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Author Topic: Another "asking the punters views" thread  (Read 1713 times)

Offline Strawberry

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Yep it's me and I'm asking for the 'punter's' view on this again.

Right now, ok. I get texts from the occasional guy asking if I'm available at such a day or point. So being polite I reply with either yes, no or a range of timings...........I get no further response. This happens say 3 or 4 times from the same person and start to wonder if there is any reason to keep responding. Sometimes I may have seen said client say once or twice some months ago, on other occasions I've yet to meet them.

So should I still respond, should I only respond if I am available, should I ask them to phone to discuss possible options?or is there a point at which I should just ignore or give up?


tonyofstoney

If you know it's the same person several times I't provide the details they request, tell them you feel uncomfortable getting repeated texts with no resulting booking, and telling them to phone next time if they're serious about wanting to see you.

Offline Jimmyredcab



 This happens say 3 or 4 times from the same person and start to wonder if there is any reason to keep responding.


Sounds very much like a timewaster to me -------- I suggest ignore any future texts from him. ;)

Offline Linc09

tell them to fuck off, they're obviously a dickhead

It's probably Itsmekurt!

Offline Marmalade

Not quite sure why you think we'd know, Ruth, Hun. Suggest you pamper yourself for a day - go to a spa or something completely different and with no phones - and def no work phones. Sometimes we lose our centre and need to get it back. Then we can deal with all the 'stuff' like it was a detail.

Sometimes it's hard to see the wood for the trees. Or the punters from the wankers. ;)

Offline Jacob

I'd say more than unsolicited 2 texts then go to actual calls otherwise ignore as they are likely a timewaster or the 'nervous' type.

Offline Strawberry

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Marmie

It's not stressing me, just getting a bit boring at times. Yup Jacob I do tend to request a phone call, especially if a lot of texts have been exchanged previously. Makes it easier for both parties then.

Why did I ask?

Because I've often seen guys complain when Miss X hasn't replied to their "are you available" text or email.

Offline Lurtz

I'd say more than unsolicited 2 texts then go to actual calls otherwise ignore as they are likely a timewaster or the 'nervous' type.

Agreed. From my side of the fence I have learned that the more pre-punt contact there is, the less likely the punt will go ahead. And if it goes ahead, the greater the likelihood of a poor punt.

Offline Strawberry

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Agreed. From my side of the fence I have learned that the more pre-punt contact there is, the less likely the punt will go ahead. And if it goes ahead, the greater the likelihood of a poor punt.

Funny that, quite often numerous texts or emails can be a very bad sign - but also something those new to the scene often indulge in, thinking they are being 'friendly'. Many ladies will just get bad vibes from that sort of behaviour.

tonyofstoney

Personally I hate the idea of texting a lady I haven't met before as a first contact - it just seems a bit abrupt and off-hand to me.  Ideally I prefer to e-mail in the first instance, so I can express myself properly, or, failing that, phone.

Offline Lurtz

Funny that, quite often numerous texts or emails can be a very bad sign - but also something those new to the scene often indulge in, thinking they are being 'friendly'. Many ladies will just get bad vibes from that sort of behaviour.

Yes, I think most of us make that mistake when we start punting. We automatically go into 'dating' mode. Shame there isn't a Guide To Being the Perfect Punter. Friendliness comes across as being a bit needy.

Offline Strawberry

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Well the whole point of seeing a WG is that there isn't that level of 'attachment' required. It's simple and strings-free. I think a lot of newbies forget it is a business arrangement and your average plumber/dog walker/counsellor/taxi driver would just not bother if they started getting text after text, "being friendly".

My OP is regards those enquiring emails "are you available today?", that I very politely answer but without further response. So I sometimes wonder if there is any point after 3 or 4 such exchanges over a period of time. Oh I may or may not have seen the enquiree.

I do understand that the 'client' may not feel the need to reply if it turns out he decides not to make an appointment, or my reply is negative to the question.

Offline Strawberry

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Well the whole point of seeing a WG is that there isn't that level of 'attachment' required. It's simple and strings-free. I think a lot of newbies forget it is a business arrangement and your average plumber/dog walker/counsellor/taxi driver would just not bother if they started getting text after text, "being friendly". Just ran a quick google on 'booking an escort' and I did get a link to a very helpful page - but with it being part of an agency site thought it inappropriate to post here.

My OP is regards those enquiring texts(sometimes emails too) "are you available today?", that I very politely answer but without further response. So I sometimes wonder if there is any point after 3 or 4 such exchanges over a period of time. Oh I may or may not have seen the enquiree.

I do understand that the 'client' may not feel the need to reply if it turns out he decides not to make an appointment, or my reply is negative to the question.

Offline Marmalade

My OP is regards those enquiring emails "are you available today?", that I very politely answer but without further response. So I sometimes wonder if there is any point after 3 or 4 such exchanges over a period of time . . . I do understand that the 'client' may not feel the need to reply if it turns out he decides not to make an appointment, or my reply is negative to the question.
It's just sales really though isn't it? The answer to 'Are you available?' is two fold.

