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Plenty of fish is a nightmare! Nothing like it used to be!! You get spammed every day, by online prostitutes and and outside entities who are trying to lure you into their website/pornographic. This is getting really old! I tried a number of times to get ahold of management to make suggestions on what to do but never get any kind of feedback. I've been using POF since it first started! It was a great site! Loads of features you could use to narrow down searches as to what type of woman/relationship you were seeking! Today it's all about sparing someone's feeling of inadequacy, this is very poor judgement on POF's part to cater to this sort of behaviour! It feeds one type of poor behaviour and allows tonnes more to come into the spotlight while guys like myself have to suffer with the garbage that is left behind... Phoney profiles people scamming, unknown third party entities spamming people's inboxes.
POF needs to be taken offline or given a serious makeover! POF was great the way it was back in 2007. You could select what race you were interested in! What religion and type of relationship, dating, casual, long-term, FWB, multiple encounters, one night stand, friends only, chat, it had the best of both worlds. But now it has become filled with people whom I'd never want to meet! I'd rather jump into a barrel of toxic waste than date these animals who hit me up!!. POF is the epitome of slime - certainly don't recommend this site to anyone!!
Support is non-existent. The site routinely "forgets" login information requiring the recreation of the profile totally from scratch. The site claims to be completely free but in fact keeps certain key features (username search, seeing who likes a profile, for example) unless an "upgrade" is paid for. There is no profile screening function to remove obvious fakes and scammers. Overall a totally useless site.
The dating site is low quality and the admins are not doing a great job to sort out the rubbish. Also support is basically non existent and if there is finally an answer it is just scripted and not helpful. I recommend to everyone not to waste their time with this site/app.
This site is ridiculous and offers nothing of value. The headline says it all. Every woman I've had contact with over 2 years has offered ** or wanted to scam me. To be honest online dating has become at least 90% scammers. It's unfortunate, but it's very doubtful you'll ever meet anybody interested in anything but themselves. Most "women" can't even write or speak English. You'll know you're being scammed when every, yes every reply is, "Hey there. :)" Complete waste of time.
I've signed up for POF twice in the last week. The site has kicked me out both times and doesn't recognize my password. The link says an email will be sent but it wasn't. I tried many times and nothing happened. There is no customer service number or email AT ALL!!! This site is terrible!!! I give up!!! I can't even delete BOTH of my profiles!!! Now, it looks like I refuse to respond to those who attempt to communicate!!! I was just about to respond to someone near me...UGH!!!
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In the past few years, I was a member of POF 3 separate times. I live in the State of CA. So 3 strikes I'm done. I was in disbelief at the high number of scammers, liars, opportunists, users. I got so many liars and scammers, I would ask them straight out. They would lie when I asked them questions in a message or phone. Are you a scammer? Do you want a relationship or are you just looking for hookups? They lied and scammed so much, they had no remorse. Just about getting what they want. There may be 1% to 3% on this site that are genuine. But that is being generous. I will never go on this site again. A huge waste of time and energy. Instead, I just deleted my account. I will take a break. Plan to sign up with Match.com soon.
I would say that about 80% of the profiles are fake (scammers). I am constantly blocking many each day. I can spot a fake scammer a mile away. Also, I report main profile photo as not being a face photo and nothing is done. Each day these profiles appear with main photo of guitar, boat, fish, etc. NOT a human face. They should proof all photos before being allowed on the site, like Match.com does. Not that Match doesn't also have lots of fakes.
Being freshly retired from the military, I wanted to broaden my possibilities to meet a good woman and enjoy the next chapter in life with. In just over one year, I met a staggering two women. One who showed up looking 10-12 years older than her photos with a huge chunk of gray hair that reminded me of a skunk. The second woman could rival Harry Houdini with her "disappearing" acts. Realizing that 98% of the women did NOT read my profile, I just added more photos and condensed my profile write-up. While this change seemed to have better results, the quality of women responding were less than favorable. And I am a man who prefers quality over quantity.
