He was on heavy psych meds for "visions of violence" from military service and had tremors. I felt bad for him but unsafe around him. I told GE about his issues and they had the nerve to say I had to buy another photo shoot to stay active. However I noticed my picture stayed on their site for at least a year last I checked it. Criminals here. Then the calls, no matter the cease and desist given to never call again, every now and then.
Her tonality and when told, as I do each time, to stop calling me, they call now and then just to have fun at my expense. Morbid scum to call a number they know has had enough of them. IMAGINE that, getting a call every now and then, just because these scum have no life, no boss overseeing them, or one that condones their criminal activity. I will be posting this everywhere to let people know they are scum of the earth. I happen to have the call recorded and am filing suit against them.
They are about to get the hint that screwing with someone the way that scum just did, will get them sued. She was so kind and understanding about my divorce and not wanting the kids to meet all different men when they don't work out. A week later, I had my photo video appointment with Marty and I was so nervous Wendy re-wrote my profile and I just loved it. Obviously, so did Jack because we are engaged to be married at Christmas - In St. What are you waiting for??
Please dont take this review as my bias opinion as to tell you what to do, but as any consumer should know; only you can make the best decision for yourself. I was not fired. I got so fed up with their un-ethical practices that I decided to get up and walk out. The best thing about GE is that they do run criminal background checks on everyone who joins. They will refuse a potential client if they have a felony. GE is located in SC because there is no 3 day refund clause. The Charlotte center is a little over 1 year old.
They do have approx 2, clients, however a little under are active. Most of the members are average working men and women who live pay check to pay check, however they state these are all professional people. With this you get to use the website, have a video done by the front office staff and professional photos.
Right now the photographer is amazing and he is professional, but before he came, they just hired someone to take sub-standard pictures. If you want more than one picture, you will be charged hundreds to thousands of dollars. To upgrade to global you can select and be seen by all the other members in the United States, approx 56 centers is an additional cost.
To have a V-Gram which is a little email with your picture on it is another few hundred dollars. When you walk in, they give you a screener which asks for your personal information and some useless dating information. They are not out to sell it, as a matter of fact all member files remain locked once you leave for the day, but they run your credit to see how much money they can get you for.
If you though buying a car had some ruthless salespeople, try dealing with the Relationship Specialists. They feed on your emotional well being. Not everyone is even charged the same amount. They say the fee does depend on the length of your membership. Once you become a member, you are invited to join in the events they have. The events are not free. Even the staff that goes to the events has to pay and they don't get reimbursed.
Aside from the background checks and the events, GE is no different than match. You will stand a better chance using an online dating site. Some people say GE is a scam. It will work, but it's not worth the money! Mayfair RD. Suite , Oregon, WI www.
Because GE kept asking me to drive to Oregon to hear what their program could do for me. I told her that it didn't matter how much I left from the sale of my house because it was all needed because I was the only person saving street children in Brazil's Highlands. I have been traveling there caring for them since Other parts of Brazil have some sheltering, but in the Highlands its only me. I have seen it.
I told her I take out bank loans every year and then pay the loads back each year. In fact GE had just completed a successful fund raiser for her son who was in a drastic motorcycle accident It paid large medical bills and gave him extra money besides. She told me they have a history of big name local contributors such as Harley Davidson and the Milw Admirals to name just a couple. She said that one of their members is vice president of Sheridan Hotels who lets them use a Banquet room free And let the fund raiser begin!
Well, I was ecstatic because over the years I have contacted lots of people to raise money for the street children unsuccessfully. I joined. She told me not to list my childhood handicap because it would signify low self-esteem to a future date or partner.
When the fund raiser was not done, I phoned and visited GE many times. I was told they do not do fundraisers and that I would get out of their dating service how much effort I would put in. She did not return my calls. I have not slept good knowing I let myself get taken. Some days it is even hard for me to function at work knowing that I ran out of money and those beautiful children are missing and many believed dead.
I have asked for my money back so I can go back to Brazil and try to find them and give add to other street children there. They told they would not refund my money. I was denied an appointment within the three days hearing the photographer was "booked.
How did they get there? Don't all members have the same rules? I was told there were s hundreds of profiles in the age range I specified to select from. I have checked weekly since that initial review to find little variance. Worse, I was shown 8 profiles during my sales pitch, 2 beautiful, seemingly smart, business women to show I wasn't alone in making this BIG spending decision and 6 attractive gentlemen.
In my search I could only find 1 of the women in the database. I was told that I would get my salesperson cell number and she is diligent about returning calls within a day. Neither of these promises have come to pass. In fact - Despite being told I would get a call to give me online access, I wasn't given that courtesy call for my password to get online yes, photos and video were done.
I had to get it from the site administrator on my own. To date, my email requesting a follow up from the manager have not been returned. It has been more than 4 months since I joined and those men who I was told were "inactive" by electing to "freeze" their accounts are STILL inactive. Please, do not give Great Expectations your trust or your money. Google "Great Expectations" and "Schaumburg" to open your eyes. They are preying on the desperation of single girls and women in this metroplex.
Members pay a lump sum up front, and then a monthly fee to access the local singles database. Great Expectations cost varies by client. Which brings us to…. Several lawsuits have been filed against Great Expectations, including those initiated by the states of Arizona , Wisconsin and Washington. Complaints from consumers included deceptive marketing and business practices and high pressure sales tactics.
