LAS VEGAS (CN) – A woman sued Match.com for $10 million, claiming a man she met through the dating website hid in her garage, stabbed her 10 times and kicked her in the head until she “stopped making the gurgling noise.” Mary Kay Beckman sued Match.com LLC in Clark County Court, for negligence, negligent misrepresentation, deceptive trade, failure to warn, and negligent infliction of emotional distress. She claims the site misled her into believing that a subscription would result in a “stable and loving relationship with another member.” But Match.com failed to warn her of the dangers of meeting “an individual whose intentions are not to find a mate, but to find victims to kill or rape,” Beckman says in the complaint.
She did not sue her attacker, Wade Mitchell Ridley. Ridley, a “member” of Match.com, died in prison last year while serving 28 to 70 years for killing an ex-girlfriend in Phoenix, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. Beckman says in her complaint that she nearly died because she used Match.com seeking “the type of healthy and loving relationship the website claimed to foster.”
I’m not one of those people who is going make fun of this lady for online dating and say well this is what you get when you’re so pathetic in real life that you have to turn to a paid online dating service to try and get laid. Personally I got nothing against it. If I didn’t have a girlfriend and had a cold streak going for a month or two I’d be all over that shit. I mean the internet is the most powerful tool on the planet with literally every piece of information that ever existed on it, why not use it to match me up with somebody who’s going to suck my dick? Of course I have access to our entire Smokesmash database so I’d start there, but not everyone is so lucky. Sometimes Match.com or eHarmony or MeetBlackPeopleOnline is your best bet to finding happiness so I can’t hate on it. I will say however that if you do cross that line and turn to a dating service you really can’t turn around and sue them because you get one bad date. That’s kind of just the risk you run. When you pool together a large group of people who have trouble making real world connections you’re inevitably going to run into some dates who are rude, immature, crass, boring, or stab you in the face 10 times. That’s the business. Just got to take your lumps/wounds and use it as building blocks to finding your real significant other.
PS- If I’m a chick I’m sticking with J-Date 100% of the time. Even if I’m not Jewish. Worst case scenario is your date puts a cap on the price of your entree and causes a scene when the sales tax is 45 cents too high on the bill so he leaves 5% and makes you walk 35 blocks home because cabs in the city are way overpriced.