|Editor's Review User Reviews|
POF.com - Review by Derek Martinez - Overall Rating: 8.5 out of 10
PlentyofFish is the biggest online dating website catering to millions of singles from its start in 2003. About 2.4 billion people visit the site every month to actively mingle with other singles.
The site has a user base of more than 90 million active users and 3.6 million visits every day. PlentyofFish provides plenty of opportunities to create successful relationships than any other dating website.
People looking to date or meet their life partners without swiping their credit card flock to PlentyofFish because all the features that you expect from a dating site are available for free on this website. This fully functional aspect makes it to be the most popular matchmaking platform.
Popularity by Country
|Country||Users (%)||Views (%)|
- POF is free to join, search and communicate.
- Basic Plans
- 3 months membership for $40.00 includes Tax ($13.33 per month)
- 6 months membership for $57.63 includes Tax ($9.60 per month)
- 12 months membership for $91.98 includes Tax ($7.67 per month)
The Benefits of Having a Subscription
|Features||Paid Members||Free Members|
|Upload 16 images to your profile.|
|Unlock every user's Extended Profile.|
|See if your emails were read or deleted.|
|Show up first on Meet Me!|
|Experience POF ad-free!|
|Find out the date and time someone viewed your profile.|
|See who viewed your profile and you voted yes/maybe on.|
|Send three gifts per day.|
|Stand out in all searches.|
|See who wants to meet you.|
Anyone who is willing to find love through the internet can opt for PlentyofFish. It is similar to other dating websites in its registration process. You need to sign up by answering few questions, create a profile, upload photos and start looking for matches. But, it stands out from its counterparts by providing all the services for free.
The sign-up process is simple and not time-consuming like other leading dating websites. You need to fill basic information like username, password, email, country, birth date, age and ethnicity. The layout is little confusing at first but as you navigate, it tends to become easier.
Though the sign-up part is simple, it takes about 15-30 minutes for creating a full profile on PlentyofFish. It starts with filling your basic information like gender, habits, interests, relationship status and occupation. There is a separate column to describe in detail about them.
The most interesting part of creating a account in PlentyofFish is its unique personality quiz called “chemistry test”. Users need to answer more than 100 questions about their personality which assess about five dimensions namely chemistry, needs, personality, keeper and sex. All these questions must be answered in one sitting as you cannot save them. This may be tough for people who are less serious about dating. POF respects your needs and does not reject your profile if you are not looking for commitment.
PlentyofFish recommends its users to upload photos to boost attention and popularity of their profile.
Find Your Mate
PlentyofFish helps members to find their potential matches by providing manual search options and brings in matches based on what the users are looking for as well as how they browse for potential partners.
The basic search options include age, location, list of online users, new users, contacts and favorites. The service also allows its members to search using personality test. Since it is a free site, you can bump into lots of users through the search option and the chances for finding love or fun is abundant on PlentyofFish.
POF takes an innovative approach to find potential matches by utilizing the responses of the user to the chemistry test. Based on the answers, members are paired with their matches. This helps you narrow down the results and find your best compatible partner. Members can also save their search settings.
Interacting With Matches
Members can communicate with their matches through emails, chats and testimonials. They can favorite people, send and respond to messages and write testimonials about their interest to gather attention and interact with them.
- Create profile with photos
- Look for matches
- Interact through chats and emails
- Add to favorites
- Get notifications for profile views
- Access to high-quality compatibility tests
- Dating advice and tips
Chemistry Test: This free personality test is available only on PlentyofFish that compares more than 33 different parameters to select compatible matches.
Relationship Needs Assessment Test: A quiz of about 50 questions that helps you better understand about your relationship needs. It involves nine factors namely intimacy, independence, sexuality, expression, self-efficacy, problem solving, relationship preparedness, communication and attitude.
Ultra Match: It is an advanced behavioral matching system that allows its users to find probable matches.
Meet Me: It is a unique feature available on POF that lets its users to browse profiles by looking at the photos of other members. You can choose yes or no based on your interest and the user will receive notifications.
Roses: Members are allowed to offer roses to their interests. A user can receive only two roses as they tend to be serious gifts. One should wait for 30 days to receive another rose. They seem to be really pricey on PlentyofFish.
Goldfish Credits: This is an additional premium feature that allows its users to purchase virtual gifts, POF gifts, creative ice breakers and view sent message status. These credits are public and will be displayed on the user’s profile for 3 weeks.
Login Points: This is a fun feature that automatically gives the users some points whenever they login to their POF account. These points can be used to buy virtual gifts for their interests.
Mobile Apps: PlentyofFish provides a free mobile application for android and iOS users. This can be the best app for dating starters.
PlentyofFish does not conduct any background checks of its members. Since it is free and very popular, the site does not guarantee full safety. However, the site takes tedious steps to protect personal information and allows members to report suspicious activity. It does not allow users to post sexual-explicit messages or photos on the website.
Active user base
Good matching systems
Unpleasant interface and confusing navigation
Full of ads
Auto renewal of membership
No video chat
POF may appear to be aesthetically less pleasing but it is the best online dating site for people looking to find their mate without splurging money. It values its customers and provides superb interactive features to lift their dating experience.
If you are a newbie, then I recommend you to blindly create an account on POF to boost your chances of meeting your dream partner. Having said this, the free to use feature makes it a place full of fake people and scammers, it’s better to stay clear and protective of your contact information.
PlentyofFish makes most of its money though online ads and therefore, too many intrusive advertisements spoil the mood and hinder the joy of romance on PlentyofFish