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What Kind Of Women Go To Host Clubs?

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In case you think the kind of women who go to host clubs are all loser dogs who can’t get a boyfriend, think again! Many of them are women who have too many men after them, not too few!

What kind of woman pays a guy to spend time with her? The truth might surprise you – it’s not women who are too unattractive to get near a guy otherwise. Actually, about seventy percent of women who go to host clubs work in the mizu shōbai business themselves (in hostess clubs or places that provide other kinds of entertainment for men). For one thing, they can afford it, since a successful hostess can make as much money as a successful host. And after a long night of making the men they’re entertaining feel like they’re God’s Gift To Women (even if they’re just a spotty assistant car dealer from rural Aomori), it’s not surprising that hostesses want to relax and get some of the same treatment themselves.

And around thirty percent are just regular women of all kinds. Office ladies. Woman execs who work long hours. Single women who are too busy to have a boyfriend (or choose not to for various reasons). Married women whose husbands work all the time. Girls who just want to feel like they’re out on a date, even though they don’t have a boyfriend.

So, do you have to sneak around to do it? The answer is no, it’s not shameful to go to a host club (not like a guy being caught coming out of a strip joint) but it’s not the kind of thing you’d probably mention to your boss or your grandmother. And if you don’t have money, you can get into trouble, fast. A host club habit can cost thousands of dollars a week, if you’re a regular. Going to a host club isn’t shameful, but getting into debt is. So you have to be careful it doesn’t become a habit you can’t afford.

Fallen Angel readers often ask me what it’s really like to go to a host club. If you’re curious too, here are answers to the TOP TEN QUESTIONS ABOUT HOST CLUBS:

Why do women go to host clubs?

What kind of women go to host clubs?

What’s it like to visit a host club?

How expensive is it to go to a host club?

What is a host club “champagne call”?

Can foreigners get into a host club?

How can I go to a host club?

How do I find a good host club?

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Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo. If you ‘d like to feel what it’s like to go to a host club but you’re not in Tokyo right now, you can always slip behind closed doors and meet the hosts of Club Nova in Fallen Angel

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The #1 hostboy at Club Nova makes a handsome living, whispering sweet nothings in the ears of women who pay him a fortune for the privilege. But the party’s over when…read more

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

2 thoughts on “What Kind Of Women Go To Host Clubs? Leave a comment

  1. I’d like to go there and become a host. I’m 30.. latin and speak perfect english and obviously spanish. I think it may be something Asian girls may find attractive since not that many latins go there to become hosts. Any leads as to how can I achieve this?

    • I’m sure you would be very popular! There are only two things standing in your way: a working visa and at least conversational intermediate-level Japanese.

      You wouldn’t have to speak perfect Japanese, but you’d have to be able to carry on a conversation with non-English/Spanish speaking customers. And you’d have to speak well enough to use the polite forms toward the host club manager, or you can’t be hired and trained. (People who speak anything but Japanese are few and far between in the host world.)

      The visa problem is a little harder – host clubs aren’t the kind of businesses that sponsor visas, so you’d have to get a longterm visa some other way. The easiest ways are to get either a student visa or work for an English teaching company. The problem with student visas is that you are allowed to work at anything EXCEPT being a host/hostess and doing door-to-door sales. If you go to work for an English school that sponsors visas, you’ll have to work full time at the company, then moonlight as a host at night.

      But good luck! I think it would be a great experience, and I hope you make it to Japan!

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