Every day over 4 million people use Plenty of Fish (POF). The dating site averages around 1 billion messages sent each month, which is more conversations than any other dating site. Since 2003, Plenty of Fish has been a pioneer in free dating, because the industry is always changing, POF is continually evolving its business to match.
Plenty of Fish is available in 11 languages and more than 20 countries via the dating app for iOS and Android devices.
A few other stats about POF include:
Keep reading for pros and cons of using this online dating service.
Other online dating sites allow users to sign up for free and then charge them to look at other profiles or send messages. While POF does offer a subscription, all major features are entirely free. Free accounts can message as many people as they want, search profiles and create a profile entirely for free. No matter the type of relationship a member is looking for — long lasting relationship, new friends, or just browsing through potential dates — Plenty of Fish states that the site's most popular features are completely free and always will be.
Those with a free account can even conduct an advanced search with this online dating website. This is helpful for daters who are looking for someone who matches their specific criteria and allows them to narrow down potential matches.
The advanced search lets members filter by several factors, including:
Sometimes a message is sent to a user's inbox that is spam or is filled with inappropriate content. Plenty of Fish allows its members to block another member or report the user for their behavior.
Blocking another user means they cannot contact the person that blocked them (though they can still search their name on the site). Reporting someone means the POF team will carefully investigate their account for suspicious activity. All reports are strictly confidential.
Members can report others for the following reasons:
The Plenty of Fish dating site states that the best way to be successful on POF is to become an Upgraded Member. Members will enjoy several exclusive benefits while using the mobile app, which can lead to more messages and profile views. The benefits of a premium account are as follows:
Plenty of Fish offers members the Relationship Chemistry Predictor, which measures five dimensions of one's personality traits that have been determined essential for building a romantic relationship.
The test asks a variety of different questions and measures:
An entire section of the POF dating site is dedicated to sharing stories of online daters who tried this service and found their perfect match. While not imperative to the site, it is nice to see online dating stories that worked out. It can also encourage people who are currently online dating to not give up.
Standard in the online dating industry, to get more views, likes, swipes, and taps on their profile, members will have to purchase a paid membership, credits, tokens, or coins.
In this respect, Plenty of Fish is no different from most other dating sites and apps. While users of the free dating app and site have a lot of online dating capabilities (more than many other sites), if they really want their online profile to stand out, they will need to purchase tokens or an online membership.
With tokens, members have access to premium features such as send a super yes, which tells the other person they are extremely interested, they can highlight themselves (helping to catch more users attention), and they can send a priority message. Members can purchase 1, 5, or 10 tokens at a time. Token packages are billed in full at the time of purchase and expire after 6 months.
Joining a subscription membership and using the premium services will also increase the likelihood of other online daters seeing a profile. Members can sign up for:
*Subscription prices are in U.S. dollars. The prices may vary in countries other than the U.S. and are subject to change without notice.
A POF subscription plan will automatically renew unless daters cancel. If the subscription is canceled early, daters will continue to have access to the benefits until the end of the subscription period. While this is fairly standard for many online dating websites, it is something that often can surprise users.
Also, be aware that canceling a subscription does not delete your profile or account.
NEVER pay for an upgraded POF membership. The number of people who supposedly "Like" you includes such things as memberships that have been deleted, etc. In my case, the purported number was 50% more than the actual. Of the remaining accounts, NONE were worth Liking back. Also, if you do pay to upgrade, they will continue to renew your account every time it's due. You have to fish (no pun intended) through the pages to find the area to do the cancelation. If you forget, you're stuck because all sales are final. CROOKS, with no care for customers. Don't waste your money on POF.
The most worst site for serious relationship seekers. In Australia it's mostly used for hook-ups. Everyone there is for ONS I didn't know until I got demands men wanting to come to my house. I have very clearly mentioned, my adult sons were living with me & I was looking towards long term relationship/marriage. But no, they just made up there mind and kept nagging it. Some comments were horrendous. I gave up & joined a genuine site. Much safer & educated men.
I’ve like POF. I like that it’s free and the app is really user friendly. I met a lot of people on this site and have had some really good dates. I still currently use the app and have really like it so far.
