Lovesick New Yorker Sues Match.com
Most listed on site actually don't subscribe, says NY man
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jun 11, 2009 11:32 AM CDT
A New York man is suing Match.com for "humiliation and disappointment."   (©bixentro)

(Newser) – A Brooklyn man is suing Match.com over “humiliation and disappointment” suffered by users who seek dates with non-subscribers, the New York Post reports. Most people listed on the site, he says, “are canceled subscribers or never subscribed at all.” And those who e-mail them “feel rejected when their e-mails get no reply,” Sean McGinn claims.

McGinn has been joined by some 15 others in the lawsuit, which seeks more than $5 million and calls for the site to “cease and desist its deceptive practices.” “We’re not saying that Match doesn’t provide a valuable service, but they don’t have to misrepresent what they’re offering you,” says McGinn’s lawyer. But McGinn himself has been lucky, she says: Thanks to Match.com, he’s “met someone he’s happy with.”

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phillipk
Apr 25, 2010 8:22 PM CDT
I am glad that someone is finally suing the bastards that run match.com . I know that many people will quickly reject the man as being a loser or someone who wants to make a quick buck, but these individuals have no idea of how heartless these services are to those who have trouble meeting others. They use lies and deceptive practices to take a person's money while all too often making them feel that they can never be with another person. I tried match.com last year. I emailed over 500 women. I am a highly educated man who has a good job. I own my own place in a nice neighborhood and I travel extenssively. I am tall with many varied interests. I do not smoke, use drugs or drink heavily. I have never been in trouble with the law and I treat women with respect. Yet, I didn't get a single date. About half the women never responded. 45% simply emailed back "not interested" even though I was often a perfect match for what they said they wanted. The rest said they had a boyfriend, or was not removed from the service, or signed up without thier knowledge. I have no problem with dating services, but their practices leave much to be desired. In fact, I read that Mr. McGinn is filing a class-action suit. I am eager to join such a suit.
FORREAL
Jun 12, 2009 12:57 PM CDT
no its expensive
paul123
Jun 11, 2009 7:53 AM CDT
OMG DADA! We agree again! Twice in about a 2wk period!