Wisconsin prevailed, and Great Expectations paid fines and restitution amounting to half a million dollars. So your experience may vary from what you read in other Great Expectations reviews. But as with any big investment of your time, trust, and money, proceed with caution and examine all your options before making a commitment.
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I hope you got out while you could. I am going to go down fighting but I am prepared to lose. Laurie , 18 Jun pm. I'm looking at going to the office in Scottsdale next Wednesday to possibly sign up. So, your experiance was good or bad? Rachel Brooks , 21 Mar pm. I'm thinking about writing to the AG to get the terms of my contract renegotiated-while I realise it's a contract I do think that I should be able to re-negotiate it but not cancel it.
What kind of legal rep did you get? Contract Law? Personal Injury? I'd like to find an attorney to represent me. Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated. Nunya , 3 Apr pm. What did you ever end up doing?? I found some info. Arizona Revised Statutes covers dating services contracts. From the information I have read via online complaints and what I experienced when I had my appointment, the contract you signed may be voidable under Arizona law.
ARS Sections: , , , and are the statutes to look at. If you don't know how to view the text of these statutes, let me know. Experience with GE. I went on "Freeze" to stop the charges to my credit card for monthly services in addition to the 4K. Their creepy pushy photographer was a con-artist as well. To be fair they contract work out to their photographers who are trying to make a living as well. Often the case, this is the first time clients have had their pictures taken in a studio since they were in high school.
So if the photographer tried to sell you photos, dont be upset. Also, people with little, or no self esteem never seem to like pictures of themselves. Mike Lloyd , 29 Apr pm. I just had teh intial interview today and a price wasnt mentioned. Im intriqued but cautious at the same time. Any words of widom? I will tell you why. Kristine I worked there. What is the normal charge for this 'diamond' package.. Prices are all over the map for GE.
The main thing you ought to know is that this allegedly highly selective group of people is not nearly, and that you can get the same thing on Match. Ask if you can get a trial period and see what happens. They're all about the hard sell and their game is "Gotcha! Ed , 10 May pm. On top of that the online option is additional! They provide no service, no help no nothing. I'll have my attorney look into it and tell me what to do. Don't even consider subscribing to this service.
Try Match. Paul , 17 May pm. Lifetime membership with no monthly dues. Lots of promises but not all of it was put into writing. I was told that the employees work on salary and do not work for commission. Finding out this may also be false. I wish I would have done my homework first. This is far more expensive than the rest of what you are paying Looks like it is time for me to cancel I am glad I found this web page I had no idea about any of this that I am reading They claim to have thousands of members I have no idea Thanks for the info I am still within my 72 hours to cancel The only way we were paid was commision.
I gave up a job as a store manager of two years because they promised me a job. Worked there for 30 days and they had to let me go due to company cut backs. If I can help you let me know. Monica , 19 May am. I worked for Great Expectations for more than a year, and I also believe it is a complete rip off.
First of all, the employees DO make commission, and a lot of it. It is quite understandable considering employees are stripped of all morals There is not just one flat fee. The background check is really a credit check to see how much they can get you for. Most don't use the service and even more don't find love.
But for those of you looking to get a refund, I do know it is very difficult to do so. There are so many legal loopholes that GE has discovered over the last 30 years, it makes it virtually impossible to break your contract and get any type of a refund. To those of you who have had bad experiences, I truly am sorry.
I know I had a very bad experience with them, and they were paying me! I can only imagine how hard it must be! Keep your head up, and move on with your life. You cannot be happy dwelling on the past. And if you signed up for a dating service, obviously you are single and available, so it will take some time, but love and happiness will find you!
Hey former employee from former employee. I left a job to work for these people. I was a store manager for two years. I was working for GE for 30 days and was let go. I was making my sales and getting along with everybody but just brought into the office and told that there was company cuts. Isnt there usually a hiring freeze???? I have a special needs child, Christmas is coming and now have no insurance. I feel so stranded. They made me alot of promises.
They gave me no notice to find a job or even a heads up and I turned down at least five jobs I too am a former employee of GE. DO NOT let yourself be suckered into this service! This is a big CON game! You will be charged anywhere from 3 to 6 thousand bucks for merely nothing. The 3 to 6 grand is only the price of signing up. Don't forget to fork over another 20 dollars a month for online service unless you want to haul your tukas to their library during business hours only for computer use.
That so called 'background check' consent form they have you sign when you walk in the door to make you feel 'safe', is nothing more than a credit check to see if you even have the funds to be there in the first place. The final straw at this company, was when they encouraged me to sell a premier membership to an elderly gentleman with terminal cancer. I can't believe this place is even still in business. Try one of the less expensive on line services.
I hope they shut this place down soon. It is a company that preys on the lonliness of people and most often at the location I was at, elderly people at that. Rotten to the core! Kristine , 4 Apr am. As a former employee I just want to back Cassie percent Angela , 7 Jun pm. You have that right. I left a job of two years as a store manager. Just today they had to let me go after 30 days. I have a special needs child and now have NO benefits Christmas around the corner.
I just want to die. Now that is a bad business decision. I feel so stupid. Anne , 7 Jun pm. Honestly people in my opinion. Let me lay down the situation. I have never tried GE but I do know people that both work there and are members and I have witnessed more than 3 engagements in the last year through GE.
Also if you are going into the service thinking that you a 55 year old men deserve a 27 year old female. Seriously, think long and hard about it. If you are dumb enough to get ripped off then that is your fault. Besides why does everyone always look at the glass half empty and not ever half full.
