It is important you understand how your POF inbox works both on the dating website and on the POF app.
You do not want to miss out on an opportunity for a relationship or lose track of a conversation.
The advanced search will literally perform a query based on every possible field other members have entered in their own profile. If you find someone you are interested in, send them an email in their POF inbox. To use the username search, click the tab that has that label.
The inbox upgrades do enable you to perform functions such as seeing if the user you emailed has read your message or not.
This will show an icon and the number of unread messages you have will also be displayed.
This is convenient because as you are browsing other Plenty Of Fish profiles, you do not have to continuously recheck your inbox to see if you have a new message.
Using the POF Search tool is a wonderful way to find potential members for dating on Plenty Of Fish. With the wide array of search filters you can really narrow down and find exactly who you are looking for.
Sure you will get emails from different people, but are they really what you are looking for?
Your POF inbox is going to be the primary utility you will be using to send and receive messages from other users.