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Plenty of Fish (POF) Search Without Registering

Are you wondering if you can still browse POF profiles without creating an account and registering? The quick answer is: no, you can’t, as POF has recently made an update to prevent this feature from being utilized. However, you  used to be able to search, and this article describes the method that could be used.

Can you search Plenty of Fish without registering? (Previous)

Yes, in previous days, people were able to hit the GO fishing option and the results would immediately appear without signing up or creating an account.

People could use this search without signing in. Simply clicking the username and choosing the option would allow it.

What is Plenty of Fish anyway?

Plenty of fish is a popular singles website, where singles can find matches for online dating. They claim to have over 100 million registered users, and the company was founded in 2003 back when internet dating wasn’t really a thing.

POF helps you locate singles in your area and other areas that might be a good match by providing information including pictures, profile information, etc.

Similar to,, and other sites that help you find a mate, POF is essentially a matchmaking service that allows you to freely look for and browse profiles.

POF search option is great because it allows to put in your criteria that are important to you, such as age, religion, body type, intent, and other features and then click the search feature to find matching profiles. You can refine your search and ultimately find that date you’re looking for.

Can you search profiles without registering?

Previously, the answer was “yes” – and this was how you could do it.

How to Browse Plenty of Fish without registering

The process for browsing profiles without signing up for an account was actually pretty simple before there recent software updates made by POF.

All you had to do was follow these steps:

  1. Visit plenty of fish in your favorite web browser.
  2. The website is
  3. Next, click on the “search” option located in between Meet Me and online. (After clickin on the search feature, you’ll find POF basic search page.
  4. Enter your criteria and what type of match you are looking for.
  5. Search options include, gender, city, body type, education, age range, and more.
  6. After you are done entering the search options, click on “Go fishing”
  7. After clicking on the search button you will see the results of your query.

Now this was POF Search Without Registering (Basic Search), but you can also go for Advance Search options.

Important Update

As discussed at the onset of this article, POF has recently changed their search options, and for good reason. Do you really want some randars on the internet finding your dating profile without even signing up and conveying intent? Also, this would make essentially your profile searchable to the entire world. Not a good policy, and it is actually a problem that POF used to let this happen.

Now the new procedure for searching for your mate involves creating an account. The good news is the account is free, so all you need really is an email address and you can create an account. Simply create your account and then you will be able to repeat the steps described above and you will be able to search for a mate in your area!


If you are trying to conduct a POF search, simply create an account, confirm your email by clicking on the activation link sent after creating your account, then login to your account. Then you should be able to conduct a search! Happy fishing!

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