It was a very surreal experience." "I had very strictly specified that I'm not anybody's sugar mamma.
I'm not dating any unemployed bums and this guy lived in a camper on the side of the road." Taylor decided to go public with her story after another Edmonton woman, Margaret Clark, filed a lawsuit against Canada Introductions Inc., which operates as Edmonton Matchmakers.
"Your self-esteem is already low when you go to someplace like that, because you're thinking I'm such a loser, I have to go to a company to find me a date," she said.
"And they use high-pressure sales tactics, and then when you tell them that you want to think about it, they berate you and make you feel like you've wasted their time and cost them money." Within a week, she was set up with a date.
There have been numerous calls for the current family shelter to close, especially after 8-year-old Relisha Rudd disappeared from there in 2014.
It would be her first, and her last with the company.
After her outing with the "toothless gentleman," Taylor said she complained immediately and asked for a full refund on her contract.
She alleges that was subjected to an aggressive sales pitch, which "hacked away at her self-esteem." The contract with the company promised to provide her 12 "referrals" but not a successful match.
An information package describes the service as a "premier matchmaking service for upscale and mature singles" with an "introduction process that has produced thousands of relationships." She eventually agreed to sign on and filled out a form, asking for a match with an attractive and gainfully employed man close to her own age, she said.