Few women who lived the life of a soiled dove had a good life, but it they were lucky they might find a man who would marry them and take them away from the prostitution. Most of the women who sold their bodies did so because they were illiterate and couldn't find any other work or they were week and the people who ran these establishment preyed on them. Then there were the few who liked the servicing men or thought it was all they were good for.
There was little glamour in this lifestyle.
Sources: Soiled Doves- Prostitution in the Early West, Anne Seagraves