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Plenty of Fish Review

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Plenty of Fish

Plenty of Fish

Plenty of Fish
Although Plenty of Fish isn't a beautiful site, it is functional and extremely effective. Most of the features are still free, although this is changing as of March 2009 and December 2010. Some features now require payment to access, but the costs aren't expensive, nor do the features prohibit contacting other members. Find out why people love POF, and share your own thoughts about the biggest free dating site in the world.

Overview from Plenty of Fish

"I created plentyoffish.com because I was tired of seeing faceless corporate dating sites preying on singles. Finding love is not about handing over a monthly fee to a dating site that only cares about making sure you stay another month to pay them again." ~2007 from POF.com

What a Plenty of Fish Membership Includes

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With one of the fastest sign ups possible (most questions can be deferred for later), Plenty of Fish offers all of its features at no cost to the user whatsoever, including instant messaging, smiles, compatibility testing and matching, general dating and geographic forums and a hot or not photo rating system. Plenty of Fish users can also see who has looked at their profile (although now for a fee as of December 2010), ban certain types of users from contacting them (such as from certain regions of the world or people only looking for sex), and add people to their personal favorites list.

Unique Features of Plenty of Fish

One of the best features of Plenty of Fish are the forums. In fact, it doesn't take a browsing single long to run across a profile that proudly exclaims, "Just here for the forums!" Ranging in topic from dealing with a broken heart to non-dating related debates, the Plenty of Fish forums are an excellent way of 'meeting' people virtually. Plus, many Plenty of Fish members take it upon themselves to organize events and meet & greets for everyone to attend, and the place to find such events are in the forums.

Other unusual features at Plenty of Fish include a list of "who loves me" (those who have added you to their favorites), a search for members by the University they previously attended, and the who you'll marry feature.

Plenty of Fish Membership Costs

There are no costs or fees to join Plenty of Fish. However, Plenty of Fish does charge fees for certain features now:

Related: How Do I Close My Account at Plenty of Fish?

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User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
POF patheticly deletes profiles for no reason, Member tmplgrl

if u had asked me 2 weeks ago i would have said yes this is a good site but as of his week i have nothing but bad things to say about pof.. ive been deleted off pof for no reason other then tell guys im not interested in them and have been harrassed in private n on pof for telling guys no its sad that the admins say they INVVESTIGATE complaints and delete for nude and sexual stuff but i have not ever went against the rules if the so called admins had of actually looked into my info n profile n messages they would have had no reason in ne way to have an issue with my profile..instead of investigating like the admins say they do in there rules they just delete and they dont even have enough class to message u saying theres been a complaint. not a word not a message not a thing from pof admins ..apparently its ok to b harrassed by guys with naked pics of there privates as profile pics but ur not allowed to say no not interested i in no way will ever promote ne use or nething to do with pof this site is more hassle then its worth .. for a dating site its less then poor but i had to give it a star cause id give it a -100 if i could....

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