Dating for fat and big singles mingles
Online dating has obviously been quite popular for some time now, but it appears that one company may have overstepped its legal bounds -- though, it's unclear why those legal bounds are there in the first place.
The company, Great Expectations, apparently set expectations a little too high.
The service, which started out nearly thirty years ago as one of those video dating services, has moved into the online world in a big way, and apparently thought that let it off the hook of the NY State "Dating Services Law." A judge thought otherwise and is forcing the company to refund the fees of two women, which could open up many, many more lawsuits.
The company plans to appeal, but the really odd part of the story is just how much the service cost.
While the fees being paid (and the idea of signing up for a four year membership that promises marriage) seems somewhat staggering, especially considering the competition, it just seems like these women made a bad decision in signing up for this service.
Neil Raman, the app's San Francisco-based CEO, told the Mirror: 'The unfortunate reality is that the current dating environment is very cruel to bigger girls.' He was first exposed to the issue by his sister who was having trouble in the dating world.
A criticism that apps geared towards a niche group of people often receive is that they are fetishizing the members, however, the makers of this curvy-friendly app insist that it is dedicated to creating a comfortable and safe space.
It used to be parents who worried about their children being picked up by unsavory types in bars and other seedy hang-outs.
Now children are worried about their parents being hoodwinked by the scam artists who haunt online dating sites."I am a bit past age 50 --- well educated lady; (I thought that I was so smart that it couldn't happen to me --- my college education is no match for a professional criminal)," said one of a seemingly endless stream of scam victims who hav...