近期比利時戀愛網站「Rich Meet Beautiful」因企圖透過媒合「甜心老爹」與大學生「甜心寶貝」引起爭論，目前當局檢方也已針對該企業提出妨礙風化與反性歧視法的相關起訴。
TAIPEI (The China Post) – Following widespread complains in Belgium, authorities have put the boss of sugar-daddy dating website Rich Meet Beautiful (www.richmeetbeautiful.com) on notice with charges of debauchery and violating anti-sexism laws.
Authorities are questioning whether such a platform, which recently advertised its services on trucks driving through the campus of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, for engaging in solicitation and prostitution business.
「Rich Meet Beautiful」曾指出自家網站計劃在2018年底招募300,000名註冊使用者，使年輕貌美的大學生，透過使用平台找到具成熟魅力的高階社會人士交往，相關背景類似於「格雷的五十道陰影」的電影情節。
Rich Meet Beautiful previously admitted to aiming at recruiting 300,000 Belgian registrations by the end of 2018 by highlighting “opportunities to connect well-off sugar daddies.” The website has targeted young “sugar babies” with great body in a “relationship featuring a ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ experience with sex and money exchanges.”
該企業利用卡車承載大型出租看板在校園附近打廣告，主打「改變你的生活，從找一個甜心老爹開始」標語，使不少校園人士表達關切與抗議，對該企業經營宗旨提出質疑，比利時政府也採取法律行動，起訴47歲平台創辦人Norwegian Sigurd Vedal。
Promotional posters and flyers read: “Improve your style of life (with) a sugar daddy.” Belgian authorities immediately decided to curb the website’s development and put the founder, Norwegian Sigurd Vedal, 47, in check after the university filed complaints.
However, though seemingly new to most, this is not the first time that similar activities have unfolded online. U.S.-based SeekingArrangement.com, aSugarDating.com, found by Asian-American students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Taiwan iSugar have also come under the spotlight of precariousness, to name but a few.
Most founders claim that utilizing digital power to shape dating patterns by making relationships between successful, sophisticated men and young women in the underserved world more possible is a global trend.
Yet prosecutors and lawyers have pointed out the intrinsic problems of such websites — the legal application to nonperformance of duty, online scamming, or even the possibilities to increase prostitution culture, which have made worse the distinguishability between internet development and social morality.
If such a website is socially and legally acceptable, according to Taiwan lawyer Ting Yu-jen, it would be hard for “sugar daddies’ and “sugar babies” to evidence their stance in courts when legal disputes arise.
Belgian judges, however, believe such a campaign involves sexual services and gifts, which are consistent with the household, self-explaining and the sometimes notorious term “sugar daddy.”