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Pulling all the data and theoretical concepts together, this concluding chapter reflects the complex nature of compensated dating (CD). CD participants do not consider their activities to be a form of prostitution not only because of GFE, but also because of the modern transformation of intimacy and sexuality. While CD resembles the script of modern relationships, modern relationships are moving closer to the script of commercialized relationships. The gap between CD relationships and non-commercial modern relationships is therefore diminishing and even overlapping. This ambiguity draws men and girls into CD and provides justifications for their CD behaviors. The chapter also consolidates other social changes that provide a seedbed for the thriving of CD. Finally, it decrypts why CD is particularly prominent in Hong Kong in the twenty-first century.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender, Sexualities and Culture in Asia
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameGender, Sexualities and Culture in Asia
ISSN (Print)2662-7884
ISSN (Electronic)2662-7892


  • Plastic sexuality
  • Technological advancement
  • Transformation of intimacy


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