Plenty of Fish: Costs and User Reviews

How Much Does Plenty of Fish Cost?

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Plenty of Fish — also known as POF — is a popular dating site for singles. With more than 3 million users, it's one of the largest dating sites out there. And with free registration and messaging, it's cost-effective and easy to use. Here's what you need to know before signing up for Plenty of Fish:

Plenty of Fish Costs

Plenty of Fish offers a two-tiered membership system. You can create a profile for free, which will allow you to use the search function, create a profile, participate in the forums, and email members.

A premium membership, which costs between $5.95 a month (if you're paying for one year in advance) and $9.80 per month (if you're paying for three months at a time), is intended to allow your profile and messages to stand out to other members with a special gold star designation.

Tips for Using Plenty of Fish

  • In order to upgrade to a paid premium membership, you must first pass a 25-question test designed to measure your relationship skills. 
  • Upgrading to a premium membership gives you the added benefit of having your profile and messages stand out with a gold star. According to Plenty of Fish, this doubles your chance of finding a match.

Plenty of Fish User Reviews

I Found the Love of My Life on POF

Back in '07 I started my account on Plenty of Fish (POF). I was on the site for maybe two weeks. I wasn't fond of the internet thing! But in those two weeks I was contacted by a guy who lived pretty close to me, and we hit it off. But I told him I was really not into this internet thing, and that if he wanted to pursue this, "Here is my email..." After that, we exchanged numbers and talked for two months, and we've been inseparable ever since. We have been married now for almost two years and have known each other for a total of five years. He is the love of my life, and I wouldn't change anything for the world! Thank you, POF dating site! 

—Guest blueeyes

POF Dating is What It is

POF dating is not that bad of a site. I've met men off and on since 2007 on it. There is bad, and also good, about it. All the site can do is put us out there - it's up to us singles to make the right connection. Know that it's a tool, and the rest is entirely up to us. It takes two to tango; we can not tango alone. Keep fishing. Never give up! All things are possible, big and small. I feel that dating sites are like the new singles bar of the turn of the century, and most people are very visual and there needs to be communication with everyone on the same page. The site can work, and I know many couples that met through POF are now couples and have married. I feel this way: if you are in it for all the right reasons, up front about yourself and your needs, it can work. My experience has been, on a scale of one to ten, a five.

—Guest fishnetstockings

Picky Women on POF Dating Site

I have been on many dating sites, including POF. I am above-average looking and have learned how to make a great profile. I have found that most women are only looking for a rich, perfect guy. Very few average women would even give me a chance!

—Guest lee

Hit or Miss, but Nothing Serious (Sadly)

I have just returned from deployment and have been talking to a girl I met on POF while overseas. Well, everything felt fine, and I was happy to meet her after talking for almost a whole year. She even went to go pick me up at the homecoming ceremony, and we spent the weekend together. Well, I was happy as hell because I thought I'd found "the one," but three weeks later, I end up having a panic attack and stressed out because one of her guy friends told her that I was supposedly cheating on her, and she believed him. In the end, he was ratted out by one of his pals, and he just wanted us to break up because he wanted to get in her pants. That weekend, she stopped talking to me, and pushed me away because I went out drinking with some friends. She said that I was being an alcoholic like her ex husband and wigged out. Anyway, that was just a bad experience. Other than that, I've talked to a couple of women here and there, but nothing concrete. I'm just trying to meet someone nice on there.

—Guest 101stguy30