Professional girlfriends in Cambodia are potentially any girl working in the “female hostess” line of work. These include girls at hostess bars, beer servers, freelance girls, beer garden hostesses, and karaoke hostesses. These professions are not the most highly regarded work a girl can do. Sometimes they meet clients and become their girlfriends, but when this happens there is likely some monetary motivation involved. This cash transaction can take many forms. They range from girls dating guys who regularly buy gifts for them and possibly for their families as well (does not sound too strange does it?), to an arrangement for a live-in girlfriend who will cook, clean and have sex with you in return for a monthly allowance.
Propositions From Professional Girlfriends in Cambodia
A male foreign friend was recently propositioned by a girl who offered to live with him as his girlfriend, and do what would be expected of a girlfriend, in return for $400 a month. To put the price in perspective, working at a bar, a girl can earn a salary of $50 – $80 a month. Tips and drinks augment that salary. Going with customers for sex can further augment her income, but as seems logical, going to hotels with strange men is risky at best. Professional girlfriends in Cambodia can charge only a few hundred dollars a month and earn more money than they would at the bar, and reduce the risk they might otherwise take if they were to earn money by having sex with numerous customers.
Good or Bad?
This seems like a logical arrangement for professional girlfriends in Cambodia, but there are further added bonuses for the girls. Depending on the commitment of the relationship, she may be able to have more than one boyfriend. These boyfriends may not even be in the country, and they may be sending money from over seas each month. Or, she may work for a few part time local boyfriends if the arrangements permit her to do so. This allows girls the possibility of focusing their efforts on a few guys (whose company they hopefully enjoy) and making more money, staying safer, and avoiding the long hours and seven day work weeks that are part and parcel with working in a bar.
For the girls, it gets better still. It may work out that one of the relationships she is engaged in ends up with her marrying a foreign guy. If so, she’s just won the proverbial pro-girlfriend jackpot! Obviously the guy is happy too and one of the professional girlfriends in Cambodia is finally able to retire. Phew!
Perhaps this all sounds too good to be true? Remember, prices vary, and the whole arrangement is up for negotiation. If you fancy such a girl, make an offer at a bar and see what she says. If communication is difficult, get a translator (usually another bar girl) and talk money if you really want to speak her language. But before rushing out to your local travel agent to be on the next plane to Phnom Penh, there is further reading to be done with much more detail that was provided in this post.
This topic is not only one of interest to guys who are looking for a sweetheart Cambodian girlfriend. Heidi Hoefinger, who earned her PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London, has has collected data on the topic for seven years and her work on professional girlfriends in Cambodia appeared in the South East Asia Globe as their cover story in February 2012. This article contains a wealth of information on the topic and it is only a few pages long with some interesting pictures. Click here to view the article. Heidi’s work on professional girlfriends in Cambodia is also of interest to the academic community. She will be publishing her dissertation, due to be released in 2013. It will no doubt be an interesting read and possibly the only academic study that is in support of the women working as professional girlfriends in Cambodia. Click here to see a synopsis of Heidi Hoefinger’s dissertation.
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