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If you have tried dating without success, you may meet a real catch at Plenty of Fish (POF). This online dating site boasts three million users and the number of gay singles continues to grow daily. With a well-known reputation of being one of the most active online dating sites, POF can help you meet gay singles to hang out with, a casual hookup or even a serious relationship. If you would like to meet many other gay singles, here is your opportunity.

How it works

Your first task is to answer an extensive questionnaire about yourself. Every single question is required, so it’s best to do this when you aren’t rushed and short for time. You will need to answer a variety of questions about your physical traits, personal habits, marital status, profession and religion. You will also be asked questions about your dating intentions, birth order and length of your longest relationship.

The next section will ask you to create a headline. Don’t be afraid to be creative. You will also have the chance to write a description about yourself. Enhance your profile by adding a great photo of yourself. Unlike other sites that allow you to use photos of palm trees or fuzzy kittens to represent yourself, POF requires a photo of your face. Now that you have completed your profile, you can move on to the good stuff.

You have a couple of different ways to search in POF’s sea of gay singles. You can do a quick search and select criteria like gender, body type, ethnicity and country. You can also find a match by doing an advanced search, which allows you to select extra criteria like personality traits, minimum height, zodiac sign, dating intention and family orientation. You can also do an Interest Me search by listing a few keywords related to the activities that you enjoy.

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When you see someone that sparks your interest, you can send them a message along with a virtual flirt. One of the best things about POF is that you can message anyone that you like with a basic membership.

Another free feature that can help take the guesswork out of dating is the POF Relationship Chemistry Predictor. This compatibility test consists of 73 statements that inquire about the type of person that you are. You will need to select how true each statement is for you on a scale of Disagree to Agree. There is also a Match Me feature which is a carousel matching game that displays photos of gay singles and you get to click “yes”, “no” and “maybe” to each one.


PlentyOfFish is free and all-inclusive. Free members are able to send and receive messages, search, and see who viewed their profile. PlentyOfFish offers an Upgraded Membership to those who would like to highlight their profile or see who read their messages, The Upgraded Membership is available at a monthly rate and gives you a lot of valuable perks:

  • Upload 16 images to your profile
  • Unlock every user's Extended Profile
  • See if your emails were read or deleted
  • Show up first on Meet Me!
  • Experience POF ad-free!
  • Find out the date and time someone viewed your profile
  • See who viewed your profile and you voted yes/maybe on
  • Send three gifts per day
  • Stand out in all searches
  • See who wants to meet you


  • A large, active user base which gives users ample selection of matches
  • 100% free to communicate with other users
  • One of the most advanced matching algorithms in the industry
  • The site works - 1 million relationships are created every year!
  • Daily matches sent to your inbox
  • Access via the web, iphone, android and ipad apps

The Good…

The ability to send emails without purchasing a subscription.

You can use a profile theme to draw attention to yourself.

The Bad…

Currently, POF lacks an instant messaging feature.

The Ugly…

POF has a very basic appearance and does not have any fun graphics.

User Reviews

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Submitted by Justin

This is the site to use, it should be at the top, I am 22 i have tried almost all of the dating sites and this hits the top, the users are real the messages are real, it takes a little while to be spotted but its worth the time!

Submitted by Greg

I have met, romantically dated and stayed friends with 3 women in the past three years using POF. Both men and women admit that meeting online seems like a necessary evil these days, and POF makes it really easy (and free). The combination of the website and the mobile app keeps the communication going when you're meeting and getting to know someone.

Submitted by Andreapa66

I love POF but wish you could also chat online like you use to be able to...miss this feature...

Submitted by Dee Miles

I think Plenty of Fish is the best dating website I've ever seen. It's method of bringing up several photos while you're retrieving your mail is the best and most efficient way to share pics with the members. I've paid for, Military and one other that I only kept for 30 days. I'm usually very popular because of my appearance and the fact that I'm a slender Marine but never anywhere near the responses that I got on Plenty Of Fish.

Submitted by Rex Goodin


Submitted by David

The best site out there


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