Tech’s Got Talent – The Most Epic Lip Sync Battle

Hosted by Plenty of Fish and ACL – Tech’s Got Talent, the epic lip sync battle between Vancouver’s largest tech companies, went down last night in Vancouver and everyone served some serious talent!

The goal of this legendary battle is not only to earn industry bragging rights, but most importantly, to raise dollars for local Vancouver charities that directly impact our community.

The evening began with the gathering of 14 competing teams, filled with nerves and excitement, ready to take the big stage at The Imperial. The always hilarious host, Scott Patey, warmed up the crowd and introduced the guest celebrity judges, Kendall Gender – Winner of Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2017, Jay DeMerit – Former Whitecaps FC Captain and Kaitlyn Bristowe – Former Bachelorette.

The stage was set, performers were on deck, and there was an encouraging buzz from the audience. The first 7 teams set the bar high with their quick costume changes, set design and serious dance moves. Among them were – BroadbandTV, Plenty of Fish, A Thinking Ape, Clio, Long View Systems, Stellar Recruitment and Samsung.

Act 2 proved to be just as strong as Act 1 with 7 more performances from Mobify, ACL, Cymax, Allocadia, Hootsuite, Hyperwallet, and Trulioo. Performance styles ranged from a beautiful tribute to legendary music icons, to the 24K magic of Bruno Mars.

The evening was a huge success and all 14 companies raised a grand total of $33,000 for Vancouver charities.

Congratulations to the winners!

1st Place Champions – ACL raising for Aunt Leah’s Place charity 

2nd Place Champions – A Thinking Ape raising for Strive Living Society  

3rd Place Champions – Stellar Recruitment raising for Wigs for Kids 

A PlentyOfFish Proposal!

It’s an incredible moment when you find that sweetheart you want to spend forever with! We get it; online dating can be daunting and completely out of your comfort zone. If you are currently a member on POF, congrats for taking the leap and just know we’re cheering you on. And because we’re all about celebrating love, today we’re celebrating the success story of Junior and Kristina.

How they met:

Junior and Kristina first became members on PlentyOfFish over three years ago.  Kristina remembers seeing Junior’s profile, messaging him and the rest is history. A few messages back and forth turned into texting and eventually they decided to meet.

5 Spooktacular Halloween Dating Tips for Singles

Looking to scare up a date or two this Halloween? Let the sparks fly with your favorite ghosts, goblins and ghouls, as POF’s resident Dating Coach Sarah Gooding shares some tricks and treats to help you find a hair-raising sweetie this Halloween night!

1. Choose a Costume that Plays to your Personal Interests

Halloween only creeps up on us once a year, so it’s completely acceptable for even the most conservative of people to dress on the sexier side. So go ahead – dress as crazy and outrageous as you dare! Rather than sticking to the typical sexy costumes, (ie. sexy police officer, sexy nurse) try your hand at a costume that plays to your personal interests. For instance if you love NFL football, dress up as a cheerleader from your favorite team. If you love race cars, try your best imitation of your favorite race car driver. If you love entertainment and current events, go as new mom Snooki clutching her new baby, a blue-wigged Katy Perry, or a happy dancing PSY from Gangnam Style. Playing to your personal interests will show off your humour and act as an easy conversation starter at the costume party.

Little Red Riding Hood2. Cast a Spell with your Interactive Costume

Of course it’s easier than normal to break the ice on Halloween night, but why not make it a bit more fun by adding an interactive element! We recommend including aspects in your get-up that will make it easier to approach someone or get a conversation started – and that means less pressure on you, too! For instance, Kelly, a POF user from NYC went as a graffiti wall last Halloween. She wore all white, carried around a few markers, and asked others at the party to contribute their creativity to her blank canvas. This could be a fun, flirty way to exchange numbers with someone you’ve been chatting with. Another POF user named Samantha, dressed up as little red riding hood and handed out candies from her basket all night. “It was an easy way to approach someone and everyone loves an unexpected treat

3. Stay Away from Bulky Costumes or Too Much Makeup

Costumes that take up a lot of space (particularly those made from large cardboard appliance boxes), or require makeup from head to foot are difficult to maneuver in – especially if you’re at a crowded bar or house party. These costumes attract attention and can be a big hit at the beginning of the night, but by midnight your costume is usually on the floor, or haunting the personal space of anyone who happens to walk by. Other party goers will usually try to steer clear of costumes like these rather than attempt closeness. 

Halloween Mask4. Behold the Man in the Mask

With all of the wigs, makeup, and masks worn on Halloween night, it might be a little too easy to pass by people you can’t quite get a good look at. But beware – the unknown and mysterious are often the hidden gems! Don’t be shy to approach these people…you may just get a wicked surprise of your own when they reveal their true identity!

5. Go Easy on the Witch’s Brew

The 31st has the tendency to be a bit of a wild card, so it’s best not to add to its uncertainty by having too many drinks too early on. Besides, drinking too much makes it harder to meet people and make a good impression with someone new – try having a glass of water, or take a break and bob for apples in between drinks. Most importantly, the thought of our members making rotten decisions when it comes to a safe ride home gives us goosebumps, so make sure you have established a designated driver for your fright fest!