Frequently Asked Questions

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WHAT EXACTLY IS TENDER GIG FOR?

Modern families are often so busy that it's hard to spend much quality time with aging or disabled members of the family. A spouse may have passed away, and many people are living alone and experiencing loneliness. Typically, caregivers are so rushed that they do not have the time they'd like to provide much more than quick, tender interactions. Tender Gig provides well-screened, caring people to spend quality one-on-one time, offering kind, caring human touch and friendly between visit interactions. 

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WHY IS HUMAN TOUCH SO IMPORTANT?

Scientific studies have proven that human beings can only best thrive when they feel the love of a gentle touch. It may just be a foot or back rub, the touch of a warm hand to the arm, a nurturing hug, or having one's hair brushed. A lack of human touch can actually lead to declining overall health. Tender Gig Providers focus on providing healthy human spirit connections.

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WHO BECOMES A TENDER GIG COMPANION PROVIDER?

Tender Gig Providers are genuine people lovers! They are touchers and huggers by nature - naturally empathetic and affectionate. They enjoy providing company and gentle touch to lonely people. They love the satisfaction they get from cheering people up.

WHAT SORTS OF THINGS DO TENDER GIG PROVIDERS OFFER?

Tender Gig Clients enjoy the following types of affectionate touching and company:

  • Warm conversation
  • Cozying up together to watch TV
  • Holding hands while at the movies
  • Back rubs
  • Brushing hair
  • Warm hugs and appropriately platonic kisses
  • Cuddling up for a nap
  • Tender Gig Providers reach out between visits with text messages or phone calls, if the Client approves
  • Fun outings, like going out to eat and day trips
  • Some Tender Gig Providers are available as travel companions

DO BETWEEN VISIT CONTACTS REPLACE MORE TRADITIONAL FORMS OF CHECKING IN ON A CLIENT'S SAFETY?

No. Tender Gig cannot assure family members that a loved one who is a Tender Gig Client remains safe. Some Providers are able to provisionally schedule phone call times, but technology sometimes fails and interruptions are sometimes unavoidable, so these contacts should not be seen as any type of 'welfare/safety check'.

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IS TENDER GIG LEGITIMATE AND ABOVE BOARD?

Both Tender Gig Providers and Clients are required to agree to strict standards of behavior. All Tender Gig interactions between Providers and Clients are strictly limited to legal, non-sexual touching.