Dating service has date in court

Two Manhattan women win refunds from a national dating service.


Rebecca Traister
November 14, 2005 8:05PM (UTC)

Two New York City women last week were awarded refunds from the Great Expectations dating service. One of them, called "Jennifer Doe" in civil court papers, paid $1,000 for six months of the service and claims she got no dates. The second woman, "Deborah Roe," paid $3,790 for three years of setups. She told the Daily News that she joined Great Expectations hoping to meet a fellow professional and instead "got a personal trainer and a salesman." Granted, records show that Roe rejected 13 inquiries from potential dates, and didn't bother to respond to two others.

But if this sets a precedent in which women will get cash back after every bad date, life is about to get substantially more luxurious.

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Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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