Letters; June/July 2007; Scientific American Mind; by Staff Editor; 2 Page(s)
I am a psychologist who used two online dating services and found nearly every flaw depicted in the article "The Truth about Online Dating," by Robert Epstein. I was especially put off by the assertion by one company that I was "not compatible" with certain ladies I wanted to meet and yet "compatible" with others who had one of the limiting characteristics I had listed at the company's suggestion.
But the real problem arose when I tried to terminate my membership. I called and indicated my wishes, was given a confirmation number, and then my credit card was charged for the next two months. I notified my bank, but it refused to refund the money, saying I had given the company my number so the matter was between that business and me. Obviously, this was not the sort of longterm relationship I was looking for, so I canceled the card along with the dating "service."