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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Jan. 15, 2019

Trying to login to the dating site Plenty of Fish (POF) is absolutely hopeless. In my case, I was on the site about 10 years ago. I think I made the mistake of using the word “sensual” in one my ads. I understand POF wants and succeeds in having good taste and is a classier than experience than all the idiots who were in the Craigslist personals. But, honestly, the word “sensual” warrants a lifetime ban? Once in a while I try, again, to login, create a new user name and-or new password. But the site recognizes my email address and will not allow me to re-establish a new account. POF has plenty of members and they do not care if you cannot login or open an account. They do not need me or you. Move on. Possibly try a print ad in the National Examiner tabloid in the “ Sheela Wood Find A Friend” personal ads. They will not allow profanity or explicit sexual language, but words such as “sensual” are perfectly acceptable. Good Luck.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Jan. 14, 2019

I have visited the POF website on and off for about 6 years. When I first tried it, about 6 years ago, the website was top shelf. I have seen it deteriorate greatly since then. Yes, the women don't like the guys who only want sex, and the guys are tired of women showing up weighing "tons" more than what their photos show. But those are actual users and not the website itself.

It's January 2019 and the first 20 new profiles I see...are all fake profiles. Being in my 40s, I'm seeing provocative photos of girls in their early 20s who have their age listed as 40-something. They only have 1 photo, and a 1-sentence bio. Once you send them an email, they respond with a link to go to some pornographic website. I'm sure the actual women users/subscribers see similar things also.

I have written to POF about this, but they have an automated reply that is meant to brush you off...and really informs you that they intend on doing nothing about this. So much for providing a quality website! Having previously working in the IT/IS field, there is an easy way to prevent these scammers from using the POF website, and that is by blocking the IP address of the offenders. However, POF will not do this. Alternatively, POF employs people who have to clean these messes up daily, only to do it all over again the next day.

The employees of POF do not want to block the IP addresses of the scammers because then they would be out of a job. They fail to realize that if they provide a quality website, the website will grow, and more customer service people will be needed...and then they could do their job with integrity instead. And a quality website with growing users is going to bring more advertisers with more money. But POF fails to recognize this.

Originally, a man named Marcus created this website. Back then, the website (as I previously mentioned) was top notch. Since then, POF was sold and now the quality, the subscribers, and the advertisers are leaving. Now they have to create fake profiles in hopes of bringing back the things that they are losing. Food for thought POF!

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Rated with 2 stars
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Original review: Jan. 11, 2019

** is a compulsive liar. Not that educated and definitely not a manager. Has wife and kid at home, says she is terminally ill and left him with debt. Telling sob stories all the time. Scamming money and just wants to plenty of ** Buddies with benefits, as well. Cliff isn't his real name! Has a lot of Facebook accounts. Hard to believe that he's divorced then go on holiday together with his Mrs, this was a wedding event as well. Knows how to set up a trap slowly and when you've somehow sussed him out. It's an excuses of lies over lies. Ladies don't be fooled by his posh accent. My private detective had to warn me. Not a genuine person to be good friends with as stated on his POF profile.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Jan. 7, 2019

Fake ads and fake mail. It's easy to spot them. One word mail. One picture, not matching the correct age of member as stated in their profile. What a pain getting slammed by fakes. Markus is clueless. He's part of this scam. Is there really a Markus. Save yourself some grief and don't join. You'll thank me later. I also got hacked through POF. Didn't appreciate that.

4 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Jan. 6, 2019

Recently contacted by an attractive man and of course got excited by the, so he wants to chat on WhatsApp, Quite common these days, so I agree. SO turns out that David is out in Turkey on a military mission and he has left his 13-year-old daughter at home in Harborne, Birmingham Uk, with schoolmistress? I did think this a little odd. Another story of his parents dying in a car crash when he was young and his grandmother looked after him.

Carried on general chat and he sent more photos of himself and a picture of his military I.D. card after I had challenged him after he started asking for iTunes gift cards to trade for internet connection. Alarm bells ringing now that this is a scam. Asked him about internet banking and he said could not do this. Did this guy think I was stupid? I know full well that military get looked after and are able to access internet etc. He carried on messaging ever hopeful that I would go out and purchase an iTunes card. On searching the internet this appears to be a common scam, don't be fooled. Such a shame as the guy who has been used was really quite nice and I would love to find him and at least let him know he has been used in a scam. Beware ladies!!!

