European and international introductions can also be offered by arrangement Q: I’ve heard Drawing Down the Moon described as a matchmaking agency for thinking people, but I’m not an intellectual or academic from an ivory tower university like Oxford or Cambridge – will I be compatible with your members?
A OK, some of our members could be described as ‘high net worth’, but we also attract many on a more modest budget such as small business owners, academics, teachers, musicians, actors and civil servants.
COMMAND CENTRAL Frind recently increased his staff from zero to three and moved operations from his bedroom to a nearby office tower." alt="COMMAND CENTRAL Frind recently increased his staff from zero to three and moved operations from his bedroom to a nearby office tower."t 10 o'clock in the morning, Markus Frind leaves his apartment and heads to work. The problem is that he is still getting used to the idea of a commute that involves traveling farther than the distance between the living room and the bedroom.
It's a short walk through downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, but somehow the trek feels arduous. Frind's online dating company, Plenty of Fish, is newly located on the 26th floor of a downtown skyscraper with a revolving restaurant on the roof.
Unlike a normal dating site, the list of hobbies caters exclusively to the well off.
Gourmet dining, horseback riding, racquetball, golf and boating all qualify as acceptable hobbies, whereas more modest pastimes such as thrifting or going for a bike ride are strictly off limits.
Once logged in, you're asked to select from a list of hobbies and favorite brands After indicating the appropriate interests, users are to identify their favorite brands.
And some sites, like Plentyof and Ok Cupid, offer basic membership for free.
'With the rise of high-speed digital dating, it's about time somebody introduced a filter to weed out low-income prospects by neighborhood,' says the app's mysterious CEO, who will only name himself as Tim T.
Once logged in, you're asked to select from a list of hobbies.
The gleaming space could easily house 30 employees, but as Frind strides in, it is eerily quiet -- just a room with new carpets, freshly painted walls, and eight flat-screen computer monitors.
Frind drops his bag and plops himself down in front of one of them. There's a 0,000 order waiting for his signature.