As one of the world's leading online dating platforms, POF dating site was started back in 2003 and its success seems to be never ending. Since the initial launch, more than 100 million member profiles were active on Plenty of Fish, which earned the site the title of the #1 free dating site worldwide. The numbers are convincing, with 2.4 billion page views/month, 3.6 million logins and 10 million conversations, you surely have high chances of finding that true love that you are after. The site is available in numerous countries around the globe, in various languages, such as English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
The free membership, as opposed to other online dating sites, grants you access to a bunch of functionalities such as searching, testimonials, favorites and most importantly communication. Obviously, there are additional perks that come with a premium membership, which starts at only $6.78 / month, which is still an unbeatable price compared to other competitors.
In case you are willing to make this small investment, your profile will be highlighted in search results, while it gets you additional extras, such as Ultra Match access (an advanced matchmaking system), unlimited gifts, ad removal, seeing who has viewed your profile recently, message tracking to see if your previously sent messages were actually read or deleted and much more.
The sign-up process is rather easy and straightforward, which starts with a thorough questionnaire concerning detailed information about you and what you are after. Once you are finished with the answers, you can personalize your profile by using headlines, descriptions and adding a bunch of interests. POF dating site is known for its advanced matchmaking system, which is enabled by the Relationship Chemistry Predictor.
This is an additional questionnaire regarding your personality, where you will have to choose answers ("Disagree", "Somewhat disagree", "Somewhat agree", or "Agree" ) regarding 73 statements, which will let other know more about your personality, while it enables this advanced matchmaking system to find the best matches for you, based on your answers. This function is optional and will only match you with other members who have taken the test of Relationship Chemistry Predictor.
An extra function, the Relationship Needs Assessment helps you determine that what are your hidden relationship needs, which might come in useful in case you are still unsure about your specific love goals. This assessment will provide you with an action plan, including bits of advice regarding how to communicate more effectively with your matches for the best result. There are other questionnaires on the site, which can help you regarding numerous aspects of your love life, such as "The Sex Test.", "Is Your Love Interest A Keeper?" and much more. POF FAQ link.
As starting a conversation on these sites can be a real burden, there are a few features which are meant to make initial communication a bit easier. Goldfish credits, virtual gifts, roses are such tools, which you can rely on as virtual icebreakers.
You can purchase various gifts with your Goldfish credits - which can be purchased separately online - which if sent will be publicly visible on the recipient's profile for 3 weeks. Login points are the free versions of Goldfish credit as they are earned by logging in daily and can be used to purchase additional gifts. These gifts are private and will only appear in email, as opposed to virtual gifts purchased with Goldfish credits.
Testimonials are also an important feature of Plenty of Fish dating site, where you can leave testimonials for users who you have added to your favorites list previously. These testimonials can be later on removed or edited by the author, while recipients can also remove them anytime. This way you can basically endorse community members and prove that you are an active member of the online community.
There are also gender specific functions available, where men can access a page called "Hottest Girls", while Women can check the "Most Attracted" list. The first one is a ranked list of the "most wanted" ladies in your area, while the latter is a list created for ladies, which shows a list of male users, who are most probably attracted to you. There are a few additional features which are also available on POF, such as a downloadable mobile app version, chat, forums, and Meet Me.
Roses are the most important gifts on POF dating site. Once you sign up, you will receive two roses, which can be sent to any members who you fancy. The fact, that to receive a new one you will have to wait 30 days, makes rose giving and receiving a huge moment on the online site. In case you have received one, appreciate the occasion!
About POF dating site: Plenty of Fish Wikipedia