Online dating sites have become more popular amongst people who have hectic schedules and little time to get out and meet new people.
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The increasingly popular “sugar daddy” websites are on their radar, Hermick said.
Sites such as these encourage younger users to arrange dates with older, wealthy users in exchange for money or gifts.
Pennsylvania State Police are going undercover to root out potential prostitution arranged through dating websites, officials said.
“It's perfectly fine for people to advertise for friends, for romantic relationships, and even for those relationships to blossom into sexual activity,” he said.
“What's not is when someone is simply advertising and soliciting commercial sexual activity.” Hermick could not point to any specific arrests or convictions related to sugar daddy-type sites.
“In a world of limited resources,” said Burkoff, “we're certainly more interested in forcible or non-consensual sexual arrangements than not forced and consensual ones.” Natasha Lindstrom is a Trib Total Media staff writer.
Such sites dismiss claims likening their services to prostitution.
“Prostitution is illegal, obviously, and we take a lot of measures to get those people off of our site and prevent them from joining,” said Brook Urick, spokeswoman for Seeking Perkins, chief marketing officer of Arrangement Finders.com, said prostitution implies a one-time exchange of sex for money, whereas his users seek ongoing relationships and benefits beyond sex.
A lot of them lack the time to go out and meet new people, figure out if they are interested in a relationship, do the back and forth phone calls, text messages, and emails, only to find out that the person is not for them.