While there are plenty of web-based services now available to help forge potential romantic connections, the online landscape was drastically different when Frind created Plenty Of Fish — and not just with respect to dating.
“The web wasn’t very interactive, and it was a social network before there were social networks,” Frind recalled in a phone interview from Vancouver.“It was dynamic.
Darrington said the victims said they were using online dating sites like Plenty of Fish, Tinder and Back Page.
Police believe the total number of crimes is closer to a dozen and that other victims have not yet come forward.
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Who needs romance when you can be ridiculously picky and specify what you want from another human being, even down to their eye colour. It's a common misconception that you'll get a better class of person on a 'paid for' dating site, or perhaps someone who's more serious about a relationship than those maniacs on free sites who may as well just jump up and down on the spot shouting "SHAG ME I HAVE NO MONEY OR SOCIAL SKILLS! So given that I've probably looked, sneered, screamed and sighed at hundreds of profiles, I'm still no further forward in my quest to find someone who will make me laugh and tolerate my bed head in the morning and I'm sure I'm not alone.