Profile Examples For POF: The Perfect About Me Bio & First Date

Founded in 2003, POF (previously known as Plenty of Fish or PlentyofFish) is one of the pioneer dating sites that is still popular today. It claims to be the world’s largest dating site, with over 90 million registered users globally. Among these, 3.6 million logs in daily, and 10 million conversations occur each day.
  1. Create a unique POF username. Your username is your official POF identity. …
  2. Post photos that represent the real you. …
  3. Share a short and sweet description.

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OkCupid also offers users the opportunity to message for free but doesnt make it quite as easy as POF does, and messages are limited to introductions to folks you’ve already liked. The only limits for POF accounts in good standing (not blocked or flagged as inappropriate) are that you can only message 55 new people per 24 hours and your age gap must be less than 14 years, or 9 years if you’re under 22. This is pretty generous. As with any free dating app, though, you run the chance of encountering casual users who want to dabble without committing to a paying plan. If you find yourself receiving too much spam, you can disable messaging on your profile.

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An extensive CAPTCHA sequence similar to, but not as extensive as, the one you go through signing up for OkCupid follows. (Since the two apps share the same parent company, the use of the same tools isnt surprising.) You then face a barrage of dating preference questions similar to the ones other apps ask you, but a few interesting ones stood out in our testing. For example, POF asks if you drive a car and how ambitious you are. In the marital status section, it also offers a Not Single/Not Looking option. That status doesnt, however, preclude you from having to answer a question about who you want to date.

Plenty of Fish trumpets its number of conversations for one main reason—messaging anyone is free on the app. That doesnt mean POF is not going to ask for your money, though. If someone likes you, the app prompts you to upgrade your account to see who it is. Upgraded accounts also get access to a list of the newest users (who respond more to messages, or so POF says) plus you can unlock the extended profile of all users, which basically gives answers to a few extra questions and preferences. Plans start at $19.99 for a single month, or as low as $9.99 per month for an eight-month commitment. These fees are on the low side compared with apps like Match and eharmony, which charge upwards of $40 for a monthly subscription.

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