TheSugarBook says female users are empowered with 'choice' in response to MPs' criticisms

TheSugarBook says female users are empowered with 'choice' in response to MPs' criticisms

Yahoo Singapore·2018-02-05 18:35

Following strong condemnation of TheSugarBook (TSB) in Parliament, the sugar dating website has defended itself against accusations of exploitation of young women, stressing that its female users are empowered with “choice” to maintain or cease contact with their partners.

TSB, which provides an avenue for sugar babies – usually young women – to connect with sugar daddies – usually middle aged men – who are willing to pay them for their upkeep, likened itself to other social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. The website maintained that it was a “niche” platform “where like-minded consenting adults can meet, connect and develop mutually beneficial relationships”.

“(TSB) aims to allow females to have the choice of (forming) long term partnerships with eligible males in the market,” a TSB spokesman told Yahoo News Singapore.

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