NET, and I don't like reading books, so I just went and created the site in two weeks, and then people started signing up, much to my surprise," he said. It wasn't like I had a plan to create a dating site.
It was just a side project I created that got really big." Frind, who was a developer before he founded Plenty of Fish, built the site without any venture-capital funding.
We made plans to hang out, but never got around to an actual day. Our first year of marriage was hard because we faced – I faced – a few personal hardships. She always knew exactly what to do or what to say to make me feel better and put a smile on my face. When we first met I was wearing Wranglers and a t-shirt.
In light of POF’s bad reputation, the results were surprising. In Fall of 2014 we will be moving to Yelm, Washington (his home town) for our next duty station – Fort Lewis. I wrote him telling him about having just moved and that I was looking for friends to hang out with and hike, play video games or watch movies with. We talked for a day or two about our hobbies and interests and then I gave him my number.
“A diminutive young common carp is unlikely to help woo a woman,” the study found, “suggesting that, in the aquatic world at least, perhaps size does matter.” Notably, the study did not include pictures of men with catfish.
Frind says Plenty of Fish, which has 90 million registered users and 3.6 million active daily users, was "immediately profitable." In 2008, Frind told The New York Times that his website's net profits were about million a year and that he worked only about 10 hours a week. "It's funny, once you start adding people to the company, the amount of time you have to work goes up," he told Business Insider. I've been working normal hours the past few months." Match Group CEO Sam Yagan said in a statement that he had been interested in Plenty of Fish for more than 10 years.
The least attractive fish, on the other hand, was the common carp.
In online dating, you want to stand out and be anything but common.
A few weeks ago we were treated to a video of David Mazur and Andrea Ellis, a Swirl couple who met on POF and won a 0,000 grand prize toward their dream wedding.
The Short Version: Some people crave excitement and romance beyond their own humdrum reality, and, for those imaginative adventure-seekers, Big Fish Games supplies thousands of desktop and mobile games.