I never had a problem with paying upfront until I recently paid a Romanian for 1 hour and got 35 mins. I dont mind 5 mins short but this episode took the pi**.If they don't give you the time they should refund the difference, wg's get away with to much false advertising.
I agree with this, which is why I am now more in favour of 30 min bookings.
The payment up front "rule" is not universal by the way: in Hong Kong, for example, you pay at the end. It may of course be that there are fewer guys there who pretend they forgot their wallet or whatever (see Dani's post
), but I think it's much more civilised. From a WG's perspective it has the advantage that tips are more common if the service is good (judging from reviews on HK forums).
Another thing to note is that I've found that in the UK massage/HE SPs are a bit more relaxed about payment; perhaps because they attract a slightly different clientele. (Just speculating here.)