I hear you Nik.
Booking an Escort can be as stressful as booking a Holiday or deciding which job offer I want to go for.
I too consider myself extremely cautious when it comes to booking an Escort. Considering I punt in London away from home, I have the added stress of petrol/parking or the National Railway/Underground ticket costs.
So if an Escort is "meh" or witholds services it can be a double disappointment.
I hear you talking about trawling Adultwork. There are far too many "headless" Escort photos for me to get excited about hotlisting a girl- let alone booking one.
You're also right- there seems to be far less profiles on Adultwork this year in the London area when I reduce it to 18-25 year olds. Many are fake (after tineye searches)- not responding to my e-mails or too many have "hidden feedback".
Work wise, I'm ok, but still I like to watch my expenditure since I am only on minimum/job agency wages (but work overtime/unused holiday pay for my punting.
On the subject of trying new girls, I too love the excitment of meeting new girls- but given I've had one too many disappointments (or bookings which I should've kept to 1 hour) I am less willing to try new girls. I think until I have a skilled career, with a yearly salary or I win some Money on the Lottery I am far less inclined to try new girls (especially without face photos).
On the subject of declining Escorts- I hate to ruin everyone's party- but do you think it has something to do with criminal rivalries and the declining Economy?
The first thing people cut back on during the recession is luxuries & "wants". As opposed to essentials, needs and practical things like Bank Holiday DIY, Food and Clothing Shopping, Cinema and Meals and family days out.
There have been many Escort profiles who have admitted to me their Escorts have had a "traumatic experience" during Incalls- so stick to to Outcalls only for "security and safety". When there is little fish in the pool, Piranhas tend to chase out or eat other Piranhas.