Excellent post and so true.
This issue is an even worse for women travelling on their own (not complaining as I took the job!). Its just not practical to go wandering around at night to different bars and even a hotel bar can be a uncomfortable place if you are not looking for a ‘pick-up’. Certain cities are fine – Syd, Nyc, Hkg etc are great but I wouldn’t go wandering in Bkk – the hassle just isnt worth it. Even dining with a client can be difficult if not in a group. Weekends can be spent sightseeing and shopping but evenings are a nightmare. A woman cannot start a conversation with someone in a hotel bar or lounge without sending the wrong signal. Sad but true. Agree though with all the suggestions from the other posters. Anyone thinking bout an app for likeminded people to hook up without the usual risks or making it look like a dating site?