London, Feb 12 (ANI): Valentine's day might be a day for expressing love for many but for a 27-year-old Brit girl this week is her busiest time to make money.
Claire Middleton is a highly paid honey-trapper and the run-up to Valentine's Day is her busiest time.
"Women are desperate to know if their man is a cheat before they spend the most romantic day of the year with him," the Sun quoted her as saying.
"It's a sad reflection of the age we are living in but the lead-up to Valentine's Day is when I am most in demand. My employees range from suspicious wives and girlfriends, to worried parents and even grandparents.
"Honey-trapping is not romantic but as February 14 draws closer, it's definitely more in demand," she said.
Middleton, from Brixton, South London, works as an office admin assistant and honey-traps part-time through an agency.
Middleton started doing this a year ago after a bad break-up that inspired her to help other women discover if their partners were cheats too.
Since then she has successfully trapped more than 30 men. Earning 500 pounds to 1,500 pounds per 'target', depending on how long the job takes she has raked in thousands.
"Honey-trapping doesn't just involve going out and pulling a man-it takes weeks of surveillance and research. I have to understand how the man thinks and what appeals to him, that way it is easier to trap him.
"I've had months of training in surveillance and learned how to use all the equipment. It's a highly skilled practice and I have so far earned around 40,000 pounds from honey-trapping," added Middleton. (ANI)