Expectations from dating
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People go into dating relationships with a variety of desires and expectations (psychological, social, physical, etc) they are looking to see fulfilled.
You simply act as you would in any day-to-day situation without actively searching for someone to date.
Then, you're more likely to find a meaningful connection because someone will find you and appreciate you for you.
And that's the kind of person you want to be dating.
If you're in hot pursuit of someone, and you're constantly going on dates with a set game plan, dating starts to feel redundant.
If the company promised meetings, that's one thing (and one the woman in the four year program says she was promised dates, so perhaps there's a claim there), but it seems unrealistic to simply expect dates when there's the entire other half o the equation to consider.
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.
Some people become hurt and let down when their idealized prince or princess charming turns out to be just another imperfect human being, but others find ways to stay connected to their imperfect partners such that their relationship endures and grows with time.
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.