The Dallas Observer is a good weekly newspaper that informs us about certain events or things going on around the Dallas area. It has ads, stories and many many more ads throughout the whole paper. It is hard not to pay attention to these ads because 90% of them are a little on the floozy side. Advertising night clubs, many “hotline bling” numbers and even offer services like massages.
Massages don’t sound too bad until you see the way The Dallas Observer advertises them. At least half of the ones on there use the same exact strategy to pull customers in. They use women.
They show woman barely dressed who look over the top sexy in pictures almost bigger than the ad. Most of them are pictures of young Asian girls but there were a few of other ethnicities being shown.
It seems as though showing off their own bodies helps their business more than just advertising the different types of massages they can provide. Many stating to having no plastic surgery done to their bodies in hopes of getting more clients.
I decided to call to ask a few questions in hopes that at least one would agree to answer a couple. Out of ten businesses that I called no one agreed to participate.
The first place that was contacted was Doll House. It is advertised by a non-Asian woman on the ad. Surprisingly a woman with a thick Asian accent answered the phone and said the owner was not there to answer the questions at that time.
One place strictly asked for your name before the phone ever rung and they would decide on whether or not to answer. Of course after hearing my voice and fake name provided they did not answer.
Other places just gave out a number where you would call and it would give you pricing. Massages by Ashley was one of those places offering a 30 min. massage for $80 and a full hour for $100. If you wanted to book an appointment she provided a different number to call.
Spectacular Asian Massage answered the phone speaking English but as soon as I told them who I was and what I needed the woman suddenly didn’t speak or understand English and immediately hung up. Making it seem like they were hiding more than just spectacular massages.
After several voicemails left and many calls no one wanted to provide any sort of information. It is certain that not only real woman advertise for this type of business but also transexuals have their fair share of ads in The Dallas Observer.