And he says he can back up his website claim of a 90 percent success rate, which is based on the number of clients who matched up with another client at the same event.Gavrilenka regularly hosts Date & Dash events at bars like Salud Tequila Lounge in Chicago.
When Katzhman signed up, she was supposed to be in a group of singles who were between 22 and 32 years old, but later found out that wasn’t true. “The complaints are increasing, year over year over,” said Better Business Bureau President and CEO Steve Bernas.
“I had been set up with a 39-year old and a 46-year old. The last 12 months, the complaints are up over 467 percent, that tells you something,” Bernas said.
The Better Business Bureau has received 96 complaints from 23 states against Date & Dash for things like unauthorized charges, double billing, cancelled events, events with too few participants and, in one case, a woman said she was matched with a sex offender.
Date & Dash claims on their website that they have a 90-percent success rate in matching people.
It’s a claim the Better Business Bureau head finds hard to believe.
“Looking at my complaints, the 96 complaints I have in front of me. It cannot be 90-percent in any way, shape or form,” Bernas said.Vilius Gavrilenka, the Chicago coordinator of Date & Dash, denies the charges made in the complaints to the Better Business Bureau highlighted in this report.CHICAGO (CBS) — In today’s busy world, more and more singles are turning to online dating and matchmaking services to find that special someone.But, as CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman found out, some singles have said they’re getting ripped off by one locally based matchmaker.“It was Valentine’s Day, I was single, it sounded like something that was worth a shot,” said Alexandra Katzman, about why she decided to try a matchmaking service.The 24-year old attended a speed dating event in the suburbs, run by a company called Date & Dash. Date & Dash refused to refund Katzman’s fee after she complained.