Most importantly, Loveboat also doubles as an event space. There are sections of the store dedicated to I Ching readings and massages. They hold monthly salons, where people come together to discuss topics ranging from business networking to dating.
"I wanted to plug into the gay scene in Taipei, but I'm not interested in the clubbing side of the gay scene," Hunter White, an American customer says. White is a regular at the events. "I was just looking for a social outlet for LGBTQ people and a place to hang out and meet people. Loveboat, and the other stores right near it, are the only places in Taipei that really offer that."