I've heard there can be some real animals out there! Meet Spruce, the one-year-old Humboldt penguin who is jumping into the online dating pool.
I will claim you as I have claimed this landscape, as I have claimed myriad salmon. For mine are the wings of an albatross that shall descend upon the water's surface, pluck out the ripest flounder, and place it at your feet as a small offering of my love, if you swipe right.
I will fight for you as I have fought for the right to so many weight machines already in use by someone else at the Y.
"At 1 year old you could say I'm a little young to be thinking about getting a mate, but I'm keen to be part of our park's Humboldt penguin breeding program as soon as I'm ready," the profile states.
"Unfortunately, our cousins in the wild are having a tough time out there - there may be as few as 10,000 pairs of us left in the wild!
The entrepreneur said that he had decided to scrap the “Intimate Encounters” option on the POF site due to complaints from some of its female users suffering unwanted attention.
In a message sent to all members, he said that only 6,041 of the 3.3 million people who use the site every day are in fact women looking for no-strings-attached trysts – adding “the ones with hot pictures are mostly men pretending to be women.”The computer systems graduate who founded the website - which now has a turnover of more than m (£6.6m) a year - in 2003, said he now wants it to now focus on ‘meaningful relationships.’Mr Frind said: “When I created POF, I wanted it to be all about finding relationships with the right person." Spruce's profile lists him as a less than 5-foot tall nonsmoker, with interests including seafood, diving, conservation and the band Reel Big Fish."Naturally, I'm a Batman fan, but I'm still waiting for The Penguin to come out on top," Spruce's profile states.But the founder of one of Britain’s biggest dating website has now decided to take radical action to root out fake and sleazy profiles - after revealing that many of the “women” who use the hook-ups section of his site are actually men in disguise.Writing to members on Monday, Markus Frind, the Canadian founder of Plenty of Fish (POF), said that he had been forced to make a series of changes to its membership rules because too many male users are harassing women for sex."All the adult penguins are now entering their breeding season and are busy making nests.