19. Rental Boyfriend: Around $45 Per Hour
This is a service that began in – yes, Japan – and has since spread to China. In these countries with cultures that are less expressive than many countries in the West, there is a demand among women for rental boyfriends. In addition to being paid hourly, the client is often expected to pay for the date’s expenses.
The job mostly isn’t physical – there’s no kissing allowed, although hand-holding and hugging are often part of the gig. This is one of those professions that works well for people who genuinely enjoy making other people happy, though the perks of going on all-expense-paid dates must be a nice added bonus.