The online dating giants the Match Group bought the company and added Plenty Of Fish to its portfolio of dating platforms, which include Match.com, OKCupid and Tinder.
Today, the Plenty Of Fish workforce remains under 100 employees.
Starting off in Vancouver, Canada, the site has expanded and is now used in Australia, Brazil, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States.
Profiles also contain the user’s interests, personality type, intention for using the site and a bio with some further information.
POF puts new users through a ‘Chemistry Test’, which rather than test your ability to turn on a Bunsen burner, enables the site to connect you with the most appropriate compatible singletons.
What’s more, according to their website, single people have more conversations on Plenty Of Fish than on any other dating site.
New users to the site create a profile, which includes some generic details about their name, age and location as well as some pictures.
The site was founded in 1995 and led the online dating revolution.
Despite being founded at a time when straight and queer users were segregated into different dating platforms, the site is now open to all.
POF currently only has a binary gender selection option available, lagging behind the likes of Tinder who have had gender-inclusive options for quite some time now.
The platform doesn’t seem to actively seek out LGBT users either, as its focus seems predominantly on opposite-sex couples in its advertising.
The app is free and available in a traditional desktop format, or on smartphones.