You can create a profile for free, which will allow you to use the search function, create a profile, participate in the forums, and email members.
A premium membership, which costs between .95 a month (if you're paying for one year in advance) and .80 per month (if you're paying for three months at a time), is intended to allow your profile and messages to stand out to other members with a special gold star designation. But in those two weeks I was contacted by a guy who lived pretty close to me, and we hit it off. I feel that dating sites are like the new singles bar of the turn of the century, and most people are very visual and there needs to be communication with everyone on the same page.
That is a tribute to America learning a simple truth—that scientists, not fishermen or politicians, should decide how many fish can be caught—and enforcing this with simple rules. America's main fishery law established the importance of scientific quotas in 1976.
Yet this was routinely ignored because of poor science and weak enforcement, abetted by influential fishermen—notably in New England, which was built on once-rich Atlantic cod and haddock fisheries.
Here's what you need to know before signing up for Plenty of Fish: Plenty of Fish offers a two-tiered membership system.
In an August 2012 interview, Markus Frind stated that based on the millions of relationships and marriages Plenty Of Fish has created over the past several years, it is estimated that over one million babies have been born as a result of the website.
On May 20, 2013, Frind implemented several changes to the website with the stated goal of focusing on "meaningful relationships." Among these changes were the removal of the "intimate encounters" option.
Also, I had an incident where I was communicating with a user and he tried to get me to communicate with him off of Plenty of Fish and on a site called KIK. We started to communicate via text messaging when he began to ask me very personal questions, such as, do you live alone and he became VERY interested in wanting to know what I did for a living. I do not know why it is the best for me to know what it is to find the right person for me.
He also demanded that I send him a pic of myself so he could keep it on his cell phone and he told me he was going to add my cell # to his address book. Apparently the females are allowed to show any kind of picture... Nevertheless, it is something I will keep doing until I find the right one.