Frédéric Darle, the president of Paris Descartes University, slammed the company's ads for being a bad look given the recent sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
But the sugar daddy controversy isn't limited to France.
Local authorities recoiled on Wednesday when an advertisement went up near Paris-Sorbonne University and the Paris Descartes University promoting Rich Meet Beautiful, which connects young adults with wealthy men and women willing to trade intimacy for cash, according to The Local.
Promising "romance, passion and no student loans," the ad instantly sparked a debate among students and officials who argued the service amounts to pimping."As well as public order problems caused by an advertisement that can be seen by minors, this site is an offence against women," Paris Deputy Mayor Hélène Bidard told Agence France Presse.
"Prostitution is not promoted, but the financial aspect is part of any relationship," CEO Sigurd Vedal told .
"It becomes much more difficult to objectively see each other's character traits" says Susanne Alexander, a relationship coach and author of Can We Dance? "Some couples then slide into engagement and marriage only to discover they have missed seeing major aspects of each other." While not every dating scenario that involves sex leads to marriage or even a serious relationship, couples do owe it to themselves to talk about where they see their relationship going and how sex might change the relationship -- before they get in bed together. The woman may assume sex implies a commitment; the man may not see it that way," Allen tells Web MD."Especially among older people who went through the sexual revolution, with maturity they realize there are emotional consequences for getting involved in a sexual relationship," says Allen, author of Celebrating Single and Getting Love Right: From Stalemate to Soulmate.According to the singles whom Allen has encountered, boomers generally play by far different dating rules than young, 20-something daters.By and large, Allen and other relationship experts endorse a cautious approach to the dating rules of sex."My advice is this: wait as long as you can," Allen says.