Plenty of Fish (POF)

When I broke up with my ex-boyfriend, I was so sad and my friends suggested me to try Plenty of Fish. I didn’t know much about online dating but since POF is free, so I thought I’d give it a try. The sign up is very fast and you can answer most of the questions later if you’d like. I like the fact that most of the features are at no cost, such as instant messaging, smiles, compatibility matching, and forums. Back then, you even can see who has looked at our profiles at no cost. I thought that was a cool feature because that way I at least got to know who was interested in me. I’ve heard now you do need to pay a fee. I especially like their forums. It’s a great way of “meeting” people virtually. Some members organize some activities and events for people to attend, and you can really take advantage of that.

Plenty of Fish

Plenty of Fish

Some Features

Because of POF, I did get to meet a lot of dates and make a lot of friends. And it helped me go through the difficult time back then. One thing to mention is if you do want to get serious with Plenty of Fish, you can use some of their premium features. By paying a fee, you can have your dating profile show up prominently in their search results, therefore, you will get more exposure. You can also buy credits to see the status of your sent emails (read, delted, not read, etc), you can also purchase POF gifts etc.

Fun Stuff

In addition, there are some fun stuff going on POF. They have a hot or not photo rating system, so you can rate those pictures. And what’s cool is you can also ban certain types of users from contacting you (such as blocking people from certain region or people only looking for sex), and of course you can add people to their personal favorites list.

So if you are single or you just recently broke up with someone, you may want to give Plenty of Fish a try. You have nothing to lose!

What’s New at Match.com

I haven’t used any online dating site in a couple years now, and the online dating landscape has certainly changed. However, what hasn’t changed is that the biggest online dating site is still Match.com. In this review I’m going to take a look at the site and see what improvements they’ve made since I last used them.

Match.com® | The Leading Online Dating Site for Singles & Personals

Signing up

The signup process to Match is very easy. Like every online dating site, you need to pick a username and password and then fill out your profile. The more details you include in your profile, the more likely the system can help you find a match.

Match.com Features

Match.com includes a couple features that make the online dating process easier.

  • Flexible search options – Match includes 4 different ways to search. You can use the Go Search which allows you to do a search based on your already defined preferences. Custom search allows you to add specific qualities you are looking for in your partner. Reverse Match gives you results based on people who are looking for someone like yourself. And lastly, there’s the Mutual Match search which is like Reverse Match but also includes people who closely match what you are looking for.
  • Connections – On the connections page, you can see all the people you have connected with during your time on the site. You’ll also see who has liked, winked, viewed your profile or added you as a favorite.

Of course, Match.com is not a free service. You do have to pay for it. A one month subscription to Match.com is $35.99. But of course you can buy for longer time periods and get cheaper rates.

Final Thoughts

Should you use Match.com in your online dating efforts? I think so. But I would first make sure to check out all the available Match.com reviews to see what other people think. There are also many other dating site alternatives like OkCupid or Plenty of Fish, so I would definitely check them out as well.