He still lives in the same, one-bedroom apartment in Shorewood. So when he saw a sign promising he could meet "Shorewood singles" in 2006, it caught his eye. Run that by me again," Doering said in an interview with FOX6 back in 2007. From 2007: Christen Conner / Great Expectations Director: "It's rude to stand up and walk out on a girl." FOX6 Investigators Producer: "Yeah, but it's rude to keep someone here against their will, too." Conner: "I'm not keeping you against your will." FOX6 Investigators Producer: "Well, if I don't have my driver's license I can't leave without it, like you said." Conner: "Sit down." "How can you live with that, day in and day out? Five years after the lawsuit was filed and eight years after he signed the contract - Doering got a letter informing him that the state had won the case. "You're not going to be able to close your company and flee the state and through the passage of time, get away with this sort of wrongdoing," Van Hollen said.
By the mid-’80s you have ‘Mazel Dating for Jewish Singles,’ or ‘Soul Date a Mate,’ which is this LA-based one for African-Americans,” says Weigel.
“There was even one specifically for people with herpes in D.
But for decades, if you wanted to gaze upon a plethora of eligible singles, you had to go to a repurposed office building during open hours and watch them flicker by onscreen, spooled through Sony Betamax SLO-320s. The 1970s was not only a time of sexual freedom, but also relationship tumult.
Thanks to new laws and evolving sexual mores, divorce rates were climbing.
It all started seven years ago with a FOX6 hidden camera investigation. In 20, dozens of consumers told the FOX6 Investigators that they, too, got taken for thousands of dollars. FOX6's investigation prompted a state investigation by the office of Wisconsin Attorney General J. "They specifically prey on people under circumstances where they`re going to make an emotional decision, and they may be hesitant to tell anybody about it," Van Hollen said. "It`s nice that we can actually do something about it -- that individual consumers can feel money in their pocket, relief for them," Van Hollen said.
Elliot Doering is one of the many who shelled out six figures for a dating service membership. "The likelihood of finding an individual who doesn`t have a car and is willing to date on a bus, it ain't happening,'" Doering said. Worst of all, Dpering found the "local" dating service wasn't so local after all. FOX6's hidden cameras showed that the company's sales pitch was more like an interrogation. After the lawsuit was filed in 2009, Great Expectations fled the state, and Doering wondered if he would ever get his money back. I figured well, maybe he's fighting it and he lost," Doering said. In all, the state has paid out more than 0,000 to 100 victims, and sent a message to any business looking to cash in on someone else's weakness.
Most smaller video dating sites shuttered, unable to compete with these new offerings’ efficiency and (relative) low cost.
(But not before playing a pivotal role in Cameron Crowe’s 1992 opus, .) Ullman sold Great Expectations in 1995, too, and within a few years, its new owners had shut it down.
’ So you can tell everyone definitely thought it was for losers.” But others were great fans.
“Where else can you have access to so many potential companions without spending every waking hour hustling and having to go out on dates that may turn out to be nightmares?
SHOREWOOD (WITI) -- They were looking for romance, but got ripped off.