Because if you get right down to it, everyone wants dinner, a tasty late-night snack and if you really get lucky, breakfast in the morning. That may be hard to come by if you hire “It’s Just Lunch”, an LA based dating service which caters to busy, professional singles looking to hook-up with other professional singles, for lunch or whatever else may transpire in the name of love.
According to the Lawyers and Settlements web-site several customers of the dating service feel they didn’t get what they paid for as far as dating action goes. Complaints stem from not getting set-up with other professionals, (hey! blue collar love can be fun!), low selection of potential datees and that there was no selective process in matching clients up. Now, a California based lawyer is investigating and may file a class action suit against the company.
Hmm. Well, I hate to break it to ya, but this sounds exactly like the real dating scene here in my beloved City of Angels! I mean, let’s get real. I used to be out there in the dating trenches… and it IS hard to find someone who thinks you’re fascinating AND who fascinates you, much less can put up with the way your cat meows. Before I found my current flame, (thank you God/Goddess, he’s almost perfect!), I was set-up on blind dates by just about everyone. And they all turned out to be, well, dismal. Even my best friend, who supposedly knows me better than anyone, set me up with a guy who still let his mom pick out his furniture!!! I tried internet dating, but most guys I met had a weird tendency to lie like crazy…. but to be fair, I guess they can’t help it. I just read in Pyschology Today that most males, when meeting a woman they are attracted to for the first time, overinflate their income, lie about their level of committment and pretend to love anything cuddly. I once even threw caution to the wind and went out with the cute guy shopping at Trader Joe’s who came on to me, only to be horrified on our first and only date as he downed his 6th tequila shot in less than hour. He then wanted to know why I wouldn’t kiss him goodbye.
It’s Caveat Emptor in my book, cuz it’s a jungle out there in dateland, even if you’re paying over $1000 to get set up on 24 dates in a year. Yes, that’s the price one woman paid to “It’s Just Lunch” and she wasn’t pleased with the results. Now of course you should get value and a good fit for your money when you employ someone, but you must know that dating and falling in love is a wild crap throw. One that never can be formulaic. What sounds good on paper, often turns out to be boring in person. The reality is that chemistry plays a huge part in attraction (and let’s not even get into the fact that how a person smells is a big turn-on or turn-off) so isn’t it unrealistic to expect a match-maker to hit a home run even half the time?