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Plenty of Fish Dating Site & App Review (2023)

A Popular Dating Site With a Personal Touch

Laura Jane Bradbury

In a Nutshell

Plenty of Fish (POF) is a dating site designed for single people wanting to casually date or find a lifelong partner. It is very quick to sign up to the platform, with only a few multiple-choice questions before you can start searching for matches. There are many free features available, such as limited instant messaging and live streaming. However, you must pay to view a person’s full profile.

pros

  • Live streaming
  • Trendy mobile appMessage unmatched profiles
  • Search nearby members

cons

  • Limited dating algorithms
  • Ads on free memberships

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Plenty of Fish Video Review

Plenty of Fish at a Glance

Best For

Short and long-term dating 

Number of Members

~150 million

Favorite Features

  • Live streaming

  • Meet Me search

Video Chat

There is live streaming but no specific video chat feature.

How Much Does POF Cost?

Signing up to Plenty of Fish is free, though you can upgrade to a premium account. There are three payment plans available for premium accounts: three months, six months, or twelve months, with longer terms giving a monthly discount. 

You pay the total amount in one transaction for the subscription length you choose. This will automatically renew unless you turn auto-renewal off.

Duration

Monthly Cost

Unlimited Photos

Unlimited Messaging

See who’s viewed you

Enhanced Search

View detailed profiles

Video chat

Boost profile

Gifts

3 Month Plan

$20

N

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

N

6 Month Plan

$15

N

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

N

12 Month Plan

$10

N

Y

Y

N/A

Y

N

N

N

Overall, Plenty of Fish seems to offer competitive pricing. Although the premium subscription still includes extra in-app purchases that could add up, its base costs are similar to those of other dating platforms, such as Tinder.

What Can You Do with Plenty of Fish for Free?

There are many features you can use on Plenty of Fish without having to pay. For instance, you can use search filters to look for matches, send a limited number of likes, and take part in live streaming.

Non-paying members have one highlight a day. This lets you send an instant message to any profile that you have yet to match with. When you’ve matched with someone, you can send a limited number of instant messages. However, note that you won’t be able to see some deeper sections of a member’s profile (known as an “extended profile”) without a paid plan.

After talking to another member for a while, you will reach “conversation status.” This gives you access to three additional messaging features: voice messaging, voice calling, and sending photos directly within your chat. You can only use voice messaging and calling on the Plenty of Fish mobile app, however.

Because you can match and communicate with other members for free, it seems very realistic to expect to get a date without having to pay.

Premium Features and Upgrades on Plenty of Fish

When you upgrade your account, you can try special premium features. As a paying member, you can use the platform ad-free, upload 16 images to your profile, see more details on others’  profiles, see when someone has read your message and viewed your profile, send an unlimited number of likes, and have a first look at new members.

You can also search for anyone by their username, view every member’s full profile, see who has liked you, and get more highlights per day. Although you are still limited in how many instant messages you can send, a premium account will provide you with a generous increase.

If you have a premium account, you can also use tokens to purchase extra features, such as sending more likes and receiving a profile boost to be seen by more members. 

At the time of writing, here’s how much tokens cost:

  • One token = $3.99

  • Five tokens = $14.95

  • 10 tokens = $19.90

How Plenty of Fish Works

On Plenty of Fish, members can use search filters to look through profiles and match with other singles by sending likes to start a conversation.

How to Sign Up for POF?

To get started, head to the Plenty of Fish website and click to sign up. You will be asked to enter the following info.

  • First name

  • Gender 

  • Ethnicity

  • Birthday

  • Location

  • Email address, username, and password

Plenty Of Fish Dating Signing Up

Setting Up Your Profile on Plenty of Fish

After registering, you will answer some multiple-choice questions to create your profile. The first set revolves around the type of relationship you want and the kind of person you are looking for. The questions then focus on your lifestyle, occupation, and physical features.

You must write a profile headline (you can ask a question or share an interesting fact) and type the most important thing you want others to know about you. Once completed, you will need to verify your account by adding your phone number.

Plenty Of Fish Dating Setting Up

Before using Plenty of Fish, you must upload at least one photo of yourself. To add photos, go to your menu tab and click Edit Profile. You can upload up to eight images from either your device or Facebook account.

With your profile ready, you can now look for a match.

How to Find Matches on Plenty of Fish

Begin searching for dates by choosing your match preferences. To do this, head to your menu tab and click Search. Here you can filter profiles by gender, physical appearance, education, location, relationship intent, education, ethnicity, distance, religion, children, and lifestyle habits such as drinking and smoking.

You can also search nearby matches and people who are currently online.

