Woman Sues Match.Com After Date Tries To Kill Her

A woman has sued Match.com after a potential boyfriend tried to kill her with a butcher's knife. Las Vegas woman Mary Kay Beckman is seeking nearly $10 million, claiming she was negligently matched with a dangerous man, reports the Associated Press. The lawsuit, filed in Clark County, Nevada, accuses Match.com of misleading Beckman into believing her subscription would result in a "stable and loving relationship."

Of course, the woman got the exact opposite of that when her 'match' Wade Mitchell Ridley, 53, stabbed her 10 times following their first date. Beckman had decided she didn't want to see Ridley anymore after meeting him on September 26, 2010, though received threatening messages from him soon after. The man hid in her garage, stabbing her within an inch of her life while damaging her jaw, eyes and skull. He was later sentenced to 70 years in prison, where he committed suicide, according to CBS Las Vegas. 

Beckham is seeking $346,000 in economic damages, $5.4 million in noneconomic damages and $4.1 million in punitive damages. Match.com defended itself in a statement, saying, "What happened to Mary Kay Beckman is horrible, but this lawsuit is absurd. ... This is about a sick, twisted individual with no prior criminal record, not an entire community of men and women looking to meet each other."

Should Match.com pay out?


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MBillups

Suing match.com for setting you up with a psycho, is like suing the bar you were in last Friday night for the bad sex with the stranger you met there.

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