Laura Blair

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I'm sure we've all seen these websites where a lot of sentences starting with "Please note", scattered with grand words such as "elite", "well bred and educated", "high class", a sort of affected style of writing... you get the idea.

I was wondering how punters perceive the text on an escort's website. Are you put off by this sort of writing style?

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No, but you can often tell by the rest of the prose, or the background to the photos just how much tosh these phrases might be.

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I'm sure we've all seen these websites where a lot of sentences starting with "Please note", scattered with grand words such as "elite", "well bred and educated", "high class", a sort of affected style of writing... you get the idea. I was wondering how punters perceive the text on an escort's website. Are you put off by this sort of writing style?
SPs who use such terms are usually expensive and marketing themselves for a certain type of punter, kerching, and why not. Paying more is no indication whatsoever that a WG is good at her job, that depends on her attitude in my experiences so i look for VFM as i see it myself rather than being drawn in by such terms. In my case reading the words Elite, or High Class etc ensures i look elsewhere so yes such wording puts me right off. :) Edited by smiths

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I'm sure we've all seen these websites where a lot of sentences starting with "Please note", scattered with grand words such as "elite", "well bred and educated", "high class", a sort of affected style of writing... you get the idea.

I was wondering how punters perceive the text on an escort's website. Are you put off by this sort of writing style?

I'm very much attracted to women who are 'classy', well spoken and well educated, however with many of these wgs pushing themselves as such, along with usage of all the other silly cliched terms like 'elite' and 'for the discerning gentleman', all I ever imagine is that what you'll end up getting will be as pretty far from an 'elite' service as possible and for some ludicrously inflated price at that.

It really just strikes me as so much pretension, full of false promise and baseless self aggrandisement, and geared at nothing more edifying than attracting the moneyed gullible clientele demographic, or anyone else taken in by all that 'high class' spiel.

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I was wondering how punters perceive the text on an escort's website. Are you put off by this sort of writing style?

No. Now the lady on the other site that misspelled three letter words kind of put me off. Even I can spell most three letter words :D

I'm more put off by the ones claiming to be cheap/low priced etc. Sort of sends out an icky vibe. I'm not saying prices need to be high but if the main thing on offer is low prices

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Genuinely classy ladies wouldn't write this sort of thing. It's like being a gentleman - if you refer to yourself as a gentleman, you're probably not one. This sort of language would tend to put me off, as would the prices that usually accompany this type of marketing approach, and are usually way north of the Southern Man guideline, £150 ph with no chargeable extras.

What really puts me off is the word "courtesan" - girls, go and look the word up. It isn't a synonym for "prostitute". Sorry

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I can maybe see why some use this tactic - but as shown by replies, it can backfire. Take people as you find them...e.g., I would find someone of whichever gender who treated all with respect and in a friendly manner, far 'classier' than someone who swanned around viewing others as somehow beneath them. Where we are in life, is often by chance of where and to whom we are born.

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Genuinely classy ladies wouldn't write this sort of thing. It's like being a gentleman - if you refer to yourself as a gentleman, you're probably not one. This sort of language would tend to put me off, as would the prices that usually accompany this type of marketing approach, and are usually way north of the Southern Man guideline, £150 ph with no chargeable extras.

What really puts me off is the word "courtesan" - girls, go and look the word up. It isn't a synonym for "prostitute". Sorry

According to my dictionary :

courtesan - noun

a prostitute, esp. one with wealthy or upper-class clients.

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I hate these descriptions as well. I don't use these...I hope just by my writing customers can see I am educated...in many cases they just want to see a girl can write properly without using lol or whatever.

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According to my dictionary :

courtesan - noun

a prostitute, esp. one with wealthy or upper-class clients.

I think Moulin Rouge has a lot of answer for!

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Wouldn't put me off as such - as one of the other posters' mentioned, there are plenty of giveaways in the photos and spelling.

I went to see a WG once who advertised as posh/classy once. When we met, she put on an affected accent to maintain the illusion - it was sort of off-putting, but when I asked her about it she said it was genuine. I'm pretty good with languages and dialect as I need it for my job, and it was only when I pin-pointed her accent to the county she was from, and told her where (I thought) she came from that she came clean and dropped it. Her regional accent was much sexier than the put-on one anyway, and it was a much more relaxed session after!

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These descriptions put me right off, especially as they are usually signposting unrealistic price expectations. A lady who is "well-bred and educated" doesn't need to tell you; it just shows.

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Genuinely classy ladies wouldn't write this sort of thing. It's like being a gentleman - if you refer to yourself as a gentleman, you're probably not one. This sort of language would tend to put me off, as would the prices that usually accompany this type of marketing approach, and are usually way north of the Southern Man guideline, £150 ph with no chargeable extras.

What really puts me off is the word "courtesan" - girls, go and look the word up. It isn't a synonym for "prostitute". Sorry

Not sure using the word courtesan is about the woman deluding herself into thinking she is above the rest. Well ok, there are some exceptions!

I think it has a lot to do with google and marketing.

