Woman sues dating service for DWI date
Thursday, 21 June 2012 16:32 GMT
A New Jersey woman is suing a matchmaking service she accuses of setting her up with a man with three drunken driving convictions and a criminal warrant.
Jeanne McCarthy, 65, said Two of Us, a brick-and-mortar dating service in Lawrenceville, set her up with the man despite the company's promises to perform a criminal background check on all members, ABC News reported Thursday. McCarthy also alleges the service only introduced her to two matches within a five-month period, but promised one to two matches every two weeks.
She "terminated the agreement and demanded an immediate refund of her [$7,000] fee. Despite repeated requests, [Two of Us] has refused to do so," the suit said.
McCarthy is suing the service, which has 15 offices nationwide, for breach of contract, fraud and consumer fraud and has requested a refund of her fee in addition to punitive damages.
"We are providing a service that deals with people's emotions," said Ethan Baker, Two of Us' vice president of operations and general counsel. "It's not like you have one product and you can tell if it's defective. Each person and result varies dramatically. One person may be disappointed with one introduction but the next can lead to a lifetime with someone else."