Pool of fish dating
As with any free dating app, though, you run the chance of encountering casual users who want to dabble without committing to a paying plan.The search function operates with your standard filter options—age, intent, ethnicity, and body type—plus the ability to search by the length of your potential match's longest relationship.Unfortunately, I found that even when I wasn't being terribly picky, my search would net a No Results Found response.The search function can also be a bit laggy; most times that I tried to refine my search, it took a few extra seconds to run, whereas this function was instantaneous in my testing of most other apps.The search process is better on the desktop version of the service—but profiles are covered in ads and links to other profiles, so much so that I was often confused about where I had landed when clicking on a profile.The site also uses potentially face-reddening page titles like Search for Cute Girls.Including the Will Respond profiles is a nice way to highlight members who are most likely to give you the time of day.Ok Cupid also offers users the opportunity to message for free, but doesn't make it quite as easy as POF does.
There's a Nearby function for when you just need to chat with someone within 0.5 miles and a More Prospects field at the bottom of most screens to keep you "fishing" longer.Other asks include your income and information about your parents and siblings.After adding a brief description of yourself and a few interests, along with a photo, you can start looking for matches.(Since the two apps share the same parent company, the use of the same tools isn't surprising.) You then face a barrage of dating preference questions similar to the ones other apps ask you, but a few interesting ones stood out.For example, POF asked if I drove a car and how "ambitious" I was.
Our other Editors' Choice, Tinder, is geared more toward the hookup scene, and prioritizes photos during signup.