Subsequently, she paid the 12 month membership fee of ,995, under the pretense she would meet between 8‑10 'amazing men' throughout the course of the year.Ms Daly complained the man she was matched with looked significantly older than his 40 years, even though she had specified her preference was for men aged 32-38.The tribunal heard the man in question talked about 'previous introductions and how terrible they were' and said he was travelling overseas until February so would 'not be available until after that time.'For Ms Daly, this confirmed that signing up in the new year could have been a better choice.The self proclaimed lifestyle coach and online trainer made multiple claims against the agency and its founder, including misleading and deceptive conduct under the Australian Consumer Law on the basis the agency did not present her with 'amazing men'.I tell her I was married to someone much younger who never paid for anything.'But him not paying for things was not the deal breaker. I'm a romantic in that I expect the man I'm with not to even look at other women - to be like my dad, in other words - but then I come over all feminist if he attempts to pay for dinner. I'd feel like a prostitute.' Mairead says I am, compared to her other female clients, all of whom want to be looked after by a man, very unusual.
I tell her I'd prefer someone around my own age (she tells me I don't look 50, and am in fact 'slim, fashionable and gorgeous', which makes me want to date her), but they must be boyish rather than Steptoe-like (I tell her Imran Khan could be her template, although I wouldn't date him as I don't think my cats would want to live in Pakistan).Ms Gilbert was ordered to give a refund of 00 - 80 per cent of Ms Daly's membership fee.According to Ms Gilbert, the ambitious trainer 'joined willingly', telling Fairfax Media she 'had one date and a huge amount of compatibility with this man.'She argued the 'attractive, high-earning, well-educated man' had received positive feedback from other clients, and she had matched the pair because of their shared 'love of skiing' and 'clear vision of their goals'.I feel as though I'm about to sit my A-levels all over again. Mairead phones to tell me about M, who is 46, in wealth management, whatever that is, and a divorced father of two grown-up boys. We agree to meet the following night in the bar at Claridges. I buy a black lace skirt and silver platforms from Prada, and get my hair done.I tell him I have dark hair, and will be wearing purple Burberry platforms. I invest in a Hollywood wax, and an all-over light sheen of fake tan.