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(Emphasis on “supposed to.” Boosting fell totally flat in our tests.) While the -per-month price tag is already cheap compared to most paid dating sites, you can get that number down as low as per month by agreeing to pay for several months of service at once — but we think its free version is more than enough for the average dater.
The aptly named Plenty of Fish has over 5.5 million unique visitors each month, and during our two weeks of testing, we received more profile views and messages on POF than on any other site.
A ton of generic open-ended questions like “What are your hobbies? We appreciated sites like OKCupid that went beyond that and offered fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice options as well as some more unique open-ended questions.
Using a three-point scale (Bad, Mediocre, and Good), we categorized each message we received.
You’ll want to adjust the amount of notifications you receive unless you enjoy a nonstop live stream of what’s happening with your dating profile. According to one study, it’s responsible for 5.7 percent of online-dating marriages.
In addition to a standard search function, POF offers personality and compatibility tests to help you home in on those users that are most in line with what you’re looking for.
It costs between and per month, depending on how many months you buy.
POF doesn’t give you a month-to-month option, so you’ll have to commit to at least two months up front.
There’s also a boost feature, which is supposed to ensure your profile gets seen by more users.
We made profiles on four dating sites — OKCupid, Plenty of Fish, Match, and e Harmony — and evaluated them on the quality of the matches they provided and overall usability.
First, we looked at how easy it was to create a unique and interesting profile.
But ultimately, it fell short of the top spot because the quality just wasn’t there.
POF has a reputation for casual dating, and it was obvious that many users weren’t trying too hard for meaningful connections.