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PlentyOfFish is the world’s largest online dating site, with over 90 million registered users.
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What began as a modest start-up out of CEO and founder Markus Frind’s apartment in 2003, quickly grew into an unexpected success - revolutionizing the online dating industry as the first free online dating site.

The company's exponential growth has transformed a one-man operation into a bustling headquarters; with over 75 employees in the heart of downtown Vancouver. PlentyOfFish is now available in 5 languages, has expanded into new markets, and offers Android, iPhone, and iPad apps.

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Fast Facts

  • PlentyOfFish has over 90 million registered users across the globe
  • PlentyOfFish has over 55,000 signups every day
  • 80% of usage on PlentyOfFish takes place via a mobile phone
  • Over 3.6 million people log on to PlentyOfFish every day
  • Every 2 minutes a couple confirms they met on PlentyOfFish
  • There are over 10 million conversations every day on PlentyOfFish
  • PlentyOfFish creates 1 million relationships every year

POF in the Competitive Landscape

Total Visits June 2013 Comscore, July 2013

  1. PlentyOfFish
  3. OkCupid
  4. Zoosk
  5. eharmony
  6. Howaboutwe

Markus Frind Bio

Markus Frind is the founder, CEO, and fearless leader behind PlentyOfFish (POF), the world’s largest dating site. Upon graduating from BCIT in 1999 and working for several dot com companies, Markus identified the potential for a free option in the budding industry of online dating. In 2003, PlentyOfFish was born. Markus grew the site to 10 million users all on his own while running the company out of his Vancouver apartment.

Today, Markus has established PlentyOfFish as an industry leader, propelling the site into the mobile space through international expansion and the hugely successful Android, iPhone, and iPad apps. Under his exceptional leadership and guidance, PlentyOfFish now has over 70 million registered users, and continues to grow exponentially as the business diversifies.