Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 78
Dating Services

R.I. Gen. Laws 5-78-1



 5-78-1.  Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(a) "Buyer" means any person entering into a social referral services contract with a seller.

(b) "Person" means a natural person, partnership, corporation, association, or any other legal entity.

(c) "Seller" means any person offering social referral services.

(d) "Social referral services" means dating, matrimonial, or personal referral services by any of the following means:

(1) An exchange of names, telephone numbers, addresses, and statistics;

(2) A photograph or video selection process;

(3) Personal introductions provided by the seller at the seller's place of business; or

(4) A social environment provided by the seller intended primarily as an alternative to singles' bars or club-type environments.

History of Section.
P.L. 2006, ch. 116, 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 137, 1; P.L. 2019, ch. 308, art. 1, 30.