She said sometimes the customers would stray from the rules, asking for more sex or refusing to wear a condom. I kept asking myself why I had to do this kind of thing to make money. Most girls who engage in compensated dating don't view themselves as prostitutes, said social worker Chiu Tak-Choi.
"For the girls, they don't think so because they think they can quit anytime.
It is hard to quantify how big the problem is in Hong Kong because the business is conducted under the radar, he said.
Her father doesn't know what she did as a 16-year-old, and she hopes he never finds out.
A jury convicted him of murder and sentenced him to life in prison.
Sze told CNN she knew a compensated date could go horribly wrong.
The girls -- even though they post their details on the Internet -- they think they can quit.
Even if they encounter the guys, if he is not good-looking, she can quit and say 'I don't do it.' They think they have a lot of power to control whether they do it or not, so they think of it very differently from prostitution." Chiu, the social worker, is currently working with about 20 girls who are trying to leave the world of compensated dating.
Sze wanted the same for herself, so her classmates introduced her to Internet chat forums where she met male customers. Last year, a 16-year-old Hong Kong girl was killed in a gruesome murder after she went to a 24-year-old man's apartment for a compensated date.The man, Ting Kai-Tai, killed the teenager, dismembered her body and flushed the remains down the toilet.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."Actually, I was a bit scared, but I knew this was the only way I could get money. She says she became jealous when she saw the designer clothes, bags and cosmetics they bought with the money they earned through compensated dating.She would set ground rules with clients on the phone first.She charged them 0 for a date and clarified how many times she would have sex with them. I just thought I could always quit after a short time or whenever I wanted," Sze said.