Fast Forward that whole year and I began to realize a pattern. Many women who seemed to have fake profiles all had the following in common; their profile name ended with random numbers and letters like Sabrina2j8z6w or Chelsea9q82vb4. In addition all of these women added me as "favorites" and sent the same exact message "Hey There :)" Nothing more. I realized all of these women only had one photo and usually a suggestive/provocative photo. They were all FAKE PROFILES. And I further realized that if I went ONLINE after a certain time period, I would get message after message and added as a favorite after favorite over and over day after day.
While the site can be an excellent way of meeting people, it has become a dumping ground for garbage and fake profiles. Most good looking women I viewed a year earlier were still on the website. So I started to question the sincerity of these women as well. It's all too often to use such a website as an Internet Welfare System without ever having to be honest in one's intent. Lastly, I was so fed up with the fake profiles that I screen captured 10 fake profiles as proof and loaded them as my profile photos titled "FAKE POF PROFILE" and within two or three minutes of uploading my fifth photo, my account was locked. Imagine that. POF is a garbage website that deserves NEGATIVE Stars. What could be an excellent way of meeting people has become a nightmare. Plenty of Fish, is really Plenty of Fake Profiles and Plenty of Garbage.
This site is too proper! WTF. Like seriously... Who is not looking to hook up?! I wish I could actually take this site and throw it physically into the trash!!! My account was deleted without them even telling me. **!
Recently, I purchased a 3 month subscription to the Plenty of Fish application period from the beginning, I would get notification after notification saying someone was interested in me, only to find that their profiles had been deleted. Only a fraction of the members responded to any E mails I sent out. And then, I was contacted by a woman who said she wanted to meet. Before we knew it, we were texting to each other and this morning, a gentleman called me and told me that I had been communicating with his 15 year old daughter. I have sent feedback time after time, asking them to delete my profile and they simply ignore my emails.
There are a lot of frauds on this site. I've had indecent proposals and even been hit up for money. One guy I'd checked out with the state court records and though he was real... he was just off probation for pleading guilty to a domestic assault with a weapon. I reported him and blocked him, but POF unblocked him on me and he found me again. I am a professional and have a business. I am easy to find... I do not appreciate POF's lack of concern for their user's safety.
I been on this app for 1 year and 3 months. I'm looking for a serious relationship that I can build. But I get a bunch of creeps and fake profiles, scammers, gold diggers, & liars. The app is nothing to help users out. Especially making people pay for a subscription, for to talk to women. Or woman to talk to guys. I don't see me going out to public and spend 8 dollars to talk to women. Plus all I get is wants to meet me but no messages. And that's annoying to see. I would definitely not recommended this app to anyone.
I unfortunately paid for a 8 month subscription and for the 1st month I would get messages from what I thought were real ladies on this site. I would respond and eventually after a few responses back and forth the messages would end. This happened many times making me wonder if I am getting scammed. I also received many messages from females with just 1 photo saying, "Hey there!" Then following up with a link to a spam site, or ** site. Disgusting and a waste of time. Surely money thrown out the window. Avoid, at all costs.
Paid for 8 month upgrade. About one month in and have been overwhelmed with likes and meet mes from so many fake profiles. Becoming good at spotting them, e.g the 48 year old with a 20 year old's photo. If you message them, you will be asked to communicate offsite, or sent a link to some ** site. The notion that they validate profiles is ridiculous or at best highly ineffective.
There are some genuinely decent guys on the site worth talking to and setting up a date with. But amidst the other 80% who are claiming to be sugar daddies or just blatantly perverted asking immediately for nudes or talking about their junk and insisting on a hook up being arranged after you already told them you’re not interested. Then when you block them for harassment and improper conduct your account is deleted without warning or communication nor can you ever join again. WHAT A LOAD OF CROCK. So now the once gentleman I found that I was going to set up a date with tonight I have no contact with. THANK YOU PLENTY OF FISH FOR CATERING TO SEX PREDATORS.
