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January 16, 1994 | AMY WALLACE, Amy Wallace is a Times staff writer. Her last article for the magazine was about gang-member-turned-hot-author "Monster" Kody Scott, "Making Monster Huge."
The big man with the heart-shaped cuff links sits in his spacious Encino office, a "Get-a-Woman-Flames-of-Desire" candle on his desk, a rubbing of Rudolph Valentino's headstone on his wall and two middle-aged businessmen in his clutches. The men have come to ask Jeffrey Ullman, the king of videodating, about buying a franchise. They have yellow legal pads on their laps, tassels on their loafers. Zany they aren't.
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February 13, 1994
"Cupid Inc." (by Amy Wallace, Jan. 16), about Jeffrey Ullman, omitted any mention of the high-pressure tactics that Great Expectations uses on prospective customers. My "informational" appointment with a "counselor" a few years ago was anything but pleasant. It was a nightmare hour of arm-twisting, guilt trips and sleaze spent with a predator working on commission. Ultimately, I met my wife through friends. STAN BROTHERS Los Angeles Ullman and Great Expectations have sent me those direct-mail questionnaires, too. Several hundred thousand single Angelenos like me cannot purchase his services because we are gay or lesbian.
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February 13, 1994
"Cupid Inc." (by Amy Wallace, Jan. 16), about Jeffrey Ullman, omitted any mention of the high-pressure tactics that Great Expectations uses on prospective customers. My "informational" appointment with a "counselor" a few years ago was anything but pleasant. It was a nightmare hour of arm-twisting, guilt trips and sleaze spent with a predator working on commission. Ultimately, I met my wife through friends. STAN BROTHERS Los Angeles Ullman and Great Expectations have sent me those direct-mail questionnaires, too. Several hundred thousand single Angelenos like me cannot purchase his services because we are gay or lesbian.
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January 16, 1994 | AMY WALLACE, Amy Wallace is a Times staff writer. Her last article for the magazine was about gang-member-turned-hot-author "Monster" Kody Scott, "Making Monster Huge."
The big man with the heart-shaped cuff links sits in his spacious Encino office, a "Get-a-Woman-Flames-of-Desire" candle on his desk, a rubbing of Rudolph Valentino's headstone on his wall and two middle-aged businessmen in his clutches. The men have come to ask Jeffrey Ullman, the king of videodating, about buying a franchise. They have yellow legal pads on their laps, tassels on their loafers. Zany they aren't.
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February 14, 1986 | DAVE LARSEN, Times Staff Writer
There was the time, Jeffrey Ullman recalled, when a client seeking a date was thumbing through an album containing snapshots and written profiles of other unmarried members of the introduction club. Suddenly the man slammed the book to the floor and shouted: "I want my money back! Why do you let people like her in?" It was his ex-wife. "Funny," Ullman came back, "she said the same thing about you."
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May 23, 1992 | JULIO MORAN
The owner of an Encino dating service has been sentenced to 160 hours of community service and placed on three years probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor battery charges involving a disgruntled customer and a competitor in separate incidents. Jeffrey Ullman, 41, entered his plea in Van Nuys Municipal Court and was sentenced Wednesday, two days before the case was set to go to trial. Ullman's attorney, Jonathan J.
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August 2, 1991 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They met outside a dating service headquarters, two strangers who had only heard of each other; sure enough, passions flared and the next stop may be before a judge. Not to perform a wedding but to sort out a tangled tale of a Diamond Bar auto dealer's spare-no-effort quest for Ms. Right, featuring charges and countercharges of consumer rip-off, chicanery, dating service intrigue, poison personality and assault.
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December 14, 1989 | VALERIE KUKLENSKI, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
The Christmas season that many spend 11 months anticipating each year can be a dreadfully slow, painful time for others who find themselves alone. The time between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day can be especially hard for some of the 72 million American adults who are single, widowed or divorced.
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February 14, 1986 | DAVE LARSEN, Times Staff Writer
There was the time, Jeffrey Ullman recalled, when a client seeking a date was thumbing through an album containing snapshots and written profiles of other unmarried members of the introduction club. Suddenly the man slammed the book to the floor and shouted: "I want my money back! Why do you let people like her in?" It was his ex-wife. "Funny," Ullman came back, "she said the same thing about you."
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April 27, 1990 | EVAN CUMMINGS, Evan Cummings is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
Jeffrey Ullman is a dating expert. As the founder and president of the Great Expectations Dating Service, he oversees the largest video dating service in the world. With 6,000 marriages among members reported in his 14 years with the service, Ullman is the source to ask about being single in today's society. "It's not your imagination that it's harder these days to find someone; it really is harder," Ullman says.
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August 1, 1991 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They met outside a dating service headquarters, two strangers who had only heard of each other, and sure enough, passions flared and the next stop may be before a judge. Not to perform a wedding but to sort out a tangled tale of a Diamond Bar auto dealer's spare-no-effort quest for Ms. Right, featuring charges and countercharges of consumer rip-off, chicanery, dating service intrigue, poison personality and assault.
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