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Welcome to fun online dating. Plentyoffish may not be pretty, but it’s fun. Plentyoffish offers more ways to gauge members than any other dating site. You’ll find the one-man show behind this site takes full advantage of online dating site technology. Plentyoffish is modified frequently, new features appear regularly, and members are matched not only on what they say they’re looking for, but how they browse on Plentyoffish. 

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Plentyoffish is a popular and frequently visited site. There are slightly more men than women, 46% of visitors earn more than $60,000 a year, and 63% are over the age of 35, similar to okCupid.com, but attracting a larger proportion of the over 30 crowd. Plentyoffish tells you how many are online, rarely under 50,000, and will break it down further into Women Online, Men Online and Online in My State. A word of caution: because it’s free, there may be many more lookers than daters. 

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Profiles are standard fare, but you may add a variety of personality tests including the Plentyoffish Relationship Chemistry Test. You can also pick your fish personality and indicate whether you have a car along with the typical online dating questions. 

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You may search in the usual ways, but Plentyoffish also offers a search by personality type. In a hurry? One click will deliver a list of age and location matches or a list of users online in your state. Plentyoffish will also provide matches. Here actions speak louder than words and Plentyoffish takes a more innovative approach than any other site. Plentyoffish will serve up potential matches by your clicks, not just your criteria. You say you’re looking for a 40+, professional with any body type, but you click on those ripped 25 year olds; your matches will include some of both compliments of Plentyoffish. 

Communication & Additional Services
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Plentyoffish offers both instant messaging and email communication. This dating site offers the best quick compatibility test. It measures self-confidence, family orientation, self-control, openness, and easygoingness. The results are insightful: It’s worth registering just to take the test. You might also try the Plentyoffish Seduction Style Guide. A playful warning from Plentyoffish says, “If you dare to proceed, this test will generate a complete step by step guide on how someone would seduce you from the first date all the way to your bed and you wouldn't be able to resist.”

Post your best headshot because success on this dating site is all about click-at-first-glance. Members rate your photo and you can see your scores by age group on your image page. You may just land in the Hottest 500.

Plentyoffish features a point system, which you may spend on virtual gifts. The selection varies, but the chocolates are a good choice when available. If you include a gift with your email, that fact will appear on the list in the inbox, a foolproof way to make your message stand out. 

Ease of Use
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Site navigation can be challenging, some features are just not where you’d expect them to be, like the photo ratings. And, this site is modified frequently: There’s always something new. You’ll find extra features on every page, so look carefully each time you use Plentyoffish.

Plentyoffish has one big drawback. Photos are very small and block age and location information in the galleries so you’ll have to view the profile to check. Emails do not include this key information, so again, it means clicking over to the profile. 

Help & Support
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Plentyoffish has a comprehensive FAQs section and email links for specific issues like technical problems and to report spammers. 

Plenty of Fish Summary:
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Do it for the fun but don’t expect a great catch. Due to site clutter and challenging navigation, you may spend more time fishing than catching. Enjoy the gifts, the chat and the tests at Plentyoffish, but if you’re serious about finding a relationship, subscribe to one of the higher ranked online dating services. 

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Plenty of Fish

Pros
Creating a profile on plenty of fish is easier and can be done quicker than most sites.

Cons
Matches are less specific and not based on capability as much as location.

The Verdict
: 6/10

For a fun time Plenty of Fish is good, but if you are looking to find a relationship you might want to try somewhere else.