The things people will do for a date. I just read this story about a 65 year old woman who paid (outrageously is my personal opinion) for a date(s) and got placed with someone with quite a few skeletons in his closet. Skeletons that were supposed to have been investigated with a criminal background check.
The woman reportedly paid $7,000 to the “professional matchmaking service” called www.twoofus.com for being set-up with what I’m sure she was hoping would be the perfect “catch.” The company advertised that they run criminal background checks on their members. In this case, clearly no background checks were performed because if there had been, there is more than a good likelihood that the poor woman would not have gone out with the man whom she was set-up with. He was a 73 year old widower with “three drunk driving convictions and an outstanding warrant.” How’s that for a 73 year old? At least he was honest and told her about them… on their first date.
This woman is suing the company “Two of Us” for breach of contract, since they obviously never performed a criminal background check; either that or they used really bad judgment in this case. I agree that $7,000 is a lot to pay for one very bad date, but who knows how this will turn out. I hope she gets her money back but what do you think? Do you think she should face the consequences of going to a matchmaking service or, should they pay-up for what clearly seems like a situation where she was taken advantage of?