POF

POF All reviews, opinions and experiences

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Eliska Kolarova
Editor-in-Chief Lovino.cz
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Site usability and features: 8,5/10

Security: 9,2/10

Profile information and graphics: 8,2/10

Partner finding potential: 7,7/10

Customer support: 7,3/10

Price: 7,3/10

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POF All reviews, opinions and experiences

A Classic Dating Site

POF, which you may remember by its previous name, Plenty of Fish, has been around since 2003 and is still going strong. In fact, POF claims to be one of the world’s largest dating sites, with 90 million plus members! That includes 3.6 million daily logins, and 10 million daily conversations. POF distinguishes itself from competitors by… well… not making a decision about what it is! The site can be used simply to search nearby members, like a classic dating sites, but it can also act as a matchmaking site if you decide to take the POF personality quiz. There are added extras available, such as Ultra Match to boost your chances of finding someone perfect for you.

POF is Pretty Quick

The initial sign up process for POF is simple and quick, with just a couple of pages of information needed before you get searching for love. You can also add up to 8 photos with basic membership, up to 16 with premium.

Looking for the one...

You can browse users freely on POF, and toggle various features you’re looking for. You can also search by location, look at the pictures of users you like, and even indicate with a tick or cross whether you’re interested in them.

Multiple Modes of Communication

Not only can you send and receive unlimited messages with a basic POF membership, but you can also take part in POF forums! That means you can find out what’s going on in the community, and get to know potential matches a little better.

Show who you are - Finish That Profile

POF has pretty standard questions for its profiles, about your lifestyle and what you want from both your life and from a potential relationship or date. The most unusual aspect of POF’s profiles is that they don’t just show you information about the user themself, but also about those close to them. Interesting and potentially revealing, right?

Be a VIP!

POF works just fine with a basic account, which is pretty unusual for this kind of dating site. They have also, however, managed to create enticing premium plans. POF trying to do everything at once doesn’t stop here though - there’s the option of buying tokens, or 2, 4 and 8 month plans.

If you Need to Cancel

Cancel by going to the help section of the website, and clicking ‘Remove Profile’. If you want to stop your premium subscription, go to My Account and turn off membership renewal.

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Eliska Kolarova
Editor-in-Chief Lovino.cz
Last updated
11. 3. 2020

POF Features

Plenty of Matches

As a part-dating, part matchmaking site, POF does give you matches. The more info you’ve given POF, the more specific and careful these matches will be. You can also go off piste, though, and search your local area.

Talk is Cheap...

All POF users can send unlimited messages. They work just like texting or instant messaging, with the added option of sending an urgent message that will appear at the top of the other user’s inbox. If you flirting just can’t wait, you know what to do!

Make Some Noise

You can also send voice messages in chat, which is a fun feature. Get some attention, or find out how a particular match sounds! Women can also sound photos, but this was banned for male POF members because they abused the privilege, sending lewd images.

A Usable App

POF’s app is popular, and reflects the desktop version well. In fact, more users are active on the app than POF desktop. It’s free to download, so why not give it a go?

Meet Me

Meet Me is a really interesting POF feature. Here, users can advertise their desire to meet up with one or more fellow POF members in real life. Why not? It’s nice to get off screens and meet people face to face sometimes.

Chemistry Predictor

POF has a whole variety of tests that users can take (though they aren’t required to) that help predict chemistry with other users. These include the personality test, psychological assessment, sex test, and keeper test. POF uses these to work out how compatible you are with other users who have also braved the quizzes! If you really want to maximise your chances of finding a serious match, then why not give them a go?

Premium Perks

What do you get if you pay for a premium account on POF? Here are a few of the added benefits.

Tokens

Tokens are separate from subscriptions, and can be bought by all users. Tokens pay for super yeses, priority messages and let you be top catch. And always remember, you can find promo codes on the forum for hefty discounts on tokens!

Extended Profiles for vips

With premium membership on POF you can see even more about other members. An extended version of everyone’s profile is available to premium members, so you can assess your matches’ suitability with even more care!

