Sixty percent of those who said they would consider compensated dating said they would do it mainly to earn quick cash, while 23 percent said they would do it for their own sexual gratification.
The survey by the Hong Kong Christian Service came despite a grisly case in July in which a 24-year-old man was jailed for life for murdering a 16-year-old girl he met over the Internet.
Her father doesn't know what she did as a 16-year-old, and she hopes he never finds out.
But Sze, now 19, wants young girls to hear her story so they never make the same mistake. We skipped the dinner part and went straight to the guest house for sex," Sze recalled. I thought this was easy money, and that's why I continued doing this kind of thing." For a year and a half, Sze was part of a growing social phenomenon among teens in Hong Kong called "compensated dating," a practice in which a young woman agrees to go on a date with a man for a fee. Sze said she started compensated dating because many of her classmates at an all-girls school were doing it.
A third of HK teens would consider prostitution HONG KONG — One in three Hong Kong teenagers would consider selling sex for money as the trend of so-called “compensated dating” sweeps the city, a survey found yesterday.
Of nearly 600 youngsters aged 12 to 20 questioned in the wealthy city of 7 million, 34 percent said they would consider offering compensated dating, a euphemism for prostitution, as a full-time job.
Sze told CNN she knew a compensated date could go horribly wrong.
She would set ground rules with clients on the phone first.
The reasons vary from an unstable home life to a desire for material goods, Chiu said.
One 14-year-old girl told him she started compensated dating when she lost her cell phone.
Chiu believes the problem is getting worse because his caseload has doubled in the past two years.