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In total, the Attorney General has received nearly 60 complaints about the service since 2006.
Consumers complained that Great Expectations -- which bills itself as "the nation's premiere destination for meeting and dating quality singles" -- subjected them to dreadful, high-pressure sales pitches that lasted more than two hours.
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?
The local affiliate of Great Expectations - a company called DMZ Group, LLC - also signed a settlement in which it agreed to restrict its marketing practices and give partial refunds to unsatisfied customers.
The settlement, filed Tuesday in King County Superior Court, has no admission or finding of wrongdoing.
“Member safety is our top priority, especially with the way online dating is now days, people lie on their profiles constantly,” said Meriggi, “that’s why we also take the time to do the video and all photo’s that are on our member profiles.
As they spoke she began telling him some of her recent blind-date horror stories, and how she was having a difficult time meeting single men in general.
Ullman, who started tinkering with videos as a journalism student in college, took the idea of a video dating service to his parents.
KIRO also reported that the company told one 60-something woman that it had "thousands" of single men in her age group living near her hometown in Mukilteo.
The Attorney General also alleged that salespeople persuaded consumers to sign contracts for up to nearly ,000 without disclosing all the terms.