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The recent widow decided within days that internet dating was not for her.
Its website boasts more than 13,000 internet dating sites around the globe and at least 30 million customers.
Dumas is not the only Global Personals customer who got more exposure than they bargained for.
CBC News found others who were surprised to learn their profiles were on several of the company’s dating sites.
Karen (not her real name) signed up for a seniors' dating site this past summer.
“Sometimes referred to as cougars but not in a derogatory way, they are older women (over 40) who specifically look to date younger men.
It may be for purely sexual reasons or just that they prefer younger men but cougars are put in the power roll (sic).” “It’s not pleasant.
You are kind of being exploited,” Karen told CBC News after she found out she was on the other sites.
When Martin Dumas signed up for the dating site love2meet.com, he had no idea he would also be signed up for Senior Dating Canada.
“I guess it comes from another site that I used,” Dumas said in an interview with CBC News from his Montreal office.
He learned this after a CBC News investigation revealed his profile and picture were posted on at least four other sites without his knowledge.
All of the sites belong to Global Personals, a company based in England.