I am now a bit worried about the above. How intrusive is the AW site? Any chance you can elaborate Matty?
Intrusive in the sense that they log your IP and also take a record of your host name.
It'll provide you with a couple of examples that highlight the double standards of AW, good site as it is and can be!! I use it, after all!
1. Multiple Profiles
By taking a record of your host name, AW can identify if a punter creates an additional profile. This is then displayed to the escort as an alias or multiple aliases, as the case may be.
Whilst in theory this protects the escort in the case of a dodgy punter with a spate of negative feedback from a previous profile, it does not afford a genuine punter the same protection from an escort who does the same in reverse.
It's always easy to identify an escort with multiple profiles because those girls are not too bright about how they do it! However, with a girl who completely removes a profile and creates a new one, it can be harder to tell. This is worrying with those cases where a punter has been "jumped" or "robbed" on arriving at a location, where another guy or set of guys have been involved and yes, it does happen.
We all know that you cannot leave a positive, negative or neutral marking on a booking, unless the escort confirms that booking. However, she can mark you with any of those listed, without having to confirm the booking. You have to understand that AW make their money from service providers, hence why certain things are geared in the escorts favour. Escorts also know this, hence why they use it.
One feature I'd like to see AW get rid of is the ability to hide one's feedback, on both sides.
For the genuine punter, like me, who has stopped using AW whilst in a relationship so cannot reactivate his old profile (a deactivated profile will expire after one month), there are ways around the alias thing, as long as you understand how it works.
My tip on using Adultwork? For privacy reasons, always create your account in an Internet cafe and don't use your own computer or smart phone to log in! Use an additional, unregistered sim because some girls WILL contact you, out of the blue!! That's for those guys who are married or in a relationship! And also, do you really want AW to have a record of your genuine number... I bloody well don't!