Plenty of Fish, also known as POF, is an online dating service under the parent company IAC. It was founded in 2003 by Markus Frind who is also the CEO of PlentyOfFish Media Inc. Back then, POF was a dreadfully simple site. It was just a plain list of plain-text personals ads. But it promised something that no big dating company offered at that time; it was free.
POF was later owned by The Match Group on July 14, 2015. The Match Group includes other popular dating sites such as Match.com, OkCupid, and Tinder. It’s headquarter is situated in Vancouver, Canada.
POF has more than 88 million users. It is available in 9 different languages. This dating site is most active in the United States, Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia. It helps you to find people near your area. It is even better if you live in a small or rural area as you will be able to connect with a sheer number of people. Plenty of Fish also supports same-sex connections.
POF allows you to send and receive messages without compelling you to upgrade to premium. In addition to that, you can look through the list of people who viewed your profile, again, without upgrading. So you can break the ice and start chatting with people who have checked you out, for free. POF also has an advanced search feature (which we will talk about later) with a lot of filtering options. Thereby, you can sort through different criteria to find your match. All that for free!!
Having said that, there are certain services for which you need to upgrade your POF account to premium. If you want to get rid of the ads that are there or pop out of nowhere, then you need to upgrade. Also, if you want to see whether the receiver has seen or deleted the message or not, UPGRADE! You also need to an upgrade for extended profiles. POF allows basic users to upload up to 8 pictures, so upgrade if you wish to upload up to 16 photos. Additionally, if you want to get tanned, (literally, your profile gets tanned), you need an upgrade too. This is worth it, as the other person notices you as your profile gets highlighted in the searches.
Accessing Plenty Of Fish
Plenty Of Fish is available on the web. So, you can easily use the website. Besides, the POF mobile app is also available. POF app is available on App Store for iOS users, Google Play for Android users and Windows Store for PC Windows’s users.
Levels of Search
There are three levels of POF search to find a perfect partner or a date for you. They are POF Basic Level Search, POF Advanced Level Search, and POF Username Search. In a Basic Level Search, you can search for your dating partner by using your postal code. This will help you find people near you, who have the same postal address. Also, you can match based on their age, ethnicity, education, location, relationship sought, and body type. You can leave the body type with the “Prefer Not To Say” option if you do not want body shame people!
On the other hand, in an Advanced Level Search, you can filter your matches on all sorts of criteria. These criteria include owning a car to personality to relationship preferences. This is the real deal-breaker as you will be specifying numbers of criteria.
Lastly, Username search lets you find the exact user if you know their username.
Meet Me Section
“Meet Me” is one of the most exciting section of the site. In this section, you can choose between “Yes,” “No,” or “Maybe” for other people’s photos. This section is for you if you want to express your interest based on appearances, through the images.
Assessment is one of the exciting features of POF. There are two tests you can take to get a bit more idea about what you exactly want. First one is Psychological Assessment, which might help you to clear your mind on what you want. This assessment will tell you what you want versus what you say you want. This will help you find your ideal partner. Then the second one is Chemistry Assessment, which predicts your chemistry with the other person with 75 different questions.
POF Login Points
POF Login Points are the rewards given by the Plenty Of Fish itself. Every time you log in to your POF account, POF gives you some points. Gradually as you collect enough amount of points, you can use these points to buy virtual gifts for your match, buy Ice Breaker or attempt to see sent message status.
Tip: Plenty of Fish scams are very much real. Free sites like POF have a lot of fake accounts, spammers and prostitutes. So, be careful with the profiles you find. Filter the profiles. Also, don’t compare yourself with the best profile you find there. Take it easy. Let it be fun, rather than pressure to keep up with that community. And take your time. You won’t find a diamond on day one into this dating mine.
Creating Plenty of Fish Account
You can create your Plenty Of Fish account by following these simple steps mentioned below:
Step 1: First and foremost, log on to POF home page.
Step 2: There are three ways to move forward in this account creating process. The first way is by clicking on the” Register” button, which is on the top-right section of the page. The second way is by using the Information Fill Up box. This box can be seen on the left side of the POF page. And the third way to start signing up is by clicking on the “Sign Up Now, it’s free!” button by scrolling down on the page.
Step 3: Now, you need to start registering your account. Provide all the required information. Create a Plenty of Fish username. Be careful while creating your username. Once you keep a username, you cannot change it again unless you upgrade your account. Choose your date of birth and gender. Also, note that you can change your DOB and gender only within the first two weeks after you create your account.
Step 4: After you finish filling up the required information, click on the “Continue” button. Now, your account has been registered.
Step 5: You will receive a verification email on the email address you provided. Go to your mail provider and check the verification link. In case you did not get the verification mail on the Inbox folder, check Spam folder too. Now, click on the verification link. Now, your account has been created successfully.
After your account has been created, you need to start setting up your account. Firstly, you will see a questionnaire. Answer all of the questions based on the type of partner or date you are looking for. After finishing and submitting the survey, click on the “Create My Profile Now” button located at the bottom of the page. Add your photos to your account. Let your photos do the talking! Add a headline too. It is just like a short description of you. You can see the caption right beside the profile picture. So, try to make it creative and exciting and GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT (yes, correct Grammar is essential). Then, fill up the “About Me” section. Write about yourself and your interest. Also, include your idea of the “First Date”.
Plenty Of Fish Login
You can log in to your POF account once it has been created. For Plenty Of Fish Login, follow the steps below mentioned steps:
Step 1: Firstly, log on to POF home page.
Step 2: Enter your Username and Password on a box which is on the top-right part of the home page. Use your correct Username and Password.
Step 3: Click on the “Check Mail” option. Congratulations, you are now logged in to your POF account.
In this way, you can create, set up, and login into your POF Account. Now, go on to your device and explore the dating world!