One of the most interesting things about Plenty of Fish (other than all these fish who can’t spell for shit and don’t use any punctuation whatsoever) is that it is chock full of seemingly dead-on personality assessments that are designed to help you find a match and understand what you need and want out of a relationship.
First, there is the Relationship Needs Assessment:
After taking this 100+ question test, Plenty of Fish gives you a shockingly thorough assessment on your personal relationship needs according to the categories above. Then they summarize your assessment and you can choose to make it visible on your profile or not.
(It is so thorough and long, I won’t post my results here. Don’t worry, I post other results below.)
Then there is the Psychological Assessment which consists of only 30 questions and aims to “determine what you really want versus what you say you want” in a potential match based on the theory that there are three key issues that lead to misunderstand and conflict in relationships: (1) Accomplishment (2) Physical Chemistry and (3) Drive.
I had some big doubts about whether this site could actually tell me this with any accuracy because, um,
I’m not even sure I know what I want half the time I’m a very nuanced, unique flower but WHOA GUYS. They kinda nailed it:
So naturally, when I saw that there was a “Seduction Style Guide” I had to see what it was about. I mean, it says, ”If you dare to proceed, this test will generate a complete step by step guide on how someone would seduce you and you wouldn’t be able to resist.”
This was far more than 30 questions and they got super detailed especially when it comes to fetishes, fantasies, and locations where you may or may not want to get it on. For example:
I honestly had no confidence that this assessment would actually get it right. But again, Plenty of Fish shocked me. Here is a selection of my results:
I mean, without going in to more detail than the ridiculously detailed assessment above, I can say very confidently that this is scary accurate.
You do not have to be a member of Plenty of Fish to take the test! Access it here.
So why are there so many sucky people on this website?! The science is there…. but the people are just not. It’s a travesty, really.
Although, I have to confess: I did go out on a date with one person from Plenty of Fish….
And it was a really great date.
So we went on another…
… and another…..
and a few others….
… and we’re still hanging out.
And he’s pretty fucking cool.
So, you know, there’s that.