BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- For a long time, I was interested in possibly signing up with Elite Personal Search. I did research for a long time and spoke to many people who knew first hand exactly how they work. After hearing nothing but positive reviews, I decided to check Elite Personal Search out. One day I walk into the Elite Personal Search office they have set up in Boston. I told them that I was interested in becoming a member. I asked all the necessary questions and got all the info.
The next day I came back and met with **. I liked her from the start. She was very friendly and even offered me a slice of pizza that the people at the front desk had ordered. I said “no” because I felt it wasn't right for me to take it since the people there paid for it but just the fact that she offered showed me that I came to the right place. We walk down the hall past a few rooms.
We then stepped into her office and sat down in the most comfortable chairs ever. She didn't start the interview with “so tell me about yourself", or “let's begin”. Instead she told me a little bit about herself just to make me feel comfortable and that I wasn't about to tell my life story to a stranger. I liked that a lot. For about three hours, I talked about myself and about the kind of guys I was looking for. I was really pleased at the fact that she gave me the feeling that she was actually interested in what I had to say and not that she was just there to make money and go home.
About a week later, my FRIEND ** called me up and said “**, I can't wait to tell you about the guys I found for you”. I was so surprised and shocked that it only took her a week to find four different guys who met my exact criteria. I put down the very yummy mac and cheese and ran into my bedroom, slammed the door and locked it like a little girl. That's how excited I was. Every guy she told me about sounded great. She even e-mailed me pictures of them instead of making me come down to her office to see them. Not only did they sound great, they also looked great. I couldn't decide which one to date first.
I especially like **. He was the best. I told ** to set it up. After we hung up, I called all my friends to brag about my awesome luck. For two and a half weeks, I counted down the mins till I finally would be able to meet **. The moment finally came. I knew how good looking he was from the pictures and knew his favorite color was blue based on what ** told me so I put on my favorite blue blouse. I put my hair down, curled it and put on my make-up and left my apt.
We met at this really fancy Chinese restaurant. By coincidence, he ordered my favorite dish and I ordered his favorite dish. We just sat there for five hours eating off each other's plates laughing and talking and just enjoying each other's company. Eventually, we had to call it a night because they wanted to close. We were the last ones to leave the place.
The next day, ** already called me with the feedback from **. She said, “** had an amazing night with you and really wants to go out again if you're willing”. To make a long story short, ** and I have been dating for five months and are moving in together. To this day, ** still calls me to see how things are going. I am more than happy and satisfied with my decision to join Elite Personal Search and very grateful for ** because without her, I'd still be sitting at home begging the Lord to give me the right one already.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA -- I would like to share this court experience about suing Elite Personal Search. I signed contract with Active Single LLC/DBA Elite Personal Search about two years ago. They claimed they were local in San Jose, the sales representative named ** promised me they would have local office and local people (esp. him) would work with closely me to find my lifetime partner. He spent 2 hours explaining how wonderful their services are. Well, hoping someone could do what they are paid for, I paid them $7900 for an 18-month service, which Elite claimed to be the lowest rate they had.
Elite's San Jose office was closed one month after the interview and ** never contacted me after taking my money. During the past 2 years, they never set up any date for me - yes, 0 date for two years. I complained but their management never cared to respond. I decided to take it to Santa Clara small claim court to look for justice. Elite flew somebody to the bay area from LA to attend the court. Before we stood in front of judge, a mediator talked to both of us, Elite agreed to offer $1500 plus another two-year extension of the contract.
The mediator used to be a contract attorney, he said the contract would make me look really bad, because there is a "non-refundable" term, so I may leave the court without getting anything. I wanted to know what the court would do, so decided not to take that offer. The mediator was right, the court ruled that Elite did not owe me any money. I want to say to all who have not signed Elite Personal Search's contract, people's complaints on this website are true.
More importantly, if you sign this contract with Elite, you are throwing your money away and without getting any protection, not even from court!!! Why? Because Elite spent their money on the attorney fee to draft a contract which will NOT be reversible UNDER ANY CONDITION. Although I lost the case, I am glad I did it. If more people go to court and have our voices heard, it will cause Court's attention.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- I am a successful, educated, beautiful woman who has difficulty meeting great men because I am a single mother who spends my time mothering. I thought that Elite would be able to help me meet men of equal caliber who met my preferences and religious requirements. My matchmaker ** was able to set me up on a date with a very nice gentleman for my first date who I got along very well with, but later found did not meet my explicit requirements that were outlined in my matchmaking profile. Elite continued to send proposed matches of men who did not remotely meet my requests, so I questioned them again as to whether they had the men that I was looking for.
Their blatant disregard of my parameters caused me to question whether there was any intention whatsoever to match me up with someone who met my criteria. I asked for a refund and they refused, and when I talked to their Director she assured me that they had many men who met my criteria. I have not received any contact from them in 5 months, and believe that Elite is just a scam to collect large service fees from individuals with the intent of haphazardly throwing "matches" at them hoping something will stick.
I am a single mother who made an investment to help facilitate a dating life that would offer safety through background checks, and efficiency through effective matchmaking. What I received was a monthly payment that I have continued to pay, and the absence of any service whatsoever. I have seen several other clients mentioning working with attorneys but believe that the most effective way to battle a corporate entity with no integrity is via a combined effort class action. ** I just believe that if they are unwilling to offer their services, the LEAST they could do is refund money for services unrendered.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- Elite Personal Search is a scam service for which I pay $7000 and urge others to look into this company at www.bbb.org to inform themselves of the reasons why this company has an 'F' rating and the current lawsuit going on in Orange County. I met with CEO Louie Felix who took $7000 from me for a year long membership and will rob you in the same manner in his expensive suit and his promise to help you find somebody special without dating a million. I only met one person in my year long contract because of the twenty profiles they sent via email (it is not personal at all) none of them called or became unavailable out of the sudden.
You will receive cold answers and service from their front desk manager who spends her time on Facebook ** and you will get a cold shoulder from their matchmaker ** when trying to find out what happened to all the wonderful matches they sent your way. A former employee says Elite Personal Search maintains a large database of inactive profiles of people who are no longer clients and they are still in their system. A scam from all angles. There are other agencies in Los Angeles area that will give you the personalized service you deserved for what you have paid. Do your BBB research and join the lawsuit if you have been a victim of this scam.
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- I was pressured by the "loose with the truth" saleswoman into writing her a check. The next day I decided to back out and called to tell her not to cash my check (which was a cashier's check, so I couldn't cancel it myself). She ignored my phone calls for 3 days (just long enough to cash check) and then got back to me saying sorry she had already cashed it. I have pursued a refund since that time without using the service at all. I am still pursuing the refund.