Plenty of Fish is one of the oldest and largest online dating sites with millions of active users. There are many positive reviews for these sites and there’s no doubt this site is the best in the online dating world.
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Sign up for Plenty of Fish
Creating an account in POF is simple and can be done in a couple of minutes. Here, we’ll be discussing what information you need to provide while signing up rather than the whole process of registration.
Unlike other online dating site, here in Plenty of Fish, you need to provide some more information.
By a few other information, I’m talking about info besides your name, DOB, email address, and such stuff.
After entering this basic info, you will be redirected to the page where you need to fill up the questionnaire that best describes you.
Questions are mostly about your facial structure, interests, habits, your pet love, your longest relationships, etc.
Now, you may be wondering why you need to provide all this personal information. But the thing is, as I’ve already stated above, will best describe you and it will be much easier for the POF system to recommend users having similar interests.
And also, this site has one unique feature that no other online dating site has to date, i.e. Chemistry test.
What this test does is, collects the data (that we’ve been discussing in the above few steps) of both the users and predicts the chemistry between them. If the majority of the habits and interest matches, chemistry is high, if non of the interest matches, chemistry is low which means you guys won’t work out.
However, this is just a bot and thus we cannot fully rely on this. Results may vary. So, I suggest you not fully rely on this test.
Some of the questions that you need to answer here are:
- Do you have pets?
- Describe your personality in one word,
- do you smoke?
- Do you do drugs?
- Do you drink?
- Marital status (married people are not allowed to sign up)
- The longest relationship you have been in.
- Would you date someone who has kids? etc.
So, these are the things that you need to provide while signing up for plenty of fish. You cannot skip this questionnaire as this is compulsory and shall be answered genuinely.POF Basic Search
In the basic search function, you can search for other users according to their ethnicity, age, location, education, etc. Here you’ll be using only basic terms to search and you’ll be getting a lot of results that lead to unwanted results as well.
Here, in advanced search, as the name says, it’s advanced. There are many filters that you can work on while having a search. Remember that questionnaire that you need to fill up while creating an account on Plenty of Fish, yes you can work on that too.
Overall, you can have a sharp search lowering the quantity but getting the desired quality results. Some of the filters that you can work on it is height, religion, pets, children, hair color, drinks or not, etc etc. basically all the questionnaire that you filled up while signing up.
How to search for users?
We’ve talked a lot about the types of searches in POF but how to do it? here are the simple steps/process that you need to follow:
- Log in to POF.
- From the menu bar, click on “Search“.
- Now, you’ll be redirected to the search page.
- Finally, choose the type of search you want to perform.
Advanced search works best as you can set up the filters tight and niche related. You’ll end up getting the finest results that you have potential. Whereas basic search doesn’t give the best results but if want to search for the users nearby, this is the one you can search by.
Lastly, for the local searches n the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, you can search with postal code or ZIP code number rather than using city names.
So, set the meters up, take a long time in planning for the advanced search, and find the perfect partner.
As they say, the first impression is the last impression, you need to make sure your POF username sounds good and not funny at all.
Sometimes the name that you like or think that’s cool sounds dumb and the potentiality that you carry will go in vain cause most of the users might think you are childish, bad sense of humor, etc.
Therefore, to be successful in the online dating world, you must start from the basics and set your username right.
Choose the Right POF Username
Usernames play a vital role as you are not meeting in person. You are creating a profile in POF and chatting with other people. As far as I know, not all the people you message to will reply back. So, if you have a nice picture (genuine) and a nice username, you might get lucky.
For example, if your username is loneangel1245, then there’s a high chance that the other users in Plenty of Fish might think you are childish and don’t want their time either. And according to the study, the message or friend request sent by these usernames is not replied back. So, what’s the use of this anyway!
However, if your username sounds genuine like JohnSnow007, there might be a chance that you get a reply back from the message that you sent. Until and unless your profile picture sucks.
So, the point here is, if you wish to succeed on a dating site, you need to have a proper username that sounds genuine.
Furthermore, as there is much news on the internet about fake profiles on dating sites that cheat on other users, people tend to think of your profile as a fake one. So, if your username is childish and contains funny names and random numbers, please change it to your real name and see the change. For example Starboy_week1897365, you can tell them that it’s fake and bot-generated. These are not the ones for dating rather they are here for doing business with you.
Hence, make your username readable and nice. Make it genuine. Don’t take a chance to make it look spammy.
Lastly, usernames alone don’t do the trick. you need to have a proper profile picture that clearly shows your face and also some more images of you so that other users can take out some time and view your profile.