I’m a modern boy, and if I’m being perfectly frank, I completely abhor telephone conversation. I feel I come across as awkward and overly shy when in real life, I am neither. For our initial contact, I always prefer email. Longer-form messages are my favorite, and I carry a torch for men who write exceptionally well. There’s nothing more romantic to me than a surprise love letter from a new friend.
I will request that our correspondence occur ONLY on encrypted channels going forward, so please be aware of that when you reach out. If you do not already use Proton Mail (please consider it), I will ask that you use a secure message form, for which I will provide instructions when responding to your ‘hello.’
The alternative to that is Telegram messenger. Details about that may be found here. I will not be able to answer or communicate via SMS/text message.
However you choose to reach out, please mention where we might have occasion to meet, since I travel often and would never want to promise something I can’t deliver because I’m not in your town (yet).
Please be advised that I will never initiate contact with you, even if we have a set appointment. I do not know who has access to your communications, if your circumstances have changed, or whether someone might be looking over your shoulder at the exact moment I decide to reach out.
I will always reply to your messages, however. So if you would prefer to confirm our booking nearer to the date/time, please reach out to me so that I might reassure you.
One final note: I realize that others may do things other ways. I am not others. In an effort to keep the myself and the people with whom I deal a little bit safer, I have higher security requirements. Please understand that these are not whims or hurdles designed to inconvenience you. In fact YOU are one of the people to whom I am trying to extend that safety. If you insist on texting or using unsecure email platforms, I will not be able to continue our communications.
I sincerely can’t wait to hear from you. Just stay safe. 🔐
P.S.: While you’re waiting patiently for me to reply, check out what’s going on at my blog.