Pissed off , 26 Aug pm. You are a dumb fucking cunt for thinking this is legit. Fuck you bitch. GE workers and believers should all end up in purgatory. Fuck you cunt for your fucking beliefs. Now I hear all of the complaints but Im gonna have to agree with Anne. Think about it. If you are actually on a dating site looking for love through a computer screen Get off your home office chair and take a walk. Try hmmm the park? GE is exactly what it is.
A service that puts you in contact with other people who have paid to be in contact with you. If you cant find a date maybe you should re evaluate yourself and your approach. Are your pics bad are you too picky referring back to self worth does your shirt in your profile make you look like a hobo?????
Consider lonely for life an option not Great expectations!!! Maybe you should try a lifestyle counselor ala starting over or and image consultant at your local Macy's. Don't put out trash and expect to receive gold in return , trash attracts flies kids.
If you do decide to try a service start with a success rate did u know marriages result every single day through GE???? Pricey as they can be the do produce results, just keep in mind what you are bringing to the table. If you know youre socially inept, not pleasing to the eye, with bad breath and no sense of fashion what so ever maybe you should scratch that mom says I can do anything mentality and hop on the closest transit or in your shiny new benz whatever and visit the land of reality check.
Go fucking Shhhhhh yourself cunt. You're an asshole. You should know better than to give whipped advice. You are too stupid to understand people are humans. Humans make errors. Like you posting your stupid shit right above this comment. I understand, it was Human Error and you didn't mean it.
Well, GE doesn't understand humans make errors. They understand that when you sign your name, that money is already spent via commission and salary. Shyyyyyyy call equifax and ask. Dee Dee , 25 Jul am. Some people just join any kind of dating service and think that everyone is going to pick them and that they are going to me the person for them in 3 months and will be married within a year.
It doesn't work that way. Many people who aren't any serious relationships have eithered spent the last years working on a career or trying make a series of bad relationships better. In either case they definitely have not learned the proper skills to make great relationships. Then no matter what dating service they join they think they can continue to either be anti-social and work on their career OR continue to pick people that are wrong for them by looks or habits but since they are in a service then everything will change.
Then they blame whatever the service it is from match. They never once consider the advice given them by the dating service. Phil and Great Expectations has staff but they won't listen. So when they continue having bad results it's always someone else's fault. My friend gives her first date a list of all the things they must do on the first date. But the service she meets these guys from just has a bunch of lame men and she is going to cancel at the first chance she can get.
I've told her that she can't do this but she told me that they have to know up front that she won't take any mess. She scares them off and then wonders why all men are all the same and never call her for a second date. You guys no I'm telling the truth because you all have that friend just like I am describing.
You can clearly see what they are doing wrong and they won't even listen to you. Hey, you too, mother-fucker. They are stupid fucks and so are you. This company sucks and the employees should just kill themselves for working for "trail of dating tears" money.
Ever heard of blood money, bitch? This is Tear money. So, if you don't understand this Scott , 9 Aug pm. I'm still in my 72 hour grace period though. During the "interview" I felt as though I were being pitched. Having previously been in sales, I was familiar with all the mind games salesmen play, yet in my trusting nature i bit anyway. My "interviewer" said he was on salary and his background was in marketing and psychology.
I know he was lying upon telling me this. Don't believe me? Go to CareerBuilder. I have to say, they have very good training for their sales staff. I'm now stuck in a delima. I would like to use their service because I do believe quality individuals can be found there but I don't enjoy feeling like I was sold something, no one does. Buyers remorse I suppose. It doesn't seem like a scam, just a little shady.
I've yet to find any positive blogs or reviews praising GE other than those "canned" reviews that I'm sure GE has pushed out. So, do I spend the and see if they offer what they say or save my money for a much needed vacation? Miss Daisy , 15 Aug pm.
I say save your money. There a a lot!! As for GE how can anyone be sure how many members there are? I worked for them until yesterday. They sold me a job. I left my store manager position of two years. It gets better I wanted to help people find happiness I am the most unhappy because I lost everything in a soft economy. Smart Person , 20 Sep am. Do you think a company could be successful for over 30 years if it didn't work?
I've worked for GE and know that the only people who don't have success, have that problem because they are not realistic. If you are a 55 year old man, don't pick only 25 year olds and expect to have 10 dates lined up.
With thousands of members, if you can't meet someone through GE, ever think maybe YOU are the problem? I met my husband through GE. My aunt met her husband through GE, and I know hundreds of others with the same story. People who come to GE, complain, and want a refund just realize that they are still in the real world, and no matter who you are, it's not easy to meet someone great. At least with joining GE, you have a better chance. It's a numbers game. After working here, I realize why most people are single.
So change your attitude and be positive and you might just meet someone. No doubt GE works for some, but their sales tactics are high-pressure to the hilt. At the end of two hours you're forced to make a decision amounting to several thousand dollars with no trial period or chance of a refund. You're offered substantial discounts off of a highly inflated price, being told "it's only good for tonight.
They play to your weaknesses, and flatter you as well. But you must join now, so you do. Finally, after the photo and video session, you get onto the site and soon realize that this "selective" group is very small and consists of few you're even interested in.
Then the sinking feeling comes in, that you have blown a major wad, and all you can ask is "how did I do this? I don't. I am going to try to negotiate a settlement with GE, as I haven't been in for very long, but I'm expecting it to be difficult. They appear to be sharks.
