This post is sponsored by Plenty of Fish. I am being compensated to help share information about the Plenty of Fish redesigned mobile app but Girl in Betsey only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Read on for what my personal thoughts are on the newly designed Plenty of Fish mobile app.
In the era of digital, comes digital dating. I for one am all for this because I’m just too busy to actually go out and meet people in person these days. With dating apps, there’s a consensus that there’s no thought behind it, it’s just a numbers game and the matter of swiping left or right. Well, I’m here to dispel that myth and offer tips on how to keep the conversation going.
I have used a few dating apps before, but just started using Plenty of Fish. Not sure what Plenty of Fish is? Plenty of Fish is a dating app and site an astounding number of more than 150 million registered users. What I like about this particular app is how much you can fill out your profile, to what you’re looking for in a significant other to things about you such as if you have children or what colour hair, eyes you have.
I also like the new conversation-focused features because you can actually comment on specific pieces of content on a user’s profile. This update is called Spark; Spark is an in-app feature that allows a user to easily initiate a conversation. This is great because let’s say you matched with someone that’s got photography listed on his or her profile, and if you’re a blogger like me, that’s basically a match made in heaven, right? This makes it a heck of a lot easier to start the conversation because now you have a common starting off point.
How it works is you pick up and drag a conversation icon over any aspect of a potential date’s profile, it makes it super easy to quote and comment on profile content – from photos to interests.
So, what’s the point? The point is it’s POF’s commitment to helping singles connect in a meaningful way, even though it’s all done online. Did you know members are 22% more likely to receive a reply to a message sent with the new functionality? Spark also increases the probability of a message leading to a conversation (at least 2 replies by each person) by 15%. Those are some pretty good odds if you ask me.
Personally, I love this feature; it’s so much easier to strike up a conversation now that there’s something in particular, to talk about. To be honest, I’m quite old fashioned, I feel since I’m the girl I shouldn’t have to be the one to talk first, but now with this new feature, that thinking went out the window.
I think there’s a notion that romance is dead, but it doesn’t have to be. We, as individuals, have to make more of a conscience effort to bring the conversation in the direction we want it to go. We need to up our standards and not settle for ‘hey, what’s up?’ anymore. We need to work on our conversation skills, take chances and be open to trying new things. After all, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plenty of Fish. All opinions and thoughts are my own.