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voidintheabyss

Jul 24, 2009

oKc is clearly the superior site in terms of interface, but I have met (literally) 5X as many people on POF.

I also get more original messages on POF (i.e. girls messaging me first).

Rasputin_taco

Jul 24, 2009

So, this is success, yes?

rogen

Jul 24, 2009

I like OkCupid because every screen doesn't look like it was written by an illiterate.

 

This is the actual notice at the plentyoffish "forgot password" screen:

If you forgot your password enter your email address and it will be mailed to you once you press submit

Pashune

Jul 24, 2009

OKC is definitely superior over PoF. Just because PoF has more people doesn't mean you'll have a better chance of getting a date. The site interface is hideous and very disorganized. In the past while I was looking for dates on there, I rarely could keep a conversation with another user. Sooner or later, I got the dreaded "This user has deleted his/her profile" and/or the person stops logging on all together. Okay, maybe that's another issue.. but do you think it's a good idea for an extremely populated dating site to utilize plain html with your login credentials? Not a single trace of encryption whatsoever when you're logging in (or so I've heard.). I also like it when the idiots there spam their profile with random characters because they don't know what to say about themselves. Pure laziness.

I haven't met a damn person on PoF at all, but I've almost met 3 people here on OKC. I made a good friend and met a wonderful person whom I've had a relationship with for 6 months now.

And I quote from Borat.. "Great success!"

rogen

Jul 25, 2009

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Kris_V

Jul 25, 2009

*Creates POF account* Sorry SR.

omggiveresults

Jul 25, 2009

I can go on and on about the problems POF has, it has a lot. But sympathy for the underdog leads me to tell you that I feel behind a brick wall on this site. On POF you look at a tiny, poorly written profile and you message them. You go to your sent folder to see if they deleted it. You feel almost right next to them and can watch to see if they are either interested or not...Not in a stalker way, but an intelligent person has no need to wonder.

This site feels blind. Yes it all seems more serious, but I honestly feel behind a brick wall writing messages and blind to what they really want.

Also, all I have gotten is "I like your profile, well take care" emails. No one seems to be here to meet. Where as I met a dozen (albeit dysfunctional) men from POF. A couple were "Hi, I am bored. Lets just meet for something to do" same day encounters.

I have felt nothing like that here so far.

krippy2k

Jul 25, 2009

I've been on OKC for a while and met several people, but I haven't been on POF yet, so I have to vote for OKC.

However, I just signed up on POF to check it out so we'll see :P

Gotta wait 3 days before I can post on the forums there though, so if I don't get any emails between now and then I may forget I have the account.

 

voidintheabyss

Jul 25, 2009

All commentary aside, the empirical evidence remains the same.

THIS YEAR:

  • oKc: 1
  • POF: 5

LIFETIME:

  • oKc: at least 2 (maybe 3)
  • POF: 15ish

I'd just like to make some sense of these numbers! I can only hypothesize the following:

  1. The capacity for clearer & higher resolution pictures on oKc hurt my chances.
  2. The larger, more detailed oKc profile hurts my chances.
  3. There is more viable male competition on oKc.
krippy2k

Jul 25, 2009

So far I am unimpressed with POF. Been looking through my "matches", and I really haven't found a single one yet that is of interest. The first page is like a big collection of all of the women that contacted me here that I wasn't interested in. Going by that I have a feeling that I will receive more messages there, but probably not meet more people.

But time will tell :P

 

NotWickedSushi

Jul 25, 2009

Nah, it's probably because of the type of people Plenty of Fish generally attracts, as opposed to OkCupid. On here you can fill out all kinds of tests, answer thousands of questions, and post on the forums to waste time. On POF, people have no real reason to be on there, other than to talk and meet with people. Sure, they have forums too, but the threads on there are far more normal and the posts have, I don't know, thought put into them. i.e: "Boring".

HiJoey

Jul 25, 2009

I think the difference betwen OKC and POF is POF is purely a online dating site while OKC has leaned more towards being an online dating site plus social network. Even though POF is somewhat cluttered and disorganized, it keeps straight to the point as to being a dating site so there is not much other things to distract people from doing other stuff other than trying to meet people.

FrzKey

Jul 25, 2009

I've been signed up with PoF for about a week.

I hate it.

Sure I've been approached repeatedly on it, but all of the messages read like the mouth breathing, 'Iím touching myself in the dark' type of mails I get, rarely, here. The interface is crowded and less than user friendly and their so called matches are laughable. 

Basically the feel of PoF is something akin to heading out to a crowded not too pleasant club, for the sole purpose of finding someone not too unpleasant and getting the fuck out of there as fast as I can. This probably explains the high meet rate.

TwoDragonMuse

Jul 25, 2009

ive got to agree with FrzKey on this one.  POF seems to me like a super seedy dive bar where the men have a significant lack of teeth and brain cells.  on the one hand, i've gotten more messages on POF, but on the other they've mostly been one liners and/or totally inappropriate to what i'm looking for.  at least on OKC most men seem to be able to read and they have teeth.  i definitely hold with the site that will at least weed them out that much for me.

OKC - met 2
POF - met 0

HiJoey

Jul 25, 2009

I just noticed while on there today. When you update your passwords in the password fields, they don't use the password tag in the input field so it is completely visible and insecure. They have a password and verify password field, so it is completely odd not to have that simple input tag.

Oh here is my stats...

OKC - met 0
POF - met 0

Whoohoo!

wpethybridge

Jul 25, 2009

PoF's website is horrible - it's not user friendly - it's not even trying to be attractive/interactive. I'm disappointed in the site in that aspect ... but I have found that the guys there, actually want to met up - they don't want to send endless emails and I hate the emails. Ok - send two or three - but the only way this is going to work is if we meet up in person. I started my account on July 23rd and I have three dates for this week. They probably are not going to be the guy for me - but at least they want to get out and actually meet the people they are emailing.

oKc has the presentation down - and the forums (tho I'm just dabbling in them now). I have met a few people off of this site as well - even though they were not for me ... so I'm not sure yet. Currently undecided.

NewRoadWarrior

Jul 25, 2009

POF seems to have many more people, but every woman's profile I look at over there seems completely vapid and cookie cutter, where here girls seem to put at least a little effort into it. On POF I can never think of anything to message them about because there's just nothing in their profile to talk about.

But I've never met anybody from either site, so for me, neither is really better/worse.

WiiSara

Jul 25, 2009

Even though everyone is trashing it, I am a tad curious about PoF...I might just have to go and check it out, heh.  Before I joined OkC I remembered hearing about PoF but couldn't remember the name, just that it had something with fish in the title.  So I signed up to some site called FishintheSea which was definitely not the right site.  It was strange and everything made references to fish like deep sea diving and treasure alcoves... yeah....

WiiSara

Jul 25, 2009

So, I decided to indulge my curiousity and join.  It is strange.  And I find it weird I can send someone virtual puppies and icecream cones and steaks...And the thumbnails of people are really hard to see.  And it made me answer a bunch of questions in the beginning, which I hate. 

WiiSara

Jul 26, 2009

So after looking at some familiar faces,  I realized everyone on PoF is already on OkC!  Now I can be rejected through two online dating sites!  I can't wait! :P

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