Of course its common, punting involves complete or virtual strangers punting together. Unlike you i dont waste my time as i see it emailing WGs, i just ring them and i MUST speak to them (unless they are liars and its another WG) to confirm the services i require are definitely on offer at the price advertised and to gauge their attitude, as thats the best i can do.
If a WG has a problem with puntiing with ugly, old or fat punters etc she should make that crystal clear on her profile in my opinion. What i look like is irrelevant as i view it so i dont waste my time describing myself to WGs when booking, its punting not dating.
Theres risks on both sides, the girl could be as potentially nasty, much older, younger, weirder or just god-awful uglier
To be honest if a prossies screening system makes me slightly uncomfortable i normally don't bother booking.
You will hear prossies complain about the amount of "no shows" they get but I'm sure a percentage of those are punters that have just had enough of the here's my post code, ring when you arrive, heres my house number, ring when you get to the door & wait for me bollocks. (Ruth, if you read this it isn't a dig at your post on another thread)
I have a very clear opinion, I'm the customer & i decide who i pay for, if the girl doesn't like it & decides not to take the booking then thats her choice, i will spend my hard earned elsewhere.
The beauty of UKP is that the "up their own arse prossies" will be discussed & when they are older fatter & no longer the best thing since sliced bread thus lowering their rules on who they will see UKP members will remember & not bother with them.
The best thing about punting is that theres loads of talented girls willing to take your money even if you look like John Merrick