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In his vast love machine in downtown Vancouver, the man who brings romance to millions around the world is braced for the most passionate time of the year.As Valentine’s Day looms, ­Plentyof Fish founder and CEO Frind knows that the world’s desire for love, or at least a reasonable facsimile of love, is about to peak. Plentyof Fish sees spikes in new memberships after most holidays during which families get together, Frind says.“There’s pressure from family.But, there’s actually a whole slew of other dating apps that may be even more useful for you. The one drawback of the location focus is that after a bad date, you risk an awkward run in at the gym.There are apps that bring together people with similar nerdy interests, apps designed for encounters even more casual than what Tinder delivers, and profile-heavy apps that really get into the specifics of users’ personalities. Bumble is like Tinder, but with all the power in the ladies’ thumbs, and far fewer inappropriate pics.You find something you like—maybe you’re a Facebook fan, or a loyal Instagrammer, or a member of the cool Snapchat club—and you stick to it. Ever wonder if you’ve met your soulmate, but didn’t know it?If you’ve been dating via apps, you’ve almost certainly been swiping hard on Tinder. Happn matches appear in your timeline as you pass them in real life—link up the minute you match or later.The Vancouver couple — she’s a junior mining marketing manager, he’s a West Side realtor — met through Plentyof Fish just over five years ago.They spoke online for about a month before going on their first date in January 2009.

Its amorous constituency has grown well beyond ­Canada.

Markus Frind, founder and CEO of Plenty Of Fish, the world's largest Internet dating site which is based in Vancouver.

In the background is newlywed couple Katy Severs and Mark Gomes, who met on POF five years ago.

Frind says people in their 20s are a bigger presence in Vancouver’s nightclub scene than in other cities, prompting older singles to go online in their quest for company.

A HOBBY TURNED PASSIONPlentyof Fish was born in 2003 when Frind, a graduate of B. Institute of Technology’s computer systems technology program, wanted to learn a new programming language.

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