It's been my most expensive lesson yet in the school of hard knocks, though hardly something you'd think an organization would be proud of. Please let me help you. I worked for the company until yesterday. My husband is angry with me, I have a special needs child and Christmas is around the corner. Death looks really attractive right now I was making my sales and still they did this to me 30 days later.
So I am basically out 32K a year until I can find a job in a soft economy. Kristine, it sounds as though GE's specialty is making people feel stupid about themselves. I guess the consolation is that we receive an invaluable lesson in the school of hard knocks.
In the short time you were at GE did you hear of any customers attempting to get their money back? Everyday that I was there and practically every person who bought a package We would sit and flirt with the guys and tell them how great they were I hope to find a job in my field soon.
Cindy , 12 Oct am. I tend to agree with most of the compliants, signed a contract 2 years ago for They showed men that would be interested in me. After I signed the contract they were all inactive, imagine that. I realize now it was all a scam, won't fall or be that stupid again..
Don't recommend to anyone.. Steven Carrington , 30 Oct am. The company was a very good idea for professionals who just did not have time to look for a partner when it started 30 years ago with Personal computers and an Internet. However, the original company was sold and new owners after new owners finally settled on individual franchises. All franchises have a link to a database that is so out of date that some who appear on it joined 30 years ago.
The number of complaints is in the thousands and more states will follow. For those who could qualify there are legitimate services of this type out there run by very reputable people and have top clients including celebrities, royalty, captains of industry and the idle rich and they pay outrageous sums to be properly united with persons of the type and character they look for.
It is a scam. I quit a job of two years as a store manager. They offfered me a job and I decided to go for it. I have to hit the pavement to find a new job in a rather soft6 economy. Katie , 23 Dec am. As another victim I'm interested in hearing from others in the Dallas Metro office who joined and have received none of the promised support or benefits. I asked for a full refund the following day-less than 24 hours later. I filled a dispute with my credit card company the following day, filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau 2 days later and had an appointment with an attorney within a week.
My attorney sent a Demand For Refund letter to the main office in Houston with a response from them that the contract is non-refundable under any circumstance and stated if I pursue with small claims they would not only win but would counter sue for their attorney costs. My credit card would not dispute the charge because of the non-refundable contract.
Please email me back as to your story and if you are getting any resolve! Linda, I'm not a lawyer, but my sense is that GE is bluffing. Stick with your lawyer. I hope you'll call their bluff. Ola , 21 Apr am. RR , 10 Sep am. Has anyone in the Fort Worth tx area ever stopped payment on their auto draft. I noticed these posts are a few years old but I to was scammed. I would love any info on others situations.
Michael , 1 Jul pm. I saw a street sign for dallassingles. When I got home I went to the website. There was no informaion about dallassingles. A girl started calling and leaving voice mails from dallas singles. After two weeks and six unanswered calls I picked up. The girl told me about dallas singles, and then asked me to come in for an interview and a background check.
There was never any mention of it being Great Expectations. When I went to the street address she emailed me, it was Great Expectations. Then they hit me with the high sales pressure of sign up now or you'll never be anybody.
I've seen the same signs in a lot of cities, but never thought this was GE. I'll have to begin checking these out further. As for a refund, you've got the next-day cancellation in your favor, but you may need to speak to a lawyer. A beautiful young girl with a boob job conned me into GE and I don't even like boob jobs!
This is not to say I wasn't responsible, because I knew all along what I was doing. Rather, it's just an indication of how far you'll go when you're lonely and somewhat desperate. I'm still going to try to do something, but this has been such a bad investment that it's laughable. It's only money, I keep on telling myself. Michael , 4 Jul am. Lonely yes. Hell no! Far from it! I wasn't looking for a dating service.
What I was looking for was organized parties where everyone was single. They got me for a lot more than you so it hurts more. I would think that checking on someones available credit without permission would fall under some sort of invasion of privacy law.
I have a friend who was a former civil judge in my city. He's now an attorney again. That could surpass what I was conned on just gathering the facts, digging up the dirt and building the case. I apologize if the implication came across that I thought YOU were desperate. I meant it to apply both generically and, most of all, to myself. It didn't occur to me that you could pay out even more than I did, but I guess with this organization the sky's the limit.
I will predict one thing: all things must pass, and so too will GE. They are making too many people too angry, and in time I suspect something like a "60 Minutes" expose will bring the curtain down on them. It is just such a blatant case of exploitation that I cannot see this going on more than a few years longer, especially with the power of the internet spreading word of peoples' experiences. Michael , 5 Jul pm.
The sad thing is often they are members of the BBB in there area. Oprah, dateline, Forbes and others have promoted them. I'm sure none of these supporters knows the truth of their business practices though. What GE is doing in "background check" is actually doing a credit check on the CC you volunteered to see what the max amount of money they can con out of each person is.
That explains the different dollar amounts everyone was coned for. Ola , 20 Apr pm. I am so dissapointed with GE. I just joined and I don't even want to participate. IT sounds like a big rip off. Has anyone thought of doing a class action lawsuit in TX against them? Kristine , 21 Apr am. I know somebody who is trying to sue already in Texas. Write me an email and I will send him your email so that you can talk. My email is klshirk msn.
I hope that this really helps you. Sincerely Kristine. DD , 17 Jan pm. When I spoke with the "interviewer" on the phone I explained that it's a rare day off and I don't feel like getting dressed up today, can I go as I am? So I did.
There were at least 5 comments made about how I look when I come in, as the GE staffer said, "You never know who you'll run into in here. I'm not ugly, I look okay without makeup. I asked the question, then I was made to feel less than whole because of the way I came in. I gave up dating people that would make me feel less of myself 20 years ago, why would I fork over 5K to have someone tell me the same crap?
