This law has three major aims:
The law uses the term marriage brokerage to refer to "any activity that provides a paid service whereby individuals are paired together with the direct or indirect aim of achieving marriage or a stable relationship". As such, the law applies to dating agencies, as well as to clubs, provided that their services include the activities cited in the definition of marriage brokerage.
To achieve this objective of transparency, the law provides for a registration system for dating agencies. It is not an accreditation system that aims to oversee the quality of the services offered; instead, it is a simple register that inventories the businesses working in the industry.
In addition, classified ads from dating agencies must include certain information making it possible to identify agencies and to get further information on members' "profiles".
The consumer-protection measures include:
Since 7 January 2006, it is illegal to engage in professional marriage brokerage activities without registering in advance with the Belgian Crossroads Bank for Enterprises (as per the Administrative Simplification Act II of 15 December 2005).
Agents from the Directorate General of Supervision and Mediation have jurisdiction to inspect for and establish the existence of violations of the Law of 9 March 1993 (Ministerial Decree of 28 May 1993 – Official Gazette of 16 June 1993).
The law provides for sanctions in its criminal provisions that render it possible to put a halt to practices that are deceitful or in violation of human dignity. The law provides for a warning procedure, followed by an injunction procedure, and the possibility for the Minister to suspend non-compliant companies' registration or bar them from marriage brokerage altogether.
TO CHOOSE THE ATOUTCOEURS DATING AGENCY IN BELGIUM
|I||We pay attention to your hopes and preferences. We select the profile, but you choose who you meet.
You are never under any obligation to accept a date.
|II||We organise personalised one-on-one dates for all ages.
Our members range in age from 25 to 85 years old.
|III||We pay close attention to the profiles of our members and give pride of place to providing high-quality service
|IV||Discretion, respect for privacy, and total confidentiality are vital to us.
|V||We do not publish anonymous want ads or blog posts advertising our members on our website, in newspapers and magazines, or elsewhere on the internet.
|VI||We are active and available every day of the week.
|VII||Our members are between 25 and 85 years of age, and are all looking to enter a stable and lasting relationship.
|VIII||Your first meeting with us is non-binding. We give you time to think about choosing us.
|IX||Do you have very specific preferences? Tell us about them and we will cater our services to your particular needs and desires.
|X||The Atoutcoeurs dating agency also organises exclusive dates with other Jewish members for those who are looking for a relationship with someone from their own religious community, in hopes of finding someone who shares their Jewish culture and their desire to build a serious relationship. The Atoutcoeurs-Belgium dating agency respects everyone's culture and religion, without exception.|
Founder of the Atoutcoeurs-Belgium dating agency
T. 0032 495 20 83 87
Clos Saint-Georges 1
Rue Colonel Bourg 127-129
Avenue Louise 71
Atoutcoeurs - Brabant wallon (Est) et Namur
T. 0032 487 52 70 76
Avenue du Ruisseau du Godru 71