Law360, New York (July 14, 2015, PM EDT) -- The Match Group, the online dating sites unit of IAC/Interactive Corp, said Tuesday it will drop 5 million in cash to acquire Plenty Of Fish, a Canada-based online dating service, as Match expands its empire ahead of a proposed initial public offering.
The Match Group, which is part of Barry Diller’s diversified media and Internet powerhouse, IAC/Inter Active Corp, said it has inked a 5 million deal to snatch up Vancouver-based Plenty Of Fish, a fast-growing online dating site that would fit neatly into Match’s robust catalog of online dating products and services...
It's a short walk through downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, but somehow the trek feels arduous. Frind's online dating company, Plenty of Fish, is newly located on the 26th floor of a downtown skyscraper with a revolving restaurant on the roof.
The gleaming space could easily house 30 employees, but as Frind strides in, it is eerily quiet -- just a room with new carpets, freshly painted walls, and eight flat-screen computer monitors.
Conversational Skills/Rapport: Perhaps this CNC Machinist did not realize he appears a tad over-zealous in his opener. (See: Stockholm syndrome) Closing Skills: In the world of dating, over-zealousness is rarely a good thing. BLOW BY BLOW DATE SUMMARY: Nick was a hot 27-year-old model/actor/whatever, so I felt that I had to keep the super-human-me charade going.
MY ACCOUNT KEEPS GETTING DELETED AND I DEMAND TO KNOW WHY! But there are genuine and real persons on the site but in my opinion Mingle2day, Quick Flirt, and Match simply work a little better.
Another impressive feature was the Language Spoken section, which was so thorough I think it included Uranus. Since I typically depict myself of someone of average height in my mid thirties, I decided to experiment with an improved version of myself to see if it would net me more fish. " WORST PICK UP LINE: "There will be only 7 planets left after I destroy Uranus. Conversation Skills/Rapport: Apparently, I met this guy on Tinder and blew him off! WEIRDEST GUY: Approach/Chat Up Line: All right, this guy is definitely not weird, but we don't have a "most awesome" category, and he deserved some screen time.
Can you really swipe, click, match, wink your way to true love? There were so many pointless, stupid questions I almost broke my number 2 pencil. My mom is already calling him “son.” But she drinks a lot.
Anyway, POF had some advanced compatibility features, like the Relationship Chemistry Predictor, a multiple-choice questionnaire with helpful questions like number 71. But I had to know if the 5 foot 9 inch 28 year-old Tagolog speaking Methodist version on myself would get the job done. I then told him I totally struck out with some hot Italian dude.
“When I'm not online, I often think about the Internet.” Then there was the Relationship Needs Assessment, my favorite question of which was: My boss happened to see when she walked past my desk and burst into hysterics as she saw the cursor hovering over the “Agree” option. HOT TO NOT RATIO: 13 to 30 BEST PICK UP LINE: "What was all that 1 in a million talk? My closing skills are abysmal…and my flakiness is even worse.. Closing Skills: He lives in Costa Mesa, which is like way the F&^% past Disneyland, so he’s gonna call me when he’s in LA.
NUMBER OF CORRESPONDENCES IN ONE WEEK: 36 HOTTEST GUY: 50 Shades of Hotness... Closing Skills: Since he's trying to stay away from lame ass bitches, I may never know.
HELL TO THE NO GUY: Approach/Chat Up Line: Borders on actionable.
I Found the Love of My Life on POFBack in '07 I started my account on Plenty of Fish (POF). But I told him I was really not into this internet thing, and that if he wanted to pursue this, "Here is my email..." After that, we exchanged numbers and talked for two months, and we've been inseparable ever since. The site can work, and I know many couples that met through POF are now couples and have married.