Another memorable valentine involved the secret consumption of a massive quantity of hot peppers.
Though his mouth was on fire, Frind calmly planted a kiss on Kanciar's lips and feigned ignorance as she went scrambling for water.
"His problem was English," says his father, Eduard Frind.
"If you don't have English, you can't do anything." Frind eventually adjusted, but his was a lonely childhood. When his parents want to see him, they make the 14-hour drive southward.
"I usually accomplish everything in the first hour," he says, before pausing for a moment to think this over.
Frind drops his bag and plops himself down in front of one of them. There's a 0,000 order waiting for his signature.
It's from Video Egg, a San Francisco company that is paying Frind to run a series of Budweiser commercials in Canada.
When he does engage in conversation, Frind can be disarmingly frank, delivering vitriolic quips with a self-assured cheerfulness that feels almost mean.
Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO), he says, is "a complete joke," Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is "a cult," and Match is "dying." Says Mark Brooks, a marketing consultant who has advised Frind since 2006, "I've never known anybody so competitive.