Its been a busy week, we moved the event to the Hamilton Convention center and another 2000 guests have pre registered bringing the total to over 5,000. At this point there are no venues larger in sourthern ontario so we will have to cut off signups.
It will also be exciting to finally have the media see that plentyoffish is hands down the largest dating site in Canada. It has been hard to get noticed because of Lavalife’s 5 million a month marketing budget.
We only need a few hundred people to set the speed dating record, but this is going to set more then a record. As it stands now Plentyoffish will host the largest singles event ever held in North America, a good 10 to 20 times larger then anything held by Match.com, Lavalife, True.com, Cupid.com/predating.com etc.
Looking at the event, it is amazing how many people have signed up, and whats more amazing is we have over 100 volonteers to do stuff for this event. Even stranger, I’ve created a massive dating site that normally takes 200-400 people to run at this size. At the same time I’ve created the largest singles event network (measured by how many people attend events/month), something that second place predating.com needs 80 part time people to run.