Dear Lulu Jeh: My girlfriend and I have been dating for a while. We both live at home because of economic reasons. We try to get away on mini-breaks every now and then, but generally it’s hard to spend time together privately, if you know what I mean. Should I feel weird about going to a love hotel? — Hong Kong Homey
Dear HKH: Most Hong Kong millennials like yourself face this conundrum, and let me say that living at home is nothing to be ashamed about. Hong Kong is consistently one of the most expensive places in the world to live, after all.
But back to your question: Should you feel weird about going to a love hotel? Short answer: Hell NO! Love hotels are great places to spend some quality alone time. The good ones are comfortable and cozy, affording the privacy you so crave.
Staff are usually super-discreet. What’s not to love?! And tons of other people frequent love hotels for loads of reasons — not just sex. People have be known to go sleep off hangovers, or catch some shut-eye after missing a ferry home.
The only thing you have to worry about is choosing which one to go to. Check out GoOpenRoom, the OpenRice of love hotels (Chinese only). You’ll find reviews and photos of rooms. — Lulu
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