Courtesan

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I'm sure we've all seen these websites where a lot of sentences starting with "Please note", scattered with grand words such as "elite", "well bred and educated", "high class", a sort of affected style of writing... you get the idea.

I was wondering how punters perceive the text on an escort's website. Are you put off by this sort of writing style?

As someone who used to post on here said regularly.......... "Calm down dear - it's only a commercial". It is marketing an image and justifying excessive fees. :)

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I wouldn't say I am drawn to posh women but definitely am to smart ones. That's a real turn on.

A girl who falsely claims either is very quickly found out by the grammatical howlers inevitably embedded in her profile. Better to be quiet and be thought foolish, than to open the mouth and remove all doubt.

It's a bit like those people who claim to have a GSOH or VGSOH in their lonely hearts ads. Just saying it suggests you haven't. Write a witty ad QED.

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Personally badly written websites, full of grammatical and spelling errors are the only things that might put me off - and even then an FR written by a trustworthy source would overrule that.

Also, irrespective of the wording on the website, if no prices are displayed then no phone call is made!

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I think every WG should be able to market/describe themselves exactly as they like. I know the OP wasn't criticising this at all, just asking the punters of their thoughts. My view is that WG's who describe themselves like that may have many reasons for doing so, maybe they only want to see a few wealthy men rather than a lot of regular blokes (wouldn't be my preference but each to their own), maybe they are very well bred/educated and a bit snooty and want clients of the same upbringing and mindset. And yes of course it will put lots of people off, but that is probably what they want?

As in any business different things appeal to different clients, I like a Mars bar sometimes, but I also like Charbonnel et Walker's pink champagne truffles. They describe them as 'being made from the finest courveture. Purveyors of fine English chocolate since 1875.' - I don't even know what courveture means - maybe the chocolate world's version of courtesan???

It doesn't put me off that they market themselves as all poncy, they have every right to do that if they so wish.

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I'm sure we've all seen these websites where a lot of sentences starting with "Please note", scattered with grand words such as "elite", "well bred and educated", "high class", a sort of affected style of writing... you get the idea.

I was wondering how punters perceive the text on an escort's website. Are you put off by this sort of writing style?

Some ladies do put pretentious twaddle on their sites. But when it is accompanied by poor grammar and spelling it can look foolish!

If the lady’s other attributes appeal to me, then I just ignore it!

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Hmm... got me thinking... im no working girl, but if i were.. this would be my add. I have changed some details about me.Wonder how many clients i would get with this add.Non i expect. :D

Wll hello gents, if your lady then please move along as i'm really not into kebabs, sausagemeat all the way for me !!

I'm 5'8 with long dark hair with the odd smattering of grey in it.. in fact.. if you look too close you will find that i may even have a grey hair standing on end which makes me look like a greying telly tubby!

My eyes are blue. Not smokey blue or baby eye or even damn sexy blue.. just plain old blue for me. I mean, what on earth is smokey blue? is that like when you get smoke in your eyes??

My chest, my baps don't dissapear when i lay down, nor do they point at the ceiling like a bollard. They settle quite nicely and jiggle like a jelly when they get a moving and dont just sit there imitating a concrete bust. Depending on the size of your hands then they may just fit, or not. In any case, more than a handfulls a waste.

After having a few ankle biters im afraid my stomach is not flat as a pancake but is soft and squidgy and is covered in a silver road map.I do have a waist.. somewhere!!

My bum will give you something to hang onto when your needing to hold on so you dont inadvertantly launch yourself backwards whilst hammering me from behind.

Legs,... ah my legs. They go all the way up to me bum y'know!

Services i offer: look, you want a shag, i want a shag, i want to earn some money, you want to spend it.. as long as you dont want to shag me butt, the world is your oyster.

So if your looking for a good time with a real down to earth honest chapess,then drop me a line.

LOL.. apologies... all your posts just got me thinking is all as to what i would put if i were a wg rather than a partner of someone who punts.

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;)

For those who think building a website is difficult.

I did that one while the kettle was boiling.

A more complex one of course would need a little longer.

:D

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Personally badly written websites, full of grammatical and spelling errors are the only things that might put me off - and even then an FR written by a trustworthy source would overrule that.

Also, irrespective of the wording on the website, if no prices are displayed then no phone call is made!

Interesting that you should say this. I once asked the question on a local forum.. something along the lines of "would you be put off seeing a girl who had bad grammar and spelling on her website", and all of the responses basically said they didn't care about the content of the site as long as the photos were good !

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I really think this lady is the ultimate in sophistication.

How any man can resist is beyond me.

http://topclasschick.moonfruit.com/

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I like the word courtesan (and also the word harlot). I use them on my own site. For me, I prefer to use them as it kind of sums up who I am (for those of you who have met me, I'm sure you'll agree I am by no means posh or think that I am better than anyone else in this business. I'm still new to this and learning all the time. I just like to dress stylishly, as I love the glamour of bygone eras). Plus, to me many of the other names used in our profession have become somewhat over used, not to mention some have become tainted, and used in a derogatory fashion over the decades by others. I just want to be a little imaginative (with the help of a thesaurus) to try and stand out a little .

As someone has already mentioned, it's just about how you market yourself.

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