Universe Club, a popular Japanese sugar dating website, has opened its first offline branch in Singapore.
The self-proclaimed “luxury dating club” has a user base of approximately 10,000, with 70% being female sugar babies. After launching in the country a month ago, it currently has 70 Singaporean members with only 10 men.
Users are promised a “safe sugar dating experience”, as all of the men are interviewed to ensure they are wealthy and respectful.
The women are also screened to see if they have a “high-level” personality and can choose whether they just want to go out for meals or are available for an intimate relationship.
Male users must pay their date at least $100 when they meet for the first time, regardless of where they go out.
A spokesperson for Universe Club told Asia One that there are married members on the platform but claimed that they do not encourage affairs.
The Singaporean government is closely monitoring the number of sugar dating companies that are emerging in the country. It insisted that if it finds any evidence of money being exchanged for sexual services it will take action against the website and its owners.
Sugarbook was due to host a sugar dating party alongside the 2018 Grand Prix with the Singapore Tourism Board. However, the government organisation pulled out of marketing the event due to the controversial business model.
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