When we look for Houseboys, we are demanding, even though it’s hard to find good help and vice versa.
We look for a certain attitude first. Dominant but servile. Masculine but sensitive. Then we make sure he has strong legs, because he’ll be scurrying around all day, freshening our drinks and fluffing the pillows.
We ask him if he minds dressing up, because a good Houseboy is obedient but also playful.
Finally, we make sure we can take him out on social occasions. That’s about it. Oh wait, did I forget about cooking and cleaning? Those are good skills to have, but not as important and enthusiasm, multitasking and being a team player!