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Dec. 25, 2018

Very well put together scam this app is. I made the mistake of a upgraded account as soon as I opened a normal one. That's 40 quid I'll never see again. Like everyone else on this page has said. Most profiles are fake sending spam links. Not only that, After you spend a stupid amount of money on upgrading your account the site still constantly pesters you on spending more money on "Tokens" to "get more popular and be noticed faster." What the hell is this!? A casino where you pay every time to spin for a random girl who almost definitely won't respond either because she doesn't exist or because the people that ARE real on this site are precious little princesses that have no personality that think. I should be crawling on my hands and knees just for them to say hello? It's not got a good crowd.

It's very hard and disheartening for people who are shy and not got much confidence in themselves on this site as you're making a big leap by putting yourself out there and then getting nothing in return and you're paying for it! Basically, to very bluntly sum up what this site is (and who it's really for), Its a site where drop dead gorgeous muscular guys with no brain cells can meet drop dead gorgeous girls with no brain cells, fire a couple of innuendos at each other, meet up, bang, have a bit of drama then move on to the next one. If you really are feeling down about yourself or lonely and are seriously trying to find someone to find happiness with THIS IS NOT THE PLACE. It's pish!

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8 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Dec. 25, 2018

For one I think this site is sexist and allows men to degrade women and insult women with no consequences and do whatever they want. Most of these men on this site are just looking for sex and lie and say they want a relationship or something long term to get it. Once they realize that they might not get it they get nasty and mean and kick the girl to the curb to move on to the next victim. Some men’s profiles even say insulting things about women in their profiles and they aren’t deleted. I think this is run by sexist men who don’t care about how these men are treating women on this site. Women have to go through so much with trying to find a man on here that is not just looking to get in her pants if she actually want a real relationship and not just a hook up.

Most of the men on this site that I have encountered are rude, mean, shallow, conceited and think because they are a man they can act whatever way they want. They are all wrapped up in how the girl looks even when they aren’t even all that themselves and if they can get sex. I’m fed up with the behavior of men on this site and how horrible they act. It also seems odd that most of the reviews here are from men. Makes you wonder who is running this site. Then you have men putting stupid stuff on their profile like the reason all you women are single is because you put him in the friend zone. WELL, HELLO you're single too buddy!!!

I mean really low quality men on here! A lot of drug users, men who are cheating. They just don’t care since it’s free. I don’t care if they are men and have a better job than men me or whatever else it doesn’t mean you have the right to disrespect me and think that you are better than me. This site will make you feel like a piece of meat and valued at all. Stay away!!!

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8 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Dec. 20, 2018

Since last year I've had 4,246 fake profiles asking me to give them my email address. And I've met 23 women for dates, all of them ugly as. And about 50% of those were already married... I've also noted that around 25% of those had a criminal record. And 10% lost custody of children because of a drug habit. Not a very nice crowd.

20 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 17, 2018

After being on POF for a couple of years, I considered becoming a paid member, until I started receiving many fake looks, likes & being favored by users that didn't seem to exist. Lately I've started to see new profiles of absolutely super hot women (Red Flag). I would select that I liked them. To my surprise, they all liked me back (another Red Flag)! When I would go to the Mutual liked page, the profiles didn't exist anymore. When you message some accounts, you could tell they were bots replying with canned responses, totally unrelated to the message you. Most of the replies try to get you to message them off the POF site.

Several of my friends & I have seen a massive rise in accounts stating they will only accept messages from PAID POF members. This looks as though POF has created fake accounts to get unpaid members to pay in order to contact specific users. This seems to be unique to males messaging women, in that none of my women friends on POF have ever even seen this type of paid members only notification. (Red Flag) When we started to talk amongst ourselves, we realized, NONE of us even knew how to set our profiles to block unpaid members. We eventually did find the setting.

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11 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Dec. 13, 2018

I've been a member of POF for a number of years and decided to upgrade and pay for membership this year. This past weekend after chatting with another member for a couple weeks, I uploaded pics to my profile and shared them privately with this member. I then deleted them from my profile. Shortly after this I went to upload a couple more and was faced with a message telling me my uploading privileges had been revoked. After multiple emails to POF demanding an explanation they replied with this:

"Thank you for taking the time to email POF.com. Please be advised that your uploading privileges have been revoked. Your account was found to be in violation of our Terms and Conditions as you have uploaded offensive material, indecent images, or re-posted images after having received an image warning. This ban cannot be reset." I understand the site's terms, but these pictures were of QUILTS AND NEEDLEPOINTS I had created. No nudity or anything inappropriate whatsoever. Sorry POF but you just lost a paying subscriber and ongoing member.

