Val Taylor, 54, paid ,344 for a membership with Edmonton Matchmakers at their office in Old Strathcona.
A company salesperson promised to find her a match, but Taylor says her single suitor was hardly the man of her dreams.
"They don't say one in five are part of an attempted murder or one in five are killed," Beckman said.
"They don't tell you people are missing." calls the lawsuit “absurd,” and plans to argue that it can’t be held responsible for the behavior of all of its members.
"The many millions of people who have found love on and other online dating sites know how fulfilling it is," the company said in a statement.
"And while that doesn't make what happened in this case any less awful, this is about a sick, twisted individual with no prior criminal record, not an entire community of men and women looking to meet each other." Beckman’s lawyer, Marc Saggese, told KLAS that ads for the dating site give consumers no sense of the risks involved with online hook-ups.
“When the police arrested him, he said he wasn't there to hurt me. "His intent was to kill me that night." While in police custody, Ridley admitted to killing 62-year-old Anne Simenson, an Arizona woman he’d also met on Match.com, in early 2011.
Like Beckman, Simerson was stabbed repeatedly with a butcher’s knife, as well as a machete, at her home.
The lawsuit says the sales person was "well aware" of Clark's health condition, but convinced her to pay ,494.75 for a membership.
Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.
The Better Business Bureau of Massachusetts confirmed Edmonton Matchmakers is affiliated with Lone Star Introductions, which also operates as e Love.
An Edmonton woman is urging buyer beware after she spent thousands of dollars with a matchmaking company but only went on a single date with a gap-toothed homeless man.