For Japanese ladies 40 seems to a watershed. If not married they are desperately trying to find a mate so they can get married and have a kid. It's not going to happen for 95% of them. I have met a couple of rough-looking ones (worse then Shino from JanJan) from Craigslist - they expect meals to be paid for by the man. Here are the finances. Dinner & drinks at a cheapish bar @ 6,000 yen. (inane chatter is free) Love hotel with the skank @ 4,000 yen. (if you are unlucky). Viagra @ 1,000 yen (you'll need it) . Alternative evening. Set meal at favorite burger joint @ 1,000 yen. JanJan BBBJ with CIM@ 3,000 (before 7pm) Which option is best in terms of cost-performance in your opinion?