Updated: April 17, 2021
Though all dating apps can start to blend together, it’s important to know the difference between each one to help you pick which app is best for you and what you’re looking for. Here are a few of the main differences, the stand out qualities, between Tinder vs POF.
1. POF used to have more users.
According to Digital Trends, in 2017 there were about 90 million members using Plenty of Fish. The same site reports that Tinder had about 50 million members in 2014, and we can assume that number has grown, though it’s hard to say just how much. If you would truly like to feel like you’re not running out of options, Plenty of Fish may be worth looking into. As one of the oldest and most popular dating apps, you might be able to find what you’re looking for there.
2. Tinder has a reputation.
When Tinder first came out, it was widely known as a “hookup app” rather than a dating app. Though this is clearly not exclusively true—lots of couples meet on Tinder—there is still a bit of a stigma there. Though Plenty of Fish has been around since 2003 and is an expert in dating. Tinder has certainly earned its keep as a functional and easy-to-use dating app.
3. Are you ready for a test?
Something that really helps Tinder stand out in the dating app crowd is the fact that no one has to answer a question to sign up. Some dating apps and websites are hyper focused on the compatibility match, which makes sense since dating is often about compatibility. Tinder doesn’t focus on matching people based on their religion, age, or anything else. Tinder is solely about pictures and a short biography.
4. The cost is different.
On Tinder, you can subscribe to Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold. Tinder Plus is 9.99 a month—though if you’re older than 30, it will cost you double that. Tinder Gold is $4.99 a month and has similar features. POF has a two-tier membership. If you pay for a year subscription, it averages to be about $5.95 a month. If you choose to pay monthly, you’re looking at $9.80 a month. For your subscription price, you’re paying for a gold star.
5. The bios are longer on Plenty of Fish.
If you’re wordy, talkative, or just can’t sum yourself up in a short space, POF is better for you than Tinder. Tinder’s bio limit is 500 characters, so whatever you write has to be short-ish and sweet-ish. Over on POF, the limit is much longer so you have more freedom to express who you are and present yourself to your potential future dates.
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