Ex-QVC Exec Sues $150,000 Dating Service

Thanks to Steve Bryant for tipping us off to this one, and it’s a doozy.

A former top QVC executive has filed a very unusual lawsuit, seeking damages from a high-end dating service that she claimed did her wrong. The case settled quickly, but the suit was an eye-popper.

A lot of paper’s did stories on the short-lived litigation, but we’ll give you this detailed account from Philly.com. It’s a great read.


Darlene Daggett, QVC’s former president for U.S. commerce, alleges that she got rooked when she paid $150,000 to Kelleher International to find her a mate. Alas, like many of us know first-hand, it’s tough out there in the dating world for baby-boomer women.

“Kelleher’s ‘highly screened’ matches for Daggett included men who were married, mentally unstable, physically ill, pathological liars, serial Lotharios, stalkers, convicted felons, and men unwilling or unable to travel and/or the subject of professional sanctions,” according to the suit.

We’ll let you in on a little secret. Kelleher advertises in Phoenix magazine, which we subscribe to. Many years ago, when we were heading out to AZ, we called the dating service to get information about it.

When we heard the fees, which were out of this world, we quickly got off the phone – you know, like you do when you ask to see a piece of jewelry and its so pricey your eyeballs almost fall out of their sockets. And then you slink out of the store with your tail between your legs?

Anyway, if you ever feel bad about your dating life, just reread the story about Daggett’s lawsuit and you’ll feel much better.

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5 Responses to “Ex-QVC Exec Sues $150,000 Dating Service”

  1. Barb Says:

    Have to laugh, Karma’s a bitch huh Darlene?

  2. Kim Says:

    QVC must be paying a pretty penny for her to afford a $150K for a dating service?!?!

  3. sara Says:

    Steve Bryant, gossiping? Say it ain’t so. The guy is like a little girl. Will never get over getting tossed off the Q.

  4. Carole Says:

    Although it is difficult for baby boomer (and many other) women to meet eligible men, I think dating services are useless and can even put people in danger. And to pay $150,000….wow, she must have had a huge salary!
    I know nothing about her but it seems she expected too much to begin with. I’m sorry for her experiences, but she should have known better.
    The best way to meet people is to go to something you are interested in. Art galleries, concerts, sporting events, etc. Or take some classes at community college to further your knowledge. Or, sometimes you meet people at the store, library, or place of worship. Sometimes trying to force things looks desperate or just doesn’t turn out.
    The same goes for men. I’m not unsympathetic, but I think she should have known better.

    • Vanessa Says:

      I totally agree. Meeting someone “naturally”…without the aid of matchmaking services, ads on dating forums, online meeting ads….is best. People should realize that forcing something doesn’t end up well. If you get out of the house and do what you like, you will meet someone if you are meant to.
      My sister met her husband at a party given by mutual friends. Neither went there looking to meet someone, but they had a conversation and connected. A co-worker of mine met his wife while out jogging in the neighborhood. They had seen each other running, and decided to run together for safety reasons. Getting to know each other over time, they realized they had a lot in common. Eventually a romance sparked. Non of these people were looking for a mate. And that’s when you seem to find one.
      Darlene should have known better. You can’t buy- or force- love. If it’s meant to happen, it will.

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