New users to the site create a profile, which includes some generic details about their name, age and location as well as some pictures.
Starting off in Vancouver, Canada, the site has expanded and is now used in Australia, Brazil, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States.Listen to the whole song below and spot the reference yourself (hint, it’s about halfway through…) Markus is said to be the man “behind a million babies”, as he successfully grew the site to over 70 million users around the world.There’s also a brand new psychological assessment, which is free for anybody to try out and dauntingly offers to “tell you what you really want versus what you say you want.” Questions range from the importance of money in a potential relationship to how concerned your potential partner should be with their nutrition and exercise habits.POF’s relationship algorithm then provides you with a summary of what your relationship needs are and what to look for in an ‘ideal’ partner.According to reports, Frind was able to hold onto 100% of the site’s sale price.
The online dating giants the Match Group bought the company and added Plenty Of Fish to its portfolio of dating platforms, which include Match.com, OKCupid and Tinder.
According to the POF website: “We believe the resulting set of matches are users that you will most likely date and maybe marry! “Emotional needs” are also taken into account during this test, which enables users to potentially create “long lasting stable relationships.” The platform’s algorithm also allows you to understand your “relationship needs” further, allowing people to use Plenty Of Fish as a bit of a dating guru too.
“We will tell you what you need in a relationship, where you screwed up (without knowing it) in past relationships and a customized action plan to make your next relationship successful” claims POF’s website.
Although, it might be an idea to take those results with a pinch of salt.
Take self-confidence, for instance, anybody can be confident behind a keyboard and a Wi Fi connection. Anyway, once the results have been collated, Plenty Of Fish uses an algorithm to connect you with other compatible users.
Five aspects of a person’s personality are tested during the POF Chemistry Predictor, also shortened to POFCP (more abbreviations!