Cruise Ships’ Answer to Lonely Ladies: Gentlemen Hosts

According to a lively article out of the Huffington Post this week, cruise ships have keyed in on a way to keep older females coming back for more:

“The Gentlemen Host™ Program, a placement agency operated through Compass Speakers and Entertainment Inc., hires unmarried men ages 40 to 68 for the express purpose of entertaining the ladies on 11 cruise ships. No hanky-panky is allowed, not even a smooch good night. But women have been known to have such a good time that they inquire whether a particular host will be on-board a ship before they book a second cruise.”

Dressed to impress for a target audience of women over 50, this new program is receiving rave reviews.  Read more:


About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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