Compensated dating: An ethical analysis

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Abstract

In this paper, I analyze the moral problems in relation to the practice of compensated dating in Hong Kong. I identify three features which are often involved in the activity of compensated dating. The first is prostitution. If the trade of compensated dating involves an exchange of money for sex, then people may rightly question the moral permissibility of this practice. Secondly, the actions of compensated dating may involve sex activities between teenagers and adults. Thirdly, critics claim that the workers of compensated dating may be motivated by a mistaken view of the worth of things. In this paper, I have explained why these three criticisms are indefensible. I believe that the government’s policy in regard to the education of the teenagers, youth development, and the support it provides for workers of compensated dating should be reviewed. Copyright © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Singapore.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthical dilemmas in public policy: The dynamics of social values in the east-west context of Hong Kong
EditorsBetty YUNG, Kam-por YU
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages49-61
ISBN (Print)9789811004377, 9789811004353
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Citation

Sin, W. (2016). Compensated dating: An ethical analysis. In B. Yung & K.-P. Yu (Eds.), Ethical dilemmas in public policy: The dynamics of social values in the east-west context of Hong Kong (pp. 49-61). Singapore: Springer Verlag.