I had a great example of a successful dating story and
thought I might try Together Dating Service. I listened
very closely to the pitch and had a very interesting and
friendly conversation with my interviewer. When she
represented the different packages, she highly recom-
mended the highest costing package (one with the best
best hope for success, and included a "personal shopper".
Of course before she gave me a set price, she went to
see her manager and got me a special "deal price".
My deal also included a sale clause - my policy could
Well, after I agreed to the deal - I was reviewing the
contract, my interviewer said - "Oh, I never read those
things." and I said okay, I wouldn't read it either. (I know
this was my own liability). However, I paid the bill with
a brand new credit card I had just opened. It maxed out
the new card. This was already a sign that I was not
being sensible about my finances.
I went home and had some unsettled feelings about all
My contract was over $5,000.00. An exhorbitant amount for a
single mother with a fixed income. I felt very shakey
about this decision and sort of sick to my stomach. I was
very unsettled from then on.
I got a call from "the personal shopper" in a couple days.
I didn't hit it off with her and never felt comfortable with
our discussion. She repeated questions over and over and couldn't
get the color of my hair straight, nor the type of man
I was interested in dating. I was also put off by her
personal comments where she tried to relate to me.
She called me back with a perspective date that did not fit
my qualifications and misrepresented me, too.
After I thought about it, I didn't feel comfortable with her
"date suggestion" and not even comfortable with the whole
dating service idea. I wanted out.
It was too expensive and I didn't have any faith that this shopper
would be able to help me. I wanted out right away.
When I called the office they told me that I couldn't get out of the
contract because the "shopper" had already referred
someone to me. It was deplorable how little cooperation
I was given and very clear that this was a set-up for naive people.
I had three dates in total. Two of them were nothing like I had
explained I was looking for. The third one was nice but it didn't work out.
It was then I decided I wanted to sell my contract and was sent a
flyer of the paragraph in the contract. The conditions are
- you can't advertise - not published, not on-line,
not on a bulletin board. I could only try to sell to someone I
already know. I'm over 50 years old. Everyone I know is
already married. I don't have a network and don't have a
chance to meet other people. There is also a stipulation that
whomever I try to sell to has to be approved and screened by the
This puts me in a very difficult situation. I feet tricked and