Geisha Guys And The Latest Japanese Love Trends
At first glance, the man and woman at the nightclub look like any other couple on a date. He flirts and pours champagne. She looks at him and laughs.Read more from CNN here...
This isn't a date, though. It's business.
The woman, a successful executive, has joined a growing number of professional women in Japan in forking out from $1,000 to $50,000 a night for male companionship.
They meet their "hosts" in hundreds of clubs that have sprung up around Tokyo - the industry says only compliments are exchanged. The women pay for a man to lavish them with undivided attention.
"There's nothing wrong with a woman paying to be entertained by a man," one female client says. "It's just another step in equality."
It's a dizzying reversal of traditional gender roles in a country long known for geishas pampering male clients with conversation, singing and dancing. Now a new breed of entertainer has cropped up -- think of them as male geishas.
Japan seems to be ahead of the game when it comes to love. They also have a support group called, "The National Chauvinistic Husbands Association" - a place where men can come together and learn to say, "I love you." Check out the video here.
What do you think about the idea of a "Geisha Guy"? For all the ladies out there, would you ever pay someone to "lavish you with undivided attention"? Is this another step in equality? Is this any different from the reasons why some men seek prostitutes? Speaking of prostitutes, click here to read about a woman who pays men for sex.
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