“Compensated”, this is obvious that we need to pay something to exchange other thing what you need. It seems like salary, refund, do something which we can gain the compensation.
“Dating”, means two peoples stick together like a couple in the period. If you don’t know what is “compensated dating”, you easily guess the meaning which is someone involve in dating can gain something what he/she need.
The compensated dating is come from Japan since 90’s. The original means the man via some media to contact with the girl who dating with man. However, this dating is related with the money. The girl can bargain with the men what item involves in dating, such as hand-in-hand, kissing, see movie, having dinner which are different item have different cost in count. So the men need pay the money or give the luxury gift to girl, possibly, the sexual element is being involved which the cost of dating maybe higher.
A 1997 poll in the Japanese TV Asahi program Asa Made Nama Terebi showed that 70 percent of respondents opposed compensated dating involving sexual interactions, while 30 percent approved of it. Typically, it is perceived as an extension of Japan's growing focus on materialism, much of which is what critics claim is the cause of compensated dating.
Girls sell their bodies in exchange for designer goods or money. However, to label compensating dating by the most basic definition of prostitution whereby a person attains money through the exchange of sexual acts excludes an array of other activities.
In South Korea
Compensated dating has also found its way to South Korea, where the South Korean government considers compensated dating a form of prostitution. An annual report by ECPAT International, published in 2004, asserts that 222 girls 18 and younger were arrested for participating in compensated dating in the year 2000
While having its foundations in Japan, compensated dating began to spread to other East Asian nations in the late 1990s via media. Compensated dating became popular in Taiwan after the airing of the Japanese dorama God, Please Give Me More Time, in which a young woman engages in the activity and suffers social and physical costs
In Hong Kong
In this few years, this activity was spread out to other many countries, the typical example which is Hong Kong. According to social workers, teenagers as young as 15 advertise themselves as available for "compensated dating”. The practice is becoming more acceptable among Hong Kong teenage girls, who do not think compensated dating is a kind of prostitution. Some believe it is different because it does not involve sexual intercourse and they can choose their clients, who range from teenage boys to married men. Some even think they are helping others.
The internet allows girls more opportunities to offer to shop, eat out or go to a movie with men in return for payment to fulfill their material needs. In April 2008, the brutal murder of a 16-year-old girl, Wong Ka-mui, who was taking part in compensated dating, drew attention to the issue. Due to above case, many girls “wake up “what consequence happened in compensated dating. It seems like very dangerous which harm to themselves.
According to above data of different countries of compensated dating, the most people think the dating which can satisfied their need in dating, men need sexual satisfaction and the girl also earn much quick cash or luxury things. It is so weird that the above things is peoples be dying for.
In the compensated dating, the majority of girls are not live in poor families. They are not a certainly in bad living standard why they go out to gain quick cash. Generally, the majority participants are lack of love and care in childhood.
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