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Old 07-14-2015, 04:18 PM   #1
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Plenty of Fish sells for $575 million dollars

Vancouver-based dating website PlentyOfFish sold | CTV Vancouver News

I have said this before, and I will say this again, online dating is a terrible blight on singles.

Online dating may help a few couples get together but the overall effect on relationships between men and women has been damaging, both mentally and physically. People are more polyamorous, less faithful, more likely to transmit sexual disease, more disconnected from their communities, more self-absorbed and narcissistic, fueled by instant-validation through responses to their online personas.

I haven't even got started in discussing how the consumption of alcohol and cocaine go hand-in-hand with the online dating hookup culture, either.

Overall, online dating is yet another barrier to natural attraction. You have non-corporate entities using the media to shame men into fearing for their jobs if they make an awkward, drunken pass at a woman, or scaring men into being less able to approach women in public with things such as:
| Good Night Out ? No more harassment on nights out!

This "climate of harassment" further pushes dating into the online realm, acting as the "safe" barrier to allow men and women to talk online. This doesn't create a better world, in fact, it helps alienate us from each other even more.

Knowing Markus, none of that 575 million dollars will be used to do anything good in Vancouver.
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Oh, and I found this interesting as well:

The same company now owns Match, Tinder, POF & Okcupid.
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The real question remains is how many people posting in this thread are ex-POF or current POF members.
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The real question remains is how many people posting in this thread are ex-POF or current POF members.
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Best 3 years ever lol
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Vancouver-based dating website PlentyOfFish sold | CTV Vancouver News

I have said this before, and I will say this again, online dating is a terrible blight on singles.

Online dating may help a few couples get together but the overall effect on relationships between men and women has been damaging, both mentally and physically. People are more polyamorous, less faithful, more likely to transmit sexual disease, more disconnected from their communities, more self-absorbed and narcissistic, fueled by instant-validation through responses to their online personas.

I haven't even got started in discussing how the consumption of alcohol and cocaine go hand-in-hand with the online dating hookup culture, either.

Overall, online dating is yet another barrier to natural attraction. You have non-corporate entities using the media to shame men into fearing for their jobs if they make an awkward, drunken pass at a woman, or scaring men into being less able to approach women in public with things such as:
| Good Night Out ? No more harassment on nights out!

This "climate of harassment" further pushes dating into the online realm, acting as the "safe" barrier to allow men and women to talk online. This doesn't create a better world, in fact, it helps alienate us from each other even more.

Knowing Markus, none of that 575 million dollars will be used to do anything good in Vancouver.


what the hell are you talking about? Are you a psychologist that have been devoted on studying online dating behaviors or are you just speaking from a bad personal experience....

The story of how Plenty of Fish started is remarkable, not like the current state of startups. He worked alone for 5 years before hiring any employees. I have personally heard Markus talk at conference and I am sure he will do good with the half of billion dollars that he has personally (not with other investors or VC) and spend it in Vancouver.
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what the hell are you talking about? Are you a psychologist that have been devoted on studying online dating behaviors or are you just speaking from a bad personal experience....

People do not appreciate the input of anecdotal evidence at all.


Yes, I bet a psychologist nerd would have so much more data and multiple-choice questionnaires to back up whatever studies you want to look at, rather than the palpable feeling of disconnection that these electronic barriers foster.


Couples who met online three times more likely to divorce - Telegraph


We could go back and forth finding studies to support each others' viewpoints, but I will state with enthusiasm that online dating as a whole is damaging, for it interrupts and divides people from natural and organic human interaction for the purposes of convenience and turning a buck.


Nearly anytime you have an artificial means of meeting, that someone is profiting from, you're going to have a perversion of the natural. Online dating companies will do whatever it takes to foster an attitude of distrust between people meeting naturally, as they want a society that looks to their phones, rather than each other, in public. You'll only ever hear an artist say this, never a psychologist.
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ZioAmerican social engineering came way before online dating.
More online daters get divorced.... well the rate of divorce is 50% to begin with. Traditional family structures are broken... starting with banning cousins from marrying.
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Genius is always closer to madness than normality, and you, you are extremely basic
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I will state with enthusiasm that pornography as a whole is damaging, for it interrupts and divides people from natural and organic human interaction for the purposes of convenience and turning a buck.

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I will state with enthusiasm that pornography as a whole is damaging, for it interrupts and divides people from natural and organic human interaction for the purposes of convenience and turning a buck.

I've already previously stated that porn is pure manipulation. It is why selling porn is very easy, and selling books, especially one that speaks out against hedonism, is very difficult.


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Don't give yourself too much credit... If that's the case, CiC is a damn genius while you sound like every other guilt ridden mid 30's white male who finally decides they have a cause they want to spout off about on the internet constantly. That's as basic as it gets.
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Don't give yourself too much credit... If that's the case, CiC is a damn genius while you sound like every other guilt ridden mid 30's white male who finally decides they have a cause they want to spout off about on the internet constantly. That's as basic as it gets.

Don't you have some plastic dolls to collect like every other passive beta asian kid with no purpose in life other than DBZ reruns and masturbating to white girls who wouldn't talk to you?

Hey, two can generalize...
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Don't you have some plastic dolls to collect like every other passive beta asian kid with no purpose in life other than DBZ reruns and masturbating to white girls who wouldn't talk to you?

Hey, two can generalize...
You're pretty bad at that
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Spoken to a few people who work thr and a few who had job offers in the past. Was/is one of the best companies to work for in Vancouver. Pretty high tech setup. One of the fastest network in the business. I hope something got written in sales agreement to keep the van office/jobs intact.. Rather than moving everything down south
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Knowing Markus, none of that 575 million dollars will be used to do anything good in Vancouver.


his company, his profits. what he does with his money is entirely up to him.
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his company, his profits. what he does with his money is entirely up to him.

You make $575 million in your city and you do nothing to give back?


You're shit.


Markus is a huge fucking nerd and such a dork, I expect nothing from him. His wife is an idiot too. Met them before after a blind date with a fattie back in like 2009. Holy fuck Markus is the most boring nerd alive.
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The concept of online dating has been around for more than a decade. I remember back in the beginning of high school when Asianavenue was around. Vancouver Xchange (I think it was called), Friendster, etc. They're all a form and way to meet new people. How they approach each other is totally up to them.

POF encourages and enforces members on their site to date, but there are options to search for people to be friends with.

POF doesn't destroy real human interactions or attractions and is never going to replace meeting people in real life. In fact, it helps people meet other people more easier. The site brings people who wants to meet new people together, whether for friends or for dating. So members on there could eliminate one thing that they cannot had they meet that person in real life, and that's "wanting to meet new friends" or "to date".

If you want to know what is destroying human interactions, smartphones are.
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You make $575 million in your city and you do nothing to give back?

You're shit.

Markus is a huge fucking nerd and such a dork, I expect nothing from him. His wife is an idiot too. Met them before after a blind date with a fattie back in like 2009. Holy fuck Markus is the most boring nerd alive.

Nobody who makes any significant amount of money is obligated to "give back" to any community, this isn't a socialist paradise with mandatory redistribution of wealth. If I made $575 million I'd get out of this place as fast as possible.

You're mad because someone else made it, get over it.
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Nobody who makes any significant amount of money is obligated to "give back" to any community, this isn't a socialist paradise with mandatory redistribution of wealth. If I made $575 million I'd get out of this place as fast as possible.

You're mad because someone else made it, get over it.
If i made 575 million id buy shit tons of supercars, look and dress fob, slap an N on the back, and proceed to piss everyone off for shits n giggles
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