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Register here. Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter. Comment Options: Use markdown. Use plain text. Make this the First Word or Last Word. No thanks. Become an Insider! This feature is only available to registered users. In Register Preferences. Tue, Nov 8th pm — Mike Masnick. If you liked this post, you may also be interested in Somebody has to ask. Were the women in question like big fat ugly sweathogs that nobody in the civilized world would even talk to much less want to date?
Mike profile8 Nov pm. The article claims the judge said that they were "intelligent, well-spoken and attractive professional women. Patrick8 Nov pm. Man, why don't these women just find me and buy me a car. I can be a good little man-whore and they can keep me in a manner I want to become accutomed to. Anonymous Coward9 Dec pm. Either that, or they were probably only selecting men half their age and not even close to the same type as them.
Or simply not picking anyone at all and just 'hoping' someone will pick them.
Anonymous Coward1 May am. I would rather be a fat ugly sweathog with a heart and some empathy for people, than someone like you who must think that the outside means everything!! Good looks and good bodies definately go away as you age, don't know what planet you're living on it's inevitable. I hope you find that person of your dreams because of what they look like, and that never changes It's a person like you that I dread to meet on on-line dating Anonymous Coward6 Jul am. The women were ripped off because it's a scam.
I myself am an attractive, educated professional woman who paid thousands for men that didn't exist because they showed me fake photos etc. I went on ONE date. They submitted my profile with typos even though I did not include typos I am a freaking teacher. They lied and promised marriage, saying they were Christian etc. Then they closed shop and there went my money with them.
I hope karma pays all of those liars and scammers a visit. The consumer office of CA did nothing to help me because they are "franchises". Yonatron8 Nov pm. Yes but shouldn't a scam like that be covered by existing laws in the vein of "don't scam people"? Seriously, why is there any member of a legislature who thinks it's his or her business to decide what the maximum possible value of a dating service is?
That's hurty on the brain. Anonymous Coward8 Nov pm.
Robert Martin9 Nov pm. Testosterone poisining, that's what it is.
Women, unlike men, are raised in a culture that STILL often teaches they will find their "completion" in a relationship with a man. And for some people, male and female, their "other half" never shows up. These poor women will pay any price if it holds the prospect of "true love," because they are so indoctrinated. That's why the law is needed, to prevent exploitation of the cinderella myth. If Great Expectations had paid me a couple of hundred, I'd have serviced these ladies, and GE would've kept a tidy, secure profit. They were hoping to avoid meeting slobs like you.
I was ata party a couple years back and talked with a girl who worked at one of those places. It might have even been GE. Anyway, she said the clientele tended toward a couple of architypes. The guys were nerdy engineers and lawyers who had busted ass for years to have a decent salary and were now looking for a young hottie to validate their professional success, but were too socially awkward to approach women on their own.
The problem with that was, hot young chicks don't need to pay a dating service, they already have more attention than they can handle. The female profile tended toward professional women who had achieved managerial success to the point where they had priced themselves out of the mkt. They all wanted to marry guys who were more successful than they were, but the guys who were that driven and successful were picking up their potential trophy wives without 3rd party help. She said very few clients ever got what they ed for because objectively, nobody had very realistic expectations of their actual mkt value.
A lot of the times nobody even got past the video viewing stage. Craig9 Jun am. Unhappy TN customer8 Jan am. You people don't understand the kinds of scam tactics GE uses. I am currently fighting legally for a refund for services not yet rendered which they owe me under state law and refuse to honor.
Their sales pitch is riddled with lies and inaccuracies, they take your financial and govt. It is business fraud plain and simple, and I am prepared to argue in court that they are in violation of a of clauses in the deceptive and unfair business practices of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act.
Why don't you have a look at www. I only wish I'd found out sooner. Mike Murphy14 Jan am. They have ed off on this point, and additinally, have agreed to allow my counsel to review the contract prior to ing up. The answer then becomes yes, to get out a couple times a month, with singles, it would be worth it. So, as long as they stipulate in the contract what I want to see, then I think it is good to go. I'll let you know how it turns out. Les Lyons27 Apr am.
I just ed up and have until Friday night at midnight to ask for my money back, under the hr rule. I haven't found good feedback so far! I'm an attractive yr old male with a great personality according to male and female friends, who are encouraging me NOT to do this! I'm torn GE keeps calling me, but I am going to pass.
I am an attractive 36 yr old blonde professional, but I ended up linking to GE when I went on a site 'claiming' to be a singles mingle coordinating club. Kathy15 Aug pm. Wow, I can't even believe this site. I found the staff to be extremely helpful and kind.
I am a 45 year old, attractive brunette and am so grateful to GE.Great expectations dating service chicago
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