Review: Connections Dating
Chris Feliciano

San Antonio, TX

#43 May 24, 2012
Hey Austin Gal let me know if you need any help, I know one of the former co-workers there and she tells me about her horrid experience. I just randomly googled complaints with Connections Dating so I'll try to figure out how to email you.
cheryl

Pflugerville, TX

#44 Jun 8, 2012
I am currently pursuing legal action. Definitely a rip off.
El paredon

Austin, TX

#45 Jun 10, 2012
My sister signed on with them some 10 years ago when they had an office off Mopac I think. She is hot and was given an actual free 6 month membership because she was told she would attract male customers. She had to consent to paying 6 months after that and as I recall it was cheap, like a thousand dollars or so.
She dropped it afterwards because she said to was a total scam.
dude

United States

#46 Jun 10, 2012
Why do you people continue to write negative things about dating services? Have you ever thought for 1 min that no company or person can make everyone happy all the time?
The dating industry is a tough industry to be in. Its not like you are purchasing a couch. Your emotions are involved and there are certainly NO GUARANTEES that someone is going to A) have things in common with you, B) think you are attractive and C) have chemistry with you. Single ppl arent necessarly deperate, but they are lonely and want to find that someone special. In todays day and age it only makes sense to hire a service to help you. But when you dont find that perfect fit, you point fingers and blame others because things didnt suit you.
Rather than pointing fingers, how about point at yourself? You went in -- you signed that contract and perhaps had grandeous expectations or had unrealistic ideas. Either way, you signed that contract, YOU made the choice. So you didnt find Prince Charming or your lil Princess, so now you want to blame others for your choices?? Give me a break! And you are all adults??? YOU MADE THE CHOICE! NO ONE "MADE" YOU OR HELD A GUN TO YOUR HEAD!! Some of you need to accept responsibility for YOUR OWN ACTIONS and stop blaming these companies who are merely trying to help you. Do you think they rather you be unsuccessful??

Go back to other services where you dont have to invest and good luck to you.
Happy Single

Mechanicsville, VA

#47 Jun 10, 2012
dude wrote:
Is that all you have to do Richmond Gal is sit around and wait for posts so you can put your 2 cents in?
Get real!!
No wonder you can't find a date --
Hey, Dude. Looks like you're at it again with your recent post about how happy we should be with Dating Connections. The company is a ripoff and you know it. You probably work for them and think we should be so satisfied with the wonderful services they provide
LOL. Why don't you get a life and stop sitting around and waiting for posts so that you can put your two cents in?
disappointed

Pflugerville, TX

#48 Jul 24, 2012
I tried to file a complaint with the BBB and they said they couldn't locate the Austin office. I physically went to every address posted and they leave pretty quick. It is a scam but, they still get by with it.
Dude

Richmond, VA

#49 Jul 25, 2012
Happy Single wrote:
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Hey, Dude. Looks like you're at it again with your recent post about how happy we should be with Dating Connections. The company is a ripoff and you know it. You probably work for them and think we should be so satisfied with the wonderful services they provide
LOL. Why don't you get a life and stop sitting around and waiting for posts so that you can put your two cents in?
In reading everyone's posts, it just leaves me feeling a lil bewildered that grown adults make the decision to sign up and then complain when things don't turn out they way they "expect" I also never said everyone should be happy-- I said grown adults need to TAKE AND ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN CHOICES! Have ya'll ever heard of the pink elephant syndrom? And i think my prior post speaks loudly and i don't sit around but topix sends me a notice, just like it does to you! If you are so Happy Single, why would you hire a dating service to change happiness status? Makes no sense.
disappointed

