In my search I could only find 1 of the women in the database.Of the men's profiles (whom I was told quite clearly WERE available to select from) only 5 of the profiles could be found and 4 of them were INACTIVE.I have checked weekly since that initial review to find little variance.
I was told that I would get my salesperson cell number and she is diligent about returning calls within a day. In fact - Despite being told I would get a call to give me online access, I wasn't given that courtesy call for my password to get online (yes, photos and video were done.) I had to get it from the site administrator on my own.To date, my email requesting a follow up from the manager have not been returned.They are not out to sell it, as a matter of fact all member files remain locked once you leave for the day, but they run your credit to see how much money they can get you for. They say the fee does depend on the length of your membership. You can have 6 people with a 12 month membership and they all can be paying anywhere from 5 to 50, depending on their credit and how much of a fight they put into the 2 hour interview. SCHAUMBURG -- You are offered the standard 3 business days to cancel your contract (you MUST include Saturday as this center is open Saturdays) yet, I was told I was not allowed to look at the database until AFTER your video and pics are done. I was told the large upfront fee (00 - 00) was all inclusive only to learn, there is a 0 maintenance fee to the database host every 6 months, and a 0 fee to upgrade your photos to look like the quality you are shown in your sales pitch.If you though buying a car had some ruthless salespeople, try dealing with the Relationship Specialists. Once you become a member, you are invited to join in the events they have. Even the staff that goes to the events has to pay (and they don't get reimbursed). Aside from the background checks and the events, GE is no different than match.com, plenty of fish, perfect match and all the other online dating sites out there, aside from the amount of money they get from you. I was denied an appointment within the three days hearing the photographer was "booked." Coincidence? Since then, I have found profiles on line w/o photos and w/o videos. I was told there were 100s (hundreds) of profiles in the age range I specified to select from.When you walk in, they give you a screener which asks for your personal information and some useless dating information.
The only thing theyre after on that form is your social security number.It has been more than 4 months since I joined and those men who I was told were "inactive" by electing to "freeze" their accounts are STILL inactive.I repeat: 60% of the database is on perpetual INACTIVE.They do keep expired members and members who fought to have their membership canceled still on the site but they list them as inactive, please check again soon. Most of the members are average working men and women who live pay check to pay check, however they state these are all professional people.There are some who make a very nice living, but if Im paying money for a service and Im making six figures, I dont think Im going to want to date someone who dropped out of school and is barely making ends meat.To upgrade to global (you can select and be seen by all the other members in the United States, approx 56 centers) is an additional cost.