This is a great example of social escorts being hired for specific skills…relax… it is not the one you are thinking about ;).
Although there is a steep rise in Chinese gamers with a social life that consists solely of staying up for days playing games at home or gaming bars, it seems many are starting to become sick of this anti-social lifestyle and crave some intimacy. These gamers are willing to pay for people who can provide that for and escort agencies in China are catching on to this trend. Enterprising escort agencies have started to specialise in gaming chicks who provide online or real-life companionship. These social escorts can earn up to 8,000 RMB (SGD$1700) a month. Many of them are actually skilled gaming experts who can also tutor you in the fine art of online gaming! There is no better way to learn :).
Most of these escorts do not provide sexual services but many of their clients do ask. Due to the one-child policy in China, many families prefer to have sons which led to men outnumbering women in China. This has resulted in many single Chinese men looking for female company.
The addition of gaming as a niche to the social escort industry is not unique in China. Similar services are provided in South Korea and Japan where there are many PC gaming cafes. For example, in the Akihabara district of Tokyo , many maid and escort cafes can be found next to arcades and gaming cafes.
We wonder if this trend will catch on here in Singapore!