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After I've looked over some ads I found interesting before I know it they're gone. Why is that? Did their ads expire or did they simply fall off the radar because they always meant this to be temporary and they've finished? Or something else?

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All of your guesses are plausible explanations. There are many other possibilities like: The escort will be unavailable for a period of time and took his ad down, or, he doesn't want to work for personal reasons.. People's lives change from minute to minute these days.

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I wanted to meet Skylar West in nyc and always admired his ad but now it is gone...

 

 

All of your guesses are plausible explanations. There are many other possibilities like: The escort will be unavailable for a period of time and took his ad down, or, he doesn't want to work for personal reasons.. People's lives change from minute to minute these days.
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I wanted to meet Skylar West in nyc and always admired his ad but now it is gone...

 

Which brings to mind the phrase "Strike while the iron is hot".

 

I find it strange when someone says something like "I have looked at your pictures for years... and just now I decided to meet you."

 

Boys don't stay hot forever, gents. If you like someone, go for it. God knows tomorrow you might not be able to.

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Most people burn out fairly quickly in this type of service ... it is certainly not for everyone. The flip side is that some of the more successful escorts build up a stable client base of their own and no longer have a need to put up an ad. I imagine it is more comfortable dealing with your trusted 'regulars' than having to spend a lot of time responding to inquiries from new people all the time.

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I always figured that there were a certain number of guys who just decided to give the biz a try and placed an ad. Maybe they'd tried backpage and decided to RB. They buy a month and then when things don't turn out as planned (either lack of response or their discovery that the typical client isn't a 20 year old with an 8 pack) and they don't renew. These ads will often have very short descriptions and only a picture or two that are clearly not professional shots.

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I once did a little study of escorting, using Premier in Philly as my "laboratory" about 10 years ago. Obviously, this wasn't the most representative sample, but it was easy to follow because it was just one website. I followed the site for a year and noticed that about 20-25% of the new guys at one time lasted a month or less. About the same proportion were still around after a year. About 40% lasted 6 months. A small number who left came back--about half of them quickly departed while the others stuck around. I would guess that you see the same pattern elsewhere--a few guys are well suited to making this a long lasting occupation, a larger group make it a time limited one and probably have some sort of plan, or else just burn out and a fair number quickly discover it isn't for them. My take away is that if you want to hire someone new, wait a month or so to see if they've decided they can commit to this, which probably yields a better experience than just hiring the newest face.

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I once did a little study of escorting, using Premier in Philly as my "laboratory" about 10 years ago. Obviously, this wasn't the most representative sample, but it was easy to follow because it was just one website. I followed the site for a year and noticed that about 20-25% of the new guys at one time lasted a month or less. About the same proportion were still around after a year. About 40% lasted 6 months. A small number who left came back--about half of them quickly departed while the others stuck around. I would guess that you see the same pattern elsewhere--a few guys are well suited to making this a long lasting occupation, a larger group make it a time limited one and probably have some sort of plan, or else just burn out and a fair number quickly discover it isn't for them. My take away is that if you want to hire someone new, wait a month or so to see if they've decided they can commit to this, which probably yields a better experience than just hiring the newest face.

 

Thank you for posting this, I found in interesting. In particular your comment about 20-25% of the new guys lasting a month or so. The first month or so is critical. An escort friend of mine (now retired) still speaks about that with considerable anguish. He was new to the business, didn't know RB or this site, didn't have escort friends who could have offered advice and started out by posting on BackPage. While his ad described fairly accurately what he would do and not do, prospective clients didn't give a damn and demanded 'services' that he very reluctantly consented to, just for the purpose of making money for rent. Though he has now retired, he still has deep feelings of shame and disgust with himself because of what he did, early on. I think it has scarred him. Let's not forget: clients are not always the nicest people ... and I am not referring to their appearance.

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I find that may times an escort will offer services that he really does not want to perform. I think escorts should be clear on the services they are offering. If they are not a bottom, the should not advertise as versatile. If they are not into anal whole heartedly the should not list anal as one of there interests. About half of the escorts I have hired have over stated the activities they are wilingl to participate in. It is not only the client that asks to much, it is also escorts that advertise more than they are willing to provide. Any yes they should realize (I am guessing) that many of their clients are over 50. If the clients could do as good without hiring they would not hire.

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Thank you for posting this, I found in interesting. In particular your comment about 20-25% of the new guys lasting a month or so. The first month or so is critical. An escort friend of mine (now retired) still speaks about that with considerable anguish. He was new to the business, didn't know RB or this site, didn't have escort friends who could have offered advice and started out by posting on BackPage. While his ad described fairly accurately what he would do and not do, prospective clients didn't give a damn and demanded 'services' that he very reluctantly consented to, just for the purpose of making money for rent. Though he has now retired, he still has deep feelings of shame and disgust with himself because of what he did, early on. I think it has scarred him. Let's not forget: clients are not always the nicest people ... and I am not referring to their appearance.

 

I did this because I was curious--how long do people stay, who stays, and when do guys seem to opt out. I would imagine that if someone has not worked with a broad cross section of people before, they probably don't know what they can do to set limits, screen, etc. and early on, they probably feel compelled to do what they can to make ends meet. It's clear from some of our colleagues here that some of the guys who hire do hold escorts in contempt or expect servitude rather than service.

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It's clear from some of our colleagues here that some of the guys who hire do hold escorts in contempt or expect servitude rather than service.

 

Very well said. Many 'clients' seem to have the attitude it's all about THEM. Just because you have $250 in your pocket doesn't make you desirable, nor does it give you the right to be inconsiderate of others. Can we have some humanity, and some class please?

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