Time is Money: Why I'm Requiring Deposits

I used to see a wonderful therapist regularly (every human on the planet can benefit from therapy btw, best investment I've ever made in myself). One day, as I was getting ready to walk out the door to go to my appointment I realized my keys were missing (turns out they were stolen, fun story to ask me about if we meet). Having no way to secure my home, I was forced to tell my therapist I wouldn't be able to make it. She had a cancellation policy, and my credit card on file so she charged me a fee for missing our appointment. It doesn't matter my reason for missing it was totally out of my control, shit happens. However me missing our appointment was a loss of income for her, even with the fee she collected. Think about it: it's totally normal for the professionals in your life, from your doctor to your hairstylist to ask for a cancelation fee/have a CC on file. I paid it happily.

Sadly, the current culture and realities of escorting gives us few options if/when clients choose not to follow through on seeing us, even if we have a cancellation policy in place. Usually the only avenue of recourse we have is blacklisting, which while potentially helpful to the next person he tries to book with, doesn't make up for the loss of income or the lost time. It takes me 2+ hours to get ready for and travel to a date, not including manicures and eyebrow waxes and dog boarding if I'm traveling long distances or have an overnight. There is so much that goes into a date that clients don't see. Which brings me to my next point, aka The Reason Ava Does Anything ;)

At the end of the day, I wish to connect with people on an intimate level. I'm well aware that requiring a deposit, much like my decision to delist from review siteswill likely cause me to lose out on some good clients. It's not the current norm, and there are many choices for companionship. However just because something is the norm doesn't make it the best or only way to go about it. Every provider has to decide her own screening process, rates, boundaries, etc. For me, deciding to require deposits is not just about protecting my income. Even more importantly, it's about insuring the people who I see are those who really want to see ME, and understand the value of my time. I LOVE when I get introduction emails that say you've read my blog or follow me on twitter and something about me resonates. Those make for great dates, and allow me to enjoy being Ava to the fullest. I'm confident this choice will only improve my satisfaction with and quality of my work. Win/win right?

PS: I'd like to give a shoutout to my clients who pay in advance, honor my cancellation policy, tip and make it abundantly clear how much they value me and my time. You rock, and knowing men like you exist is why I'm still here 2 years into this journey. Thank you. 


I love travel dates and am fortunate to have had many wonderful suitors whisk me away. However not being able to drive has prevented me from being able to connect with those who live within an easy drive of Atlanta but are in a location difficult to access by bus, A common conundrum in the Southeast. I am ecstatic to announce I have found a trustworthy driver willing to transport me anywhere within a 5 hour radius of Atlanta, longer drive negotiable on a case by case basis. Please see my Patronage page for more details. I have slightly altered my Fly Me to You policies as well.

I have been especially busy with personal things of late and while I’ve enjoyed the break am looking forward to getting back into my Ava groove. I have a few surprises coming up (don’t I always?) and can’t wait to share them with you. Until then my loves (or if you can’t wait, drop me a line and I can drop in on your doorstep)



I'm on Squarespace now, Squarespace is cool!

Good morrow my lovelies (and lovers), if you are in Atlanta I hope you have plans to stay nice and dry. Clearly Zeus and Thor are having some kind of spat because it's thundering like mad outside right now. If you are somewhere sunny and warm right now I'm super jelly. 

I've been making a lot of changes recently and you may have (I hope!) noticed I got new photos. I love how they turned out, Alexa of Black Lotus does amazing work and I look forward to shooting with her again soon. However when I emailed my web developer about swapping out my photos (my layout doesn't allow me to do it myself) on my site pages for new ones she took a long time just to get back to me with a quote, and then said it would be up to a month to swap them out. One of her assistants quit and she seems quite overwhelmed, so I looked around and liked the flexibility of Squarespace. The CMS took a bit of getting used to (alas web design is not among my talents), but I really like how it turned out! I hope you all do too, be sure to let me know what you think in the comments or Twitter! I've reposted a couple old blog posts for funsies and am almost done with a new major post that addresses some of the highlights of my first year as a provider (my escortversary is this month). Please enjoy and stay tuned!