That said, we do always recommend testing out 3 or 4 of the best dating apps and sites at once to see which one(s) work best for you.It’s even hard for us as experts to consistently predict which site will be best for a given client until we send lots of messages on a few different platforms.With over 55 million members world-wide and some 24 million messages sent every day, Plenty of Fish’s free-to-use membership has made it the most popular internet dating website in the UK and the US since it was founded in 2003.

That’s one of the things people love about POF – if you don’t want to pay for an upgrade, it’s still a very useable, effective dating site.

But certain premium features do require an upgrade: Setting Up An Account Creating a POF account is easy, but a little tedious.

It’s a scenario familiar to anyone who has tried internet dating.

You contact someone who appears attractive in their photos, only to discover they’re not quite so alluring in person.

But the founder of one of Britain’s biggest dating website has now decided to take radical action to root out fake and sleazy profiles - after revealing that many of the “women” who use the hook-ups section of his site are actually men in disguise.

Writing to members on Monday, Markus Frind, the Canadian founder of Plenty of Fish (POF), said that he had been forced to make a series of changes to its membership rules because too many male users are harassing women for sex.

The entrepreneur said that he had decided to scrap the “Intimate Encounters” option on the POF site due to complaints from some of its female users suffering unwanted attention.

In a message sent to all members, he said that only 6,041 of the 3.3 million people who use the site every day are in fact women looking for no-strings-attached trysts – adding “the ones with hot pictures are mostly men pretending to be women.”The computer systems graduate who founded the website - which now has a turnover of more than m (£6.6m) a year - in 2003, said he now wants it to now focus on ‘meaningful relationships.’Mr Frind said: “When I created POF, I wanted it to be all about finding relationships with the right person.

That’s why POF is often included in the mix, and sometimes it really surprises us how much better it can work for a given client than the other ones we test.