Joined POF to help me write an article about online dating sites and apps available. The fake accounts are prevalent but that's not the real issue. If you displease a premium account, yours will be blocked. If you don't answer a premium account, you will be reported and blocked. There is no customer service. There is no explanation. "Your account is blocked because we said so". I made 12 accounts to test. Four of them still remain active because I am "nice" to any premium account that messages. The other 8 are blocked the moment I disagree with a premium accounts' view on women and how they are to be treated. The verbal abuse premium accounts allow themselves is staggering. Nothing happens if they are reported. I was subjected to gruesome role play requests, a frightening number of pain related questions and a lot worse! A lot of the suggestions made by POF premium accounts were not even legal and can be viewed as an assault. POF doesn't care. I have reported premium accounts numerous times. They are sill active. Other similar sites are bad and favor their premium accounts but POF is frightening.
Found my husband so can't complain. There were plenty of people there not for relationships but you could find real people without too much work.
Met my husband on this app. We have been happily married for 4 years now! Thank you POF!
I had to sort through plenty of frogs top find my prince, but I met him on POF, and married him about a year later.
I used plenty of fish for a few years when i was younger. I did meet a few friends only there but it seems that now a days people don't really use it much anymore or its full of fake profiles and you have to pay to really access a lot of the features.
Probably the worst dating app. I met a few boyfriends on this site and they all were trash and not looking for a serious commitment. I think because its free its a breading ground for players and cheaters.
Not a bad dating site if you meet someone genuine , however there are plenty of guys on POF that aren't genuine. I was dating a guy whom swept me off my feet, everything he told me about him self, which I found a out later was a lie. After a few months he moved in with me and that's when I started to realise that everything he was saying wasn't true as he couldn't provide any proof or evidence to back up his stories. I finally kicked him out after being together for a year, he's left me a huge car debt and badly damaged the car prior to returning it to me. So ladies, if it's too good to be true then he probably is. Don't be fooled by words as I was.
HORRENDOUS AND EXHAUSTING because I (apparently naively) did not realize that Plenty of Fish is essentially a hook-up app. Even the few "nice" guys that I met on Plenty of Fish started talking about sex before we had even exchanged our third text message. If I wasn't willing to send a guy a nudie picture or "meet" him on a chat app, he would ghost me. I am TOO OLD for this crap!!! After a week of fending off a constant stream of creepy, offensive messages from, well, CREEPS, I was totally exhausted and deleted my profile off of the site.
Pof ex user
I wouldn’t even give POF one star. I find the site to be a meat market without having to go out physically to meet someone. Personalities are completely different to how a user acts when chatting on this site. Drugs are illegal so why have that option on the registration page. It’s the worst dating site ever!
Tons of fake profiles! Watch Investigative Discovery, people have been murdered using this site. Waste of money! Lots of hookers and other unsavory characters use this site posing as regular people. Don't bother paying for this trash, when there are so many bad actors on POF for free. Always issues trying to log into this site. They steal your photos and then use them to make fake profiles.
The site itself is fine. Its their customer service that's abysmal. My upgraded account keeps getting hacked, and they do nothing about it. Because there is no customer service unless you want to upgrade or spend money on something. Their service would actually have to greatly improve just to climb to the rank of pretty horrible service.
Plenty of Fish is a great dating website and they have a great algorithm that helps you find the people you are looking for!
One of the worst things about this dating app is the fact that when you block someone, they still have access to your profile. With having access to your profile it also allows them to view photos, save photos, and pretty much still know everything about you that you write on your profile. It also allows them, if they get angry enough for being ignored, to report your page. And after a specific amount of men report your account, you'll log in one day and find that your profile is no longer active. So men that are bitter about you not responding to them, have the ability of getting your profile deleted just because they sill have access to being able to report you even after you block their account from being able to message you. Plenty of Fish does not investigate whatsoever. They only go off the sheer amount of reports against your account and ultimately will delete it for no specific reason. I for one do not think it is appropriate to allow users you have blocked, to continue to have access to your profile. Other dating apps do not allow this to happen. Once you block someone on other dating apps your profile disappears and they are not able to gain any more information about you. For safety reasons I think that is extremely important, and Plenty Of Fish does not contribute to this safety precaution. Stay away from Plenty Of Fish! They should be glad they even got one star from me, because if 0 was an option that's what this company would get.
was a member of plenty of fish for a few months, i actually met my wife on the site. the only thing that bugs me about it is the amount of ads that pops up with it. I understand that they want to sell ads and so forth but there's a bit much that pops up. Some functionality are limited unless you're a full member, but overall experience was a success so i guess it wasnt too bad
So many scammers on this site every day I jumped on. At least 10 a day it’s ridiculous. Makes it very hard to find anyone genuine at all. Have to make a new account everyday as POF won’t take my password when I log on it’s madness.