What a set up and what a bunch of lies. There was a man there, very tall, nice looking. I decided on the way home that he is likely a GE "plant", to entice me in. Probably on the inactive list. I will not keep my saturday appointment for 11 am. I will post my impressions wherever I can, and I am glad it cost me only my a ding on my credit report which was incidentally hit while I was in the office or shortly thereafter.
I did not sign up as I would not give them a full credit card payment up front. What a crock of crap. Thanks for adding to the feeling I had that this is just may be a complete sham. My experience: "Its Just Lunch" costs less with the same effect for me personallyTwo dates in months. Zero in common and IJL can pound sand too. I am looking into the class action suit info online about them.
Good luck everyone! I used this dating service and I met my wife. Four thousand dollars is a small price to pay for meeting someone that you will be with for the rest of your life I subscribed to it a few years ago, and after 7 months I saw her profile and we went on a date Bradley , 23 Feb pm.
Wrote a check - signed the contract and went home. Interested to see the reaction from the company when they get the "stopped payment" check in a few days I'm sure that they'll try to enforce the contract, send it to a collection agency, etc Any Thoughts Anyone on how they'll react to the "stop Payment"? I don't think they'll go to court. GE is nothing if not practical, and will not throw dollars away in a quest they know is futile.
My guess is they'll call and try to coax you back, possibly even try to intimidate you with the charge that you signed a contract, but as you intimate, their bark will be worse than their bite. I've been a GE member for too long to have any hope of getting my money back, so I'll just offer my perspective on the experience. I've gone out on several dates and the women have been pleasant, but as yet, no sparks have flown.
I've had a fair number of women contact me, but thus far only one who has aroused my interest. In its favor I would say that after paying all this money, GE members generally try harder. Some would say if you ultimately connect with that one person it's all worth the money, and yes, it would be, but the issue is that GE is an incredibly overpriced service.
If all ends well, the money becomes an afterthought, but in what percentage of cases does that actually happen? So, my money is gone, but might as well make the best of it. From my experience thus far I don't see any special advantage to GE over a Match. GE offers a selectivity, but it pretty much amounts to selectivity based on income. I'll admit, I got sucked in, but as someone once said, "if you have a lemon, make lemonade.
Mary , 25 Feb pm. The only thing certain about Great Expectations is once they bill your credit card you will never get a refund. The Dallas TX franchise is a total fraud. Buyer be ware. They advertise "lots of available professional men" in the Dallas area.
You won't see or find them. The closest search their web service has to Dallas is a miles. The large majority of these men aren't availabe and probably don't exist at all. Their contract is evidently written to prevent any refund pro-rated or not. You can't view any candidates until you have your photo session. Don't make the same mistake I did.
If you do, don't expect any help from these scam artist via the BBB in trying to get a refund. Isaac , 6 Mar pm. I had no idea what kind of service this was. I was already a bit on edge from having them call me fairly often. I skipped our first meeting.
I just got called again today and they pushed me to get an interview in tommorrow. They kept saying they had "lovely ladies" etc etc and man - i felt like I was talking to a pimp. She said to bring 2 forms of ID and my credit card and said the word "selective" many times. Hey, im pretty easily flattered, but i didnt say anything relatively amusing so i was a bit taken back by that strange response. Also, FYI, they called themselves "Minneapolis Singles" very ungoogable so i did a google search on their address to discover they were really great expectations.
Kelly , 6 Mar pm. I'm really surprised to see all of these negative comments. I met my husband through GE last year. I was meeting a lot of men that seemed to be playing around before this service. I had a lot of wonderful dates with men that actually wanted a relationship, which was pretty foreign to me.
My last first date was with the man I just married last week. To me the 5k I spent has been completely worth it. Kelly, it's wonderful when it works, but I wonder what the percentages are on that? If GE is as "great"as it claims to be, why not some leeway for those people for whom it has not lived up to "expectations? GE are still rip-offs. We want to know how long your marriage will last when it is based on nothing but exclusive bucks.
I was lied to and scammed. Sorry, chick, but no marriage is worth the suffering of others. See ya on the singles side when you are divorced, chickita. Kacey , 10 Mar pm. This people are professional scam artists who will try to take you for thousands. They prey on the lonely, vulnerable people who have had bad dating experiences and are searching for a mate.
This prevents you from conducting research on their company to see what they are made of. After long enough everyone can find someone. I asked how they know they about this value and the representative said that the ones that they are divorced come back to be members. There is 95 complaints on this website for Great Expectations. They will give you time to think about their service and tell you to call them and let them know whether or not you decide to go with their service.
They will not disclose that you have to send them a certified letter canceling the service or appear in person with a letter to cancel the service. After putting down a deposit on their service, Great Expectations with then attempt to get you to sign a credit card receipt for the remaining money. They appeal to you by saying that if you sign the receipt now, that they will save you a trip to their office if you decide to go with the service. DO NOT sign the receipt. Signing the receipt means you agree to pay them the money regardless of whether or not you decide to become a member of their service.
Think before you sign up or even meet with this service, or you could soon find yourself parting with thousands of dollars. I am out thousands but I am trying to get it back. I have been banned from the site I never had access to in the first place. There have been many successful lawsuits against this company and their sales tatics go to www. Anne , 11 Mar pm.
