The convenience of social networking
New technology offering different social networking platforms has made it easier for people to connect with each other. But it has also made it easier for compensated dates to be arranged.Tuesday, 3 April, 2012, 12:00am
Police are scrambling to overcome a gap in the law that stops them prosecuting people who use internet forums and smartphone apps to solicit compensated dates.
Compensated dating is a form of prostitution in which the buyer and the seller first go on a date before having sex in return for money or gifts.5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Most young people in a survey on 'compensated' or paid dating came from broken families.
The Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service study found only eight of its 57 teenage participants lived with their parents.
Twenty-two had parents who were divorced and 18 had parents who were separated, or had step-parents. Five had a parent living with a partner.28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Police have been unco-operative in helping to connect young girls who had been caught offering 'compensated dating' - a form of prostitution - with social service agencies, a welfare group said yesterday.27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Investigators in Shanghai have cracked a prostitution ring run by teenage girls working for 'pocket money', with two of the more than 20 suspects under the age of 14, local media reported.
Most of the girls involved in the ring are still in high school and were reported to have been contacting clients through internet chat forums and via mobile phones.8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
I am writing after reading the news that the eight people who tricked Web users to work as prostitutes were arrested by police. This story reminded me of the dangers of compensated dating, and how it will ruin lives.8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
We spend a lot of time worrying about air pollution and the way it damages our bodies. But there's another form of pollution in Hong Kong, which affects the soul - and its principal cause is money. This spiritual pollution causes people to abandon their code of ethics in order to get their hands on the trappings of affluence.25 Apr 2010 - 12:00am
In a posting on Leedeelive.com's adult forum, a 16-year-old says he 'needs money', so he's 'giving male compensated dating a try'.
The teen, who calls himself Gayman on the website and describes himself as 'okay-looking', names his price as HK$500, without specifying for what.14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
Girls who go on compensated dates are finding their clients in new and more obscure ways, such as through online game chat rooms. And to avoid attention from police and the media - with their blatant advertisements on internet forums gradually being driven out - they are also seeking new clients among the friends of existing clients.21 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
Answer the following questions
1 According to Ah Yan, why did she go on compensated dates?
a. She could not find a job.
b. She needed money to buy luxury goods.
c. She wanted a place of her own.
d. Her friends talked her into doing it.17 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
A brand-name strap for her mobile phone was the only thing on a 14-year-old girl's mind when she agreed for the first time to provide sexual services for reward.
Two years later the girl, now 16, was among about 100 girls interviewed by Chief Inspector Chung Chi-ming, who has led police operations against 'compensated dating' in the past 12 months.5 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
Smiling is good for the health
It's probably difficult to smile when you are sad or in danger. But smiles can defeat anything.
According to surveys, people who greet life with a smile live longer than people who do not. Besides, you'll make everybody around you unhappy if you always have a miserable expression on your face.28 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
Immoral way to earn money
The number of girls engaged in compensated dating is rising, according to recent reports. Most of them want the money to satisfy their material needs or to pay off debts.5 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
More than 100 teenage girls are providing sex to men for money in what is known as compensated dating, a police investigator says.
He said the situation was getting worse and that officers had identified at least 15 websites linked to compensated dating, a disguised form of prostitution. 'Ten to 30 advertisements to promote such services are found on each website.'30 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
Seven under-age girls - some as young as 15 - were caught working as hostesses at a Yau Ma Tei nightclub in an undercover police raid early yesterday.7 Dec 2008 - 12:00am