Plenty of Fish was founded by computer programmer Markus Frind in 2003, and is now the largest and most successful free online dating site in existence.While other sites earn their proceeds from charging their members to use certain features, Plentyoffish relies heavily on advertising revenue to support itself.But which sites are genuinely free, and what do they offer?
This feature uses carefully placed algorithms to analyze certain personality traits and characteristics.
Upon completion, the results are then matched to members with balancing qualities.
And with most free sites being run on a tight budget, it can be the case that there’s less effort devoted to moderating profiles that appear or the behavior of members, including online help and support.
In either case, as with any online dating experience, members ultimately need to act in a responsible way that does not expose them to risks of unsavory characters that could lurk in any online communities.
It also indicates a member is genuinely seeking a partner.