POF, short for “Plenty of Fish“, is an extremely popular free online dating site. It is quite possibly the MOST popular free dating website available, depending on whether or not you include sites like Badoo, which are framed as being in a niche called “social encounters” but perform a function very similar to a normal dating site under the guise of a “social network”. Anyway, I’ll leave that discussion for another future post, because it is an interesting and complex topic. Let’s get back to POF! It was founded clear back in 2003 by a very smart Canadian man by the name of Markus Frind. He started the site back when online dating was completely dominated by paid subscription sites, and thus a free alternative was a hit! He never sold out, kept control, and kept things simple. In fact, the site is so simple it is almost kind of refreshing.
Features include a solid search functionality, which is one of the most important things with any dating site, and easy messaging capabilities. And, of course, the most important thing of all, POF constantly has thousands upon thousands of users online, so there are “plenty of fish” available at any given time for you to meet! The great search ability, the constant presence of singles, and the simple ability to easily send a message to anyone combine to make this site essentially the best free online dating site on the market. Sound good to you? If so, give them a try at www.pof.com.