The site claims an impressive three million users are active every day and make the impressive statement that you know at least one person who found someone on POF.

In February 2017, 27-year-old Scott Lazenby was jailed seven years for raping one woman he met on the site and molesting another victim in front of her own son.

Lazenby, from Colne, in Lancashire, had exchanged messages with both via Plenty of Fish website before arranging to meet them both on “dates”, Burnley Crown Court was told.

When a new user signs up to the site, they are asked for their basic information as well as a picture of themselves.

The site then offers a lengthy, if not entertaining, chemistry test, where users answer a series of questions to establish their character.

Dating app Tinder says 15 per cent of Australia’s population – almost 3.5 million people - use their services, propelled by lust or the quest for love.

Matchmaking website RSVP boasts that 1,200 new singles join the site every day, while competitor e Harmony claims they are responsible for 11,000 Australian marriages since 2007.Originally established in 2003 by founder Markus Frind, he managed to gain ten million users while running the site from his bedroom.Today the dating site is available in five different languages reportedly have an impressive 55,000 new sign-ups a day.From then on, it is up to the users whether they would like to chat more or even meet in person.There have been several cases where people have used Plenty of Fish to meet people in order to carry out criminal acts.“I see myself being single until the right person comes along,” he tells He admits his friends have queried his fussiness, but counters that a lack of pickiness could result in a relationship with “somebody who definitely wasn't right, and then I see that as, I've just wasted all that time, that was annoying.” “I'd rather sort of shake the tree and see what falls out in the first couple of dates because then, you know, you get further down the track and then you find out that they're a vegan or something,” he admits. they're really left winged or something.” Allison believes pickiness isn’t true for all online dating users.