Complaint about LifeMates - Without Prejudice
TORONTO, ONTARIO, NEW YORK -- Complaint with LifeMates.com - Without Prejudice
While people can complain online about almost anything, you be the judge with my story.
I am a professionally employed, well established, divorced single mother with children, work and live within the GTA and like most people I heard the challenges with online dating sites. I was new to dating after 11 years with one person who cheated on me and learned of LifeMates through gossip at work.
I gave them $1200+ to assess my values, goals, needs, lifestyle and preferences for a life partner. After 6 introductions - no match....and not that close to be fair. Instead, what I felt was LifeMates have VERY GOOD and TRUSTING sales people that know the advantage of a lonely heart to bring you in and give you great hope with a fee. I asked around afterwards to find a few people who were still single after using LifeMates. If I had done more research first, I could have saved the $1200+.
Happy Ending - I did hear good things about Match.com, so I signed up for the cost of a gym monthly fee. While there are screening practices to learn, I started to see quality, honest, responsive, and available men. Perhaps I am lucky with my gut feeling, but after meeting a few different men, I met a man in October 2012 who is much more than I could have expected and the hope for a furture together, with my children, is very promising. He presented himself well on Match.com with recent head to toe photos in natural settings (this is key for trust).
Lesson - Don't pay a match making company that knows nothing about you if they do not give a money-back guaratee OR will keep trying for no extra fees until YOU are satisfied. I realize this is a challenge to define by contract, but perhaps a minimum dating timeframe should define mutual success (3-6 mths).
NOTE: My new partner bought a car from the company with this email....for my privacy. Match.com has great