There is some background information you need to know about POF in order to understand their recent changes, and why you will want to join our dating site instead.
Plenty Of Fish is probably the most famous online dating site in the world. It was one of the first and has been around for well over a decade, and has or had the most members of any other site. Markus Frind , the founder of Plenty Of Fish, was the owner of the company from when it launched in up until Anyone familiar with Plenty of Fish have probably heard of him and his dedication to offering a free dating service for everyone.
Plenty Of Fish Changed: Markus sold the company to Match Group , which is a massive company that owns a huge number of online dating sites, including OKCupid, Match. Many of these sites charge big monthly payments just to sign up, or they charge money for upgrading accounts so users can use more features. POF began and ran for many years as a completely free online dating site.
Markus recently sold the company in and Plenty Of Fish is now run by completely new management. Many new changes are taking place at POF. Many POF members do not realize that Plenty Of Fish has new owners, but they do know all about the "free" model slowly transitioning into a "paid" model. With all the major dating sites being acquired by a single company, there are fewer and fewer free sites out there.
Those free sites that were acquired, are slowly turning into paid sites. Josh, a former POF member says: POF No Longer Able To Search Usernames - Search Without Registration Recently, members there may have noticed that they can no longer search for specific usernames and rumors are spreading that this will soon become a paid feature for upgraded members only.
Even more recently, visitors to the site realized that they could no longer search for members on POF at all, unless they signed up and became a registered member. They could no longer search the site anonymously as a guest - they have to be logged in. Lets Hang Out gives members all the site features with no upgrade costs involved - and it's an easy name remember.
This includes the ability to search for members based on usernames, and anyone can search for single men and women without registration and without being required to sign up. So put your credit card away and sign up today.