By Top10BestDatingSites Staff
With over 3,000,000 daily active users, Plenty of Fish (POF) can happily boast hundreds of thousands of success stories. Their unique chemistry test matches you with personalities, with long lasting relationships as the goal. The test also allows you to better understand your own emotional needs, helping you get a feel for what you have done wrong in the past and how to make a go of a new commitment in your life. With an excellent mobile app, a Passion Match community and an incredibly advanced search tool, it’s no wonder that POF is a market leader in the UK dating world.
One of the most unique and popular facets of POF is their Chemistry Predictor quiz, which you can choose to answer when you enter the website. Not only does this help the website suggest appropriate matches to you, but it is an invaluable tool when analysing your own relationship journey, as well as your personality. Take some time to really think about your answers and be honest with yourself. Some of the questions might be a little tough to respond genuinely to, or seem extremely personal, but it’s in your own best interests to be as up front as you can.
There are also multiple additional tests you can do once you’re in on the site, such as the Needs Assessment and the Sex Test. These can all help you find a better match based on your core personality and needs.
We love the ‘Meet Me’ feature, which allows you to view local men and women you may be interested in. An upgraded account will allow you to show up on the top of the Meet Me list. View and search users extended profiles to find out as much as you can before reaching out via email or instant chat. Upgraded users can also experience the website completely ad free. Send virtual gifts to really make an impact, and access all functionality on the go with the mobile app which suits both iOS and Android, and has limited functionality for Windows phone too.
Becoming a member of the site actually doesn’t take that long in itself. The sign up is a one-page form where you can enter your basic physical appearance, background, lifestyle habits such as whether you smoke or drink, and what you’re looking for on a surface level, such as a user with kids or a casual relationship. There are also some descriptive elements, including some fun and quirky options to choose from such as a section where you can fill in your ideal first date. There are also a few open ended profile boxes to fill in. The more you answer about yourself, the more likely you are to receive a positive response. You need to upload a photo to finish your sign up process, and once you’re a paid member you can include up to 16 photos.
As well as the excellent help centre and forums for any questions or concerns you may face, POF also provides a dedicated safety tips page to help you feel at ease when online dating. This is especially useful if you are new to the online dating world. Tips are aimed at both on and offline situations. For offline, they advise you ensure you meet anyone from the website in a public place, with a phone and your own transport, and the assurance of someone else knowing exactly where you are. In terms of online safety, they remind users to never disclose personal information in a dating profile, and to stop communicating with any user who pressures you into revealing any information you are uncomfortable sharing. Once you have a message from any user, you will be able to block them with one click from their profile or that message. You cannot browse anonymously on POF, and only women can send private images. There is also currently no way to verify your identity to other users.
POF will never ask you to pay to sign up, do any of the personality quizzes or chat to other users. This makes them one of the best free dating sites out there for UK singles. However, if you want some added extras to really help you stand out in the crowd and experience the site on another level, there is an upgrade option. This costs £19.35 per month for 2 months, £12.75 per month for 4 months or £10.18 per month for 8 months. It will allow you to unlock extended profiles, show up first on Meet Me, see if your emails were read or deleted, and send daily gifts. POF claim that this upgrade will triple your profile views and double your chances of meeting someone.
The site takes about half an hour to sign up to properly, including filling in the chemistry predictor test. It is a little complicated to become a member, as there are a lot of questions, and you will also need to complete a captcha code which makes sure you are sincere before you start. This can be a bit tricky for older users or those who are less tech savvy or visually challenged. Once you’re in the site, everything is accessible from the dashboard, and you can remove ads by signing up for the paid upgrade which also makes the site easier to use. As there are over 3 million daily users, you would expect POF to be a bustling and thriving environment and that’s exactly what you find.
The search feature can be as in depth as you want it to be. Try the basic search to look for users in the right location and age bracket as well as a few additional filters like ethnicity and intent. You can also make the most of some one click searches such as who is online right now, new users to the site, your own favourites list and users in your city. Check out My Matches for singles who are more likely to be up your street. The next step is to head to the advanced search. Here you can look by profile filters, including physical appearance, lifestyle and more. You can even search by how easygoing they are, or how dependent on other people.
With an estimated 50,000 members signing up daily, and the famous Chemistry Predictor, it’s easy to see why POF keeps its place towards the top of the UK dating scene. Join today and learn more about yourself than you thought you could, the same time as moving that all important step closer to the match of your dreams!
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