Free Alternative to Plenty Of Fish (POF) Dating Site
Are you a single member at Plenty Of Fish (POF.com) dating site? You are probably searching for a new and 100% free alternative dating site due to recent changes at POF. There is some background information you need to know about POF in order to understand their recent changes, and why you will want to join our dating site instead.
Background: Plenty Of Fish is probably the most famous online dating site in the world. It was one of the first and has been around for well over a decade, and has (or had) the most members of any other site. What made this site so popular is that they prided themselves in offering a completely 100% free dating service, which was very attractive. Markus Frind, the founder of Plenty Of Fish, was the owner of the company from when it launched in 2003 up until 2015. Anyone familiar with Plenty of Fish have probably heard of him and his dedication to offering a free dating service for everyone.
Plenty Of Fish Changed: Started Charging Money & No Longer 100% Free
Recently in 2015, POF was acquired by new owners. Markus sold the company to Match Group, which is a massive company that owns a huge number of online dating sites, including OKCupid, Match.com, Tinder, Chemistry, OurTime, Meetic, SinglesNet, DateHookup and many other big name dating brands. Many of these sites charge big monthly payments just to sign up, or they charge money for upgrading accounts so users can use more features.
Markus Frind is the original founder of Plenty Of Fish (POF) dating site. POF began and ran for many years as a completely free online dating site. Markus recently sold the company in 2015 and Plenty Of Fish is now run by completely new management. Many new changes are taking place at POF.
Many POF members do not realize that Plenty Of Fish has new owners, but they do know all about the "free" model slowly transitioning into a "paid" model. With all the major dating sites being acquired by a single company, there are fewer and fewer free sites out there. Those free sites that were acquired, are slowly turning into paid sites. Josh, a former POF member says: "I knew Plenty Of Fish was beginning to charge more money, but now I realize this isn't Markus's fault, the site is now run by a completely different company and this single company has a near-monopoly on almost all popular dating sites today, especially ones that used to be free".
POF No Longer Able To Search Usernames - Search Without Registration
Recently, members there may have noticed that they can no longer search for specific usernames and rumors are spreading that this will soon become a paid feature for upgraded members only. Even more recently, visitors to the site realized that they could no longer search for members on POF at all, unless they signed up and became a registered member. They could no longer search the site anonymously as a guest - they have to be logged in. Joanne explains: "More and more, they are moving features that used to be completely free, into the upgraded tier where you have to pay an upgrade fee to use those features that used to be free. Others like me are looking for an [free] alternative to POF, and that's why the membership and activity is slowly dying off, when there used to be well over 100+ million visits per month at POF."
A New, 100% Free Alternative Dating Site
Our dating site ( LetsHangOut.com ) was designed and launched in late 2016 with the same mindset and inspiration that Markus Frind had: A completely 100% free and fun dating service. Lets Hang Out gives members all the site features with no upgrade costs involved - and it's an easy name remember. This includes the ability to search for members based on usernames, and anyone can search for single men and women without registration and without being required to sign up. Our dating site has a simple, familiar layout like POF, although LetsHangOut also incorporates match making questions, like OkCupid has. It's a combination of both sites, but it's 100% free. So put your credit card away and sign up today. Make Online Dating Fun (and Free) Again!
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