Edit: As of July 9, the offending JLove pages seem to have been removed.
The online dating service industry has a penchant for deceptive ads, as is evidenced by the large number of scantily-clad women in the small town of Acton, MA who are alleged to desire sex with me, not a single one of whom I’ve ever seen in a checkout line at our supermarket.
But I just discovered a new twist, courtesy of a scammy dating service called JLove. While ego surfing — i.e., googling on my own name — I found a page with the URL http://jlove.com/names/m/monash/curt/ It contains text such as
- With a huge number of members at JLove, you can easily mingle with curt monash
- People like curt monash and so many others are getting the most out of Jewish dating at JLove
- The only way to discover wonderful Jewish singles like curt monash is with JLove
I have a good idea of how many Monashes there are in the world (few), and how many Curt Monashes (VERY few, perhaps just one). And so, since I’m not a member of the JLove dating service, and I’m confident that no other Curt Monashes are members of the JLove dating service, and the same goes for most or all of the hundreds of other Monash names on http://jlove.com/names/m/monash/, and also because of the odd punctuation used in the false implication that curt monash is a member of the JLove dating service, I hereby conclude that JLove is even scummier than most online dating services. Simply put, JLove is causing false impressions to be given to people looking at search engine results pages.
Now, I don’t think I’m at a stage in my life where eager young women are googling my name and trying to figure out how to snare me. But if there were, then this might seem like an inducement to join JLove’s dishonest service.
- Here’s an example of a woman who seems to have lost interest in a guy due to JLove’s dishonesty.
- Here’s a report on another (milder) form of JLove dishonesty, namely misusing the word “free”.