I decided to move forward with The Ideal Match, as it has a higher clientele demographic, people are seriously seeking a partner, and the service is personalized.
I had two matches and I was very impressed with the process. The first match was an attractive, professional woman and had many of the qualities I had indicated that I was seeking. Shyla and Dave at The Ideal Match were both great! They listened to what I was looking for and made their assessments of a mutual fit for both parties included in the match.
They, and the entire staff, were very professional responsive. This type of program will not be for everyone. It's a big investment, but it will "potentially" change the rest of your life! That doesn't mean it will work for everyone. However, most people using this service will be financially secure and looking for a "real" relationship. It worked for us!
It "could" work for you as well. I've been waiting 3 years to write this review. Three years so that it is a legitimate review of the "service" this company provides. From start to finish, this place is a racket. They try to bleed you dry from the first meeting and don't own up to any of their own faults. She's fake and she preys on you, but you'd have to be dumb not to realize that. Their top of the line membership costs more than a down payment on a house and allows you to get a makeover and consults for plastic surgery How about people just be happy with who they are?
The cheapest membership includes 10 matches, you get no say in the match AT ALL, and they have 3 years to fulfill their end of the deal which they make sure they don't tell you about, you know the small print bull. Cool, apparently I'm dumb and I fell for it. My first match was a complete dud. Who's fault is that? He was just a loser. When I complained to the company that they set me up with a married man, they gave me some crap about how he told them he was separated, blah blah blah.
Whatever, not a legitimate match. Third match was fine, I guess, but lived in San Diego, so that didn't go past the first date due to simply being too far away. My fourth match was a complete creep and I couldn't get away from him fast enough.
My fifth match disappeared I also asked TIM about if they heard from him, and they did not. THAT was considered a match. These "5" matches took 2 years to provide to me Then I moved out of state. According to the contract, if you move far enough away from the hell hole that is TIM, and they cannot find a comparable service near you then you are reimbursed for the service that was not provided. So I contacted them and DAVE, the worst person alive, went back and forth with me trying to get me into an equality ridiculous service in the area I moved to.
However, it was a completely different format of matchmaking and they wanted me to pay MORE money to continue the service with them. DAVE proceeded to tell me that I did not have a choice in who was going to continue my membership. Too bad, that was that. So I'll get over it. It won't affect my life anymore. But I will write this review on here, google, or wherever someone may read it and learn from my stupid mistake.
I hope you guys go out of business soon. I considered using TIM shortly before Xmas. I went to the initial, no obligation consultation. Of course the goal of most businesses is to get new clients and to increase revenue. I knew there was going to be sales pressure, but I will always stick up for myself and am capable of making my own decisions. After the meeting, I was asked what I thought of the service and if I were interesting in signing up.
Part of the process of doing so was to read the contract in detail on my own time and at my convenience. I was told what I wanted to do was overthinking the process and my that demeanor was "combative. This party would be an attorney. This idea wasn't liked, which was a huge red flag.
No other companies have had a problem with my verification process. One of the most valuable life management skills I've learned is that anything legitimate will not mind verification.
From the reaction I got to my wanting to review the contract in detail possibly with an attorney , it was clear to me there was most likely something in the "fine print" that I wasn't going to like. If I am meant to have a soulmate, I am sure it'll happen when the time is right. I am an attractive, educated woman and I dated Santa! Yeap, thanks to TIM which turned out to be not so ideal. I went out with two people both were out of shape, even though I am a sports nuts.
Anyway, shortly after I signed up, a friend had an appointment with Dana. She showed him a binder with pictures of female clients. He saw my picture and called me. I thought TIM was confidential!
I am in the process of starting a class action lawsuit. They are using paying customers to make more money when I did not allow anyone to show my picture! They prey on the vulnerable, do not disclose fully what's on the contract and than send creditors after you.
Very high pressure sale, on the phone, in the office and they absolutely do not deliver. Filing a complaint with the attorney general. They do not even deserve one star. I wish i had read reviews before they conned me. Everyones experience is diffrent and the people who keep down playing "The Ideal Match" seems to me like they have some finacial issues. Now I'm not going to give out all my personal wants and need but when i came it was a lovely experience.
In a beautiful location, the office was lovely and off the bat you feel very welcomed. I was nervous when i came but once i started talking to them, the nervousness all went away. It was very personalized experience. Im so used to dating online which at this point in time is pretty dangerous, the fact that they do a background check so no one with a criminal past or a violent past was something i never thought about before, LITERALLY no other dating place even does that which made me wonder what if the guy i met on OkCupid had a criminal past?
Ive never felt more taken care of. I was asked if i was single which i am i've never been married , but they explained to me that being legally single and available to date is a strict qualification.
Once again I've never thought about a married man pretending to be single, then TA-DA turns out dudes married with 2 kids. I had a Great Experience and im sure you will to but the only way to do that is to honestly come in. If anything i honestly should've come in sooner. So from me to you Thanks Ideal Match for the lovely experience! Dana was very friendly during our meeting so I have nothing against her for doing her job. Yes I received a refund because the state of California allows 72 hours to cancel a contract, with the exception of auto contracts.
I give this company a 1 because I don't like my time or money being wasted. Had I known the rate for Ideal Match services was between 5k to 20k for a dating service I would've laughed and hung up. The company refuses to tell you the cost over the phone.
So I made the hour drive after work for our meeting. I can't remember the specific order of things but I believe you fill out questionnaires and then at the end the go over prices. I was shown a book with success stories and I remember looking the men in the picture and thinking look wise these guys are no one I would date.
I've always dated really attractive men. I showed her a picture of my ex and Dana said oh yes we've got guys like that. When I was shown the prices for the different packages I laughed and thought it was a ridiculous amount of money. But with Dana's persistent sales pitches I agreed. I don't have a problem meeting guys, I have a hard time meeting self sufficient and employed men so I thought if they're paying for this service then they obviously have funds.
Dana also pushed the fact that Ideal Match clients have a certain criteria that must be met. I told myself so what if I pay but over the course of 3 years I go on fancy dates and exotic trips where the guy pays, then it's a wash.
Even though I knew none of that was guaranteed. Luckily I turned to Yelp the next day and read the reviews.