These questions assess your personality via five tests—Chemistry, Needs, Psychological, Keeper, Sex—and use the data you feed it to help find a match.There are a set number of questions, unlike Ok Cupid.com's vast bank of queries, but they don't allow you to type in a statement to clarify a point (one of my favorite aspects of Ok Cupid's personality tests).

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You'll find personal categories such as Birth Order, Personality Type and length of Longest Relationship, and explicitly state your purpose for being on the site (ranging from "No Commitment" to "I'm Serious and I Want to Find Someone to Marry").

POF also lets you weed out some of deal-breakers from the get-go.

Like Ok Cupid's "Boost" feature, a POF subscription also puts your profile in front of more eyeballs.

That said, I prefer Ok Cupid's take on this as it doesn't require a multi-month subscription and costs just two dollars.

It gives you a quick look at the eye candy (or lack thereof) that's available.

The ads are pretty awful, too, and play into some very questionable preferences.When filling out your profile you must clarify if you would date someone who is overweight, smokes, or has kids.Premium Features POF offers three premium plan tiers—.78 per month (for 12 months), .50 per month (for six months), .90 per month (for three months)--that let you read full profiles, place you first in Meet Me, upload 16 additional images, see if your messages were read or deleted, and more.It was also common for users to send the exact same message twice, which made Kara wonder if there was a glitch with the site or app.Kara also noticed users frequently sent on-going messages without receiving a reply to the first, or third.POF Messaging was unduly time consuming, as users treated the messaging function as a chat box.