There are plenty of search options including age, location, what type of relationship they are looking for, height, hair color, religion, drugs (but who would actually answer yes to the “do you do drugs” question? Interestingly thanks to the chemistry test you can also choose people based on if they are family centric, easy going, have self confidence, or if they are dependent on others emotionally.
Paid members get highlighted more in searches, can send unlimited virtual gifts, can see if their messages were read or deleted, and use themes in their profiles.
Plentyof Fish is a genuine, if a bit knocked around and defensive, site full of real people.
However, it also doesn't have the depth of profiles that commercial sites such as have.
It's a good way to meet people, but it might take sorting through a lot of fish to find your soul mate. Plenty Of Fish is the largest free online dating service, and is also one of the most popular social communities in the world by number of visitors.
That means if a person has been reported for asking for sex then everyone on the site can block them simply by clicking the button that says to block those that have been reported.
It also means that anyone with pictures of their private regions will be banned from the site.
Also, pray that they don't think your IP is from one of the countries they have banned.
It took my borrowing a friend's computer to get signed up because for some reason Plentyof Fish was convinced I was located in a banned African country 3,000 miles away from my current location.
This might not be the best for those of us that are shy, but they do have an option to make pictures private.
So you've somehow managed to duck security, get in, and not get banned for forgetting a part of your profile. You will find that Plentyof Fish is a self-policing community for the most part.
The crowd is for the most part friendly, honest, open, and talkative.