Pflugerville, TX

#50 Jul 25, 2012
Dude wrote:
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In reading everyone's posts, it just leaves me feeling a lil bewildered that grown adults make the decision to sign up and then complain when things don't turn out they way they "expect" I also never said everyone should be happy-- I said grown adults need to TAKE AND ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN CHOICES! Have ya'll ever heard of the pink elephant syndrom? And i think my prior post speaks loudly and i don't sit around but topix sends me a notice, just like it does to you! If you are so Happy Single, why would you hire a dating service to change happiness status? Makes no sense.
First of all, I am offended that you accuse people that trusted a firm to deliver on their promises as "irresponsible adults". On the contrary, to have a company screen potential mates to protect us from losers on-line is quite responsible. I was assured there would be a pool of over 1000 professionals from which to choose (I too am a professional). Without using any filters, I was able to chose from 37. Secondly, you should really not enter into a relationship unless you are "happy single" because if you can't be happy alone, you sure can't make someone else happy.
Dude

Richmond, VA

#51 Jul 27, 2012
disappointed wrote:
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First of all, I am offended that you accuse people that trusted a firm to deliver on their promises as "irresponsible adults". On the contrary, to have a company screen potential mates to protect us from losers on-line is quite responsible. I was assured there would be a pool of over 1000 professionals from which to choose (I too am a professional). Without using any filters, I was able to chose from 37. Secondly, you should really not enter into a relationship unless you are "happy single" because if you can't be happy alone, you sure can't make someone else happy.
Well, I will respond to you "disappointed"

If you are going to quote me then at least get the quote right. No where in either of my posts did I say "irresponsible adults" Please don't put words in my mouth. Being irresponsible and accepting responsibility for one's actions are 2 different things. I say to you and anyone else, become educated on the services and the companies, do your homework, make better choices and stop trying to hold others accountable for YOUR own actions.
Sam

United States

#52 Jul 29, 2012
Mary, you are so right! Karma will get them. The Connections Dating "Service" is a total scam! They promise they have matches for you, and you never get a date. The Connecticut office are scam artists. The whole "business" nationwide is a scam. You are better off finding your special someone online. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!
mary wrote:
As someone going through a very painful divorce at the moment - and having just turned 50 - I impulsively filled out an application for "Mature Singles" - and immediately got a call from a young woman (203 area code which made sense since that is the closest office for me). I made an appointment for the following week, she called me twice to confirm. when I got there turns out it was for "connections dating", which I thought was weird since I thought I was going to Mature singles. I asked about that during the "interview" and did not get a straight answer. Also thought it was sketchy that my interviewer told me he could "hook me right up". Long story short, sat through the process, saw videos and the price sheet and had a major case of the ICKS. Of course when I hesitated I suddenly was offered the "promo" deal. I told them I wanted to think about it, and could I get a copy of the price list to take home (of course not). and the woman who called me and made/confirmed all the appointments was no where to be found...another thing I questioned and got a bs answer. I think God sent the "be careful" angel to me and I walked out without committing to anything - although as soon as I said to them I wanted to check them out online because I was not comfortable with the fact that they had essentially misrepresented themselves - I was ushered out very quickly. I think that and the fact I mentioned I had a strong family behind me looking to make sure no one else could hurt me hastened my exit to the door. I went home and started googling this outfit and am so glad I did. Sorry to everyone who lost money with them, there is karma in this world and it will all come around. Preying on people at their most vulnerable is dispicable.
Tanya

Ellicott City, MD

#53 Nov 2, 2012
I am so sorry that some of you feel that this is a rip off. I joined Connections after having been a member of several online dating services. I had recently separated and moved from a rural area to a big metropolitan area and had not a clue how to meet people. The first gentleman (and I mean that sincerely) that I met on my first day as an active member is now my husband. Like anything else this is not for everyone but you can't say it is a total rip off. I consider it a wonderful return on my investment.
Happy Single

Richmond, VA

#54 Nov 3, 2012
Tanya wrote:
I am so sorry that some of you feel that this is a rip off. I joined Connections after having been a member of several online dating services. I had recently separated and moved from a rural area to a big metropolitan area and had not a clue how to meet people. The first gentleman (and I mean that sincerely) that I met on my first day as an active member is now my husband. Like anything else this is not for everyone but you can't say it is a total rip off. I consider it a wonderful return on my investment.
Tanya, I am glad that you met someone special. However, you are unfortunately one of the very, very few who joined Connections Dating who had that kind of experience. And for most of us, yes it was a total rip off.
Ripped off