Ok so the service didn't work for you. Stupid fucking bitch. Here's another one of them that thinks they know it all. Goddamn it, cunt, why don't you come down from your fat fluffy cloud and get a real life. Not everyone in the whole fucking world are optimists, okay. Some people find optimism annoying and intrusive and it just annoys people to the point of being pissed off. Besides optimism, when you pay for something you don't get, you want something, no matter what it is, in return, duh!
I hope it does make you laugh I have a fucking Goddamned given right to be pissed off with these mother fuckers. I hope when you go home at night and feed your kids you think about what you are laughing at You've probably been wronged so many times you just got bitter and find it funny when others are doing the suffering and not you.
Fucking nasty cunt! This service works for some people and not for others. That's the way everything in the world goes. Do you get mad and bitch like this at your gym because in the three years that you have a Membership there you didn't get any less fat. I don't see you crying that you have to pay a gym money and still work at your goal. The same applies at GE. You have to still work at getting a date. The difference there is that there is a staff to help you, the pictures are taken by an in house photographer and there are monthly member events so that you can meet many other members at one time.
From what I have researched on the Web Great Expectations does have some people complaining about Membership costs and some people have met the love of their lives through the service. But when I have reserched online dating sites such as match. Yes Murders! So maybe you all should realize that you are paying that extra money for things such as the staff meeting and getting to know all the members, knowing that the photos are accurate and knowing that the members are not married.
I think all that is worth the money. You people frustrate the hell out of me and I hope that all of you stay single or hook up with one another because I would hate for a decent person to have the unfortonate experience of being in a relationship with people who bitches and complains about anything as much as you all do. Anne, I think you miss the point. GE makes extravagant claims and, accordingly, charges a rather extravagant price. Their sales techniques, as many have noted here, are hard-sell to the hilt.
And just what do you suppose ARE the success percentages? That is mostly my fault, but let's not give GE a pass on it either, as they were the ones consciously throwing around the bull. Finally, what do you call a business that won't give a refund on cancellations within three days or in some cases even less!
It basically amounts to an exploitative way of doing business. You are right, however, that once a member one might as well try to make the best of it, and that does require some work. Anne , 12 Mar pm. I still think you are missing the point honestly. I understand that you feel as though you lost a lot of money.
You say that the sales person handed you a lot of bull but you took it. Besides what makes it all bull? It's you building it up in your head because you fill disappointed, but why? Because you haven't found someone to love quite yet?
That takes time. Ok and this whole I was lonely and weak when I was sold my membership, ok so you were going through a low point but let me remind you. You entered a profile on the internet, you took the call from their representative, talked with their representative, set an appointment, drove yourself to the center, got out of your own car and walked yourself into the center, had an interview with whomever and then decided it was for you.
That is a lot of stuff YOU had to do. It's not like the GE representative forced you into anything. It was your decision to make and you made it. Now make the best out of it. You never know maybe if open your mind, let down your wall of bitterness and go for it, you will have luck! From what I understand, they have been around for over 30 years, so they must be doing something right?! Yeah, it takes time. Once you've found someone you are attracted to and have enough in common with.
Obviously, for many that attempted to use the service and didn't meet anyone isn't from a lack of trying. Don't you dare try to make these people feel worse than they already do. I'm already getting ghetto on your ass for being such a stuck up love-theif. It's not that they didn't try, but, it's that GE sucks ass. Didn't you read the one about the employees who sit around and laugh all day and practice flirting.
Does that sound like work to you? They are handing out lessons on relationship techniques or dining etiquette for fat men, they are sitting around spending dough and livin' it up while others suffer and hope. They feed on the ocean scum while their customers dream of the fishes. And if you don't get that metaphor, bitch, or similie, bitch, then you are a fucked up cunt bitch motherfucker who needs to shut the fuck up.
Quit playing frogger with people's emotions and go home, in your head. You are fat, bitch. You need to go on a diet. Gyms don't have scams and complaints like this, bimbo. And, your written sarcasm sucks. And, bitch, I was lied to about what I signed.
I didn't want their service at all If I had enough money I would sue the motherfuckers for puttnig me through so much agony. My dollar is not in noway shape or form going to support thier lifestyle, feed thier mouths, or flush their toilets. You are a stupid fuck for not understanding that you are laughing at people's suffering and pain and wasted time and energy because these people don't know how to make an honest living.
They want something for nothing. Besides the murderers bit, you have to know that I never intended to use a dating service, was lied to about the paper I was signing, and you know what kind of response I got? I got a, "well, it's a legally binding contract". That bitch on the phone is still ringing in my ear.
So, fuckyou, fuck your stupid, blah blahs, I'll get a fucking date if I really wanted to. You need to go fuck yourself Goddamn it, you are so fucking stupid. Don't order people to get over it. You get over yourself. Shut the fuck up, bitch. Relationships involve feeling, understanding, compassion.
None of which you have. You are probably one of those sorry mother-fuckers that marry for money, only to find out thier husbands leave them when they are 20 lbs heavier and full of wrinkles. You stupid bitch. Don't know a thing about life. Don't know a thing about people. ONly want money, and now fame. Oh, look, I'm laughing at you. How does it feel, you stupid fuck?
After I saw a sign in my neighborhood about a website for a great place to meet singles, I went online and "registered. Well, reluctantly, I went in for an appointment this past Saturday. I have never been so pressured in my life. Two and a half hours of pure torture. Cost will vary depending on the services that you are interested in. Great Expectations offers a very helpful relationship team that is willing to go the extra mile to help you find your ideal mate. By providing my email, I agree to receive occasional emails from i Consumer-Rankings.
