Next, it gets you to open up about yourself, asking for your occupation, your education level, your ambition level (you can choose between not ambitious, somewhat ambitious, ambitious and extremely ambitious on a sliding scale), your income, your religion, and a second language you might speak.
On the next page, you record your marital status, the length of your previous longest relationship, your eye color, hair color, height, and body type. When choosing a personality type, you’re given options like Animal Lover, Brogrammer, Poet, Tattooed / Pierced, Daredevil, Fashionista and Coffee Snob, which follows with the choice of whether you consume alcohol, cigarettes and drugs, whether you own a vehicle, whether you have or want to have kids, whether you have any pets, your parents’ marital status, how many siblings you have, and where you are in the birth order.
That’s followed with short-answer portion of the test, er, sign-up process. Here, you’re invited to write down a Headline that might sum you up, the most important thing people should know about you, some favorite topics of conversation, and your interests. After verifying you’re a real person by getting you to input your phone number and texting you a six-digit code, you can upload some profile photos directly from your computer or from your Facebook account.
Finally, you’re asked to take the PlentyofFish pledge: you acknowledge that on PlentyofFish I am free to be myself. With that freedom comes the responsibility to respect others on PlentyofFish for who they are. In engaging with others, I will: BE KIND. BE REAL. BE RESPECTFUL. BE SAFE. By clicking on I pledge, you’re through!
What it costs: $ for a single month, $ per month if you sign up for three months, $ per month if you sign up for four months, $9.99 per month if you sign up for eight months, or $6.99 per month for a whole year – paid by Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard, Discover Card, American Express, Diner’s Club, or PayPal.
As noted above, POF has an extensive and relatively straightforward search function that can easily narrow down its user base to show you just the members who tick better coffee meets bagel off certain boxes. If you’re dead set on finding the Catholic singles near you, you can do that; if you have a weakness for blondes, you can find them, and if you have kids and want to find someone who does too, that’s an option, too.
Pretty much anything that you noted about yourself during the sign-up process is something you can search for in other users, making the search function – which is available both on desktop under the Search heading and on the POF mobile app under the icon that looks like a rectangle between two lines – one of the site’s big strengths.
How to Start a Conversation on PlentyofFish
Unlike many paid online dating options, you can message other users without paying to upgrade to a premium profile, and unlike many free apps, you don’t need to match with the person to message them. To send a message, you simply navigate to a user’s profile and click the message icon on mobile or type your message into the Send a Quick Message field on desktop. You can also toggle the message to be priority.
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