Single Japanese Women Are Buying the Boyfriend Experience

Submitted by: fancylad 6 months ago in Lifestyle Weird


From Vice:

For the first time in centuries, young women in Japan are turning away from marriage and relationships. With more Japanese women entering the workforce, earning wages, and enjoying increased economic freedom, gender norms in the country are shifting, giving rise to new economic realities.

In Tokyo, a new wave of services is targeting these women, serving up the "à la carte" boyfriend experience. Whether they're craving a shoulder to cry on, a hunk to take shots with, or a late-night cuddle, Tokyo-based women can fulfill their relational needs on demand and by the hour.

In this episode of 'Slutever,' host Karley Sciortino travels to Tokyo to sample the services that are marketed to the country's powerful single women and speaks with the men who make a living catering to that need.
There are 18 comments:
Male 2,461
I wonder if this is connected to the Japanese male going more to the no sex or girlfriend and the gender neutral movement of younger men going on now. 
   The Japanese have always had a strong male dominated society, with women now taking a bigger role, the man may be just confused and lost. This is not unknown in societies that have a stronger Matriarchal society. Men feel like they have lost their position in society. 
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Male 1,996
Why does this remind me of Duece Bigelow?  Probably because the women will look the same.
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Male 43,796
Woman pays for Boyfriend = Feminist
Man  pays for Girlfriend = Sex Trafficker
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Male 17,295
Look at my hopes, look at my dreams 
The currency we've spent 
I love you, you pay my rent 
I love you, you pay my rent
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Male 49
Let’s see my passport is where? 
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Male 1,709
Woman paying for a 'boyfriend' = Empowered!
Man paying for a 'girlfriend' = Loser!
yay
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Male 7,992
squidbush Good point.
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Male 7,992
I thought the most interesting thing about this video was how the reporter became absolute putty in the hands of the last guy who lay beside her on the bed. She was totally into it.
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Male 43,796
I thought the perfect boyfriend involved commitment not Coupons.
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Male 1,996
Gerry1of1 he's totally commited, while the meter is running...
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Male 4,079
powerful single japanese women are looking for the perfect boyfriend experience and are willing to pay for it????? im booking my ticket now!!!!!!!! you with me squrlz?????? it will be like midnight cowboy but in japan and instead of a cowboy its a squirrel. i would pay good money to see that movie. Squillerson in Middre of Night! actually, forget the powerful single japanese women, im going to start writing a screenplay!
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Male 7,992
robthelurker I'm in. I'd be very good at this. If any Japanese women out there want to dry their tears on my fluffy tail, I'm your squirrel.
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Male 4,193
robthelurker I think a certain Duck may join you.



Unless it's what megrendel is offering....
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Male 9,728
robthelurker powerful single japanese women are looking for the perfect boyfriend 

Careful: powerful single Japanese women can be code for...  
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Male 1,996
megrendel my god, it’s Jabba the Hutt!
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Male 1,634
megrendel I hope she's not expecting a happy ending.
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Male 1,538
waldo863 Her happy ending is dessert
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