Anthropologist Laura Miller argues in her research that the majority of enjo-kōsai dates consists of groups of girls going with a group of older men to a karaoke bar for several hours and being paid for their time.
Furthermore, in a 1998 survey by the Asian Women's Fund, researchers found that fewer than 10 percent of all high school girls engage in enjo-kōsai and over 90 percent of the girls interviewed attested to feeling uncomfortable with the exchange or purchase of sexual services for money.
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 enjo-kōsai.
Critics worry that girls involved in enjo-kōsai will grow up to be unfit wives and mothers.
means "compensated dating" and is the Japanese language term for the practice of older men giving money and/or luxury gifts to attractive women for their companionship or possibly for sexual favors.
The female participants range from school girls (aka JK business) to housewives.
Enjo-kōsai does not always involve some form of sexual activity.
In the opposite case of women paying men, it is called gyaku-enjo-kōsai The nature of enjo-kōsai is heavily contested within Japan.
Beyond the basic desires which most individuals experience during this time, researchers have noted the relative significance of dating, not only for individuals but also for societies.Confusion over ways in which the relationship should change is confirmed by adolescents who report that parents appear unable to understand them.Education for parents should consist of knowledge sequenced to match the development of their child from birth through the years of adolescence.While researchers have long examined the dating and mate selection patterns among young adults, the vast majority have utilized Western samples.In order to further our understanding of the changing nature of dating behaviors and attitudes, this study examines a sample of young Chinese adults and focuses upon the gender differences therein.