Plenty of Fish Reviews | 5 Other Options Markus Frind, who got his degree in Computer Systems Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, created Plenty of Fish in 2003.He ran the site by himself until 2008, and now the company has around 75 employees.Each of them started out optimistically but fizzled when it became apparent that they wanted something different, i.e. Then my 30-year-old niece told me about a dating site called Plenty of Fish that "everyone" was on.
Po F got its start in 2003 and is now one of the world's largest free dating sites.
100,000,000 members have called Po F home since their launch, earning it the title of #1 free dating site worldwide since 2011.
Although POF 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.
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 With one of the fastest sign ups possible (most questions can be deferred for later), Plenty of Fish offers most 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. It doesn't take a browsing single long to run across a profile that proudly exclaims, "Just here for the forums!
Users can also see who have 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. " Ranging in topic from dealing with a broken heart to non-dating related debates, the forums are an excellent way of 'meeting' people virtually.
It starts out with basic profile information about you and what you’re looking for.
Initial signup questions cover children, marital status, interests, smoking and drinking habits, religion, profession, income, family situation, relationship history, and more.
The POF app for i OS and Android launched in 2010, and Markus said more than 85% of the site’s traffic comes from mobile as of 2014.
Plenty of Fish is one of the most popular dating websites and always has been.
Some non-essential options now require payment to access, but the costs aren't expensive, nor do the features prohibit contacting other members.