Lets have lunch dating service
I guess “It’s Just a Drink at at a Cheesy, Showy Restaurant in the Loop after Brushing Your Teeth and Putting Eyeliner on in the Office Bathroom” didn’t have the same pithy appeal.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It’s Just Lunch International, a matchmaking and dating service for single professionals, was ordered by a U. judge to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit by clients who claimed they were defrauded into paying for its services. He also said a group of New York plaintiffs could pursue claims under that state’s law alleging deceptive business practices and unjust enrichment.The building directory ever-so-discreetly listed my destination as “IJL.” Walking into the “happy” yellow-walled lobby and blaring Frank Sinatra initially sickened me, but luckily Lizzie and her Limited Express sexy-executive pantsuit whisked me into her private office before I had time to fixate.Her walls were adorned with framed, triumphant-looking human interest articles from a variety of second-rate publications.The fraud case will “substantially rise or fall” on whether this script was materially misleading, he added.Stein refused to certify a nationwide class alleging unjust enrichment, citing too many differences in state laws.I forbid myself from on grounds that the stalker-ish ex-wife of a partner I work for (who is convinced that a mythical affair involving yours truly ended her marriage) uses the site, and I could only imagine the online smear campaign if she saw my profile.
And e Harmony is out of the question—not just because of the five million-part questionnaire, but because it seems too conservative. Phil, whom I despise.) Finally, there’s JDate, and—what else can I say—my college boyfriend upended my need to convert to Judaism when he dumped me after graduation.
Hilariously, even though we’re all supposed to be “professionals,” Lizzie instructed me to allow the guy to pay if they insist.
Finally, notwithstanding the name, she let me in on the little secret: Most people choose to have their dates over after-work drinks.
And don’t get me started on meeting a potential husband in a bar.
Bars in Chicago are populated by three types: (i) snotty, preppy North Shore guys that I would rather pick a fight with than attempt to flirt; (ii) guys from the Western suburbs who all work at the Board of Trade and are not interested in committed relationships; and (iii) college kids.
District Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan said the plaintiffs had enough in common to pursue their fraud claims as a group.