Plentyoffish.com for those of you who don’t know is probably one of the best-known free sites.
It started off as a totally free site which grew membership numbers very quickly. More recently it introduced a paid upgrade which gives additional benefits.
Here is an unbiased review of these two dating sites, we have come up with 6 topics you need to consider when choosing which of these sites to join.
1. What do you get for free?
This is one major difference on TallSingles.co.uk you get the following services for free:
- You can create a profile and upload pictures
- You can search for members
- You can view other member’s profiles
On plentyoffish.com you get all this for free, but crucially you also get to be able to send messages to other members and read messages from other members. This is something that you only get with paid membership on Tallsingles.co.uk.
2. What you get for paid membership
Plentyoffish.com gives you some extra benefits, the most beneficial are as follows:
- Upload 16 images to your profile.
- Unlock every user’s Extended Profile.
- See if your emails were read or deleted.
- Show up first on Meet Me!
- Experience POF ad-free!
- Send three gifts per day.
- Stand out in all searches.
- See who wants to meet you.
With Tallsingles.co.uk paid membership gives you the following benefits:
- Read and send messages
- Put yourself in the Spotlight
- Send gifts to members you like
- Chat online with members
- Subscribe to mobile alerts
- Write your own dating diary
In order to message people on TallSingles.co.uk you have to join as a paid member and that crucially is the difference between Plentyoffish and any true membership dating site.
There are many reasons as to why TallSingles.co.uk has to make this charge, essentially it is to cover costs. Pleantyoffish.com doesn’t require this fee since it makes its money from paid advertising.
3. Mobile Aps
Both Plentyoffish.com and Tallsingles.co.uk have very good mobile applications which are accessible on both iOS and android.
4. Mainstream V’s Niche
Plentyoffish.com is a mainstream online dating site, accessible to everyone across the UK of any age. TallSingles.co.uk is a Niche dating site, which aims to help tall people find love online. We only invite tall members to join our site, tall just means above average height.We started the site because we understand the issues that tall people have when finding love. We have created a community for tall single people. All our members are tall and we want to embrace being tall and help tall people throughout the UK find love.
We started the site because we understand the issues that tall people have when finding love. We have created a community for tall single people. All our members are tall and we want to embrace being tall and help tall people throughout the UK find love.
We encourage that community feel and have additional resources for tall people, like our tall Facebook community group. You can join that through this link: What’s the weather like up there (hope you like the name of the group as much as we do!)
And we also have a directory of resources for tall people, called tall.directory. You can visit that site HERE.
So what we are trying to say is that you might find there is more of a community feel at tallsingles.co.uk.
When you sign up for a free dating site there is no commitment there. You might be signing up after coming home from a drunk night and your mates dared you into it.Or you want to see if you can have some fun being chased, but you would rather not pay, so you can join for free.
Or you want to see if you can have some fun being chased, but you would rather not pay, so you can join for free.
But how do you, the serious dater, the one who actually wants to meet someone and start a serious relationship, know who they are so you can avoid them.Do you get my point here? You might actually fancy someone on a free site who has no intention of dating someone in a serious relationship.
Do you get my point here? You might actually fancy someone on a free site who has no intention of dating someone in a serious relationship.
The difference with a paid membership is that someone has actually made that choice. They have decided that they want to meet someone and have paid to do so.With membership of TallSingles.co.uk costing £79.95 and some more mainstream sites costing even more than that. It’s not cheap and making that payment shows commitment, a conscious decision to find someone to date and fall in love with.
With a membership of TallSingles.co.uk costing £79.95 and some more mainstream sites costing even more than that. It’s not cheap and making that payment shows commitment, a conscious decision to find someone to date and fall in love with.
6. Membership numbers
One of the questions you will want to ask yourself when choosing a dating site is how many members does it have? And more importantly how many members live in your area?
TallSingles has 1,514,213 members in the UK, meeting our tall membership criteria.
Unlike TallSingles.co.uk, many dating sites do not want to give away membership numbers and Plentyoffish.com is no different. Due to its free status it will certainly have more members than TallSingles.co.uk, but how many of those are serious about starting a relationship and how many are committed.
Still not decided?
Why not join both sites for FREE and then you can compare their member numbers by searching for members in your area. When you do this, ensure you apply the same search criteria so that you compare the sites on a similar basis.
You can also get a good feel for the site and decide if you would enjoy hanging out on there. Both sites will never force you to upgrade to premium membership.
We would love to know your thoughts when you compare Plentyoffish.com to Tallsingles.co.uk. Just drop them in the comments below.
We also almost forgot to let you know about our fantastic Facebook group for tall people. The group is called “What’s the weather like up there” (We hope you like the name as much as us!), it’s great to share tall stories like this one, or tall humour, jokes, basically anything tall-related. You can join by clicking HERE.
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