We made plans to hang out, but never got around to an actual day. Our first year of marriage was hard because we faced – I faced – a few personal hardships. She always knew exactly what to do or what to say to make me feel better and put a smile on my face. When we first met I was wearing Wranglers and a t-shirt. In light of POF’s bad reputation, the results were surprising. In Fall of 2014 we will be moving to Yelm, Washington (his home town) for our next duty station – Fort Lewis. I wrote him telling him about having just moved and that I was looking for friends to hang out with and hike, play video games or watch movies with. We talked for a day or two about our hobbies and interests and then I gave him my number.t 10 o'clock in the morning, Markus Frind leaves his apartment and heads to work. The problem is that he is still getting used to the idea of a commute that involves traveling farther than the distance between the living room and the bedroom.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. A few weeks ago we were treated to a video of David Mazur and Andrea Ellis, a Swirl couple who met on POF and won a 0,000 grand prize toward their dream wedding.
He always says exactly what he thinks." With friends and family, Frind expresses affection through playful pranks.
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.
When I ask him to talk about what he does with the 23 hours a day in which he doesn't work, Frind struggles to answer and then looks helplessly at Kanciar.
She offers a few suggestions -- video games, ski trips, walks -- then tries to focus his energies.