Paid members get highlighted more in searches, can send unlimited virtual gifts, can see if their messages were read or deleted, and use themes in their profiles.You can use the site as a free member without much hassle.The site will log you out a lot for inactivity so always save a copy of any long thought out messages before hitting the send button.If you have a temporary lapse of brain activity there is a convenient list of date ideas (zoo, comedy show, etc) right next to the send button to help you get to that first date.If you think your usual assortment of passwords is good enough think again or you will be facing the “your password is too weak” page on more than one occasion.Also, pray that they don't think your IP is from one of the countries they have banned.The perks of paid membership are just that, perks, not necessities.Plentyof Fish is a genuine, if a bit knocked around and defensive, site full of real people.
At this point, you're likely either feeling really safe or like the place is run by an overzealous prison guard, or a bit of both.
In addition, the site requires new joiners to upload a face photo or risk being banned.
This might not be the best for those of us that are shy, but they do have an option to make pictures private.
They offer a full array of options including free messaging for the non-paying customer, with a few extra perks like being on the front page for those willing to pay.
Regularly on editor's top pick lists, those at Dating Site Reviews have awarded the site a badge of honor since "2009".