Now you see me... for vips

Invisible browsing is available to premium members, as well as the ability to see who has looked at yours. It might not sound too exciting, but don’t you want to know who’s crushing on you? It could be important. Especially if you’ve been invisibly browsing their profile, too!

POF VIP pricing

Free account

Get Matches
Add Favourites
See list of online members
Take Compatibility Predictor tests
View a profiles
Send voice messages
Send Pictures (women)
Participate in forums
See nearby members
Send messages
I am interested

2 month VIP

£19.35 (per month)

Get Matches
Add Favourites
See list of online members
Take Compatibility Predictor tests
View a profiles
Send voice messages
Send Pictures (women)
Participate in forums
See nearby members
Send messages
Be the first on the line on the "Meet Me" feature
View users' extended profiles
Know the status of your sent messages
Ad-free experiences
See when someone views your profile
Stand out on search results
Send three gifts a day
I am interested

4 months VIP

£12.75 (per month)

Get Matches
Add Favourites
See list of online members
Take Compatibility Predictor tests
View a profiles
Send voice messages
Send Pictures (women)
Participate in forums
See nearby members
Send messages
Be the first on the line on the "Meet Me" feature
View users' extended profiles
Know the status of your sent messages
Ad-free experiences
See when someone views your profile
Stand out on search results
Send three gifts a day
I am interested

8 months VIP

£9.99 (per month)

Get Matches
Add Favourites
See list of online members
Take Compatibility Predictor tests
View a profiles
Send voice messages
Send Pictures (women)
Participate in forums
See nearby members
Send messages
Be the first on the line on the "Meet Me" feature
View users' extended profiles
Know the status of your sent messages
Ad-free experiences
See when someone views your profile
Stand out on search results
Send three gifts a day
Best value package
I am interested

POF Pros and Cons

Pros

POF is a strong, long lasting dating site
It brings together the best of the other popular sites
There are great free options on POF
POF is moderated, so there’s no lewdness or messing about

Cons

POF could definitely be described as busy, there may be too many features
There’s not much reason to upgrade

POF for users

Pros

You can try everything - in more ways than one. Most features are free, and POF has a huge number of features!
POF claims to be the world’s largest dating site - 90 million users worldwide is pretty good odds, we think.
Members are very clear about what they want - whether it’s friendship, fun, or a serious relationship. There is space for members to be open.

And finally, my opinion on POF

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Eliska Kolarova
Editor-in-Chief Lovino.cz

POF is a well-known dating site with a huge user base, and it’s one of the only sites that users can enjoy most of the features of without paying a thing. That being said, it could certainly overwhelm some users with its plethora of features. The design of the site leaves something to be desired too - looking as though, perhaps, it hasn’t been overhauled much since its inception as Plenty of Fish in 2003! The mobile app, however, is easier to use, and free to download. POF may take a little while to get your head (and cursor) around, but it’s probably worth it. Almost all of its features, like Compatibility Testing and various kinds of messaging, are useful, it’s just that most sites would choose only a couple. POF, though, is all about giving you a little bit of everything!

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POF User experiences and reviews

All reviews (4)
Positive reviews (3)
Negative reviews (1)
Ellen, 28 years old

I met my boyfriend on pof end of last year. Things are going amazingly well and I could not wish for a better partner. Thank you pof.

Yes 1 No 0
Manue, 39 years old

I have been with my wife 3 years and been married for 6 months. We met on POF. Personally if it wasn’t for POF, I would have never met my wife. This is the best dating app I have ever used. Thank you POF.

Yes 8 No 5
Melissa, 35 years old

I had no trouble with this site, spoke to some very strange people but they were easily blocked and eventually found someone who i clucked with instantly, i am now married to him and extremely happy! Many thanks to this site xx

Yes 19 No 7
Sherry, 42 years old

I was a paid user for a month, and I felt the free account's features are quite enough for the next couple months. I don't know about women but the guys are real people, I met a few nice people... and met a great guy yesterday!

Yes 12 No 18
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