Owned by Match.com and founded in 2003, Plenty of Fish has deservedly won its reputation as the world’s No 1 online dating service.
With over 100,000,000 users, there are few other sites that can lay claim to nearly as big a membership base. Not only does it reach a huge audience but POF users are also active generating over two billion page views every month.
But there are plenty of POF users who have become disillusioned with the service after struggling to capitalise on one of the core requirements for such a service: the casual encounter.
What Are The Best POF Alternatives for Getting Laid?
If you are looking for no strings attached fun online then there are sites like POF that offer an arguably better experience for those seeking casual encounters.
In this guide, we’ll give you the rundown on the best services that you can give a shot as Plentyoffish alternatives.
Just remember that, unlike escorts or dating, these sites can only give you the opportunity to hook up with women (or men) who have the same goal for casual sex but they don’t guarantee that you will get laid.
They can each put you in contact with people in your area who are looking for a fling but once you meet up, the rest is down to you.
Adult Friend Finder
Probably the most famous hookups website in the world.
It’s like POF, but for horny people.
Be sure to check out our comprehensive AFF review.
The Adult Friend Finder site has been operating for over twenty years and has approximately 340 million users registered worldwide. The site has a strong reputation both in the industry and with its users.
Standard membership is free which gives you limited access across the site. Premium features start at $19.95 per month (payable annually) or $39.95 per month (payable monthly).
Adult Friend Finder is a well developed service which aims to provide a one-stop shop for horny adults looking to hook up. There are live webcams as well as access to exclusive porn contact in addition to the standard features to browse and interact with other members.
The site works well because of its strong community and members contribute to the sites extensive database and forum of extra content. You get the best experience out of Adult Friend Finder by being a part of this network both in terms of getting good tips but also access to useful and relevant content.
You can also earn money from the site by referring friends and by contributing to the community.
One of the best features of Adult Friend Finder is the automatic list building it does for you so you don’t have to keep track of interactions you have had; particularly useful if you go in all guns blazing.
Lastly, the site also offers training and online workshops in their patented online sex academy (in association with Penthouse).
Courses such as ‘Amazing Anal Sex’ and ‘Sensational Male Orgasms’ may be worth the membership fee alone for some inquisitive users.
The world’s leading site for extra-marital affairs, Ashley Madison offers a discreet service for its users to hook up.
You are never asked for personal details which may give away your identity which, as a result, makes the site very popular with genuine housewives, milfs and cougars.
As well as discretion, the site is also well designed and enables finding and making contact with other members very easy.
You can start with a private message and move on to webcam chats to find someone suitable and the average liaison occurs quite quickly after making contact. It is the assured confidentiality and ability for each hook up to be guaranteed no strings attached which easily makes Ashley Madison one of the most popular sites through which to arrange an affair.
Knowing full well that they have to appeal to women to keep the ratios healthy, membership is 100% free for the ladies but men do have to pay subscription fees.
Based on a similar format to the popular social networking site by a similar name, Fuckbook is popular with 20-30 somethings.
The site has a familiar look and feel which has given it the instant kudos that can sometimes prevent signups on other sites. Though the intention of everyone online is the same as something like Adult Friend Finder, it appeals to the online generation of the noughties.
Interaction on FuckBook is fast and furious and more instantly gratifying than other sites that host a simple email or instant messaging service.
In just the same way that its namesake works, FuckBook has a feed on the home page that is tailored to your location and preferences. You can comment and interact with users which kickstarts communication. However, this kind of interaction doesn’t come free.
Premium accounts give you unlimited messages, advanced search and filter options as well as exclusive offers, deals and access.
Self-advertising as the No 1 best dating site for local free sex, Adult Hookups has over 62 million registered users and has plenty of awards under its belt to prove its status.
They claim to have the highest success rate online for real life hook-ups meaning their members get the most sex.
One of the only online dating sites that is 100% dedicated to matching people solely for the purposes of casual sex Adult Hookups is free to join but you do need to register a credit card for ‘verification’ purposes.
Be careful with this as your ‘free’ membership includes an automatic check box (already selected) to charge you for membership to its affiliate site videosZ.com.
Whilst this is only $0.99 for 48 hours access, the automatic renewal is charged at $39.99 per month. The upgrade allows you to access the site for free for life and grants you access to unlimited searches as well as live webcam chat and the ability to send and receive emails.
There is no doubt that Adult Hookups is a big player in online casual dating and there is plenty of variety on offer which makes the site well worth the effort in registering.
Get It On
Get It On doesn’t have the same extensive membership that other services offer but it does appeal to a different demographic of user; notably swingers, couples and those looking for something a little kinky.
Though it isn’t an internet casual dating giant yet, the site is still attracting positive attention in the adult entertainment industry and has won several awards for its ease of accessibility, great features and appeal; ‘Best Dating Company’ 2014 in the YNOT Awards and ‘Best Dating Company 2015’ in the GFY Awards.
Sign up starts with a sexual preferences test before you complete a profile and then register an email that you will need to activate.
Membership starts at $18.95 per month or $5.95 per month if you sign up for a year (you get 6 months free with this option).
As with several other similar services, the site guarantees that you will get laid within three months or you get three months fee membership.
You can bypass the premium sign up and the standard access allows you to browse the site; however, you can’t contact other members until you sign up.
The site offers full and free access which includes standard features such as being able to send and receive messages with other members as well being able to browse the member directory.
However, you can select to upgrade your subscription for just $9.95 per fortnight. This gives you a featured profile meaning your details show up above all the standard results in searches.
Opting for a Silver or Gold membership also gives you a three-month money back guarantee – if you don’t find a suitable match which results in a hook up after 90 days then you get a further free three months subscription.
The site is a legitimate and popular way for people looking for casual encounters to hook up and has an active user database in excess of 40 million people.
Best of the Rest
So, those are the big boys on the market which gives you access to much larger numbers of profiles to browse; however, there are lots of smaller sites that, okay, do have fewer users but that does mean less competition. We would definitely recommend that you take a look at these sites as well:
- Easy Sex (easysex.com) – Best for easy local girls.
- Social Sex (socialsex.com) – Best for local variety.
- Milf Play (milfplay.com) – Best for cougars and milfs.
- Snap Sext (snapsext.com) – Best for horny previews.
- Instabang (instabang.com) – Best for use on mobiles.
What is your favorite POF alternative for hooking up and getting laid?
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