These questions assess your personality via five tests—Chemistry, Needs, Psychological, Keeper, Sex—and use the data you feed it to help find a match.There are a set number of questions, unlike Ok Cupid.com's vast bank of queries, but they don't allow you to type in a statement to clarify a point (one of my favorite aspects of Ok Cupid's personality tests).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 gives you a quick look at the eye candy (or lack thereof) that's available.The ads are pretty awful, too, and play into some very questionable preferences.South of that menu is a filter system that lets you refine your searches based on age and location.The meat of the homepage is a gallery of large images displaying various users' profile images.
Other unusual features 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. Like Ok Cupid's "Boost" feature, a POF subscription also puts your profile in front of more eyeballs.That said, I prefer Ok Cupid's take on this as it doesn't require a multi-month subscription and costs just two dollars.Visit Their Website What, you have yet to join Plenty of Fish?You must be newly single, avoid online dating altogether, or have doubted the claims your nearest and dearest have touted about the site.