Divorcee sues a lonely hearts agency over her eight dire dates Also, as promised, here is the essence of a story overheard by one of the consultants. A young woman went on a date arranged through some website. At the last minute, her date warned her that he had gained some weight. When she met him at the coffee shop, she met an obese man wearing tight cloth-like shorts. The retelling focused almost entirely on his unacceptable appearance, though it seems he was reasonably personable.