Ash, Points well taken. Perhaps I will end up with a bargain and she will be mad and never talk/see me again. Perhaps she will see it as a very pleasant time with someone she kinda "clicks" with and consider any monetary gains as "gravy. More likely it will fall somewhere in between. Perhaps mistakes will turn out to have been made on both sides and we will both be the better for it (a learning experience so to speak, if nothing else). I understand what you suggest is the personal aspect of this arrangement and neither of us ever thought this would be a purely personal trip (i.e. no sex unless it was mutually agreeable and therefore no payments to be requested or offered). I should state for the record that a personal relationship outside of the scope of her business is essentially impossible. There are FAR too many years difference in our ages, so that is not really a consideration. Oh well, live and learn. If anybody's interested I'll let you know what transpires.