I'll just go ahead and tell you that it's mostly pretty hypothetical, this particular fall.
There are undoubtedly lots of whores in Beijing, but I haven't seen any yet. I've been too busy trying to get adjusted to my new job to go out and drink much. And of course, like my younger contemporaries Tucker Max, Neil Strauss, and Roosh V, I pretty much feel I'm too old for that shit.
But still, to satisfy my readers, how about an update on my mostly platonic mistress?
So let's see. I have had a girlfriend for 7 years now, who I only see every few months.
And, as described in my last memoir, I have been having a side fling with a married girl who I also knew back in Russia.
Mostly just on the internet, however.
Her, I see about every 1 - 3 YEARS. Last time I saw her was in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic back in 2013. Before that I saw her when I visited Russia in 2010 and 2011.
Yet it still lingers! The texting and the sexting and the occasional Skype chat.
Oh, we're always scheming to meet somewhere. Grand fantasy plans about limos and hot tubs and fucking on deserted beaches.
She wanted to come to Dubai while in 2014 while I was working in Saudi, but it never worked out, even when I offered to pay. (She did successfully visit me there once in 2011.)
I was in Thailand between jobs in 2015, but her friend wanted to go to Vietnam and they'd just instituted a new high-priced visa for Americans so I didn't go.
Then she tried to get a friend to go with her to Miami in spring of this year, but they were afraid they wouldn't be able to get a visa. (Her husband can't travel abroad because he works for the military.)
So it just never works out, the actual meeting, so it stays mostly online.
Obviously, there's something there we both like and need. Some romance and intrigue, I guess. We can indulge our evil sides without being TOO unfaithful to our significant others. (Or at least only every few years.)
There's always a chance that we'll end up together, I guess; we discuss it occasionally. But I think we both know it won't happen, because we know that the main thing we have in common is dishonesty and unfaithfulness.
But who knows? China's not so far from Russia, and she's got an aunt who works here ... so there might be a sordid sex story in me yet.