PlentyofFish is a free online dating website that has been around for several years. They have a lot of members and the site has been steadily improving. I posted an ad here to see what the site’s all about and it seems decent for being completely free.
Their slogan is “100% Free. Put away your credit card.” And that’s true. At no point will you be asked to upgrade to a paying membership. The option isn’t even available. The profile can be pretty lengthy if you choose to fill out a couple of their questionnaires. I would recommend that you do if you are serious about finding someone for a serious relationship. If you are after casual dates, than it might not be necessary to spend all that time.
The first survey you are asked to fill out is the 50 question “Chemistry Predictor.” It isn’t too lengthy and will most likely help you in your search for possible matches. The other assessment is very lengthy and time consuming. It’s a 100 question, “Needs Assessment.” I would block off 30 minutes to go through this part.
After you’ve made your profile and filled out the necessary assessments, you are ready to start finding your matches. You can search PlentyofFish profiles by compatibility, location, and several other options. Plentyoffish has tons of members so don’t be afraid to be a tough screener. Once you find likely candidates you can IM them if they’re online, or send messages. As far as I can tell you aren’t limited on how many messages you can send or receive per day. Within the first 10 minutes of having my profile up I already had 2 responses and I hadn’t even put up a picture yet! That’s a good sign and lets you know that the site has members who are actively searching other profiles.
I always like to check out how much traffic dating sites get by looking at Alexa rankings. The lower the number the better. Keep in mind that Google’s Global Alexa ranking is 2 and US Alexa ranking is 1.