Meet the woman who has gone on blind dates thousands of miles from home, courtesy of men who are more than happy to pick up the tab.
Heidy Pandora, a 23-year-old massage therapist from Florida, traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to meet 37-year-old Paul Yager, a professional photographer. He paid for the $5,000 trip.
They met on MissTravel.com, a website where women sign up for trips with generous men.
Pandora has taken 11 trips around the world, all expenses paid. While some question whether MissTravel.com is nothing more than a high-priced escort service, she says that's not true.
“I make sure they don't pressure me into anything,” she said.
While on vacation in Mexico, she and her companion had separate rooms at the Rivera Del Rio.
“What attracted me to him was his smile,” Pandora said.
They basked in days at the beach, lavish dinners, and got to know each other.
“Hopefully, I can see him after this trip,” she said.
The pair has not seen each other since.
The website's founder Brandon Wade denies it's an escort service, saying: “There are two ways to look at it. One way is to say they are being taken advantage of. The other is to say is to say that they are empowered. They are using their resources to live life to the fullest.”