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Readers Respond: User Experiences With The Relationship Co.

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From the article: The Relationship Company
Have you ever used the services of The Relationship Company, a matchmaking company servicing US singles? If so, please let us know what you thought, including when you used the service, how much you paid, which location you were serviced out of, and the pros and cons of the service. Also, Singles Plus isn't the same company, so if you'd like to review their services, do so here

Better than the "Net"

Elissa Gouge's Relationship Co. in New England is more than just a quality dating service. Her company is based on a team of relationship professionals who are dedicated to providing clients with what they need to succeed in relationships. This is more than just receiving quality introductions to singles who meet your criteria. Her staff works with clients who are interested in acquiring the skills and/or changing skills in order to develop and sustain a quality lifetime relationship. It is impossible to find this in internet dating or any other service that I know of.
—Guest Carl

Buyer Information

There are three companies with the name: The Relationship Company. These companies are not affiliated with each other. One is in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. One is in NewEngland. The third company has offices scattered throughout the United States, ie., Pittsburgh, South Dakota, Texas, etc. The comments on About.com are about all three companies. Only a few comments actually identify which company they are talking about. Perhaps this information will be helpful to potential buyers who are exploring the various companies in the United States. It is confusing to figure out which comment belongs to what company.
—Guest Matt

Elissa Gouge of the relationship co.

She presents herself as never wrong. Her matchmaker lives in the mid west. Her business is a disorganized mess and she never does anything to fix it. She counts on her underpaid, over worked employees to take care of everything. Check the want ads. She looks for workers almost every week because the turnover is so high. You really are better off going to match.com.
—Guest someone who knows

AMAZING MATCHER IN NEW ENGLAND

I think back with delight and cosmic reverence to when I met with the matcher at Elissa G's Relationship Co. She kept asking me more and more about myself: what I thought, how I felt. We'd been talking for quite a while when she interrupted herself to mention that she was thinking of somebody specific for me... but she couldn't remember her name at that moment. Hmm, she said.. she's an artist! She said that she thought she might be very appropriate for me but what was her name?! Her name is Kathleen. And their matcher was totally correct. Absolutely correct. Amazingly correct. Home run! We're completely in love, deeply in love and we have The Relationship Co in particular to thank for it! Their matcher's insight, understanding, personal interest, sincere energy, hunch or whatever you call it, is responsible for the best thing that ever happened to me. Kath and I are ridiculously happy together. Their matcher was the major catalyst in creating the most magnificient part of my life.
—Guest steve

Great Service

I joined this company in Florida and was thrilled with the outcome. I really have enjoyed this experience and am currently dating someone who is very special to me. I won't say marriage yet but I am having a wonderful time
—Guest Belinda

Wonderful Experience

After being on match and e harmony the experience with The Relationship Co. is what a professional introduction service should be. The personal service that the owner, Elissa Gouge brings forth is real and trusting. The process you go thru to become a member, the quality of the people you meet, is well worth the price of the service. Elissa is a person that will listen to the specific qualities that you are looking for in a date, and when she says " I have someone in mind for you" she really does have the person with the qualities you desire. The woman that Elissa selected for me, has those qualities and more. I have been together with this wonderful woman, and our relationship keeps growing. The Relationship Co. is truly a very professional company with a very professional staff, and you cannot get this type of service from an on-line dating site. Thank You, Elissa
—Guest Don B

Great Experience, Great Company

I have been a client for two months now and Elissa Gauge has been absoultely wonderful to deal with! Elissa and her staff work to insure that your date is a match for you. The rest is up to you and chemistry. All matching is done with in the company, no second party vendor. The dates I have been on, the type person I would like to meet, I have met. That special person I know I have met and I owe that to starting a relationship with "The Relationship Co." Thank You Elissa.
—Guest Brad

awesome experience

I met with Elissa G. in Trumbull, CT. Her perceptiveness about the type of person she is intervieing and her judgment in making a match makes her service worth every penny. Measurements and matrix evaluations on the internet cannot match her mastery in relationships. She can see who a person is and understands what has been missing in past relationships and what is needed from a future relationship. She uses her perception to partner people who can fulfill each other. Nothing matches someone who looks you in the eye and says "I know someone who is right for you!" She called me with a match, explained all the little things that made this introductions truly special and told me "this is someone you must meet!" We met and I found everything Elissa had told me was true. She introduced me to a wonderful woman who is so right for me in so many ways. She is absolutely wonderful and we are incredibly happy! I am very grateful to Elissa G's Relationship Co.
—Guest Peter M

Big Scam

I also worked there. I think the positive responses on here were probably posted by Elissa. No computers all she wants is your $$$$$$. Notice she did not get the valley advocates votes the past two years!
—Guest susan

Don't join!!!

I recently had two very unpleasant converstions with one of their customer service reps. She was rude, arguementative, accusatory and refused to listen to me. Suffice it to say I will not be rejoining and will recommend to anyone who's considering joining that they steer clear of this dating company.
—Conn27

Don't do it

I was one of the many people who worked for Elyssa Gouge at the relationship co. One of the reasons people get lousy customer service is because she burdens her employees with the many law suits that she is threatened with weekly. She hires 2 to 3 people at a time to tend to hundreds of members. Instead of focusing on the members who are waiting for dates as promised, she wants the customer service people to prove to the bbb that she has fulfiled the minimum requirements to the customer. The customer services reps are powerless gate keepers to the psycotic owner who only wants money from the vulnerable and lonely people who are looking for love. Once she gets your money, you no longer become a priority. She doesn't believe in computers and she will tell you this. What she does not tell you is that her files are all on paper, with your polaroid, segregated by age. She also doesn't want you to know that her match maker lives in a different state. If people get matched up, its pure luck.
—Guest ex-employee

I wish I had known all this

I got scammed by by the same people just today. There has got to be a way to legally stop these guys. The start taking my money out Monday. I felt very pressured, but i have just gone through a divorce and was vulnerable. What can I do?
—Guest Guest Kelly

SCAM

Do not waste your money! This is a scam and I will be filing a suit against the company for a full refund!
—Guest Gail

I really like the relationship co.

I joined The Relationship Co. several years ago. What appeared to me was that they would do all the work for me. I did not have to look for men I wanted to meet on the internet or screen men from multiple emails of phone calls. Most importantly, I knew I would meet men who were just as invested as I have been in finding a special person to share life experiences with. In other words, these people are interested in being in a committed relationship. Before I joined The Relationship Co., I dated some great guys who thought they were ready for a committed relationship but really were not. It was important to me to invest my time, energy and love in a man who truly wanted the same thing from a relationship that I do. My only requirement from the service was to approve matches, meet compatible people and provide the company with feedback in order to hone future matches. I have always liked the process-oriented nature of my membership. I meet people and share my opinion about th
—Guest guest

My experience with the Relationship Co.

I joined The Relationship Co. several years ago. What appeared to me was that they would do all the work for me. I did not have to look for men I wanted to meet on the internet or screen men from multiple emails of phone calls. Most importantly, I knew I would meet men who were just as invested as I have been in finding a special person to share life experiences with. In other words, these people are interested in being in a committed relationship. Before I joined The Relationship Co., I dated some great guys who thought they were ready for a committed relationship but really were not. It was important to me to invest my time, energy and love in a man who truly wanted the same thing from a relationship that I do. My only requirement from the service was to approve matches, meet compatible people and provide the company with feedback in order to hone future matches. I have always liked the process-oriented nature of my membership.
—Guest guest
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