"There’s nothing about buying, whatsoever." "They [the Czech dating service] use the term mail-order bride on the site … Potential clients recognize mail-order bride, may search for it.
But they really don't use it much." Douglas said listeners think the contest title, "Male is in the Czech," is "funny and cute." "Some have seen it, the other side of that double entendre being a sexual thing, but that's only if you want to read into it," Douglas said.
The station belongs to Newcap Radio, which also runs Hot 89.9 in Ottawa.
Hot 89.9 recently offered contestants a chance to "win a baby," via in-vitro treatments.
If a date is not successful, it won't go any further.
If a date is successful, it could lead to matrimony," Douglas said.
The Nova Scotia Liquor Commission confirmed on Thursday it had pulled an advertisement. However, we were advertising on Q104 our Air Miles program.
The valentines began being created with lace, ribbon, colors, pictures, etc.
In the United States the first mass production of valentines started in 1847.
"Q104 is, in no way or manner, awarding the winner of this contest with sexual services or favours or participating in any type of prostitution or forced non-consensual arrangement," the rules say.
The radio station looked into concerns about human trafficking and sexual exploitation and would have abandoned the contest if they found any connection to international dating services, he said.