HOUSTON – Anyone ever set up on a bad blind date can most likely attest to being none too pleased with the matchmaker, and perhaps might have even expressed that displeasure.
In the case of Robert Rice, he expressed his displeasure by suing his dating service after several bad dates, claiming one woman started the rendezvous off on the wrong foot when she showed him naked pictures of herself.
Seeking punitive damages, Rice filed suit against It’s Just Lunch on March 20, alleging the dating service is nothing but a scheme to defraud tens of thousands of single professionals throughout the country.
On November 20, Rice entered into a contract with It’s Just Lunch, which claims to be the No. 1 personalized matchmaking service in the world, agreeing to pay $9,500 for the “elite service,” according to the lawsuit.
After a series of dates, Rice expressed his “displeasure at the obvious disregard for his expressed criteria.”
Allegedly, the women he was “expertly matched” with knew very little about him, were age inappropriate, and, in once instance, “definitively inappropriate when she proudly exhibited naked internet photos of herself,” the suit states.
“This was within 5 minutes of meeting the plaintiff.”
Rice asserts that It’s Just Lunch’s “malicious, fraudulent and oppressive” acts justify an award of punitive damages.
He’s also seeks a refund, plus court costs and attorney’s fees.
Dallas attorney Nancy Knox-Bierman represents him.
Filed in Harris County District Court, cause No. 2018-18588.