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19 Apr

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.

In March, Plenty Of Fish surpassed 100 million users.

CEO and founder Markus Frind launched the company from his Vancouver apartment in 2003.

Markus Frind, founder and CEO of Vancouver-based Plentyof Fish, the world’s largest Internet dating site, poses with newlywed couple Katy Severs and Mark Gomes, who met on the site five years ago.

— JENELLE SCHNEIDER/PNGMarkus Frind is far too lean and thoughtful to be mistaken for a mischievous cherub, but he knows more than Cupid ever will about love potions.

Advances in technology made possible mass production of foodstuffs, quick distribution of goods, safer storage facilities, and more efficient cooking appliances.

Advances in transportation (most notably trains, automobiles, trucks) also created a huge demand for public dining venues.

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