And what’s in this irresistible potion that typically fuels a 23-per-cent jump in sign-ups at Plentyof Fish between Boxing Day and the Wednesday after Feb. Grandparents asking, ‘Why don’t you have a boyfriend?
’” says Frind, 35.“Then you go, ‘OK, I’ve got to find someone for Valentine’s Day.’”COURTING THE WORLDPlentyof Fish has a terrific track record when it comes to getting grandparents off one’s back.
Someone I know of examined a photo closely and was sure he could see the staple puncture holes where it had been cut out of a glossy magazine. 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. Trying to comb through the details of potential partners, swiping left and right and crafting the perfect "About Me" section.Not to mention the dating horror stories when you actually do meet up and find you're totally incompatible.