Plenty fish dating site canada

The Vancouver couple — she’s a junior mining marketing manager, he’s a West Side realtor — met through Plentyof Fish just over five years ago.

They spoke online for about a month before going on their first date in January 2009.

The 11-year-old company estimates one million relationships a year begin on its website.

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Markus Frind, founder and CEO of Plenty Of Fish, the world's largest Internet dating site which is based in Vancouver.

In the background is newlywed couple Katy Severs and Mark Gomes, who met on POF five years ago.

“Not even close to it.”Plentyof Fish built its reputation on an advanced matching system and personalized relationship tests for members.

As a pioneering free dating service, it makes most of its money from advertising.

The website for Plenty Of Fish appeared in several music videos in 2010: in Lady Gaga's "Telephone", Natasha Bedingfield's "Touch", Ke$ha's "We R Who We R", Flo Rida and Akon's "Available", Jason Derulo's "Ridin' Solo", Since the alleged hacking incident, Frind alleges he has identified persons he believes are responsible for the hacking, and alleges he is threatening legal action in response to the widespread negative media exposure.

At the time this received global media exposure and security experts blamed Plenty Of Fish for the security and privacy lapse specifically for keeping users' passwords unsecured.

Frind, who was then working for a Vancouver-based dot-com, created Plentyof Fish in his spare time.“A dating site was the hardest way I could think of at the time to learn a new language,” he says.

“In the first month, I made a thousand dollars and from then on I was convinced I should make this thing work.”He ran the company by himself from a spare bedroom of his apartment for five years until it reached million in annual revenue.“There were 15 million users and no employees,” he says.

The parents were seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

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