Plenty of Fish (POF) is one of the true big hitters among dating sites, claiming to have more dates, more visits and more relationships than any other dating site. POF has more than three million active daily users, with 50,000 people signing up every day. But it's not a site that rests on its past popularity, with features like the famous Chemistry Test making it easier to find a great date. It's a 'gold standard' dating site largely attracting those looking for a serious relationship. We found it a great website for lesbian dating, with a large pool of gay and lesbian singles to choose from.
It doesn't cost you a thing to sign up, and the actual registration process is simple enough as well - you first need to complete the initial online form with entries for your username, password, gender, birthday, country, ethnicity and email, before clicking the tick box to agree to the Terms of Service. Then, click the 'Continue' button. This is followed by a questionnaire that is all-important to meeting people on the site who share your qualities. It may look quite long, but it makes a big difference to your ability to find compatible matches.
POF isn't awkward to get around, even if you've never used a site like this before. The menu bar across the top of the page allows you to easily reach your latest messages, as well as the site's search options and the Meet Me and Chemistry sections. Below this, there are further clearly labelled navigation links, including My Matches, Will Respond, New Users and more. Click Help at the top of the page and you'll find a concise - albeit useful - FAQ, alongside easy to reach sections relating to your profile, messages, chat and so on.
POF offers seemingly all of the features that one could want for all kinds of dating. Some, like the messages and search feature, will be perfectly familiar to you if you have done online dating before, but others are surprisingly unique for such a popular site that you might have imagined to be very open to imitation. The aforementioned Chemistry Test, for example, produces lesbian dating matches on the basis of a proven statistical model.
You will be asked to do the Chemistry Test as soon as you sign up, and once you have become a member and started looking around, you may be tempted to take the assortment of other questionnaires, namely the Needs Assessment, Psychological Assessment, Keeper Test and Sex Test. By taking the time to complete these, you'll gain a greater insight into yourself and who might make you tick.
Other appealing features include a Will Respond page showing the profiles of those most likely to reply to your messages, while you can also send gifts to other members or add them to your 'favourites'. Upgrade, and you'll show up first on the Meet Me page, where members can say 'Yes', 'No' or 'Maybe' to a succession of profiles.
The site generates matches for you on the basis of the information that you provide in the aforementioned questionnaires, and these can be found via the My Matches page. But there's also an entire dedicated Search section that is comprehensive to say the least, with one tab allowing you to perform a Basic Search for lesbian singles by such parameters as gender and age. You can even perform a Username Search, which is exactly what it sounds like, and there's also an Advanced Search section covering such parameters as religion, ethnicity, children, personality and more. POF really does cover it all.
Although you are forced to upload a photo on your profile, you can otherwise remain fairly anonymous on the site. You aren't required to reveal your real name, while only approximate locations - such as your city - are used. Nor can users see your extended profile unless they are paying members.
There are three simple plans to choose from here, giving you the balance between flexibility and value that you desire. Forking out for one of these plans allows you to enjoy the site ad-free and receive a massive increase in your emails, among all the other perks of full functionality. All the options are competitive, with 2 months being the most expensive, at £19.35 per month. The next option is 4 months, and this lowers the price to £12.75 per month. For the best value, sign up for an 8 month subscription which is £10.18 per month, an almost 50% discount.
We love Plenty of Fish! Easy to use navigation and search for lesbian dating, excellent extra features such as a mobile app and loads of fun quizzes to fill in, as well as thousands of daily users and great communication tools make this an excellent choice for lesbian singles looking for their next romantic encounter.