Full of free features
Plenty of Fish has been in the dating game for over 20 years and successfully brought its matchmaking service to an iOS app. There is a free service and a premium upgrade, which removes ads. It also helps you stand out and gives you access to more profile information.
Plenty of Fish goes deeper; it looks at the details of your life rather than asking you to make dating choices based on profile pictures alone.
It’s quick and easy to start with this app. There are around 20 questions that will take 5 or 10 minutes to answer. You jump right into the details early on. Once you’ve completed this step, you’re ready to find and look at profiles. This is where you can learn a lot about prospective matches.
The only negative to the sign-up process is that there is no mechanism to verify your identity, like through social media profile matching.
This is a dating service that’s all about making contact. The messaging system gives you unlimited access, and you can record voice messages using your phone’s microphone and send them to other people.
Once you find a match, there aren’t any barriers to making a connection. On their profile, you’ll find a “send message” button. Clicking it brings you some basic information including a list of things they enjoy and prompts to help you start a conversation.
An area where the app is lacking is the basic and dated interface; it doesn’t stop you using the service, but it could be much more appealing. The search function has lots of options, but took longer than expected.
Where can you run this program?
POF requires iOS 11.0 and above.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. For the same features with a bit more style, try OKCupid.
Plenty of Fish brings the classics of matchmaking dating services right into an app. The detail and breadth of the search options is a strong point in the program’s favor. If it helps you start talking and meet someone special, you can forgive the lack of style.
Should you download it?
Yes. If you want a dating app packed with features, this will suit your needs.
- Easy to start
- Encourages conversation
- Quick connections
- Detailed profile
- Dated interface
- Flawed search function
- No verification process