I have been successfully running speed dating events for years now with many marriages and babies to show for it. After a discussion with Markus, the owner of Plentyoffish, we decided that this record attempt was workable and we started planning
Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) July 10, 2006 –-
The town of Burlington, Ontario in Canada, near Niagara Falls, has been stirred into action for a world record attempt of a slightly unusual kind. On July 22, 2006, free dating site Plentyoffish.com (http://www.Plentyoffish.com) will bring together over three thousand eligible singles for what will be the largest speed dating event held under one roof. The record attempt has been pre-approved by Guinness officials and will establish the first such world record.
Crystal Parsons and Ken Price are the event hosts. Ken stated, "We should not have a problem breaking 3,000 attendees, which is a little crazy considering the size of our town." The population of Burlington Ontario is 157,000. Many Burlington Ontario businesses have come aboard with support including Philthy Mcnasty's Burlington location, where the pre-party and post party brunch will take place.
Crystal Parsons owns an event management company and met her fiancé through Plentyoffish. "I have been successfully running speed dating events for years now with many marriages and babies to show for it. After a discussion with Markus, the owner of Plentyoffish, we decided that this record attempt was workable and we started planning," she said.
The event will be held in a 30,000 sq ft room at Cedar Springs Health, Racquet & Sports Club, 960 Cumberland Avenue, Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Press is encouraged to attend. The event will be televised and covered by the local media.
Markus Frind started Plentyoffish.com out of his Vancouver apartment after being frustrated at high priced internet dating alternatives. Markus commented, ”I think the top paid dating sites are a little surprised at how my site has grown recently.” Markus still runs Plentyoffish as a one man operation and refuses to sell the site, despite several offers in the tens of millions of dollars. Users continue to sing the praises of Plentyoffish.com and the site keeps on growing and encroaching on Match.com, Yahoo Personals and eHarmony territory.
Markus Frind started Plentyoffish.com in 2003 as a free dating site, and as a way to teach himself ASP programming. The site gets over 200,000 logins every day and received 3.2 million unique visitors in June 2006. It is the #3 dating website in Canada and #6 in USA for May 2006 (see http://www.OnlinePersonalsWatch.com).
Press inquiries and press passes:
Crystal Parsons, Plentyoffish.com World Record Attempt Host
President / CEO
Lasting Impressions Consulting Co.
Questions about Plentyoffish.com:
Markus Frind, CEO/Founder