Most profiles have at least two pictures, the basic form info, and a few lines of text that normally go along the lines of “I'm a nice guy, I don't know what to write here really so I'll just say something hopefully humorous for the next sentence or two.” The form information includes children (wants/has), smoking, zodiac sign, age, religion, drug use, if they have a car, profession, drinking, marital status, and education.
If you have a temporary lapse of brain activity there is a convenient list of date ideas (zoo, comedy show, etc) right next to the send button to help you get to that first date.
The sites allows members to instant message each other as well as send virtual gifts, although the gifts cost points that mainly only paid members will have enough of.
Men on average can expect about a 5-10% response rate, with women tending to get significantly more replies to any messages they send out.
The site will log you out a lot for inactivity so always save a copy of any long thought out messages before hitting the send button.
Plentyof Fish is a genuine, if a bit knocked around and defensive, site full of real people.