If you had asked me last week if i’d get any media attention this week I would have said no. I still can’t believe I was on the front page or in nearly every major newspaper in the country. I was also on national television and a national radio talk show.
For the singles of this country Plentyoffish is a household name, and it amazed me going on the talk show and hearing so many people calling in saying how they met someone off the site and much higher the quality on Plentyoffish is than any paid dating site.
The other thing that amazes me is i’m becoming some sort of icon in Canada for creating a successful internet business. In Canada the software industry doesn’t really exist, and I can’t think of a single example of someone starting a successful consumer facing business. There are no counterparts to bill gates, facebook founder, myspace founders, amazon etc. I assume the conversations go something like this. He makes how much??? That is the ugliest site ever I bet i could make way more then that with my idea. Each time I get publicity I end up getting a flood of email from people wanting to start their own internet business in canada.