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14 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 12, 2018

Fraud, scam and theft on this website!!! Do not pay for new features like webcam! POF have stolen 100£ from my account. Thieves and nothing real = Plenty Of Fish. I'M still waiting for my money back, but nothing. Be very careful and do not send your card details. POF = scam.

16 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 9, 2018

I made a few decent connections on POF, but recently it's being overrun with these gorgeous young women profiles that are clearly fake. They use the same "tagline" and if you upload their profile pic to Tineye.com you'll most likely get 4-40 results showing all the ** photo sites their picture is posted. Reporting them is useless as I half believe it's POF itself doing this. The bottom line is NO gorgeous woman whose picture is a perfect body and face is going to be on POF, which in reality is for the older, plain-faced, overweight woman (majority - sorry, but true).

18 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Dec. 9, 2018

Please help, I am not aware of an account that I have with POF and they are taking money from my bank account. I cannot log in as I don't know the user details to inform them to close it down. I cannot find a contact email or phone number to write to them.

14 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 5, 2018

POF.com is a gross place. Don’t pay for the upgrade - everyone who wants to “meet you” is a **. There are no real people who will ever show up on that tab. Also people there tend to be incredibly shallow, vapid and downright mean. It’s an awful site that is infested with fake accounts. Don’t do it. All it will do is kill your self-confidence. Oh also someone tried to catfish me.

17 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 3, 2018

Updated on 12/22/2018: I want to add some more to my previous review. I have a POF setting that prevents people from messaging me unless their message is 50 characters in length. I thought that would stop the sexbots from emailing me. But I just got a message from a sexbot and the message was "Hey there!" Obviously, Markus is behind these sexbots. The site is mostly unusable now as anyone I click on "Who Viewed You" or "New Users", I end up seeing mostly sexbots and no one real. Even when I click on "Who's Online", I see at least 3-5 sexbots. I think that POF is officially dead. Markus must have gotten greedy and decided that he could make more off of sexbots and die hard loyalists than before when it was just upgraded members. Someone needs to make a new dating site because POF just isn't what it was before with the nonstop sexbot spam that Markus allows.

Updated on 12/07/2018: I want to add more to my previous review that I posted a couple of days ago. Just today, I have already received six POF emails from sexbots. I will probably get some more before the day is through. Also, I mentioned in my previous review that I created a user script to remove crap from his website. Some of the crap that I removed involved red alert notifications indicating someone was interested in me or something. 100% of every one of those were from bots, not real people. It's just a scam to trick you into spending money so you will see who was interested in you.

Markus likes to pretend that he is a champion of justice, and caters to feminist types. He lets women have empty and two-word profiles, but requires that males have three sentence profiles. It should be the same for both genders. Even though there is already a profile setting that can limit who can contact you based on gender, age, location, etc. he made it so no one can ever see or contact each other outside a certain age range, and did it for the women of the site and no one else.

Well if he is so high up on his horse and thinks he is such a warrior of justice, don't you think he should show some integrity? Trying to con people out of money by setting up a fake "someone is interested in you" notifications is a lack of integrity. This guy doesn't have integrity. Which is why we have a dating site that is being overrun by sexbots now, despite the fact that he has been working on this site for decades and has plenty of web development experience and expertise.

Original Review: I'm not sure when exactly, but I will say around 2008, there were a lot of CSS and HTML and page navigation errors on the website. I never put the website or the owner down. I wanted to take advantage of the bug report and suggestion threads in the Forums. As soon as I explained the problem on the forums, I was attacked by a group of people, mostly women. I just wanted to help Marcus by pointing the errors out, but I guess he was perfectly fine with having people ** and give me a hard time.

Then later, some woman was complaining about how this stranger treated her like complete crap and she can't get over it and him because she was otherwise attracted to him. It was so long ago, I don't remember exactly. I probably said something to the effect that she needed to embrace her hate and anger a bit, otherwise she will find herself in this situation again and again for the rest of her life and always be a victim. This wannabe moderator immediately attacked me and said that there couldn't possibly be worse advice than I was giving and then he basically sweet talked her and blah, blah, blah. I found out later that he posted a lot on the forums and signed every single one of his posts with his nickname, trying to bring attention to himself. Needless to say, he became a moderator. Markus must like self-serving douches like that.

