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POF: The Ultimate Dating Guide! (2023 Edition)

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POF is one of the world’s most popular free dating sites, which means you’ll have no lack of potential matches. 

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This Ultimate Guide to Plenty of Fish has everything you need to set yourself up for success. And if you’ve just got a quick question about how this dating site works, check out the helpful FAQ at the end!

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Plenty Of Fish FAQ

Looking for a quick answer? Here are expert answers to the most common questions singles have about Plenty of Fish.

Where is POF most popular?

Plenty of Fish is available in 9 languages in countries around the world, but it’s most popular in the United States and Canada.

Who uses POF?

The majority of POF users are ages 30 to 49, with the next largest segment in their 50s+. This dating site attracts people looking for all kinds of relationships, from casual to serious.

Is Plenty of Fish free?

Yes! And that’s both a pro and a con. While you’ll find a ton of users, the fact that it’s fully functional for free means you’ll typically find more fake profiles than you would on a paid dating site.

Is POF still popular?

Yes, although these days it tends to be most popular with singles in their 30s+. It launched way back in 2003, and has evolved significantly since then. There is a companion app for both iOS and Android, and users spread all over the world.

What does POF Premium offer?

POF Premium is the paid membership option. It comes with benefits like seeing who likes you, unlimited likes, unlimited first contacts, username search, priority viewing for new members, read receipts and the ability to see extended profiles. 

POF Premium costs around $119 for 1 year, $89.99 for 6 months or $59.99 for 3 months.

POF also offers a less expensive version that doesn't come with all the Premium features, called POF Plus.

What are Tokens?

Tokens can be purchased to do things like boost your profile so that it’s seen by more people. One token is around $3.99, with a price break if you buy them in quantity.

What is a Priority Message?

Priority Message is a feature that sends a message straight to the top of the recipient's inbox. This is a paid feature requiring Tokens.

What is a Like+ on POF?

A Like+ is the equivalent of a Super Like on Tinder or a SuperSwipe on Bumble. It’s a way to make a “like” from you stand out. The dating website claims a Like+ makes it 56.3% more likely to get a “mutual match.”

The Like+ feature also requires a Token.

Is paying for Plenty of Fish worth it?

Maybe. The unlimited likes feature is handy if you’re very active on the site, and the ability to see who likes you can save you a ton of search time.

But you may find you have plenty of opportunities just using the site for free, so try it for a month or two before committing to a subscription.

Can you see who liked you on POF?

Yes, but only if you’re a Premium member.

Does POF have a message limit?

Yes. Free members can only message a certain number of new people every 24 hours, thought to be around 55. Once you’ve started a conversation, however, you can exchange as many messages with that person as you want.

Why is my POF message not sending?

POF users have the ability to set “first contact” preferences. That means if you fall outside the type of person they’re looking for, you won’t be able to message them.

Can I search by username on POF?

Yes, but only if you have an active paid subscription. Only Premium users have access to this function.

Who owns Plenty of Fish?

The online dating website was originally founded by Markus Frind, and Match Group acquired it in 2015.

What is a First Contact on POF?

POF allows users to include a message along with a "like". Free users can send 10 First Contacts daily, while Premium users can send 50.

What is POF Cue'd Up?

Cue'd Up is a live game users can RSVP for and then join when it starts. The game involves filling in the blanks, mad-lib style, on the provided cues.

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