The downside: for the paid Plenty Of Fish subscription, the only new features you get are better placement on searches and slightly more bells and whistles on your profile.
As I write this post, their site is down for scheduled maintenance..8pm, which would kind of be prime time for online dating activities.
With over 80 million members, you could add together the memberships of (21.5 million), e Harmony (15.5 million), and Zoosk (25 million), its nearest competitors, and still not have as many members.
And, as if that number weren't high enough, Plenty Of Fish claims to be adding 50,000 new singles per day to its ranks. It means that, in terms of sheer quantity, Plenty Of Fish is going to give you access to more potential dates.
Whether those potential dates are high quality or not is another matter entirely.
Red flags appear en masse when you take a look at Plenty Of Fish's page on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website.
To be fair, Plenty Of Fish does provide a help page and an email address and phone number for reaching customer service.
Most of the online dating sites have them (Zoosk doesn't), and Plenty Of Fish is no exception.
As part of their Relationship Chemistry Predictor, they give their members 73 questions to answer, all of them designed to measure members' "five personality dimensions" and match them with other members who have taken the test.
Likewise, their Relationship Needs Assessment puts members through 100 questions to surmise what the member needs in a relationship.
This goes for Plenty Of Fish, as well as any other dating site.
On the other hand, if you take the time to learn the plusses and minuses of Plenty Of Fish, you can make an informed decision to sign up with them or not.
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