I am hoping to help others avoid what Plenty of Fish did to me. I subscribed for two months. They put me on auto renew so my my subscription renewed against my wishes. So even though I agreed to only subscribe for two months they billed me again for two more months i.e. 4 months which is not what I agreed to. When I requested a refund they said they will not refund me. Please reconsider doing business with Plenty of Fish. They are willing to deceive people over such a small amount of money. Can you trust them with your private information and dating life? Thanks
Plenty of Fish is really simple and easy to use. It allowed me to narrow down and find people who I’d be comparable with.
Terrible poll of potential suitors. Also, I downloaded the app but didn't log in. I still got notifications that someone liked my profile; I hadn't even made a profile yet. So I feel like the push notifications, whether valid or not, are just there to make you open the app. User interface was pretty basic. No use in paying for premium
POF has married and committed, monogamous men on it often. It does not screen at all. So? Wait till you fall in love with one, and find out later. Also, they do not respond to complaints about fraud. And their customer service is terrible.
Amber C Frey
I tried using Plenty Of Fish for a while but it got me nowhere. Just like almost all dating sites, it was full of creeps and no "real" people. I've made the decision that the best way to meet people is in the real world, apps and sites like this are for one night stands only.
Dick pics galore. If you're thirsty and needing to quench it, this is the dating app for you!
I was signed up for plenty of fish. I went on a few dates. The site is user friendly and fun to be on. I really liked the notifications that I got while I was on the site.
peggy jean hall
I requested within 50 miles and not one was from my state even. Thousands of miles away. Also I entered ages 75 to 86 and the profiles they sent me were 30 years younger. I upgraded as asked to by POF and they didn't upgrade me. The site was a complete waste of my time.
Beware !!!! I have been scammed on this website. Red flags, long emails, lots of questions, sexy phone voice, love emogis. NEVER AGREED TO MEET IN PERSON. I was smart enough not to get duped but not smart enough to quit this site early.
POF seemed a good place to start with online dating. All those fake profiles seeking sex are just online dating debris. Learning to push past the fakes and find someone to relate to - that is part of it. My personal experience was that there were hundreds of men that were sitting on chat with no desire to climb out of their recliners and meet someone. The few men who did meet me, lied about their ages or used their son's photo. No kidding! It was hilarious. And BECAUSE IT IS FREE, married men leave no trail for credit card and are able to use the site to shop for "hookups". I quit the site in disgust after making the acquaintance of the Sanford County "dungeon master" who was using it to troll for submissive women. No kidding!
Bad, scam, never meet no body, use profile of the people no use the web no more to hook new people and promote the fake profile because is not actively any more like is active and you try to contact and never can't meet the person. And you live in east coast and try to meet people from east coast but the e-mail coming with pacific time. Is totally SCAM. 0 recommended.
POF is "free" just as MMO games are "free" Free to play; pay to win. Much of the Useful wanted information is behind a paywall. Users who want to meet me will cost $38.70 for a 3 month time span. I did not see a 1 month offer (that would be an affordable $12.90! Many people have been on the site for years. Many are not looking weekly. The site is also still has a age range of 15 years which hurts the older group. Many people over 50 are in very different stages of life. There is a gender difference. IMO many people do not tell the truth of where they are in wanting a "relationship" . POF aim is marriage not fun although that happens. men need to know that women get a great deal of messages. Men get little response. Short messages are free.
