Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs Throwing a line into the cyber-fishing pond for a date on a Friday night is as scary as it is (too) easy. Sure, I was originally hoping to find someone to grow old with, but, if the gods hand you a lemon, make lemon meringue.
I'd had a 16-year marriage that ended in divorce six years ago, and my 18-year-old daughter was finally off at college.
Users then personalize their profiles with a headline, an essay description, and a list of interests.
An optional essay on first dates is also available.
"It was a profitable company, and there was no need to raise money." Plenty of Fish's deal with Match will close by the end of the year.
Frind says Plenty of Fish, which has 90 million registered users and 3.6 million active daily users, was "immediately profitable." In 2008, Frind told The New York Times that his website's net profits were about million a year and that he worked only about 10 hours a week. "It's funny, once you start adding people to the company, the amount of time you have to work goes up," he told Business Insider. I've been working normal hours the past few months." Match Group CEO Sam Yagan said in a statement that he had been interested in Plenty of Fish for more than 10 years.
It starts out with basic profile information about you and what you’re looking for.
100,000,000 members have called Po F home since their launch, earning it the title of #1 free dating site worldwide since 2011.NET, and I don't like reading books, so I just went and created the site in two weeks, and then people started signing up, much to my surprise," he said. It wasn't like I had a plan to create a dating site.It was just a side project I created that got really big." Frind, who was a developer before he founded Plenty of Fish, built the site without any venture-capital funding." We laughed heartily, but in my gut I wanted this to be true more than I wanted to admit. I casually checked the site for several months, replying to some, ignoring others and trying not to be devastated by unanswered messages. Lives: Carson." One profile picture was a selfie with alluring baby blue bedroom eyes that made me suddenly hit the "Send Message" button: "Hi," I wrote. I've entered "The Big Bang" territory: He's Leonard Hofstadter, with Sheldon's social graces, Bernadette's looks and Howard's moves. divorced and a single mom, but still with a soft spot for smart geeks.However, as an online dating coach, I question whether the site was ever one that attracted relationship-seekers to begin with.