Man sues dating site for alleged lack of women
The operator of a Denver-based dating site is being sued by one of his clients over the alleged lack of women in his database.
The HMZ group, which operates The Denver Dating Co., is accused of exaggerating the extent of its user base in the lawsuit filed by Ian Cross, 29.
Cross is asking the company for an undisclosed amount in damages, which he says is also guilty of fraudulent inducement, breach of contract and deceptive business practices.
The Denver Dating Co. is billed as a members-only service for which users must undergo a thorough screening process that “ensures they are working members of our community,” the Denver Post reports.
He says he offers members a professional photo shoot as well as face-to-face sessions with corporate matchmakers, and is said to have seduced Cross in the hope of meeting “single women his age.”
According to the lawsuit, Cross met with one of the dating site‘s representatives, Lisa, in January, when she said the company had “a large number of single women in the 25-35 age bracket. years “, as well as having had a recent influx of new members due to a” wave of ruptures “during the pandemic.
The hopeful man paid $ 9,409 for the site membership and was granted access to the site in February, only to find that there were five women in the 18-35 age range. active in the database, according to the lawsuit.
He also accuses the company of using “false or fictitious online customer reviews to create a false impression among the public about the quality and characteristics of its service.”
Cross’s attorney Eric Coakley said BusinessDen her client contacted the company about the lack of users and was told she was “working there”, the Denver Post reports. The company then reportedly stopped all communications and ignored Cross’s claim for reimbursement, in which case he took legal action.