Here’s something I bet you haven’t thought about before: your Fish Personality.
Are you an Angelfish? A Dolphin? A Lobster? A Whale? If you had to sum up your dating life using a sea creature, which one would you choose?
Sure, it’s a silly question, but it’s the question Plenty of Fish asks all its users. It’s up to you to decide which water dweller best describes your dating habits. You have a choice of 30, and if that task doesn’t already sound challenging enough, here’s the only guidance POF gives you: “There is no specific meaning to the fish types - they're just for fun, so pick the one that you think best describes you!”
Not very helpful, POF! SO let’s put our heads together and brainstorm…what does a Fish Personality say about you or your date?
- No Personality: If you describe yourself as “No Personality,” you clearly need to go back to Online Dating 101. I don’t need to tell you why it’s not a good idea.
- Angelfish: The name speaks for itself, here. This one’s for the good boys and girls of online dating who think a halo belongs in their profile pictures. Just make sure you don’t go so far you’re in obnoxious good-two-shoes territory.
- Barnacle: Can you say clingy? A barnacle attaches itself to something for life, never moving and never leaving its shell. A Barnacle dater could easily become too dependent and afraid to take risks or strike out on his or her own.
- Barracuda: These guys are known for their large size, fearsome appearance, and opportunistic predatory style. Barracudas are the pickup artists of the dating world, prepared to use well-practiced tactics to snap up their targets.
- Big Mouth Bass: Remember Big Mouth Billy Bass? It may be the most annoying toy ever made, yet no redneck’s house would be complete without one. If you’re into that Southern, good ol’ boy charm, look out for a Big Mouth Bass.
- BlowFish: If the name is anything to go by, I suspect the BlowFish is only looking for one thing. If low-key hookups and adult dating are your game, the BlowFish is definitely your best bet. Just be careful…they can be poisonous if not handled correctly.
- Bottom Dweller: You’ll find these fish in the deepest depths of the ocean, living amongst mud, sand, gravel, and rocks, and feeding on whatever sinks to the bottom. On POF, the Bottom Dwellers are online dating’s worst nightmare: the ones who still live in their parents’ basements.
- Catfish: By now you’ve definitely heard of Catfish, the 2010 documentary film and current MTV show. The Catfish are scammers, online con artists who are masters of appearing to be someone they’re not.
- Clam: The clam appears twice in popular culture: first as “Clam up” and second as “Happy as a clam.” If you’re a Clam of the first type, you’re not likely to be communicative or openly emotional in a relationship. If you’re the second, you’re a “Glass half full” kind of person who always looks on the bright side of life.
- Clownfish: Everybody wants to date someone who can make them laugh, so it’s good to be a Clownfish. Clownfish have a unique ability to enter tricky situations – like life in a stinging anemone – and come out unscathed. Besides, who doesn’t think Finding Nemo was adorable?
- Crab: A Crab may be tough to get to know at first, but the payoff is worth it in the end. Breaking your way through that thick exoskeleton can take time, but once you’ve peeled back the layers, you’ll find that the Crab is soft and sweet inside.
- Damselfish: If you’re the knight in shining armor type, the Damselfish is your perfect match. They’re frequently kept as pets, so if you’re looking to spoil your dates and give them a taste of what it’s like to be totally taken care of, a Damselfish would love to meet you.
- Dolphin: Dolphins are some of the smartest creatures around, but it’s not just about their brains. They’re also friendly, playful, and social animals who are always up for a good time. In other words, a Dolphin is the complete package.
- Eel: Eels are primarily nocturnal creatures, and many live together in holes called "eel pits." Sounds a bit scandalous to me. Dating an Eel means taking a walk on the wild side, and enjoying all the fun those early morning hours have to offer.
- Hammerhead: Unlike most sharks, who are typically solitary creatures, the hammerhead is known to form schools during the day – sometimes in groups of over 100! The Hammerhead knows how to play both sides well: social when he needs to be, and aloof when he needs to retain a little bit of mystery.
- Jellyfish: The Jellyfish are the cougars of the dating world. There’s something irresistibly captivating about them. Perhaps it’s their beauty, or the fluidity of their movement. Or maybe it’s their age and experience: they’ve roamed the seas for at least 500 million years.
- Lobster: Everybody wants a piece of these guys. They’re one of the most highly sought-after commodities in the food world, and they’re equally highly prized in the dating world. You’re lucky if you get your hands on one, so hold on tight!
- Octopus: The Octopus is a real catch. They’re athletic, highly intelligent, and good at adapting to whatever environment they find themselves in. They also have three hearts, so expect a lot of romance if you’re dating an Octopus.
- Piranha: The world’s most famous marine maneater needs no introduction. The Piranha is likely to hop from date to date to date, constantly searching for something (or someone) to satisfy their voracious appetite.
- Sea Horse: The Sea horse makes for a kind, steady partner in a long-term relationship. Expect a long and romantic courtship process, commitment to monogamy, and strong parenting skills.
- Sea Urchin: They may look a little scary on the outside, but don’t judge a book by its cover. Once you take the time to get to know a Sea Urchin, you’ll find there’s so much more beneath that sharp, tough exterior.
- Shark: Assertive, motivated, dangerous, sexy…those are just a few of the words that come to mind. Dating a Shark is guaranteed to be an intense, sweep-you-off-your-feet kind of experience. A Shark knows what he/she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it, whatever the cost.
- Shrimp: The shrimp is a jack of all trades. The many variations look completely different, communicate differently, and perform different functions. Dating a Shrimp means never getting bored – the Shrimp can be anything and everything you want them to be (and may like to play dress-up in the bedroom).
- Starfish: A Starfish is the “All eyes on me” kind of date. If you’re looking for a little bit of candy to carry around on your arm, try a colorful, eye-catching Starfish. A star loves the spotlight, so this is a good choice if you’re looking for an envy-inducing trophy spouse.
- Sucker Fish: Beware of dating a Sucker Fish. In the wild, sucker fish attach themselves to larger marine animals and use their hosts, who get nothing in return, for food and transportation. Can you say “gold digger?”
- Sunfish: The sunfish is, to describe it in one word, impressive. It’s the largest bony fish in the world (the average adult weight is 2,200 lb!). It feeds on jellyfish. Females can produce more eggs than any other known vertebrate. A Sunfish will never accept second best and will do anything to stay at the top of their game.
- Swordfish: The swordfish is a bit of a loner (it’s rare that you’ll find them with other swordfish, and even then it’s only a loose aggregation and never a tight school). Swordfish may seem like solitary creatures at first, but don’t write them off as bad dates. The swordfish also has almost no enemies, making a Swordfish date extremely popular and likeable once you actually get to know them.
- Tuna: You can’t go wrong dating a Tuna. They may not be the flashiest, most exciting dates, but they are steady, caring partners that will always be attentive to the relationship and make sure your needs are met.
- Turtle: Is there anyone who doesn’t love a turtle? They’re so cute you just want to squeeze them! A Turtle may be a little shy at first, but they’ll make a great date once you coax them out of their shell. Just be patient with them.
- Whale: Whales are some of the most intelligent, social creatures in the sea. A Whale makes for a smart, friendly date with good communication skills (and as a bonus, they’ll also be a great parent one day). Who doesn’t want their dating life to be a whale of a good time?
All that and still no mermaid option?? I'm so disappointed!
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