Suing A Dating Service Might Get You Countersued
A woman is suing a dating service because she says they failed to pair her with a partner, but they’re counter suing for defamation.
By nowproducerdave on June 25, 2018
This woman is suing a dating service after she was unable to find love. Plot twist – the dating service is now suing her. She says they took her money and failed to pair her with someone, they’re suing her for defamation.
The dating service is called Seventy Thirty. No, that doesn’t mean they’re pairing 70-year-old with 30-year-olds. The name comes from the supposed work/life balance of successful business people. 70% work, 30% life/fun. Basically, it’s a dating service that pairs you with a successful, wealthy businessperson. Tereza Burki claims that she spent almost $17,000 on a membership for the dating service. She was shown profiles of “wealthy, eligible, available men” before signing up, but was never “connected” with any of them after signing up. Tereza is suing the dating service to get her original membership fee returned. Also for “distress, upset, disappointment and frustration” related to not finding a match. She presented the reason “You shouldn’t promise people who are in a fragile state of mind, in their mid-40s, the man of their dreams” to the judge on the case.
The dating service, Seventy Thirty, is counter suing Tereza. Seventy Thirty says that Tereza was actually offered 6 matches. They added that there are about 70 men total who would be a “possible” match. They also say she’s tarnishing their reputation after calling the service a “scam.” Seventy Thirty claims that she’s been leaving reviews for the website saying the service is fraudulent. The dating service says that they have even lost 3 prospective clients because of her reviews which would come to almost $60,000. The dating service thinks they have a pretty strong case, too.
“A person who feels they have not received an adequate service is not free to accuse a business of ‘fraud’ with impunity… If they do so, and what they say is defamatory, they cannot say in answer to a claim for defamation: I was unhappy with your service… It is one thing to give a bad review; it is another to spread lies,” a statement from the company says. See some more on the case here.