Divorcee Tereza Burki sues elite dating service for 'distress and upset' after she failed to meet anybody despite being promised wealthy 'bachelors yo
Divorcee Tereza Burki sues elite dating service for ‘distress and upset’ after she failed to meet anybody despite being promised wealthy ‘bachelors you dream of’ for £12,600 sign-up fee.
Tereza Burki, who lives in Belgravia, central London, has taken Seventy Thirty to the High Court after failing to find love.
Seventy Thirty calls itself the ‘ultimate matchmaking service’ with an ‘international membership comprising of men and women of affluence and influence’.
But Ms Burki is suing because despite being promised ‘bachelors you dream of meeting’ – she claims these never materialised, causing her ‘distress and frustration’.
The dating company is counter-suing the City financier and consultant for defamation after she called it a ‘scam’.
Judge Mr Justice Julian Knowles quoted the lyrics ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ during proceedings at the High Court in London – and will rule in the coming month.
He said: ‘I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love’, adding: ‘The parties in these two claims would agree and disagree’.
The battle started a year after she joined in 2015 and was refused a refund.
Mr Justice Julian Knowles said: ‘Seventy Thirty Limited is a company providing romantic matchmaking services for wealthy single people.
‘It describes itself as having matched thousands of affluent and successful people.
‘Tereza Burki is one of its former clients. In late 2014 she paid 70/30 a fee of £12,600 in return for introductions to rich, eligible men.
‘She was dissatisfied to put it mildly with the service she received. She has sued 70/30 in deceit and misrepresentation for the return of her membership fee and for damages for ‘distress, upset, disappointment and frustration’.’
She said she was looking for a man who was open to having kids and had the resources to travel internationally.
The court heard: ‘In particular her ideal partner would be someone with multiple residences.’
Judge Knowles said: ‘Following the activation of her membership, Ms Burki was dissatisfied with the service provided by 70/30. She says she was not introduced to any of the men whose profiles she had been shown.’
But Ms Burki is also being counter-sued by Seventy Thirty for defamation after branding the company as a ‘scam’ and ‘fraudulent’.
Seventy Thirty claimed its clients ‘value discretion and expect a top level of service in exclusive matchmaking, as they do in all the other aspects of their affluent lives.’
Seventy Thirty denies her allegations. The case continues.
A decision is set to be made at the High Court later this month.