Aileen was promised support from Searchmate’s highly experienced team of matchmakers, and a guaranteed minimum of 15 recommendations.Online dating scams: new tricks that fleece victims of an average '£9,589' But in November last year, Aileen felt a growing sense of disappointment as five months had passed and she had yet to meet any men.When the man complained to Elite Singles, it refunded him without a fuss, as it has a 14-day refund policy.
Searchmate has disputed Aileen’s claims and said it had not received any correspondence from her after the letter was sent in November.
It said it made a number of attempts to call her since, but that it had not been able to reach her.
He said: “I wanted to get back on the dating scene but I felt fragile from the split.
Most people on these dating websites are just looking for a bit of fun, but I find that all a bit seedy.
It promises “affluent, educated men and women between the ages of 30 and 55, who are all looking for a long-term commitment.” It charges £180 a year for membership.