Those two aren't really complaints. But this one is. I think that if someone only wants to receive emails from people within a certain age, then they can set limitations on their profile "only interested in men from 18-24" or something like that. It's already a profile option. But Markus one day decided to go far beyond that and you immediately can never ever message or receive messages from someone outside of your age range. I just disagree with that totally.

People 15 years apart should be able to talk to each other if they want, and if they don't want to talk to people older/younger than them, then they can use that profile option I already told you about. It made me feel like Markus was a ** wonder who wanted to cater feminist types. Not only that, but for many years any POF profile I create has to have a certain number of characters usually around 3-4 sentences, but women's profiles have no character limit I know of because I often see completely empty or two-word profiles like "Ask me".

And I live in a small farm town of 4,500 in the Midwest. I moved here from Columbus, Ohio around 8 years ago. And I live near a small city. For many years, I would say the vast majority of women's profiles were real. But now it has been taken over by sexbots. First it was one full search page full of sexbots that got deleted within 12-24 hours. Then it became two full search pages. Now it is more like 3-5 full search pages of nothing but sexbots.

Given what I know about Marku's ** personality and the fact that he is a pretty good web designer who has been designing websites for decades now, I think this is intentional. I don't think people are spending massive amounts of time to create fake sexbot accounts to annoy him or POF users. As some said, they send you to alternate websites that they believe are also owned by Markus. So Markus could potentially be using POF to create sexbots to farm income for other sites he created. And if not, well he should be doing a better job of keeping sexbots out.

I like POF because it is a free site and it is well designed. It is aesthetically pleasing. I mean there are some small things I don't like. Like, why would you put eye color and hair color so far apart? Why is someone's ethnicity and astrology sign in the same line? I also ended up creating a user script to get rid of some of the crap he has on the site. But overall it's a good site. My main two complaints are that he puts age restrictions where you can't see or talk to people outside a certain age range, no matter what, despite the fact that you can already restrict who can contact you like by age, location, whether they have a picture or not, etc. And the second complaint is that he let the site be taken over by sexbots. And finally, I just think Markus is a giant **. Someone like Trudeau or Macron. Or worse. A ** coward who would probably scream that white skittles are racist or something. POF is the best dating website out there that I know of.

I like it better than MeetMe, because MeetMe is badly designed and it is just a place for people to sell or get weed, prostitute themselves, badmouth guys and shame them, or ask for free ** like (someone give me some pizza or soda or cigarettes, or, "Take me out please," or, "Pick me up and drive me somewhere," or, "I don't care who comes over and cuddles but I want cuddles tonight handsome guys please," or, "I need rent money or gas money or phone card minutes please"). I'm sure the same ignorant ** are on POF too, but POF has more class where you don't know what someone is actually thinking because it isn't real-time communication as in tweets or live posts. It is just profiles and you can tell who takes the time to actually fill out their profile or not.

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13 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 21, 2018

I've soon realized that Plenty Of Fish is posting their own fake women on their website leading you to another website they own, it's funny if you write to them and say you're fake instantly they disappear, I can sit there right over and over and over again to each fake person and instantly they all disappear, if you see a pretty sexy young woman on Plenty Of Fish it's fake. They put that there... How can one site claiming to help lonely people take advantage of them instead...

21 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Nov. 21, 2018

This site is awful. As soon as I upgraded, I already had messages in my account from bots with profile pics of scantily clad women. Half the messages said the exact same thing: "Hey there!" Then every few minutes I'd get a red indicator at the top of the screen telling me that someone else wanted to meet me, and it showed a profile pic of yet another girl hardly wearing anything. It's all just a bunch of fake profiles looking to scam you in some way or another. Computer generated garbage. Freakin' ridiculous. This website should be shut down!

32 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 18, 2018

I have had to create multiple accounts, only to find that the website utilizes shadow banning of users. Certain keywords trigger their system and then you have to change your password which leads to you being full shadow banned. Once you are shadow banned, you still have an account, but you will stop receiving mutual matches from real accounts.

The website also uses deep fake accounts which is basically bots of profiles of users who quit the website. Me and several friends came across our own profiles being used, reported them, and POF took no action to remove the profile. Nobody is off limits. One of my friends paid for a subscription and got banned outright and found out a user she spoke to reported her for being rude. She was unbanned but then realized a week went by without any messages or likes which is impossible for females. That is when she realized she had been shadow banned.

