I’m what’s called a “Closer” for the online-dating service Vi DA (Virtual Dating Assistants).
Men and women (though mostly men) from all over the world pay this company to outsource the labor and tedium of online dating.
“With [dating apps’] explosion in popularity, it means that you have a huge dating pool at your fingertips, but you’re also in direct competition with everyone else in your area.
A related feature that was eliminated was the option to contact clients of age differences greater than "Markus," presumably Frind, found tasteful.
Although the Plenty Of Fish site and its "matching" criteria continue to match couples with age differences greater than the 14 year guideline, attempts to contact the "matches" resulted in an inbox message from Markus stating, among other things, "[t]here is no reason for a 50 year old man to contact a 18 year old woman." On March 25, 2015, Plentyoffish Media Inc.
The parents' lawsuit alleges photos of their son, who was killed in Iraq in 2007, were used without permission.
The parents were seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
The matches I speak to on behalf of the Texan man and other clients have no idea they’re chatting with a professional.