It’s a scenario familiar to anyone who has tried internet dating.
You contact someone who appears attractive in their photos, only to discover they’re not quite so alluring in person.
Markus Frind, 36, is the founder and CEO of the Vancouver-based Plenty of Fish.
Frind told Business Insider he started Plenty of Fish in 2003 "as a way to improve my résumé." "At the time there was a new programming language called ASP.
You can also pick your fish personality and indicate whether you have a car along with the typical online dating questions.
This site lets you earn points you may spend on virtual gifts.
I was hesitant for a while, but after moving across the country I decided to have the courage to do it.
Plenty of Fish sold to Match Group for 5 million in cash.
They should scan for stolen photos, some were so blatant (Patrick **). Should you decide to open an account, be clear with what you want and your standards.
I have been on pof & when I report a user for being a Nigeria scammer they never remove the profile. ** he has please read my profile in capital letters. I had my account for a few months and messaged for a while. Not all messages are pleasant or ideal, but neither in life all the time.
This site offers more ways to gauge members than many other dating sites.
Plenty Of Fish is modified frequently, new features appear regularly, and members are matched not only on what they say they’re looking for, but on how they browse potential daters. The sheer number of users increases your chances of finding a match and makes it a lot more fun.
But the founder of one of Britain’s biggest dating website has now decided to take radical action to root out fake and sleazy profiles - after revealing that many of the “women” who use the hook-ups section of his site are actually men in disguise.