Whether or not you agree with the law (and it's not at all clear why such a law is needed), it still seems like these women entered into an arrangement where they knew what they were getting into.In what world can their be a guarantee that you'll meet someone if there simply are no matches and no one wants to meet you back?Apparently, one woman paid ,000 for a six month membership and met no one, while the other woman paid ,790 for the (no, seriously) "Marriage Program." Ah, no wonder the expectations were set a bit high.State law apparently says dating services can't charge more than /month.It seems that the only benefit for doing a credit check is to make sure you are able to pay their... I asked all the right questions and I feel that WENDY was completely dishonest.It's true you can't get a refund after the 3rd day and here's the trick.
The service, which started out nearly thirty years ago as one of those video dating services, has moved into the online world in a big way, and apparently thought that let it off the hook of the NY State "Dating Services Law." A judge thought otherwise and is forcing the company to refund the fees of two women, which could open up many, many more lawsuits.
The company plans to appeal, but the really odd part of the story is just how much the service cost.
If the company promised meetings, that's one thing (and one the woman in the four year program says she was promised dates, so perhaps there's a claim there), but it seems unrealistic to simply expect dates when there's the entire other half o the equation to consider.
While the fees being paid (and the idea of signing up for a four year membership that promises marriage) seems somewhat staggering, especially considering the competition, it just seems like these women made a bad decision in signing up for this service.
A company's rating is calculated using a mathematical algorithm that evaluates the information in your profile. Ellie uses high pressure tactics to close the "deal" and establish membership. Your profile is comprised of whatever information the customer wants entered.
The algorithm parameters are: users' rating, number of resolved reviews, number of company's responses etc. Ellie explained that they verify identity and do a credit check on people to *** out those with poor credit.