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'.
Fitness model, Zoë Daly, (pictured) was unimpressed with a man she was set up with by an elite dating agency, so she sued and won back 80% of her original membership fee, which was $5000 for 12 months A NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard Ms Daly, who's amassed an impressive 214,000 Instagram followers, met with 'millionaire matchmaker' Ms Gilbert on November 7.
The fit blonde claimed she was 'not ready to sign up' on the day, but was persuaded by Ms Gilbert who told her the men wouldn't be around if she waited until the New Year.
Men say they want intelligent, independent women who are their equal in every way, but do they, really?
Mairead, who is 38, blonde and delightfully blunt, asks me to fill her in on my background, and tell her what I look for in a man.
Otherwise, the qualities I am looking for are pretty standard: he must be kind, funny, not pompous or bossy, be intelligent and well read and an animal lover.
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).
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.
I'm not interested in the boring banker types that make up the bulk of her clients.
She tells me I seem to have narrowed my options to Paul Mc Cartney but, rather valiantly, accepts the challenge to help me find Mr Right. Once a client has been interviewed and then vetted - Mairead visits them at home, checking out passports and, if necessary, decree absolutes - she will then introduce them to prospective partners all over the world (rich people, it seems, have no truck with annoying things like distance and time zones).
She also said Ms Gilbert engaged in 'unconscionable conduct' or 'placed her under undue influence or pressure to sign up'.