To browse profiles, click on the Meet Me page. When you are interested in someone, you can like their profile. If they like you back, you become a match. A red notification button will let you know when you have matched with someone. You can communicate with matches via instant messaging. 

Before arranging to meet with a match, of course, it’s helpful to know what safety features are in place.

Safety & Security

Plenty of Fish uses several security measures to help keep you safe. It regularly gets its systems and applications reviewed for any potential issues by an internal security team as well as outside security firms. 

In addition to your phone number, your photos will also be verified before they are posted on the site.

The Plenty of Fish privacy policy says it collects information about your usage and device, as well as information you provide such as your profile details, the types of people you would like to meet, and details about your conversations with other members. 

Because Plenty of Fish is part of Match Group, joining the site could mean your information is shared with their partners. The company is affiliated with popular dating platforms such as Hinge, Tinder, Match, and OkCupid.

Plenty of Fish (POF) App

The mobile app for Plenty of Fish is available on Google Play and the App Store. The app includes all the same features as the website version, as well as voice calls and messages. It has a straightforward design and is easy to use.

Plenty Of Fish Dating App

Plenty of Fish Customer Service

There are several different ways to get in touch with the platform if you have a question or problem. For questions related to billing, payments, and subscriptions, you can ring their free customer support line at +1-888-299-9531. You may have to wait a few minutes to speak to someone, depending on your position in the queue.

For all inquiries, you can contact live chat support. Real people are available to chat with you between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm PST and 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm PST. We experienced no wait time when we tested it out, but again, you may have to wait a few minutes during busy periods.

Recently, the platform also introduced a Twitter customer support team. You can send a direct message to @pofsupport, where they will respond as soon as possible. You can also receive an email response by filling out their contact form. They aim to reply within 24 hours. 

Plenty of Fish has a help center where you can read guides to FAQs as well as a blog with plenty of dating tips and advice. 

The platform has a no refund policy. Tokens, in-app purchases, upgraded account purchases, and subscriptions are non-refundable. You can only request a refund if someone gets access to your account and makes purchases using your credit card. However, if you receive a refund for fraudulent purchases, your account will be deleted. 

How to Cancel or Pause a Plenty of Fish Subscription

If you signed up via the website, you can cancel or change your subscription on either mobile or desktop. On your phone, go to the menu bar and tap on the Account page. On desktop, find the menu at the top and click on the Premium page. You will see instructions asking if you would like to cancel.

To cancel app subscriptions, you must visit either the Google Play store or the App Store. Tap on your profile icon, followed by Subscriptions, where you will see an option to cancel.

How Plenty of Fish Compares to Other Dating Sites and Apps 


Plenty of Fish

Tinder

Match

Bumble

Best for

Short and long-term dating

Meeting new people

Serious relationship

Finding love

Free app

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No. of members

Around 150 million

75 million

21.5 million

Over 100 million

Price

From $10/month

From $10/month


$29.95/month

$29.99/month

Plenty of Fish vs Tinder

Both Plenty of Fish and Tinder help find matches by sending likes to other profiles. The apps for both sites have more features than the desktop versions, but the main difference is that Tinder has video chat, and Plenty of Fish has live streaming.

Plenty of Fish vs Match

Plenty of Fish is designed for singles looking for either a serious relationship or a casual fling. Match meanwhile, is for people who specifically want to meet their soulmate. To help you find the one, Match has regular themed events you can attend, video chat, and an online dating coach. 

Plenty of Fish vs Bumble

Bumble is a dating app where only women can send the first message. Plenty of Fish, on the other hand, lets anyone start the conversation. On the apps, you can send pictures through instant messaging. You can also use video chat on Bumble but only voice chat on Plenty of Fish. 

Does Plenty of Fish Work?

With lots of daily users, Plenty of Fish is a good dating platform to find other singles. You can expect typical features such as instant messaging and finding matches through search filters. As Plenty of Fish provides limited features on a desktop, you’ll probably have better luck if you download the app.

Frequently Asked Questions
What age group is Plenty of Fish for?
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Plenty of Fish is designed for men and women of any sexual orientation and age group. Although the platform does not target a specific age range, many of the images and references on the blog seem to suggest people aged between roughly 20-40.
Laura Bradbury is a dating and relationship expert, as well as the owner of Style of Laura Jane, where she's been writing about dating, relationships, sex and attraction since 2017. Style of Laura Jane has appeared in Vuelio’s Top 3 UK Dating & Relationship Blog and is currently sitting in the Top 10 Feedspot Dating Blogs (UK). Prior to launching Style of Laura Jane, Laura worked as deputy editor of a popular online lifestyle publication.