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PlentyofFish Review

  • The world's leading free dating site
  • All members receive daily matches which increases chancing of finding a soulmate
  • Comprehensive documentation related to safe dating
  • Hide your profile feature available to all members
  • All members have the ability to block unwanted users
  • GOOD FOR
    Long-Term Relationships Flirt and Chat
  • Support
    9 /10
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  • Author: Emma Walters
  • 14.07.18
  • Comments
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Rating

  • Price
    7.5 /10
  • Features
    8.5 /10
  • Ease of Use
    7 /10
  • Help and Support
    9 /10

Overview

PlentyofFish caters for the masses. Unlike other dating sites, PlentyofFish has a quick registration process and offers you pretty much full accessibility for free. If you’re more serious about finding a date, you can take some of the optional upgrades to enhance your profile and increase the likelihood of finding a date.

Plans & Pricing

Plenty of Fish offers the following premium plans:

12 month plan

The 12 month premium plan costs £6.78 per month.

6 month plan

The 6 month plan costs £8.50 per month.

3 month plan

The 3 month plan costs £12.90 per month.

Ease of Use

Registration process

Register with your basic information such as username, password, email, age, country, and ethnicity. You’ll then be directed to a simple questionnaire with about 20 questions about your location, lifestyle, and what you’re looking for in a match.

Profile set-up

During registration, you’ll also start to set up your profile. Create a headline and fill out a description of yourself (minimum 100 characters). You’ll also be prompted to answer a couple fun, but optional questions to be displayed on your profile like “What’s your ideal first date”. After you’re done with all the typing, upload your profile photo and you’re all set.

Notification settings

Go to ‘edit profile’ and choose which notifications you’d like to receive.

Messaging

PoF’s messaging system includes flawless communication and read receipts.

Message filters

You can specify the kind of person that is allowed to contact you with message filters like country, age, distance, photos, and more.

Daily matches

Members will receive daily matches based on your common interests, location, what you’re looking for in a relationship, and other similar qualities. You can ‘like’ these matches and message them right away.

Member search

You can browse the member database using simple filters like age, location, and height to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Special Features

Relationship Chemistry Predictor

This online dating site’s most interesting feature is the Relationship Chemistry Predictor. Following a set of questionnaires, PlentyofFish requires its members, who want to assess the chemistry level with other online daters, to state their opinion in reference to 73 statements. This test focuses on five personality dimensions, then uses the results to match you with potential romantic partners.

Local PoF websites

PoF is aware that having a general online dating site, catering to the masses, and having a huge user base can actually sometimes make it harder to find that special someone. For that reason PoF decided to to go local. The Brazilian, French, Spanish and German single communities have their local PoF websites to join. They enjoy access to the same professional matchmaking services in their native language and can connect with people from their country of residence.

Passion Match

For busy singles with dynamic routines and a hectic daily schedule, PoF offers Passion Match – their iPhone and Android apps that enable members to join their online matchmaking service on the go, via their mobile devices.

Speed dating

Another interesting addition is the Speed Dating services PoF offers via a satellite website: FastLife.com. Singles from different corners of the world can join the club and attend speed dating events. So far PoF’s speed dating service had reached a matchmaking success rate of over 90%.

Site Safety

Private images

Women can send private images to other members via messaging. This privilege has been removed for men.

Report a profile

Harassment, underage, scammers, or suspected catfish? You can report these profiles to PoF.

Report images

See an inappropriate image with nudity, violence, or hate speech? Report it and it will be taken down after review.

Block other members

You can block members who have messaged you by going into the actual message and clicking the ‘block’ button. Blocked users will still be able to see your profile but they will not be able to contact you.

Hide your profile

Need a break but don’t want to completely delete your profile? You can hide your profile where it won’t be visible to others. During this time, you won’t have access to the site’s features like messaging or browsing.

Dating safety

PoF offers an array of dating tips for online and offline Behavior, dating health, and even offers a directory of outside establishments that provide additional support if you were to have a harmful dating experience.

Pros & Cons

  • Comprehensive documentation related to safe dating
  • Hide your profile
  • Block unwanted users
  • Report images or profiles
  • Speed dating has a success rate of over 90%
  • Dated user interface

Customer support

PoF aims to respond to client requests in a very impressive 1-hour time period, but it may take longer depending on the time of day and amount of traffic. Plenty of Fish gets the award for ‘Most Helpful Customer Care’. You can contact them any time of the day via multiple portals and platforms to handle the pesky technical issues, billing headaches, or just to answer simple profile questions. Their customer service reps are certified and trained to solve every problem under the sun without talking your ear off.

  • 24/7 support
    PoF offers 24/7 phone support.
  • Phone support
    Customer Service is available over the phone during business hours.
  • Live Online Chat
    There is an online chat feature available to reach customer service.
  • FAQ
    The FAQ section is possibly one of the easiest to navigate compared to other online dating sites.
  • Community Forum
    PoF has a forum where you can interact with other users, ask questions, and share answers.
  • Blog
    The PoF blog is very active with new articles and interesting studies are uploaded regularly.

Final Word

As the only truly free online dating site, albeit with optional subscription upgrades, there is no surprise that PlentyofFish has over 400 million users. With such a large pool of single members, you can be assured the right person for you is one of them.

Emma Walters
author

Emma is an arts and science student graduating this year from NYU. She loves New York City and writes about her big city single-hood experiences. “Being single in the Big Apple is more of a task than a status”, she says, “Dating sites are great for socializing, especially if you’re new in town”. Emma is a regular contributor to the Top 5 Dating blog.

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