I simply had asked Plenty of Fish for a refund after they had kicked me out. They returned my refund for $10. About an hour later I get an email from Plenty of Fish saying, "We have kicked you out 'cause of your bad conduct," on there which I wasn't even causing any issues at all on that site. I think it was completely unfounded and I think they only kicked me out of their site 'cause they're a bunch of cheapskates who only want people's hard earned money. I'm boycotting that site and never returning again.
I wasn't happy when POF customer service blocked me to join again just because I told some males off because a few guys really rude. For local people only targeting women for sex or taking advantage from solo parents like me. I also ever got scammed by a few guys who stolen someone's else identity and after sent him money for this year he didn't want to see me until I make another payment. Do they think we here for either atm machine or sex toys? I want someone I can spend the rest of my life because I have kids full time. Seriously dating sites this stage not about love anymore but about taking advantage from innocent people.
I have used POF for 5 yrs on and off. I have been catfished. I have met guys for one night stands and I have in the end found a long term boyfriend. Some guys on this site are married or cheating on girlfriends. I have had a married man's wife contact me. I told her the truth. Her husband contacted me on the POF website but we had never exchanged messages. Thank God he wasn't my type and I ignored him. I have gotten to the point where I can pick out the scammers before even sending a message. Their profile pictures are blank, the profile is a meme or a picture of a celebrity. A lot of the people are cheating on mates so be careful. Also, have had run ins with men who claim to have job but are on disability. It's truly crazy the lies that these men will come up with to get your attention.
First of it was free! I tried 3 other sites prior to this one which weren't free, and they were busts. Second it had a good chemistry test and enough space for writing your profile. The % of chemistry you shared with potential matches was helpful. It was easy to use and communicate with others. It wasn't hard to use if you had to update information or tweak details. I eventually found my match, after only having to meet two men, the second one was my match. We have been together for 6 years now and have just celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary! We are both so thankful to this site for helping us find each other. It honestly is a great site to utilize and I strongly recommend it. And again it was FREE!
What a garbage company. Me and my boyfriend had our photos stolen, off of our social media accounts or something, and then some fool proceeded to make a fake account for my boyfriend. Obviously, it's fake AF because my man is a LIBRA and clearly they entered the wrong birthday and it claims he is a VIRGO. Even in the description this fool tried to make it seem like the site messed up. Why the HECK would anyone continue using this site? Go outside or get a job and meet people face to face. Because this site, is only encouraged by the number of downloads and payouts from desperate people. I will admit, way back in 2012 it was a totally cool dating site. But now, it is literally compromising the relationships of people who DONT EVEN USE THE SITE. Just avoid using it guys. And do your best to protect yourselves from FOOLS.
The same day I joined the site POF I received a ridiculous amount of messages. I couldn’t answer all because I was busy so I did answer some selectively. However I thought it strange that so many messages could be coming in within minutes. Wondered if it was fake but I overlooked it and went on to uploading pics and answering a few messages. While doing so I noticed I kept getting a pop up to upgrade my account by paying so I could get more attention. I wasn’t into that because it’s a dating site. Fraud comes in all forms.
I decided to give it a break until later the evening after I finished setting up the account, to my surprise I was trying to log in and it kept telling me invalid user name or password but I knew it wasn’t wrong because my phone had stored that information. I kept trying. It was useless. I couldn’t access the account for whatever reason. I don’t know. I can only assume it could be that I posted a pic in bathing suit or a guy who messaged me and I questioned his profession from a pic he posted and I told him I drew the line right there but either ways I don’t know. Seems they also access your messages. I tried to build a new account. It was successful and I started getting messages until a few hours it was also blocked too. I’m thinking maybe it’s because I didn’t upgrade and pay the money but either ways there is no professionalism in this site. I wouldn’t recommend it. Total crap.
I paid the site only for 1 month. And the other month the site automatically renewed. I did not see at the time of purchase that the site automatically renews. I wrote asking to cancel the payment and the site said that it does not cancel. In addition to paying, I still receive several spam. This site is of no use.
