More than 3.5 million people log into the site every day, many of them visiting several times.
Rivals such as may have more revenue, but POF’s more than 70 million registered users make it the world’s largest online dating service.
Just because I'm on the slippery side of 45 doesn't mean it's all over for me. I have two other women I'm writing to right now and I'm not sure I can handle a third? There are no dirty socks to pick up after, but there is a downside.
Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. I signed up on the dating site Plenty of Fish last year, and while I had my doubts, I was still optimistic about finding my soul mate — otherwise, why do it at all? It's taken me a while, but I realize now that this living fantasy is one of the perks of being a self-confident woman "of a certain age," and one should embrace it like the feminist superhero that you are. In the 1990 movie "White Palace," a young James Spader moves to New York in the finale to declare his love to the much older Susan Sarandon, but in real life, would James really have done that? In Hollywood, one can dream, but in America, the jury's still out.
I'd been through the wringer these past six years, first with an on-again, off-again long-distance relationship with an old flame I'd reconnected with through Facebook.
After that, there were others I'd met in real life — a widower, a couple of recently divorced men.
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.
As Valentine’s Day looms, Plentyof Fish founder and CEO Frind knows that the world’s desire for love, or at least a reasonable facsimile of love, is about to peak. Plentyof Fish sees spikes in new memberships after most holidays during which families get together, Frind says.“There’s pressure from family.Who, now sour, are simply looking for what they perceive as those more serious about a long term relationship.We’re just not so sure the pain of some arduous sign-up process, lower dating profile numbers to choose from or money that could be better spent on that perfect first date, is the right answer.Each of them started out optimistically but fizzled when it became apparent that they wanted something different, i.e. Then my 30-year-old niece told me about a dating site called Plenty of Fish that "everyone" was on. We joked about going on double dates with uncle-nephew pairs, and I said jokingly, "Yes, and I'll end up with the nephew and you with the uncle!