Waiter, I'll Have a Bourbon and That Brunette

When Korean women go for a girls' night out, money is not an issue. At the trendy nightclubs in the bustling city of Seoul, girls-only groups enjoy a free table with beers for each of them and an elaborate platter of assorted fruits. But once inside, they hardly talk, drink or dance together – let alone see each other – thanks to a courtship ritual of Korean nightlife called "booking." Waiters grab the girls one by one – almost forcibly, though women are expected to make a vain gesture of...Full Story
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