Two of Us is a matchmaking service with 15 offices nationwide. Instead, she said she got one date with a man with three drunk driving convictions and an outstanding criminal warrant.
McCarthy is suing her local Lawrenceville, N. Instead of the online dating services, like eHarmony, Two of Us offers professional matchmakers and "promises to arrange 'matches' with another member for the purposes of arranging a dating relationship between those individuals. McCarthy, a technical writer living in New Jersey, learned of Two of Us through its advertising campaign and went to the local office for a consultation.
The advertising stated that the company screens its members and performs a criminal background check, according to McCarthy's lawsuit, filed on June 4 in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Mercer County. She said she was told by a representative that "Two of Us would provide quality matches at the rate of one or two during every two-week period. The suit states Two of Us breached their agreement by failing to "provide one or two matches over a two month period as promised and by failing to adequately evaluate and screen the matches" referred to her.
The agreement states, "Two of Us provides for the initial member interview, member testing, background checks and overall evaluation and screening Her date was a year-old widower from Arizona who told her he received the convictions after his wife died and was moving to New Jersey so he could get a driver's license, according to The Trentonian.
McCarthy wanted a man 58 to 67 years old with an active lifestyle like her, according to the newspaper. Photo of Jeanne McCarthy Image credit: Facebook McCarthy "terminated the agreement and demanded an immediate refund of her fee.
Despite repeated requests, [Two of Us] has refused to do so," the suit states. Ethan Baker, Two of Us' vice president of operations and general counsel, said the company has not been served yet and could not comment on the specific allegations of the lawsuit.
Each person and result varies dramatically. One person may be disappointed with one introduction but the next can lead to a lifetime with someone else. Baker said the owners have been in the business of matchmaking for about 23 years. The company's motto is, "Because two is always better than one. That's clear in the contract as well. That's the goal of what we do.
It doesn't do us any good if we have unhappy members. We do what we can to make our members happy so that we can all work together toward finding suitable and appropriate introductions for them.