Lifestyle & Belief

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


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



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.