Published on February 19th, 2014 | by Veryflirt1
Plenty of Fish Review
The world of online dating has expanded exponentially over the past ten years. Many people who had never used the internet to meet other singles before are now giving it a try. Over the past few years, one of the most popular and fastest growing dating websites has been Plentyoffish.com.
A big part of Plenty of Fish’s appeal is the fact that it’s free. This attracts thousands of new member sign ups every week, which in turn means there are always new profiles to browse through. On the other hand, since there is no investment besides a little bit of time to setup a profile, the quality and sincerity of the members is probably not as high overall as paying sites.
Nevertheless, Plenty of Fish offers a lot of options that many other free dating sites do not. For example, instant messaging is available, meaning that you can chat with any other member who is online at the same time as you. This feature also includes webcam and microphone capabilities. In addition, Plenty of Fish provides two personal assessment tests. These evaluations, the “Chemistry Test” and the “Relationship Needs Assessment Test”, are designed to extract information that will help the website’s statistical model find the best member matches for each person.
Another feature of Plenty of Fish is the search function. Members can browse casually by age range, relationship type, and distance; the advanced search option allows a myriad of other categories, including ethnicity, religion, body type, education, and even income level. This gives members the opportunity to start with their ideal, instead of having to weed through thousands of profiles to find what they are looking for.
A couple of other useful features are the Favorites option and the Viewed Me section. If a member comes across a profile that he or she particularly likes, they can add it to their Favorites and easily come back to it later. The Viewed Me feature allows members to see who has viewed their profile recently, which is helpful for knowing who might be interested in them.
Plentyoffish.com is available to residents of Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. The site is able to offer all of its perks and features for free in a user friendly lay out thanks to banner advertising, similar to social networking sites like Facebook.
Plenty of Fish is popular because it is free and does have a lot of members, but there are also a lot of fake profiles and accounts which seem to only be there for the attention and not to actually meet someone. If you’re short on money it is a decent choice, but if you can afford a subscription, then there are much better options.
Summary: POF.com is free and has a lot of members, but there are better choices if you can afford a subscription.