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It understands the challenges that frequently occur on online dating sites such as fake profile photos or users lying about their weight and age, so the website has chosen to integrate a very personalized screening process before you are able to join. Your first step is to call a toll-free number and speak with a relationship professional or send an email using the attached contact form.
Then a meeting will be arranged so you can meet a relationship professional face to face and go through an interview. Every member has to go through this interview so that information such as age, appearance and other pertinent information can be verified. Once you become a member, you will have access to profile information, photos and videos of other single members that match your interests.
Not only that, but Great Expectations also offers unique services such as singles cruises so you can set sail to amazing locations while looking for your special someone. Since the website is dedicated to finding you true love, it will cater to your needs and create a singles cruise that meets your ideal mate criteria. Along with cruises, Great Expectations offer many fun matchmaking events such as wine tasting, happy hour, speed dating and sporting events.
Another way that Great Expectations differentiates from other matchmaking sites is that they offer Dating Concierge Service. Since it understand the needs of single working professionals, it knows that there are many times where life is too hectic to manage dating needs like finding a babysitter, picking up dry cleaning, getting event tickets, arranging a wake-up call or making dinner reservations. Through the Great Expectations Concierge Service, all of these needs are conveniently taken care of for you in a single phone call so you are stress-free before your big date.
Cost will vary depending on the services that you are interested in. Great Expectations offers a very helpful relationship team that is willing to go the extra mile to help you find your ideal mate. By providing my email, I agree to receive occasional emails from i Consumer-Rankings. Thank you for your interest in rating! Your feedback will not be posted on this site. Great Expectations cost varies by client.
Which brings us to…. Several lawsuits have been filed against Great Expectations, including those initiated by the states of Arizona , Wisconsin and Washington. Complaints from consumers included deceptive marketing and business practices and high pressure sales tactics.
Wisconsin prevailed, and Great Expectations paid fines and restitution amounting to half a million dollars. So your experience may vary from what you read in other Great Expectations reviews. But as with any big investment of your time, trust, and money, proceed with caution and examine all your options before making a commitment. You want to hire the best matchmaker you can!
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Filter review. Most helpful review. Michelle Sep 06, How do I get my money back? I sears I almost got trafficked. I am not kidding!! I was young and naive and wanted to fall in love Now am reading that there was a law suit and people got a refund?? I want my money back!!!! How do I go about that I know it was like 10 years ago but I had no idea they was a law suit. I wish someone would have contacted me!
My story is crazy about this place!!!!! View full review. Comment Thanks Helpful 0 Not helpful 0. Michelle Sep 07, Me to! Omg I seriously almost got trafficked!!! Who do I talk to tell my story and get my money back??? Crazy evil people. Reply 0 0. Location Bay Shore, New York.
Service Great Expectations Online Dating. Share Share Tweet. Angel c of Hinsdale, IL Oct 21, Comment Thanks Helpful 0 Not helpful 1. PissedConsumer Sep 16, They refuse refunds to everyone!! No one cares you are Puerto Rican. Location Hinsdale, Illinois. Worked there back in the day. I managed a center back in the early 90's and it was very successful membership.
Yes, you got some unhappy people who did not put in the effort, but typically, when people are willing to spend money, they are more committed and that part of it was a good thing. Then online dating came in and changed the game. I think as sales dropped, they started to do some things that were not too cool like setting different costs for different people. I helped 's of people find love back in the day and it was fun and rewarding.
Times are just different now. Being newly remarried, I can say that online dating is a lot less expensive but boy did I have to kiss about frogs to find the one! Service Great Expectations Matchmaking Service. Reason of review Good quality. Chicagoland singles is a scam tracy trys to sell you dollars everyone does not pay the same this company is a scam.
Comment Thanks Helpful 1 Not helpful 0. Feel scammed. So unfortunate, I joined Great Expectations which is now Minneapolis Singles 23 years ago where I met my husband of 22 years. It's now and I'm divorced so I decide to give them another try. Big mistake!!! Today there are so many dating sites that the available men are spread very thin. Their pool of available men is too small to warrant what they charge.
Do Not Join! As soon as I saw their data base of many inactive members or men that were not what I was looking for I realized that I was dooped. Pursuing a refund now, wish me luck. Their methods are understandable, they don't want you to know that they don't and are unable to secure enough quality available men. Their time is over but they still take your money and as soon as they have it you can not get a refund.
They need to change with the times and charge much less because they offer much less. I realized I was not a good fit for their clientele. You can't view who is on their roster prior to joining. More than likely You will find that those who you are told you would be suited for will not be interested in you.
I have heard this from one other member and HE also heard this from another member. The amount of pictures lying around the office in no way reflects who are active members. Once they have your thousands there is a no refund policy.
I was mislead and hope to help you avoid similar mistake in judgement. Reason of review Bad quality. Martied but a widow now. Meet my husband 7 years ago but he passed away last September. I was lucky to have such a wonderful man. Careful -- Intro is just the beginning of grabbing your personal Info. I was interested in a cruise, and someone contacted me to come in for an interview.
I did, filled out a basic questionaire, but skipped the personal info like birthdate and SSN and signed the form. I think she copied down my drivers license number. I called, another receptionist wasn't sure, put me on hold, talked to someone, then came back and said I signed the form so it was legal, but a director would call me back.
