Great expectations dating service company
It is one of the most deceptive services I have dealt with. Once they get you into their office, they won't let you go.
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They claimed that they had a very comparable or even better website to and other on-line dating services.
Used a questionnaire and an IBM 1401 to match students. "By the fall of sixty-five, six months after the launch, some ninety thousand Operation Match questionnaires had been received, amounting to $270,000 in gross profits, about $1.8 million in today's dollars."Eros (Contact Inc.) launches. "Everybody was letting it all hang out in other ways," said Raymond Shapiro, a business manager for the New York Review of Books, "so suddenly it was okay to display oneself in print.
It was very important to be 'self-aware.' So you'd get ads like: 'Astrologer, 27, psychology student, desires to establish non-superficial friendship with sensitive, choicelessly aware persons who are non-self-oriented, deep, and wish to unearth real, personness relationships.' " The service achieved some notability, but it never overcame stigma.
The settlement also requires the company to correct its alleged deceptive business practices, including misrepresenting the makeup of its member database and the status of its members, illegally obtaining consumers' protected credit information and extending the term of its membership agreements beyond that allowed by law.
I actually tried to cancel on a Sunday, which they denied, stating Sunday was not a business day.In order to date online, you had to pay an additional twenty or thirty dollars a month, in addition to the outrageous membership fee I mentioned earlier.
The remaining $250,000 will be paid to the state for consumer fraud prevention.There were also apparently other video dating services like Teledate and Introvision, but it's nearly impossible to find anything about them online.messageries roses (pink chat rooms) are launches.Chat rooms for dating (using the Minitel network) started by Marc Simoncini. Rumours of Kingston upon Thames used a Fox pro database Computer Matching System developed in house by Elwyn Jones to generate lists for mailing based on client preferences.Eventually people lost interest as BBSs lost out to the World Wide Web, and Matchmaker was superseded by According to the settlement, Great Expectations must pay $250,000 in restitution to eligible consumers who were victimized by the company’s deceptive practices.I did not receive one date-I got to talk to a girl on the phone for a lousy five minutes. I wish I had known about the class action lawsuit, so I could have gotten my money back! This dating service should be taken off the market.