I've seen the artical before. While it doesn't exactly give a glowing report about Romance Socials, it doesn't entirely comdemn them either. And though I have never gone on one with this company (AFA or loveme.com) I ver well might!
The company I went with previously was European Connection. They had a slightly different method of doing things but they are no longer in business. And a representative of European Connection recently advised me to go with AFA (A Foreign Affair) rather than their principal competitor - which is Anastasia Tours (I can hear the booing and hissing with the mention of Anastasia in this forum already).
The artical presents a fair description of a Romance Tour I would say. (Mine didn't have a "Dan the Man" character however.)