With all this press and hype about sexy Russian agents, what's in it for us men?
The thought of being the schmuck who fell for the charms or a lady and compromised his country. Ouch! James Bond, not!
The telegraph wrote:
"Of course, there’s not one man alive who hasn’t – in his more fanciful, perhaps seedier moments – relished the idea of being a ‘Romeo agent’, and in this department, we do have some previous, albeit on the wrong side. In 1972, the KGB recruited John Symonds, a bent London copper who escaped a trial at the Old Bailey. For eight years, and under the codename SCOT, Symonds was employed to seduce Western embassy female staff on four continents. In 1980, tiring of a life that was probably less glamorous than it sounds, he returned to London where he was sentenced to two years in prison.
Today, Symonds is unrepentant: “I’d say: ‘join the KGB and see the world’ – first class. I went to all over the world on these jobs and I had a marvellous time. I stayed in the best hotels, I visited all the best beaches, I’ve had access to beautiful women, unlimited food, champagne, caviar whatever you like and I had a wonderful time. That was my KGB experience. I don’t regret a minute of it …”
Guys, forget about the femme fatale spy girls, they only exist when men become fools under the charms of a pretty lady.
Now the "Romeo Agent!" To charm the pretty lady and find their secrets, that is more like it.