Five years later, he is running one of the largest websites on the planet and paying himself more than million a year.
I PRAISE this site because I found someone on here that I have been searching for since I was a teenager.
Every since I was a teenager I always wanted to be with a MUCH older POZ experienced gay bottom man to be my "girlfriend" and I met someone EXACTLY like that on this site.
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.
Though his mouth was on fire, Frind calmly planted a kiss on Kanciar's lips and feigned ignorance as she went scrambling for water.
Kanciar, a freelance Web designer who also helps out around Plenty of Fish, is a lanky blonde with an easy smile and a hearty laugh, which she often uses to try to get Frind to open up.
Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO), he says, is "a complete joke," Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is "a cult," and Match is "dying." Says Mark Brooks, a marketing consultant who has advised Frind since 2006, "I've never known anybody so competitive.
He always says exactly what he thinks." With friends and family, Frind expresses affection through playful pranks.
He's 70, almost 30 years older than me and we met on here and he called me tonight and were making plans for me to move out there so I can be with him for a long term relationship.
"I just wanted to let you know how much I love POZ magazine and POZ Personals.
"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.