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.
Markus Frind, founder and CEO of Vancouver-based Plentyof Fish, the world’s largest Internet dating site, poses with newlywed couple Katy Severs and Mark Gomes, who met on the site five years ago.
— 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.
Frind says people in their 20s are a bigger presence in Vancouver’s nightclub scene than in other cities, prompting older singles to go online in their quest for company.
A HOBBY TURNED PASSIONPlentyof Fish was born in 2003 when Frind, a graduate of B. Institute of Technology’s computer systems technology program, wanted to learn a new programming language.
As the dating industry consolidates, Frind has put aside million for acquisitions.Register for free with Senior Fish Dating today and give it a go without paying anything.Browse an enormous number of single men and women from all over UK and create your own unique dating profile, totally free.From its Vancouver headquarters, the company provides dating services in five languages.Its biggest market is the United States, followed by the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil and Australia. K., is two to three years behind North America in accepting Internet dating services, says Frind, who was born in Donauwörth, Germany.