A ton of generic open-ended questions like “What are your hobbies? We appreciated sites like OKCupid that went beyond that and offered fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice options as well as some more unique open-ended questions.
Using a three-point scale (Bad, Mediocre, and Good), we categorized each message we received.
(Emphasis on “supposed to.” Boosting got us a big fat zero in our tests.) While the $10-per-month price tag is already cheap compared to most paid dating sites, you can get that number down as low as $5 per month by agreeing to pay for several months of service at once — but we think its free version is more than enough for the average dater.
The aptly named Plenty of Fish has over 5.5 million unique visitors each month, and during our two weeks of testing, we received more profile views and messages on POF than on any other site.
Good messages were respectful, asked something about our profile, and displayed a sincere interest in getting to know us better.