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 OUR MATRIMONIAL AGENCY ATOUTCOEURS in Luxembourg.
|Your first meeting with us is non-binding and free of charge.
We give you time to think about choosing us.
|We organise personalised one-on-one dates for all ages.
Our members range in age from 25 to 85 years old.
Singles, divorced, widowers, looking to enter a stable and lasting relationship.
|We pay close attention to the profiles of our members and give pride of place to providing high-quality service.
|Our ambassadors are available every day of the week including public holidays for a first meeting or to get your feedback after a date.
We are a dynamic team, organizing regular brainstormings to constantly improve the service to our members.
|Discretion, respect for privacy, and total confidentiality are vital to us. 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.
|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.
|Do you have very specific preferences ? Tell us about them and we will cater our services to your particular needs and desires.
|It is of utmost importance to us that you do not waste your time and meet people matching with your search criteria.
That’s why we have decided, unlike the other agencies, to systematically add a picture of the person to the suggested profile.
|We treat our members like VIPs and are very sensitive to small attentions that will make the difference.
|We organize very qualitative thematic events : gastronomy, art, travelling, golf, riding, lectures … this in order to offer even more opportunities to meet premium profiles in another context. Those events are open to non-members by invitation.
The founder Claire Mottart is currently in charge of the development of the Atoutcoeurs dating agency and is looking for Atoutcoeurs Ambassadors in Luxembourg, Belgium and France or on a more international level.
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