If you are single and curious, or if you are not single and wondering what people are talking about – let me show you.
At the signup stage you are asked for all sorts of basic information and essentially told that you “have to” include a picture.
On this site, you don’t have to pay to message anyone, view profiles or meet.
For this reason, POF tends to be a very popular site.
Many parts of the site were built to get you connected to others – fast. When I first saw this, I was thinking something like Hot or Not (remember that one? What I found was that I was simply clicking “No” numerous times not knowing exactly what the impact of the actions were.
After a few days it was clear that clicking on “No” did nothing (but possibly changing a background algorithm), clicking on “Yes” would send a notification message to that user, and “Maybe” – that was not clear what the effect would be.
When receiving notification messages, the email subject line is cleverly crafted as to not mention Plenty of Fish or POF.
I was an offender nonetheless, placing a number of pictures that date back a year or more.Instant messaging is supported, by way of what appears to be a flash module.I found it was serviceable, but not something many users would like.Based on what I had seen early on, my “description” section was longer and more in-depth than most users.What became immediately apparent after using the site for a few minutes – the intention here was for me to meet a woman by way of volume and speed.I tend to have an opinion about dating sites that would be best served in another blog post.Needless to say, if I had met a women, that would be great – but it was not my core motivator.Over the few days I was on the site I received a number of messages like “I’m curious too” or “Curiosity killed the cat”. This all reminds me of a joke a friend made some years ago about picking up women: “All you do is go up to every woman that look good and ask her to have sex with you – you bound to find one that says yes”. While on the site (or Online), your odds of others seeing you and interacting with you go up considerably.When you are online, your more likely to be featured on most of the interaction functions and contacted.One of the more interesting aspects of the site is the lack of screening involved.You are free to change you picture, profile details and description without it being approved later.