This week was a whirlwind triple threat for PlentyOfFish. Valentine’s Day, one of the biggest and most celebrated days in the online dating industry was upon us, which also happened to coincide with the PlentyOfFish anniversary exploding onto the scene 10 years ago. Most poignantly though, this week we announced the winners of PlentyOfFish’s $100,000 Wedding Contest: Andrea Ellis and Dave Mazur.
The Edmonton couple connected on PlentyOfFish in June 2011, and after some marathon phone conversations and getting to know each other, decided it was time to meet. 9 months later, they were engaged. Its millions of love stories like Andrea and David’s that help put what we do here at PlentyOfFish in perspective. They’re not a set of numbers or statistics; they’re a tangible reminder of the humanity that is at the core of this industry.
As the entire office exploded with a surprise “CONGRATULATIONS!” for the unsuspecting couple, the emotion of the moment was written across the faces of everyone in the room. This contest was meant to remind our users that love is out there, to take chances, and to be hopeful – but in the end it was our users that ended up reminding us of a thing or two as well.
Cheers to Andrea and David, and to PlentyOfFish continually finding new ways to help bring people together, and pursue and celebrate love!