PlentyofFish was founded in 2003 and is one of the world's largest free dating sites of today. Currently pof.com has more than 100 million online members, mostly from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and, of course, Australia. Use the site to look for a partner or a new friend. An incredible 50,000 new people sign up to POF every day making it a truly global interactive hub. POF has great features, as you would expect from a world class online dating service, including private messaging, instant messaging, searching and a chemistry-automated matching system. It is straightforward fun online dating. Join today and see what might happen!
POF has a ton of great features for Aussie singles, including offline singles events to help you make a soft landing from online dating to a real life connection.
The communication tools at POF are some of the best we’ve seen. As well as normal inbox messaging when a user takes your fancy, your inbox is split into sections for ease of use. You can choose to browse through your own matches based on the chemistry predictor quiz and your personality profile, or to see people you have already sent a message to. Create a favourites list for ease of access, or message users who have marked their profiles “will respond.” You can also message new users, or see those who are in your city or who have already viewed you.
Another great extra on POF are all the different quizzes you can do. These show whether you are right for other users in varying ways such as sexually, and in terms of your emotional needs.
Meet Me is a fun way to easily browse through singles in Australia. Simply look at the photo, and say yes or no to if you want to meet them. They will do the same thing, and you will be shown mutual likes. You can upload up to 16 photos on POF, so make sure to show the camera your best side!
We also recommend downloading the free POF app, which allows you to search and communicate free of charge with other users on iOS and Android devices, and with limited functionality on Windows Phone too. Over 80% of POF activity happens on a mobile device
POF is the best of both worlds when it comes to sign up. It takes under ten minutes to sign up using your email address, and some basic information about yourself. This is mainly factual and used to build up a picture of what you’re all about, as well as used for some behind the scenes scientific matchmaking. Some questions are a little out of the box such as where you place amongst your siblings in terms of age, and whether your parents are still married. Once you’re signed up, you can then choose to fill in as many compatibility quizzes and personality profile building exercises as you would like. The great chemistry predictor test is a fantastic way of seeing if someone you find attractive would be a good match, so we recommend giving this one a go.
Make sure to take the time to fill in your profile and include some great photos too, as this is your first impression to other users of the site.
Safety is a big feature of the site, especially since there is such a large membership, spanning the globe. The information on the site is encrypted and membership details are kept secure and never shared with any third parties. As with any dating site, pof.com recommends that you get in touch first with a member by messaging or email before actually agreeing to meet up in person. There is no option for browsing anonymously on the site.
Plentyoffish reviews new members and profiles for content, but they do not ask you to verify your account, or offer any methods of self-verification. You should always take the initiative yourself and check whether the person you are chatting with is really who they say they are. Never agree to send a gift or money before meeting, and keep your personal information personal until you feel 100% safe.
You will never be charged for sign up, taking quizzes, browsing singles or chatting to other members on POF, making it the largest free dating website in the world. However, will 50,000 new users every day, you might want to pay a little bit to stand out from the crowd. A paid upgrade should give you triple the attention, and double the chance of getting a date too. You’ll also get some extras such as the ability to send online gifts, and to be able to see if your email was read or deleted.
$19.35 per month is the most expensive option for a 2-month membership, which drops to $12.75 per month if you double that commitment to 4 months. The cheapest option is an 8 month deal for only $10.18 per month. All prices are in AUD and will be charged in one installment.
POF is mostly easy to use. The sign up takes longer than many other online dating sites, especially if you want to make the most of the chemistry and personality quizzes. Everything is laid out for ease of use, and if you pay for a subscription all the ads will be removed as well, which can help with visual clutter. The apps are particularly user friendly, with gorgeously designed layout and real time notifications. The desktop version also has notifications at the top of the screen if you have new messages or interactions. Everything is accessible from the home page, including your own account settings and making changes to your profile. The FAQ section has a lot of the most common issues so you can troubleshoot yourself, or you can reach out via contact us form.
While you can use the My Matches section to see who POF thinks is right for you, you can also take matters into your own hands. The basic search on POF is more in depth than most, allowing you to quickly and easily browse singles by gender, age, ethnicity, location, intent, body type and even education. Click on advanced search and you can narrow this search down with any profile filters, including answers from the chemistry quiz such as how easygoing or family-centric they might be.
There are also some one click searches on the site, such as ‘In your city’ or ‘Online now.’ There is no keyword search available at this time.
POF creates over 1 million relationships every year, and starts 10 million conversations between singles daily. With amazing free communication tools and tons of relationship building extras such as personality quizzes, it’s easy to see why they are the world’s biggest online dating website.
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