POF achieved a small measure of fame in internet marketing circles because the founder, Markus Frind, basically threw this site together over the course of a few weeks. Yet Frind flipped the switch and within a few months he was making ,000 a day.
Today, POF books over million a year in advertising revenue.
And that's why POF sometimes resembles a Seventies-era meat market singles bar. This is the most controversial aspect to POF, and the most difficult to discuss in a politically correct way.
It has something to do with the quality of the people you will find on POF.
Not surprisingly, POF has largely remained the hotbed of shirtless bathroom selfies..spelling atrocities, and baby-mommas that we recall from our days as actual card-carrying members.
True Confession: One of The Dating Gurus joined the site after her best friend's 20 year-old daughter (should have been the tip-off) lauded the free site, and urged her to try it.
She even went to go pick me up at the homecoming ceremony, and we spent the weekend together.
That's why POF does offer an upgraded version for between .78 and .90 a month.
You can create a profile for free, which will allow you to use the search function, create a profile, participate in the forums, and email members.
A premium membership, which costs between .95 a month (if you're paying for one year in advance) and .80 per month (if you're paying for three months at a time), is intended to allow your profile and messages to stand out to other members with a special gold star designation. But in those two weeks I was contacted by a guy who lived pretty close to me, and we hit it off. I feel that dating sites are like the new singles bar of the turn of the century, and most people are very visual and there needs to be communication with everyone on the same page.
Plenty of Fish — also known as POF — is a popular dating site for singles.
With more than 3 million users, it's one of the largest dating sites out there.