Haven't had a proper look, but surprised to see only 41 profiles come up when I searched on AW. A shortcoming of the search feature is not being able to exclude group profiles (ie parlours). I have used both, but am usually in the mood for one or the other. Much as groups includes groups of prossies working together, I generally exclude most of those too.
What I find particularly annoying is following up an 'indie' who then gives me the address of the sauna where she works.
Strawbs - I personally use 'prossies' as an affectionate and inclusive term. All escorts are prossies: but not all prossies are escorts.