Fort Belvoir, VA

#55 Dec 12, 2012
This site sucks. Don't waste your money these people are rip off artists
Kim

Pflugerville, TX

#57 Dec 28, 2012
I totally disagree. I have been a member of the Austin Connection Dating for at least 3 years and they have done nothing for me. They totally lied when I signed up.
Unknown

Springfield, NJ

#58 Jan 17, 2013
I will just say, I was excited when I started working for "Connections Dating" here in Ct. A couple months in after bring hired full time hours for everyone started getting cut drastically. The owner said she would us when she needed someone to work. I later found out that all the appointments I was booking and yes I was as honest as I could be and was liked by several clients. My "boss" invited me into her office and showed me the "books" which in my mind thought they should've been great!! Money was disappearing and I couldn't bring myself to question her. My eyes began to open widely as I then saw for the first time how innocent people were being scammed out if thousands of dollars!!! I couldn't believe it!!! My heart sank I felt terrible!!!! I quit!!!! I am so sorry for what has happened to you. I was lied to as well as an employee. My regards always, D
Walt

United States

#59 Feb 25, 2013
I tried join the CT Connections Dating in Newington in the fall of 2010. Was match w/a few women that I never heard from at all. While on my interview I was told that was very handsome & that the women would be falling all over me.

The women that did contact me were women that I wouldn't date on match or E Harmony!!! Went to one event that was held in May of 2011...there were 26 women to 6 men and I was the youngest Man there. The other men were at least 15+ years older than me...I was 40 at the time & the women were roughly 15-20+ yrs older! I dance w/a couple of them the others couldn't have been interested in me!

What total freakin' ripoff...wasted a few thousand dollars at my own stupidity!!! Anyone in Connecticut taking legal action or class action anywhere else in the Country???
Mary

Scarsdale, NY

#60 Feb 25, 2013
So here is a funny update to my post of over 2 years ago - a few months after my "interview" (immediately after which I went home and took a couple of showers)- they called and left me a message with a really special deal - in the $500 range. They could have offered me a $1 deal and I still would have run. Actually, they could have offered it for free - and try to catch me running out the door. And beyond that - the person who interviewed me showed up in an online search in a leading on-line dating site, so ironic!
mireille

Bethesda, MD

#61 Mar 4, 2013
please, don't go and give those people your money, it's a total rip off. Before I sign up with them, I read all the negative reviews, but I was like " maybe those people are just negative people, or not attractive enough to get a decent person" first of all they won't let you browse in to see the kind of people in the site, 2nd they charge you a ridiculous amount of money where you have to negociate, and if you are not good at it, you end up paying a lots of money because you so desperate to meet someone. After I signed up with,then I logged in to the site, I knew right the way that I made one of the dumbest decisions of my life, I checked the members, I couldnt find anybody that I could go out with, they all old and ugly, not even average, and I am not exagerating, it's the worse investement I have ever made in my life. 3 months ago, I met someone on pof for free and my cousin met her husband on pof for free. When you there, they make it sound so good, desperate as I was I went for it :(
Mary

Scarsdale, NY

#62 Mar 5, 2013
Mirelle, believe me, I am a really attractive person. I think that's why they came back with the super cheap rate so they could essentialy use me as a draw. Sorry you had the bad experience. It's just a lousy company.
Nina Carlo

Berlin, CT

#63 Apr 18, 2013
Well all I know is that actually met my husband on here, and we were married Oct 2011. I dated for a while, and it wasn't easy, but it finally happened. :) As for the negative remarks on here... all I know is that sometimes ppl have 'unrealistic' expectations when selecting their dates... and then when they are rejected.... they have to blame someone... so they blame the company instead of being realistic with who they are. Just sayin.

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