HI, I'm Sean, a lifetime student of photography. I have always been real easy to get along with, and meeting new people comes natural during my day job.
In my short time here on MM i've talked to a few models and some have had problems with photographers not wanting the model to bring someone with them to a shoot. I am not only Okay with it, I encourge you to always bring a friend, doesn't matter if its a boyfriend, girlfriend or whatever. I don't mean just for me but anyone on here or any other site!! Always bring a friend. Its just the safe thing to do. And if a photog says he wants you to come alone, don't go at all!!
I would like to meet with any models I'm working with at least once before we meet for the shoot. I've learned that this is good for a few reasons. One is to simply get the wierd part of meeting a stranger out of the way and making us both more comfortable at the shoot. Also it gives us a chance to go over ideas in a more relaxed mode. It works believe me. LOL!