This is a timeline of online dating services that also includes broader events related to technology-assisted dating (not just online dating).Where there are similar services, only major ones or "the first of its kind" are listed.HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett announced that a civil lawsuit was filed against a popular dating service accused of falsely inflating the number of singles available for dating in its network and misrepresenting the success rate, costs and other key elements of its dating services. Cohen, individually, and as former owner of Great Expectations, King of Prussia.The lawsuit follows an investigation into dozens of complaints from consumers throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The defendants are accused of violating Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.They equate their businesses to executive search firms; some refer to themselves as headhunters for the heart.For men and women with money, prestige or a wall of diplomas who want to keep their search for a mate under wraps, matchmakers offer the confidentiality they want with the hope of improving their chances of meeting the perfect partner.Eventually people lost interest as BBSs lost out to the World Wide Web, and Matchmaker was superseded by
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SEATTLE – Matchmakers bank on the notion that money can buy love.
But some customers willing to pay thousands of dollars to a business that advertises as “the premier, personal dating service for Seattle singles” say they were sold false promises.
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The 52-year-old divorced computer systems consultant from Philadelphia took a businesslike approach to seeking a soul mate. Matchmakers seem to be popping up all over the country, many targeting their personalized services to eligible businessmen.