorts because they give her the comforts of having a boyfriend, with no strings attached. But are there consequences she might not be considering? Plus, see what happens when she takes Shawn for a night out on the town. Then meet Garren, Vin and Shawn's employer and owner of the male escort website, Cowboys4Angels.com. How did he come up with the idea for his business? What criteria does he use in selecting new hires? Tune in and decide for yourself: Is this the Internet version of the world's oldest profession, or just a new kind of dating site?

Find out what happened on the show.
Replied By: learnmorenow on Sep 5, 2012, 11:56AM
Have you alienated your family and friends to the point that you have to pay someone to listen to you and pretend to care about your needs?  Do you honestly believe that if you weren't paying them, they would care about what you think or what you have to say?  So you say you felt good after one meeting, well of course you did because you paid them to focus on you.  Does that mean that if you were ugly or you smelled really bad (as Dr. Phil stated), you would be a less desirable patient?
Replied By: alphak555 on Sep 2, 2012, 10:27PM
Anyone who uses prostitutes eitherfemale or male, is very sad! I could not stand being in the company of someone who was repulsed byname but put up with it because of money! I would also hate the thought that the only reason they were providing me attention was purely money based! Don't kid yourself that these men like any of their business customers! I have always disliked prostitution, sugar babies or what these men call it, escorting, because it is pathetic and embarrassing for the ones paying! I have far too much pride and self respect to ever use an escort! I want someone in my company that wants to be with me and not because of monetary rewards. If want don't want the crap of a relationship have a friend with benefits! It's a lot cheaper and at least you know the person has made the decision to participate by choice and not for money! People, grow some pride and self respect and share your time with someone who genuinely wants to be with you! I shudder to think of what they are actually thinking when they are with their customers! Every smile, every laugh is fake ! ! Of course they are gentlemen, pay anyone and they will open the door for you! Do u expect to be treated like crap when you are paying! I suppose that woman on the show is so stuck up and is so self absorbed that the only person to put up with her has to be paid! She annoyed me! Who cares if she has money, she does! Pathetic, just pathetic, but there is one thing, the tables are being turned on the men! I didn't think that guy was a great date! He looked checked out and very immature! He was no George clooney in the personality stakes! I would definitely notenjoy a date with him as he seemed immature and not asconfident as I like people to be!
Replied By: lacybelle on Apr 24, 2012, 8:49PM
I spent nine week's worth of Vin's fee on my family and friends. What I got in return were two words tattooed on my forehead: "ATM" and "codependent" and was treated accordingly. Then I was blamed for being too helpful. So, I wised up and cut them off. Wait 'til they see the will.  

(If I were single) You mean I could've had Vin instead?!!! If I knew then what I know now...
Replied By: lacybelle on Apr 24, 2012, 8:25PM
I have spent several hundred thousand dollars helping my family and friends. When my parents needed money, I gave. When one of my brother's fiancee broke up with him, I paid for his badly needed vacation. When my friend who is perpetually low on funds (four kids) needed someone to complain to, I was all ears and paid for dinner. When the younger co-worker I was mentoring wanted to feel appreciated, I would tell my boss how invaluable she is and she got her raise. Ditto on dinner. What did I get for being a good Christian/co-dependent/stupidity? When my parents went broke due to their impulse spending, they expected me to pay for their rent and living expenses. One of my brothers who is in his 30s felt it was my responsibility to give him a lot of money because his in-laws gave them an obscene amount of money. The jilted brother wouldn't help when I was very sick because he had to stay another day in Vegas. Why? Because he was having a good time (his words, not mine). My ex-friend's daughter "borrowed" money from me, only to be told by her daughter that it wasn't her responsibility to pay me back, and her mom (my ex-friend) also told me it wasn't her responsibility either. My ex-coworker backstabbed me and now has my job. So, I got rid of all of them. Good riddance. If I could take all of that money back (and if I were single), I would spend it all on Vin instead and have a permanent smile on my face.
Replied By: robyn1757 on Apr 24, 2012, 12:06PM - In reply to coffeegirl64
I totally agree with you!!!
Replied By: robyn1757 on Apr 24, 2012, 11:58AM - In reply to marnie100

     I don't really know what you're talking about. I didn't say anything about average looking guys at all nor did I say anything about not hiring because of personality or character.  Maybe you meant to reply to someone else...?
Replied By: charakis on Apr 22, 2012, 12:36PM
As a 72 year old widow of 20 years I find the idea of a paid escort,  maybe a Caesar Romero look-alike who can dance would be the ideal solution for my 55th class reunion!!! Most men in my age category don't drive especially at night!  Too bad there isn't a senior citizen discount!
Replied By: upsydasy on Apr 21, 2012, 9:13AM - In reply to upsydasy
Sasha, if you’re still reading these comments, there is one point that I have yet to read and that I believe is very important.  Dating these guys at your age may be well and good for now, but you may also be wasting what arguably are the best years of your life and youth on fantasy games leading to nowhere.  You seem to me like an ambitious woman, so trust me, there will come a time when what you’re doing will no longer be as much fun and you will find yourself in the position of being on the outside looking in.  Take it from me, kissing frogs is a bore but so is sitting in your living room at 50 in your jammies watching rented movies on a Saturday night, with nothing but a cat to keep you company.

Good luck.
Replied By: coffeegirl64 on Apr 21, 2012, 6:14AM - In reply to margarita12
There aren't a lot of episodes that make me want to log in and give my opinion....I think this makes episode #2 EVER.  But I'm watching my DVRed episodes and this one just struck me and I'm so glad I wasn't the only one to get the irony of a therapist saying how lame it is to pay somebody to talk to you.  I 'bout fell out of my seat.

The first time I went to see a therapist ever in life I remember thinking...am I seriously this lame that I don't have any nonpaid friends to fill this roll of listening to me and offering me empathy of some sort?  She was an alright therpist but they don't "give advice" or tell you waht to do...they let you come to your own things...but it was just funny.  It's like yea my bff back home did this and I didn't have to pay her $100 an hour.  But the fact of the matter was I didn't have a close friend in the city at that point, didn't have someone who could be a sounding board, so I paid the therapist and that was alright.  I didn't have to listen to her later, lol. 

Aside from the moral questionableness of the alleged sex that may or may not be being purchased, I'm not seeing how this is any worse?  Most people that you go out with have some negative motives and lie...these guys don't have fake motives they have UP FRONT motives.  They want to be paid for thier time and they offer excellent service for your pay.  I really don't see the issue....and I know that seems crazy but hey as long as they aren't cooercing women into things that they don't want...I'm not mad at them!
Replied By: drlomo61 on Apr 21, 2012, 4:02AM
I do not think he called them out enough about the fact that this is really sex. The Showtime clips were played, just not the ones that showed the truth!
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