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After filling in the questionnaire, the man registered for the site and was delighted with the follow-up email he received.
It contained several profiles of highly promising matches all “waiting to contact him”.
Another Telegraph Money reader, who does not wish to be named, turned to online dating after his relationship came to an end in February.
Searchmate had so far suggested four – two of whom she’d already seen on rival site Plentyoffish.com, a free site, and who had both already declined to date her.
In November she received a letter from a Searchmate adviser saying that her membership was “not progressing as expected”.
Because of this it had suspended her account, even though she had not asked for this to happen.
Searchmate has now offered Aileen a full refund of £1,295.