By Maurice Kwok-to Choi,Kwok-bun Chan
Based on a examine utilizing on-line ethnography because the significant examine approach, this ebook explains why and the way males in Hong Kong use QQ—an on-line immediate messenger—to “chase” girls in mainland China, specifically within the neighboring urban of Shenzhen. Chasing ladies via QQ is a reciprocal alternate procedure in which the assets to be exchanged within the interplay are usually not negotiated. particularly, the boys offer assets to the ladies, hoping for rewards in go back that aren't assured. This attribute of the trade makes males who chase girls via QQ very strategic of their motion. they struggle to maximise the rewards and reduce the prices via adopting myriad concepts, comparable to developing an enticing on-line identification via strategic self-presentation. The function of feelings within the alternate approach can also be tested. males examine the emotional norms throughout the on-line discussion board, yet occasionally it really is tricky for them to regulate their feelings; a few males fall in love after they will not be speculated to. because it occurs, they've got didn't calculate the prices and rewards rationally in that they could supply too many assets to the ladies with out getting sufficient rewards in return.
This e-book offers unique insights into the idea procedures, motivations, wishes, anxieties and dangers of Hong Kong males looking non permanent sexual family members with girls at the mainland. those insights are hugely suitable to our figuring out of the speedy evolving use of social media, a phenomenon of globally significance and deep implications.
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Online Dating as A Strategic Game: Why and How Men in Hong Kong Use QQ to Chase Women in Mainland China by Maurice Kwok-to Choi,Kwok-bun Chan