In case you missed the drama, Backpage was taken away from us in 2018. The whole experience was brutal for so many of my more experienced fellow escorts, who’d been working off the platform for years and years. A lot of women lost a lot of money and it really disturbed our careers, all because people misunderstand us and what we do!
Now, LeoList has come to the rescue!
I have been on LeoList for over a year now, and I think it is totally worth talking about.
LeoList, practically, is a whole lot like Backpage was. It’s a Classified site in which people sell cars, houses, services, and even post jobs and community events. It isn’t just for escorts, though it seems to be leaning more and more toward being a space for escorts to advertise. And, for this, we are grateful! Part of this is because, since it picked up the slack for Backpage, it has boosted in popularity and become more profitable for itself than it ever was before.
It is very popular in Canada, calling itself “Canada’s Classified Site”– even though it is actually owned by a company in Hong Kong? Whatever, it works well for escorts, and we are here for it.
However, there are a few things I think I should write about, considering some of the questions people ask me about using a site like this.
Is LeoList Less Safe Than Other Escort Sites?
Hm. Since it is not specifically designed for escorts and the clients interested in escorts, there are a few setbacks for LeoList that keep some people sticking to more conventional sites that are purposefully designed with an interface that is clearly specific to the demands of the online escort marketplace. I get that, but I think the differences get blown out of proportion, to an extent.
Yes, there are a few issues with security and privacy. In fact, the verification process for escorts is not nearly as thorough as some other sites, and it is optional. But at the same time it is very easy for clients to see if an escort is a verified real person or an unverified account– if they are unverified, stay away, as there are bigger odds that it is a scam, a bot, or something similar… LeoList incentives becoming verified as an escort by giving you discounts and stuff, so I really think it is worth it, and so do all escorts I know who use LeoList! That’s one reason to be suspicious of unverified accounts… Verification is still easy compared to other sites, though. It’s as simple as submitting 5 photos and having your account looked at by their admin or moderators or whatever… Not impenetrable, but better than nothing!
Like all of your online activity, just be careful! Think twice when your security and private data is on the line.
A Few Specific Tips
Still, I feel like I should give you some tips for using LeoList! It’s different than other sites, and there are a few easy tips and tricks to make your experience safer and therefore better for you AND me! These work for all sites, too!
1. Don’t give away or enter what feels like an excess of your information. Seriously, any info you give should just be establishing base contact for where you are going to meet, what you want to do, things like this. Don’t give away too much!
2. Ask for a phone number so that you can keep in touch until you meet. It’s only safe and natural, and if they’re not willing to do this, it’s not worth the potential downsides of the encounter.
3. Have a bit of a conversation. You don’t need to ask their life story, but you can definitely ask a few questions. Give yourself a chance to judge if they’re for real or not… The picture, verification status, profile, and the name should give you a bit of a clue to start with. From there, it’s up to your intuition and judgment.
4. Clarify expectations. On both sides! Where, when, what, how much, etc. For the initial meet-up, it’s generally a good idea to meet in public.
5. Trust your gut!
Listen, at the end of the day, there is not too much to be afraid of. Booking escorts online is not as dangerous as it is made out to be. But, if you’re not a little careful, you may end up in a “less than ideal” scenario, and nobody wants that.
I seriously think you will be okay, and I know that clients generally have way more amazing stories from their experiences than horror stories. I promise. Don’t forget: this is about fun, sexual expression, fulfilling your wildest dreams, and achieving orgasmic bliss!
Contact me if you have any questions about this or anything else related to online escort services.
Until then, I’ll see you on LeoList!