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Tired of being fixed up by your mother, hearing the same old pickup lines at the corner bar and spending Saturday nights watching "Love Boat" re-reruns, you've decided to put your love life in the hands of a higher power: A dating service.
Baltimore, which is host to one of the largest singles markets in the country and a wealth of professionals too busy to hang out at bars looking for Mr. Right, is a popular city for matchmaking companies.
The Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland suggests investigating several services and reading their contracts carefully before spending any money."In most of the complaints we've received about dating services, the consumer is at fault because he or she did not thoroughly read the contract," said Holly Smith, the bureau's communications director.The bureau has received only 11 complaints on Baltimore-area dating services in three years and most of those were resolved.