Lifestyle & Belief

Woman sues millionaire matchmakers for setting her up with a criminal and a sex toy seller

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Joan E. Cooke, from Florida, claims she was set up with 13 unsuitable matches.

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FREDERIC J. BROWN

They say opposites attract, but one woman is not convinced of that.

Joan E. Cooke, of Florida, is suing a millionaire matchmaking company for $45,000 after it matched her with Republicans, an animal hater, a sex toy purveyor and a convicted criminal, the Huffington Post reported

Cooke, 59, an executive of a healthcare firm, claims the premier matchmaking firm, Kelleher & Associates, set her up with 13 unsuitable men.

She wants her money back, plus a further $25,000 compensation.

The Daily Mail reported that Cooke, who was looking for a serious relationship, stated in her profile that she was a Democrat but she was twice matched with Republicans. The company told her that "opposites attract". 

On two other occasions, the men she went on a date with informed her they were not looking for a monogamous relationship, and one man told her he wanted only 'friends with benefits'.

Another man told Cooke, a cat lover, she would have to put her pets outside if he came to visit as he disliked animals. 

The law suit states: "There is absolutely nothing in Cooke’s profile to suggest that she would be compatible with a sexually promiscuous internet sex toy purveyor and aficionado," reads the complaint, filed in California Supreme Court last week.

A Kelleher & Associates spokesman told the Huffington Post in an email that the lawsuit was baseless. It said the 25-year-old company had never before been sued.

In a 2010 interview the service said its matchmaking had resulted in 400 marriages.