An internet dating site which offers the promise of no-strings-attached "hook-ups" has been forced to tighten up its vetting procedures after it was revealed that less than 0.2% of its users were women seeking casual sex.
The Plenty of Fish website, which counts its membership at 55 million people worldwide, is to scrap its "intimate encounters" function after it became apparent that many of its female users were not what they seemed.
So sit back, relax, and let's get you doing what most of the rest of the online dating crowd Chase woke up one day in 2004 tired of being alone.
I have friends that love this because it takes some of the trepidation out of meeting people; there’s always the sense that “Hey, e Harmony thinks we’d get along.” You have to wait for e Harmony to get around to sending you profiles and you may not be a fan of whom it thinks you’d like.The way I look at it, it’s like having a relative named, for example, Aunt e Match that says, “I’ve got a girl I think you might like.” In fact, it’s better; it’s like Aunt e Match saying, “I’ve got a girl I think you might like – and here’s her resume, a buncha pics, and a writing sample.” So, which dating site is best for you?Well, I’ve personally used Match, e Harmony, Plenty of Fish and OK Cupid.It's from Video Egg, a San Francisco company that is paying Frind to run a series of Budweiser commercials in Canada. with more than that." Five years ago, he started Plenty of Fish with no money, no plan, and scant knowledge of how to build a Web business. Its traffic is four times that of dating pioneer Match, which has annual revenue of 0 million and a staff that numbers in the hundreds. Today, he employs just three customer service workers, who check for spam and delete nude images from the Plenty of Fish website while Frind handles everything else.Like most of his advertising deals, this one found Frind. Today, according to the research firm Hitwise, his creation is the largest dating website in the U. Amazingly, Frind has set up his company so that doing everything else amounts to doing almost nothing at all.An online dating site should be on any singleton’s menu of meeting places, which is no longer limited to the local bar or random parties.As with most things, it’s the extremes that come across as weird, such as someone that only does online dating or someone that does no online dating at all.While he is doing this, he carps about Canada's high income taxes, a serious problem considering that Plenty of Fish is on track to book revenue of million for 2008, with profit margins in excess of 50 percent. "Most of the time, I just sit on my ass and watch it." There's so little to do that he and his girlfriend, Annie Kanciar, spent the better part of last summer sunning themselves on the French Riviera.Then, six minutes 38 seconds after beginning his workday, Frind closes his Web browser and announces, "All done." All done? Frind would log on at night, spend a minute or two making sure there were no serious error messages, and then go back to sipping expensive wine.After four years, scads of lays, and many great girlfriends (plus plenty of failures along the way), he launched this website. But if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.