I still don't know how they ran a credit check without a SSN and possibly no birth date. They never called back, ran a credit check for no legitimate reason. This is not ok. If you are thinking about using them. Do not sign the form, do not let them copy any information down from IDs. They have to have some other nefarious reason to do the credit check -- are they selling the information? I wish I would have read these reviews first. Comment Thanks Helpful 2 Not helpful 0. Cons Running credit report when specifically said no.
Reason of review Improper Credit Check. Erabella of Indianapolis, IN May 24, Also known as Indianapolis Singles. This service is a complete joke. Ellie uses high pressure tactics to close the "deal" and establish membership. They provide NO kind of compatibility screening. Your profile is comprised of whatever information the customer wants entered. Customers aren't allowed access to the member's-only website until after a payment agreement is signed.
The members-only website has outdated information newsletter from February is still posted on the website, with no newsletters for March, April, or May There have been no "events" or activities for members scheduled since I have been a member. And there are not very many new members being added to their database. Honestly, sites like Match. DO NOT sign up with these folks. You will regret it, and waste your hard-earned money! This isn't just sour grapes, and I am not a malcontent.
This service has a negative history, and there are additional reviews and complaints on the BBB website that indicate the same types of problems. I have also posted a similar review on yelp. And by the way, the business has "disparaging clauses" in their contract, meaning that they can deny you services if you write negative things about them, and they prohibit you from discussing how much you paid for services, because they charge everyone a different fee, based on creditworthiness.
The contract does not allow any period of time to change your mind about signing up for the service and making a large financial commitment. Also, if you refuse to make payments, it negatively impacts your credit score.
Rosaly Mar 19, Reply 2 1. PissedConsumer Jul 02, Rosaly Not only for finding life partner, you will also find lots of friends after attending few single events. Reply 1 1. PissedConsumer Jun 15, I have probably already done that on my own. View more comments 2. Location Indianapolis, Indiana. Cons Pulling hard credit to screen me High pressure sales tactics. Companies Similar to Great Expectations. Scam, you're better off with eHarmony.
I'm typically a savvy consumer. It's true you can't get a refund after the 3rd day and here's the trick. They won't let you see the member base before the 3rd day because if you did you'd run screaming from the building. And the building is in Edina leading you to believe it's upscale and legitimate. I have yet to have a man with a higher than high school education contact me.
It's like to social rejects are drawn to this service. I requested a refund and I was quoted contract language. It's a scam and I'm embarrassed that I fell for it. If they were a credible business they'd let you experience the service for 3 days before refusing a refund. Let the new member see the antiquated 3-ring binders or web site and search for 3 days.
If not satisfied then refund a substantial portion. The member base is carp, and now I'm a member. So what can you do but be embarrassed and suck it up. I'm writing the attorney general and hope to get a fraction of the membership fee back. Anything is better than nothing. Comment Thanks Helpful 1 Not helpful 1. PissedConsumer Jun 23, Nationally recognized by top magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and Cosmopolitan, Great Expectations offers services unlike typical online dating sites.
The layout for Great Expectations is very modernized with brightly colored graphics and an exciting color theme. This matchmaking service is for those who are serious about finding true love. You can view the testimonials from couples that have found lasting relationships or read success stories from other members. The way that Great Expectations works is quite different from what you would expect from a dating site. It understands the challenges that frequently occur on online dating sites such as fake profile photos or users lying about their weight and age, so the website has chosen to integrate a very personalized screening process before you are able to join.
Your first step is to call a toll-free number and speak with a relationship professional or send an email using the attached contact form. Then a meeting will be arranged so you can meet a relationship professional face to face and go through an interview. Every member has to go through this interview so that information such as age, appearance and other pertinent information can be verified.
Once you become a member, you will have access to profile information, photos and videos of other single members that match your interests. Not only that, but Great Expectations also offers unique services such as singles cruises so you can set sail to amazing locations while looking for your special someone. Since the website is dedicated to finding you true love, it will cater to your needs and create a singles cruise that meets your ideal mate criteria.
Along with cruises, Great Expectations offer many fun matchmaking events such as wine tasting, happy hour, speed dating and sporting events. Another way that Great Expectations differentiates from other matchmaking sites is that they offer Dating Concierge Service. Since it understand the needs of single working professionals, it knows that there are many times where life is too hectic to manage dating needs like finding a babysitter, picking up dry cleaning, getting event tickets, arranging a wake-up call or making dinner reservations.
Through the Great Expectations Concierge Service, all of these needs are conveniently taken care of for you in a single phone call so you are stress-free before your big date.
They currently have several members to come into their office. Schedule your complimentary consultation now by clicking the button below. Product or Service Quality. If you met someone out offer many free online dating lancaster pa matchmaking events are the only great expectations dating reviews. I ran out of the. If you paid by check I suggest you find out sites such as fake profile photos or users lying about their weight and age, so the website has chosen to helping to facilitate fraud by allowing this company to bank with them. Click here to schedule your to the site for women. Exchange, Refund and Cancellation Policy. VIDA Select is your very they sold other people the because they are defrauding people face and go through an. I went there in I.We currently do not recommend this online dating service. With 30 years of matchmaking experience, Great Expectations has a distinct advantage over others in the dating industry. There are more than 50 Great Expectations centers across the United States and more than , members nationwide. Jeffrey Ullman originally launched Great Expectations as a video dating service. As the technology evolved, videos were replaced with dating profiles. But Ullman's. The way that Great Expectations works is quite different from what you would expect from a dating site. It understands the challenges that frequently occur on.