Getting any response at all is the first half. The punter may just want to know whether you have a pulse. Many AW ads don't. And WGs are not known for working 9-5 M-F so it's a reasonable question if you haven't made it plain on your profile or blog.

The second half is the punter saying, "I'm thinking of booking you." The answer to that is not, "Yes I'm available anytime," or "Here's a detailed list of my diary which might change within the next half hour." It's more along the lines of, "Are you looking for an appointment this afternoon or this evening?" (In sales-speak, it's called an 'alternative close.' Might be obvious, but it also makes it clear you are not lying down to be walked over.)

My next question is, Are you posting this as a way of asking punters not "complain when Miss X hasn't replied to their 'are you available' text or email"? If so, you're probably talking to the converted. Prats with no WG telephone skills probably aren't reading one of the more hardcore punting sites. On the other hand do you want me to be a pain and give you some hard suggestions about your website? (Possibly not.)

Offline Stiltskin

Sounds like the punter could be texting 4 or 5 numbers and booking the first girl that comes back as available. If so I can see why they do this, they're pushed for time and they need something last minute. Still, it is a bit rude though.

Offline ladyofthemansion

When l receive a text asking if l am available l will answer with a "yes, please call" or a "Depends what time you want, please call." Some guys fail to understand what "Please call" means and want to get in to a long conversation. I simply dont have the time for that.
On some occasions l have been busy with appontments from guys who call and dont have time to reply to texts until the next day, resulting in them sending texts back asking who l am.

tonyofstoney

When l receive a text asking if l am available l will answer with a "yes, please call" or a "Depends what time you want, please call." Some guys fail to understand what "Please call" means and want to get in to a long conversation. I simply dont have the time for that.
On some occasions l have been busy with appontments from guys who call and dont have time to reply to texts until the next day, resulting in them sending texts back asking who l am.

That makes sense.  Strawberry is a very sweet, accommodating lady but it is possible to be too helpful for your own best interests.

Offline Strawberry

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Heck someone digging this one up. I too often will say "Yes, please call" simply because availability can be depend on the guy's requirements and no point sending back my diary for the next week, day and evening if he can only make one or two mornings at 11am. In this day of prolific texts appears not many peeps like to speak any more.

Would  have thought in this game it's very important.

Heck someone digging this one up. I too often will say "Yes, please call" simply because availability can be depend on the guy's requirements and no point sending back my diary for the next week, day and evening if he can only make one or two mornings at 11am. In this day of prolific texts appears not many peeps like to speak any more.

Would  have thought in this game it's very important.

I think perhaps it is more important for WGs for understandable reasons, esp if they have a keen sense of good uns vs bad uns.  Since the internet can deliver pix, stats, lists of "enjoyments" I really don't need to talk to a WG... except in cases of non-English girls as sexy chat between acts is important to me.

AFoAF

Offline Strawberry

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I had seen it bandied about that it's important to speak to the lady, since with all the fakes around it kind of makes sure she's who she says she is - or at least that she answers her phone.

Funny you list the information you can glean from the internet but I keep getting told guys are using iphones to view websites, but can't read my details or see the photos so can I send them some to their mobile........

Offline Marmalade

I keep getting told guys are using iphones to view websites, but can't read my details or see the photos so can I send them some to their mobile........
They're telling you rubbish then Strawbs. I use my iPhone for web browsing and almost everything I use my laptop for. It works on AW perfectly.

There are only two things it won't do:
1) Upload photos taken on the iPhone to the web. If I were a WG building my profile, I could use some jiggerypokery to load pics from my hard drive or the iPhone hard drive but it would be a big hassle. But given how involved the AW system is for a WG building photo libraries, I'd want a full screen probably anyway.
2) Play flash videos. As far as I recall, AW videos, for those that use them, are never in flash anyway, so it doesn't apply. The bugbear with flash is either due to memory processing requirements or to turf wars I gather, depending on whether one believes Apple or their competitors.

Iphone, unlike some mobiles, works easily with the full version of AW (some mobiles might default to the slimmed-down version of AW). Viewing and using AW photos on my iPhone is actually easier than with a laptop if I want to save them as I don't have to re-enable right-click if I want to put the photos on my iPhone hard drive.

My guess is that your caller maybe doesn't even own an iPhone.

I'll maybe do an 'iPhone guide to AW' sometime unless someone beats me to it. Meanwhile, I hope this puts your mind at rest as well as reassuring any punters thinking of purchasing an iPhone.

Offline Strawberry

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Is my own site compatible with iphone?because I asked if they'd seen my own independent site(quite a few find me that way), they said yes and were scrolling down but couldn't see everything and not my photos.

Offline Marmalade

Yes - from a quick glance anyway. All the photos displayed instantly and the enlargements worked fine too.
The only problems an iPhone had with a website is if the site uses flash. (Apart from videos, some web designers use flash for an intro.) Apple wars aside, I would think it makes sense for most non-tech sales-orientated websites to avoid flash until the dispute is settled or even just to display on the most basic computers and browsers. If AW are avaricious, their business-sense is aware of such things. WGs using web designers that rely on flash to even enter their site should think again IMO.


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