Though his mouth was on fire, Frind calmly planted a kiss on Kanciar's lips and feigned ignorance as she went scrambling for water.
They represented – not only for POF, but for Swirl couples worldwide. We’ll Make A Believer Out Of You We posted a question on The Swirl World’s Facebook page and asked our fans if they used POF. Here’s their story in Chassitie’s own words: My husband and I currently live in Fairbanks, Alaska – his current duty station. We currently have no children at all but would like to start our family when he returns from his current deployment. So having just moved I wanted to make some friends. We’d be happy for any couple who won, but we have to admit that we were especially happy that a Swirl couple won that huge prize. How They Met It was a few days after I moved to Fairbanks, with my best friend, from my hometown in California. It was a social website for people trying to find friends or a date. I grew up in a small town in northern California and was a tomboy who always hung out with the guys.Five years later, he is running one of the largest websites on the planet and paying himself more than million a year.Frind, 30, doesn't seem like the sort of fellow who would run a market-leading anything.Frind will spend hours hiding in the three-bedroom apartment he and Kanciar share, furtively flipping light switches, tapping on doors, and ducking into rooms to play on his girlfriend's fear of ghosts.
Another memorable valentine involved the secret consumption of a massive quantity of hot peppers.
"Markus is one of those engineers who is just more comfortable sitting in front of a computer than he is talking to someone face to face," says Noel Biderman, the co-founder of Avid Life Media, a Toronto-based company that owns several dating sites.
When he does engage in conversation, Frind can be disarmingly frank, delivering vitriolic quips with a self-assured cheerfulness that feels almost mean.
It's from Video Egg, a San Francisco company that is paying Frind to run a series of Budweiser commercials in Canada. with more than that." Five years ago, he started Plenty of Fish with no money, no plan, and scant knowledge of how to build a Web business. Its traffic is four times that of dating pioneer Match, which has annual revenue of 0 million and a staff that numbers in the hundreds. Today, he employs just three customer service workers, who check for spam and delete nude images from the Plenty of Fish website while Frind handles everything else.
Like most of his advertising deals, this one found Frind. Today, according to the research firm Hitwise, his creation is the largest dating website in the U. Amazingly, Frind has set up his company so that doing everything else amounts to doing almost nothing at all.
Quiet, soft-featured, and ordinary looking, he is the kind of person who can get lost in a roomful of people and who seems to take up less space than his large frame would suggest.