In the marital status section, it also offered a "not single/not looking" option, which seems odd for a dating app.
Strangely, in a later question, that status doesn't preclude you from having to answer a question about who you want to date.
They're serious about getting you talking to people and claim a billion messages are sent every month. POF is one of the few dating apps that allow you to contact a fellow member without subscribing.
When I signed in, a "who's chatting now" counter showed me that there were 136,882 conversations happening at that moment, although what qualifies as "chatting" isn't defined.
Rather than ease you in one question at a time, POF hits you up with a parade of questions on a single screen, which makes the signup process a bit less user friendly compared with competing apps like Match and eharmony that have a more streamlined, if exhaustive, process.
As with any free dating app, though, you run the chance of encountering casual users who want to dabble without committing to a paying plan.
The search function operates with your standard filter options—age, intent, ethnicity, and body type—plus the ability to search by the length of your potential match's longest relationship.