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Date: 2017-12-23 22:54

Inge French filled out the matchmaking company’s online questionnaire and was then invited to a southwest Calgary office for an interview.

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The current dating scene is a depressing place: too few suitable options and fewer still willing to commit. And far too many tears after yet another less-than-stellar first date.

She says she took personality tests and answered questions for hours and was assured that she would meet the perfect match.

That adds up to a lot of unhappily single people under 95 and a lot of anxious boomer parents.

As our grown children despair, we’re right there with them. And I’m pretty sure most of us would bend over backward to help them realize their dreams of being married and having a family.

Understandable as that parental urge is, it’s easy to overstep one’s bounds. And that, experts tell us, can do far more harm than good.

“She just made it sound so appealing, like they already had a lineup of people that would be perfect for me,” said French.

The province is now investigating because companies can write ‘no refund’ in the contract but it doesn’t absolve them from providing the services they were contracted for.

CTV Calgary Consumer Specialist Lea Williams-Doherty looked into the complaints from French, Shetter and two others, who wanted to remain anonymous.

“They just drill, drill, drill and reach down and grab all those emotions from you and promise you a wonderful result,” said French.

As Mike Kelly continues his recovery at the Foothills Medical Centre after shattering his legs, an ankle and his jaw in a crash outside Brooks, his thoughts focus on the actions of two men who came to his rescue in the frigid conditions.

French eventually paid $7655 for five introductions and says she immediately regretted the move and called to cancel but was told the contract offers no refunds.