Before beginning the screening process, please be sure that you have read the information contained under my 'Details' page. Most of the questions you may have and the persnickety details that help to streamline this process can be found there. My schedule for new friends is typically set 2-3 weeks in advance so I encourage you to plan ahead. Shorter notice is not often available but feel free to ask!
Your initial screening email is our first point of contact and my best advice is to treat it as such! While it is of primary importance in reserving time with me, it is not something that should cause you unnecessary stress. Please remember to keep it clean, respectful and acronym free... but don't forget to have fun and show a little personality! At a minimum, please provide a brief introduction including where you found me, and the proposed details of our date (location, duration, my place or yours). In addition, I ask that you send at least one of the following pieces of information to OliviaCabot@protonmail.com:
Provider References: names, email addresses and websites/active ads of two reputable colleagues of mine who you have seen within the last six months.
Employment Verification: Full, legal name, your professional email address (no gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc.) and verification of that address. For this option, I have a discrete, unaffiliated and unpublished email address with which to verify your professional address. Alternatively, you may send me a blank email from your professional address. If you are retired, a student, or otherwise more difficult to verify, I encourage you to get in touch with the understanding that I'll need just a few additional pieces of information.
Preferred411 Verification: P411 ID + reference from one reputable colleague of
* For those with sincere privacy concerns, I am happy to discuss a few workaround options.
Notes on Calendar availability
Dates without an event attached means I am available in DC+NYC or for travel with/to you.
Dates marked ‘Unavailable (flexible)’ indicate that my schedule is not quite yet set in stone and I might be convinced to slip away dependent upon availability.
Dates marked ‘Unavailable’ are typically firm, but I encourage regular friends to reach out if they just can’t wait. Where I can, I will always do my best to accommodate.
All of the information provided for screening is seen by my eyes only and will remain strictly confidential. In an effort to ensure that our correspondence remains absolutely private I highly recommend that you make the switch to an end-to-end encrypted email host such as Protonmail. I have used this service for more than a year now and have very few complaints. Admirers who switch to Protonmail (or it's equivalent) will receive priority. Please allow 48 hours for a response to your fully completed booking inquiry. After that time has passed, feel free to send me a gentle nudge!