’” says Frind, 35.“Then you go, ‘OK, I’ve got to find someone for Valentine’s Day.’”COURTING THE WORLDPlentyof Fish has a terrific track record when it comes to getting grandparents off one’s back.More than 3.5 million people log into the site every day, many of them visiting several times.— JENELLE SCHNEIDER/PNGMarkus Frind is far too lean and thoughtful to be mistaken for a mischievous cherub, but he knows more than Cupid ever will about love potions.
Markus Frind, founder and CEO of Plenty Of Fish, the world's largest Internet dating site which is based in Vancouver.
Most of the features are still free, although this is changing as of March 2009 and December 2010.
Some non-essential options now require payment to access, but the costs aren't expensive, nor do the features prohibit contacting other members.
They also don't put you through a big song and dance to get your photos or profile approved - it's pretty instantaneous - which is great when you're just dying to send that pretty redhead a message.
Also, they're pretty careful to limit guys to contacting women that are no younger than 14 years their junior - which I tell you guys all the time that you shouldn't be trying to go for women with too big of an age gap anyway - because there is such a difference in life experience and where you're headed - it's nearly impossible to build a long-term romance in May-December fashion.