The downside: for the paid Plenty Of Fish subscription, the only new features you get are better placement on searches and slightly more bells and whistles on your profile.
As I write this post, their site is down for scheduled maintenance...
Whether those potential dates are high quality or not is another matter entirely.
Red flags appear en masse when you take a look at Plenty Of Fish's page on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website.
This fact alone has earned Plenty Of Fish plenty of attention from the media and online daters alike.
However, before you sign up with Plenty Of Fish, you should know that online dating services can be very helpful, but also very frustrating, especially if you go in unaware.
This is evidenced by many of the features offered, including one that lets members create their own instruction manual to educate other members on their "seducing style" and how they prefer to be seduced.
It goes without saying that these kinds of tests and questionnaires aren't everyone's bag.
As part of their Relationship Chemistry Predictor, they give their members 73 questions to answer, all of them designed to measure members' "five personality dimensions" and match them with other members who have taken the test.
Likewise, their Relationship Needs Assessment puts members through 100 questions to surmise what the member needs in a relationship.
With over 80 million members, you could add together the memberships of (21.5 million), e Harmony (15.5 million), and Zoosk (25 million), its nearest competitors, and still not have as many members.
And, as if that number weren't high enough, Plenty Of Fish claims to be adding 50,000 new singles per day to its ranks. It means that, in terms of sheer quantity, Plenty Of Fish is going to give you access to more potential dates.