I have been off and on the site for several years. It seems to get worse each time. Most of the men are unemployed with the front of owning a business. The businesses are always lawncare, handyman or a car wash. Something where they work when they feel like it. The ones I met eventually started complaining about money, their bills and didn’t want to spend money to go out. Many live with their mother under the cover of “taking care” of her due to illness. I met about 7-8 guys on the site and only 2 had a full time jobs. Sad but true. Most can’t even write a complete sentence or spell basic words. It’s full of uneducated, unemployed losers.
I'm now pretty sure POF creates these countless fake profiles. They are all very generic and follow a general pattern. I'd not recommend anyone to this app as they have made it impossible to use. I find it very ridiculous they would spawn so many obvious fake profiles.
Lady’s watch out for a man name Mark **. He is good looking, will say he owns his own business. Has a dog name Warrior. House paid off. No debt. Will ask you questions about your debt and soon he will promise you the world. Tell you everything you want to hear and say I love you. Then scaled me out of lots of money because he was in a different country and couldn’t get back home. POF will not take him off. Be safe.
Since signing up a week ago, I get numerous emails daily (average 20-25) that so-and-so man "wants to meet me" yet NONE of these takes the simple action of sending me a quick message within the app??? Probably just as well, since the ones I message usually return 2 messages, then either send unsolicited ** pics or otherwise indicate that despite stating "looking for relationship" in the profile, they're really just after a hookup. Losers!! None of the men I've found on POF are actually looking for what they say they are: an intelligent, down-to-earth girl with decent body weight (I'm an attorney, 5'7 weighing 140, and do CrossFit 5 times a week. Not bad looking either. Wish I could find a place to meet QUALITY men!!
I was told my account was hacked and if I went and bought 2 $50 Google Play cards they could fix it. Total scam!!! Do not call the 833 phone number. Also contact number 604 area code in Canada does not work. Only way to fix this is email customer service.
Ladies beware of the fake military profiles of widows with small children and on deployment that are being used on this dating website. They will immediately ask for your phone number. Do Not give it. If their text words look like they are talking a little funny or LONG Romantic paragraphs of pledges of attraction and love at first seeing your picture and profile is a sign you are being scammed. I have only been on this site for maybe 1 month and have repeatedly seen this. This website is not safe to use.
My account was hacked. I noticed I started receiving a bunch of POF meet me responses, and when I went to log in my user pass did not work all the sudden. I checked my email and in junk folder there was message that my POF email changed from firstname.lastname@example.org. I tried the change password option include in e-mail, but I didn't get e-mail (must of went to new hacker e-mail address). For past several days I have e-mailed for support with just generic responses with links to reset my password which do not work as my e-mail was changed by hacker I'm guessing. Has anyone had physical support from POF customer service for issues like this? I have never had problems like this getting support.
I have been on and off of POF over the last few years. I’ve had a few dates but this site is now declining rapidly. It is all to the benefit of females. Too easy to block the good guys. Plus, spamming and phishing (fake profiles) are rampant. It used to be good but not no more.
POF.com expert review by Mark Brooks
POF.com, also know as Plenty of Fish, is the largest completely free online dating site.
No Charge: While there are upgrade options available to further enhance your experience, POF.com is the largest dating site that allows you to have a completely free dating experience.
Profiles may include several photos: Users can provide photos of themselves in various settings as well as both full-length photos and headshots to provide the most accurate information about themselves for potential matches.
Advanced behavioral search algorithm: Along with allowing members to perform basic or detailed searches, POF also reacts to the profiles you choose to click on. In future searches, it will then refine your results by bringing you results that match both what you are asking for and what you are looking at.
Anonymous email network: Users can email potential matches through POF.com's own messaging service, allowing them to keep their identities and contact info private until they are ready to share it.
Profiles are screened before being posted: POF.com staff screens profiles and photos before posting to ensure only appropriate information makes it onto the site.
Best for: People looking for long-term relationships, people looking for short-term relationships, and people looking for a large dating pool.
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