What it really boils down to about this site and dating sites in general , from a man's point of view(ladies I'm sure you have yours) is the following: 1) you have these rude over-the-hill heffers that are fakes or with unrealistic expectations that are a 4 or maybe a 5 holding out for a 10! Get real! 2) You have the type who is on here to see how much attention she can get for her looks. To those I say please move on. There are beauty pageants for that sort of thing. You just might not be as hot as you delusionaly think you are if you need POF as a beauty contest that you would probably not win in real life. 3) Then you have the type who have less than stellar looks becoming overnight narcissists due to the attention they are getting in an environment with a 7 to 1 male/female ratio. Ladies get real. There are lots of guys who will tell you anything to get your cooperation. You know what I mean. So keep it real. 4) Then you have the insecure types that have an account to make their boyfriends jealous. Keep looking, and you just might find your current boyfriend on here. 5) And if they've been divorced, they've probably been slapped around quite a bit emotionally and/or physically and now have a twisted vendetta against men and delight in being rude or hostile to them, such as automatically blocking guys for no reason. 6) Then we can't leave out the heffers looking for a boy toy. Hey, if you were all that, your husband wouldn't have divorced you to begin with. 7) You have these kooks who are like 5' or thereabouts, looking for a guy over 6'. Is she going to bring a step ladder on every date so she can kiss the guy? 8) Which leaves us with the honest woman trying to honestly find a decent guy. But they are vastly outnumbered by the others. So good luck in finding her. There are do many characters on POF I would say it's more of a circus. Most of these clowns should be under a tent somewhere juggling torches while riding donkies
this is my review about plenty of fish its the worst app and site ever made your profile gets constantly deleted for absolute no reason and once your profile is deleted you can never sign back up again this is what plenty of fish state POF has 0 tolerance for users who are rude, upload fake pictures, married, use sexual language in their first email, upload nude photos or break our terms of service in any way. Any user caught doing so is deleted. You may also be deleted if you accumulate a high number of blocks. Users who are deleted may not signup to the service again. which is a joke just because people block you or say your married and you just want to find some friends you cant because your profile gets deleted what a joke so lets say i didn't like someone so ill get a bunch of my friends and block them and then there profile will get deleted what a load of rubbish and without even doing a google search for there customer service address they dont even have it displayed on there site and even if you send them a email you wont even get a reply back and also girls can send any picture they like but when it comes to guys they expect us to upgrade just to send pictures they are sexist pigs so just because i am male and not female need to upgrade that is sexist pfft i would not spend a cent on this ridicules app and yet some hell its 1 of the most popular apps and now they even start advertising on television pfft what a joke if i could give this app a 0 or even a -1 i would but unfortunately they dont have that option for me so i would give them a 1 this app is run by amateurs and i wish it was never made and i cant wait until the day these amateurs go bankrupt and out of business DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY TO UPGRADE I REPEAT DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY to upgrade this ridicules site cause if you do you will regret it and they dont even refund your money there a joke and a waste just google plenty of fish and see how many bad reviews you will witness its sad and shocking how many negative reviews there is
Ladies beware if your fortunate enough to find yourself in a relatinship with someone you have met on this site he will be loathed to close his account down, most of the men on there just cannot stop shopping.
Plenty of fish took my money but didn’t upgrade my account, they don’t respond to any emails, pity trading standards can’t get them.
Not only is this a paid site for the most part, but trying to get out of it after you sign up is a nightmare. On multiple occasions I have unsubscribed from their newsletter only to receive it again and again. I can't tell you how frustrating that is. As far as the quality of the app and the site they have is just poor. Clunky and tough to navigate through compared to other dating sites.
you have missed the most egregious of offenses. this app limits the age range that members may contact. i was shocked to be told by customer service that because they had done "research" that concluded that any two people with an age difference greater than 15 years could have nothing in common other than a desire for sex, they restricted member contact to within 15 years older/younger. i was outraged at this assumption as well as the implementation of such a restriction with no mention that i could find of this policy in the marketing of this app. and it seems close to a blatant discriminatory policy against those who legitimately prefer older/younger partners-- and there is a significant population that does, but because of thinking like this, when most all other lawful taboos have become mainstream, older/younger remains the last great taboo. pof refused to address my complaint by simply ignoring it although refusing to refund my money. and with an attitude of such arrogance and distaste, this was no customer service department, never mind that it took me two months to find the link because my upgraded membership was screwed up, but unless your upgraded you can only contact billing which cant solve technical problems and wont pass along your info even if you are a member who cant contact customer service. anyone who uses this app is either very lazy or very unsophisticated because there are other apps that allow you to send and receive messages for free. and see plenty of profiles and function just fine for free. and also pof may have millions of members, but these people are not what you would call the highest in quality. there is a noticeable difference in the quality of this membership. there is no reason for anymore to be on this app other than laziness and not wanting to look for a dating app thats best for them, or ignorance of what an dating app could and should be.