Women Pay $50,000 Just for Guys to Listen

 - Apr 8, 2008   Updated: Apr 7 2011
References: edition.cnn
Japanese businesswomen have picked up on the Geisha concept and are paying up to $50,000 a night for male companionship. They meet their hosts in the hundreds of venues that have established themselves for this type of meeting around Tokyo. The only exchange between the individuals is compliments, not sex. The women are paying only for a man's undivided attention.

Implications - The story of the 21st century is the story of the rich and independently successful business woman, and the result is that more and more companies and organizations are moving to meet this increasingly large and powerful demographic's needs and desires. Initiatives like this reflect the lucrative nature of this emerging industry.