Dating – A Pool of Fish
This is the era of digital technology. With the increase in the use of internet in every sphere of life, it was imperative for it to even handle our love life. In this day and age singles rely more on these dating websites to find their significant other. There are thousands of dating websites and apps promising to find the most suitable partner we aspire for.
One of the dating websites which is very popular is Plenty of Fish or POF as it is commonly known. POF boasts of over 90 million registered users globally and is available in five different languages with a daily sign-in of more than 55k in a day. This website was established in 2003 by Markus Friend and offers its dating services for free.
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Services offered by POF
Even though this website offers free service and there is no membership fee, it is a fully functional site with all the features which are found in other dating sites. To become a POF member, the user has to create his profile. Also, the website asks the basic questions, which covers marital status, children, drinking, and smoking habits, religion, profession, income, relationship status and more. Users can also write a small description about themselves. The POF sign in also asks for a picture of the user. The data is taken then used to match with other members to help them find with their best match.
Relationship Chemistry Predictor
This is the most interesting and entertaining feature of POF. POF has designed several questionnaires to assess the compatibility of the user. The Relationship Chemistry Predictor asks some questions about the users’ personality.
Which needs to be rated in Disagree, Somewhat disagree, somewhat agree, or Agree on parameters. The test tries to measure different dimensions of personality. The user’s response is matched with other members with similar kind of responses who have taken the test.
Relationship Needs Assessment
This is another fun feature of POF which with an array of questions tries to find out the known and hidden needs the person wants from a relationship. Also, on the completion of the assessment, the users are presented with the questions and topics to ask with their probable matches.
POF Goldfish Credits
The website also offers log in points, virtual gifts and Goldfish credits to buy POF gifts, and the ability to view sent message status. Login points are earned automatically each day the user sign in to his account. These can be used to purchase virtual gifts
If the user is added to the favourite list of his or her match, then the user can write a testimonial for him or her which can be edited or removed if so desired.
On login, each member is given two roses which can be given to the person they have liked. On the exhaustion of the roses, the user has to wait for 30 days to get another one from POF.
Gender Specific features
Men automatically get access to the ‘Hottest girls’ page which has a list of most desirable women in their area. Also, women get access to ‘Most Attracted’ feature which gives a list of males who can be attracted to the user.
Other POF features include chat, forums, Meet Me, and mobile apps for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone which are available to all its members.
All these fun features have made POF one of the most used dating app. However, POF also offers paid service which provides ultra-match advance Behavioral Match system for better matchmaking. It also lets the users see who viewed your profile and when, unlimited gifts, profile themes, if sent messages were deleted or read, and ad removal. All these features have made it one of the most trusted and favourite dating site of the users.