PlentyOfFish (POF.com)

PlentyOfFish (POF.com)

PlentyOfFish is the world’s largest online dating site, with over 80 million registered users. Beginning as a small start-up out of CEO and founder Markus Frind’s apartment in 2003, it soon revolutionized the online dating industry as the first free site. Since its inception, PlentyOfFish has offered the first and most advanced matching system in the industry and a series of personalized relationship tests for members.

Exponential growth over the past decade has transformed a one-man operation into a bustling headquarters with over 70 employees in the heart of downtown Vancouver. With well over 3.5 million people logging in to use the service each day, and apps for iPhone, Android and iPad, PlentyOfFish remains an industry leader by constantly innovating change, taking risks, and coming up with new ways for single people to connect and pursue love.


Website:
http://www.pof.com
Categories:
Mobile, Startup

Job Opportunities at PlentyOfFish (POF.com)

Linux Systems Administrator
We are looking for an extremely passionate, detail-oriented, and smart Linux Systems Administrator to join our team. We have over half a million users online at a time, servers with 2TB of ram , 60... more
Project Manager
Plentyoffish is on the hunt for a talented Project Manager to join our growing team. This is a brand new role reporting to our Senior Technical Project Manager. As the Project Manager, you will... more
Senior Software Developer
We're looking for a Senior Software Developer to help us grow. This is a great opportunity to work with a diverse and experienced team. If you're a full stack polyglot who loves working with... more
Senior DBA
Plentyoffish Media, the world leader in online dating with an ever-increasing 80 million members is looking for a Senior DBA to join our team. This is a rare opportunity to work with highly... more

News on PlentyOfFish (POF.com)

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POF's Markus Frind Shows Adsense Revenue Grow from $7 to $463,000 per Month in Three Years
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300 Job Seekers Peruse 200 Positions with 10 of Vancouver's Top Employers at Tech Fest
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Techvibes to Host Massive Job Fair in Vancouver in November
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PlentyOfFish Acquires FastLife to 'Drastically Change Future of Online Dating'
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As POF Eliminates Intimate Encounters, Ashley Madison Makes Them Easier Than Ever
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POF Emphasizes Relationships, Ditches Intimate Encounters
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Mobile Developers Become King as Mobile Traffic Jumps from 4% to 24% in One Year
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PlentyofFish Founder Invests in Dating Industry Disrupting Facebook App
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Vancouver's PlentyofFish Dismisses Lawsuit: 'We Dealt With This Already'
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According to Plentyoffish Founder the Future of Online Dating is Mobile
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Canada's Top 100 Startups
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 222hootsuite.comAlexa: 222  2   PlentyofFish Media 294pof.comAlexa: 294  3   whos.amung.us... more
Canada's Top 100 Startups
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Vancouver's PlentyofFish listed on World's 100 Most Valuable Startups
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Alberta's PlentyOfSyph parodies Vancouver's PlentyOfFish (and pisses them off in the process)
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Mama said to knock you out: Plentyoffish hacked, CEO Frind complains to alleged hacker's mommy
Bad news for Plentyoffish users: your information has been stolen by hackers. The question is, who are these hackers? Plentyoffish CEO Markus Frind [pictured] only heard about the attack because... more
Ke$ha's latest music video features shameless product placement – Vancouver's PlentyOfFish among them
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One Canadian site named to Top 100 World's Most Valuable Internet Startups
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PlentyofFish.com to launch iPhone App
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Plentyoffish being challenged (or courted) by Match.com
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How Plenty Of Fish Tapped Lady Gaga's Telephone
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Super Rewards caught up in Virtual Currency controversy
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Frind gets Serious about a Paid Model
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Plentyoffish goes shopping
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Frind prepares tombstone for Match.com
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Vancouver Startup Index - January 2009
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Is Frind reconsidering free for Plentyoffish?
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Plenty of Users for Plentyoffish.com
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Digital Media People to Watch in BC in 2008
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Plentyoffish... free, profitable.. destined to fail?
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