Independent reviews of dating websites


The petition calls on the Department of Justice to restrict the review section from Escort Ireland and similar websites which allows clients to give feedback on women who advertise their services on the site.Reviewers may rate a number of aspects of their experience including physical experience and value for money.They may also indicate if they would recommend the escort under review or if they would repeat their booking.The petition, hosted on change.org, included excerpts from reviews which included derogatory statements such as "[if] you are really stuck some night".The website hosts hundreds of reviews and awards 'escort of the month' based on positive feedback.



"Please stop Escort Ireland's platform for punters to rate and review sex with women they rent."As you can see from my petition, women are being rated and reviewed by men who rent them for sex.This is not equality or liberation for women, something Ireland is striving for." However, a spokeswoman from Ugly Mugs, an app which allows sex workers to share information about clients in order to promote safety, said that reviews and sex work websites had value for allowing women to work safely."I don't agree with trying to ban sex work websites because you can't ban sex work by banning websites, it doesn't work and it's not a useful thing to do.

"Sex workers rely on websites as one means of meeting clients in a safer environment.

Things like review systems allow sex workers to have some knowledge of a client, when they are taking a booking from a client they can look at that clients reviews and it's a way of gaining information about that person so they are useful to sex workers for safety purposes generally," she added.