At this point, you're likely either feeling really safe or like the place is run by an overzealous prison guard, or a bit of both.
The main way to meet and contact people is through their profiles, or if you would rather get your toes wet before jumping in and accidentally telling some stranger you love them, then the active forums are for you.
Once you do manage to get signed up expect to spend a fair amount of time filling out forms ranging from basic profile questions to a chemistry test.
In addition, the site requires new joiners to upload a face photo or risk being banned.
on there (not just registered) is likely to be around 7.0 million.
This still makes it one of the most popular dating communities in the world.
The inbox is pretty self explanatory, although it does have an extensive list of options for the types of people you would like to ban from contacting you.
If you think your usual assortment of passwords is good enough think again or you will be facing the “your password is too weak” page on more than one occasion.
The crowd is for the most part friendly, honest, open, and talkative.
It might be an effective way of meeting people without the pressure if you don't mind getting caught in the distance relationship trap, as it's unlikely that you will find a significant amount of people in the forums from your location.
Regularly on editor's top pick lists, those at Dating Site Reviews have awarded the site a badge of honor since "2009".
In their latest review they say In short, Po F strives to provide all (or at least most) of the features you'd find on pay sites, without the price tag.