I am fairly new to this, even if i am 64, so I will use the reviews before I see anyone. I realizing there are mitigating circumstances and that we are human and thus, subjective. Still it's a way for me to help in my decision making.
I will see a lady with very few reviews. The reviews don't necessarily have to be from here, and they don't have to all be in one location. If I can verify they are from different reviewers, and they show a consistent, positive performance then I'm likely to see her.
Reviews are important to me for a couple of reasons. They validate her legitimacy. She is not le, a rob, pimped or on drugs. There is also a $ consideration, I would pay less if no reviews. But having said all that I would see a lady who was recommended by someone I knew or If she created enough web presence (discussion boards) that I got a feel for her personality or I met her at a M&G.
And In a weak moment when I am drunk, horny, and have a raging hard on and can't find a TER lady, I may find some comfort there.
I would and have seen a lady with no reviews. As long as I can determine that she is indeed a provider . I have done this twice . Had a great time with one and a so-so time with the other. So I guess theres a 50/50 % chance of a good session. But, The unknown sometimes excites me.
either a lady I have seen before or a fellow hobbyist who I know has similar tastes to mine. On a rare occasion, I have seen a lady who I got to know through her posts on TER and through PM and email exchanges.
Mega dittoes!!! Also avoid Ladies advertising on certain sites. Besides, I am at an age where I have preferences and the ability to search those preferences are are important. Finally, i may consider seeing a lady from a forum such as TER where the lady may not have a review, but has posted.
As a relative newbie, I found out how important reviews are. My first date was great, I couldn't have been happier. But my second one was a bit of a nightmare. She was an hour late, high as a kite, wanted BBFS and then fell asleep in my hotel room before I was ready for that. In looking back I noticed about a year hiatus with no reviews and then, right after my experience, a review shows up pretty much retelling what happened to me. Now I am very careful, want recent reviews that are all glowing. My last two dates have been amazing, just as good as those of the reviewers. So, no, I won't see someone who doesn't have recent glowing reviews.
Where the local VIP members would chat with you in the chat feature on here. We ladies all came to TER review-less , but through communication with the gentlemen, who did not ask graphic questions but did reach out to have a normal decent conversation , some pointing the provider to his reviews so she can get an idea what he liked was the way back in the early 2000 .
Times sure have changed though.R.O.B's impostures and more, that the guys are closer now sharing information and exchanging information about someone first.For those of us who have been around a long time sometimes I think its truly best to stay on the board and see only reviewed providers and let the new girls who may wander here , show her true interest by mingling with members and learning how to use the board and how to communicate herself . Getting her first review on here , if she is legit might strongly depend on her prooving herself to the hobbyist. How? How does she do that? Kiss .
Got to go for now , I was able to come home for a short few hours from my weekend hobby friend.
but usually its cause I'm thinking with my small head instead of my big one
now that I see several admitted newbies have posted in this thread, it would be wise for them to know that not all reviewers are created the same, some are shill white knight reviews so it helps to know who wrote the review and make sure its someone you trust
ie if a guy has 30 reviews and they're all 9's and 10's , either he's very lucky, has low standards or a shill
i have..and it is always a disaster..doing a newbie with no reviews is like going to one of those grab bag parties..you never know what you will get..and when you get you are always disappointed..now i always read reviews..that way i know what im getting with no hidden surprises..
I also have a no-review, no-visit rule. However, I agree with several who have said if she has been recommended by a trusted provider or hobby buddy, I will see her if she interests me.
Reviews are a very important part of the research we must do, just as ladies screen us. I have made this recommendation many times as moderator/host of the newbie board. You can look anywhere for providers to visit, and after you find one, start looking for reviews, either here or somewhere.