- Boom, your profile is gone.
While Tinder came on to the scene almost a decade later than Plenty of Fish, both dating services cater to anyone looking for a connection (whether it’s a casual hookup or something serious). It’s just how they approach it that’s different:
Tinder lets you swipe away for free, while POF allows you to message any member for free. And with that freedom, both apps are really what you make of it. You may need to do some digging to find quality matches. Tinder and Plenty of Fish share a rating of 1.04 out of five stars on BBB (they’re both under Match Group, LLC).
Now the differences: POF has a better Trustpilot rating at 4.02 out of five stars, while Tinder’s rating is 1.4. POF also promotes compatibility, urging their users to discuss hobbies and interests when you message. Tinder allows their users to have free reign when creating their profile, letting them add as much or no information. Also, Tinder lets you add your first and last name on your profile, where POF makes you create a username.
Plenty of Fish also offers more free features than Tinder. With POF, you can message without matching and search for profiles outside of your town. If you’re using Tinder, you’d have to purchase one of the three subscriptions to access these features.
As for which dating service is better?