POF also dumps cookies on your computer as a fail safe in case you delete your account to circumvent the shadow ban. They save your pictures and e-mail to add to the shadow ban list to ensure you are automatically banned or shadow banned if you delete your account and sign up for a new one. One of the issues I have with the website is the large amount of prostitution and sex trafficking that is going on. The same accounts keep popping up no matter how many times they get reported and deleted. This is pretty ridiculous that sexbots can get through and use the website more than real people with respectful, kind, and engaging messages.

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13 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Nov. 17, 2018

I am writing this review now that I reside in Los Angeles. In 2013 while living in Phoenix, I first started using POF. In 2013 I met a woman and everything was pretty much legit. Here in LA it's a JOKE & a SCAM! I have received emails from Egypt, Nairobi, Kenya and Chad! All of the Threads started out innocent enough...a blonde woman tells me she lives in Van Nuys, or Hermosa, or perhaps Chatsworth...PSYCHE!

After all of the "African" women attempt to schmooze me with "near-naked" (probably stolen) pics and promises of "the best female companionship I will ever need for the remainder of my adult life"..."So why don't you PLEASE just send me that $2K to get me on the next flight home to LAX because my roommate spent all of my money here!" Yah right! Does POF block these scammers? HELL NO!

Fortunately I was NOT born yesterday so I simply delete the Thread and am out $ZERO $USD! Perhaps not so lucky for other gullible men and women. My Ex-Wife got taken to the cleaners ($200 is what she'll admit to) by a Nigerian or Somalian Scammer Christmas 2016. So this SCAMMING BS IS VERY REAL! SHAME ON POF FOR NOT OBTAINING DRIVER'S LICENSES OF PAID SUBSCRIBERS!

I have been told that I am a very attractive man (I am very humble so it's very hard for me to state this). I DO STATE THIS FOR A VERY IMPORTANT REASON: Five Years ago I got many replies from women. Now I get almost ZERO replies because I am told that my Pics in my Profile look too "Modelish" so women think I am a SCAM! Even more reason why I am CHEERING the Woman's Review from Huntington Beach (November 8, 2018) in which she states that women need to... "get OFF Social Online Dating sites and go back to meeting Men in Person. In the grocery store..." I LOVE HER REVIEW!!! Bye-Bye POF and all the other Computer Dating BS!!!

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12 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Nov. 16, 2018

I have set up an account here 4 times. The first two times my profile was deleted with no reasoning whatsoever. The third time my account was hacked by my ex-boyfriend, whom I met on that site. The fourth time, I was deleted yet again with no explanation or reasoning. I attempted to contact "support" several different times, in all of these events, with no avail. When my account was hacked, they could have cared less. They wouldn't even delete the profile. Yet, they will delete my legit account for no reasoning whatsoever. This site is full of fake people, perverts, inmates, bots. There really isn't much for security for people's information, profiles or login. I will never use this site again. The one man I met there is a wanted felon for felony stalking in a different state. The site failed to verify any info and so did he. Steer clear of this site. It is shady and unsecure. There are far better sites to be on and there is the real world.

26 people found this review helpful
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Original review: Nov. 15, 2018

I must confess POF customer service, is a joke. They asked for my credit card, they asked to take a screenshot of my driver's license front and back, said I need to download Google assist, then they said, "WE will give you a 100$ Amazon gift card." Amazon canceled it so fast, I thought my spam folder would burst. I've called 3 times, all I want is an email to reset my password, and my account activated. I was told Robin **, of California and Sam ** of Florida, hacked my account. They responded, we have filed a complaint. Well Hell thanks for nothing. Experian Fraud department 1 888 397 3742. Equifax Fraud department 1 888 766 0008. File A Temporary Fraud Report (ASAP).

17 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Nov. 14, 2018

Many years ago when it first started out, it was not too bad, and it was FREE, unlike today it's no longer free anymore. Whoever Mark ** is, he don't know the half of what goes on there, they must have paid him off to make his review sound good. Being on the site a couple of times with full profiles and photos, I got squat from the site, except for 16 females who saw me on "Meet Me" and I was notified they all wanted to meet me. Yet I could not look at one of them without Upgrading to $40.00 a month+ and I wasn't going there. Once or twice a week I'd get an email stating I had new Matches...!

These people were "not" my matches, not anything even close to what I would date if met them on the street! I mean freaking ugly old ladies, over-weight, huge bodies, 74 years old! That's not a Match folks...! That's pure B.S! And I'm not going to PAY POF one red cent for that type of service, I'm in my 50s from AZ. and they were sending these matches to me from Tx., NM., with excuse of not enough Matches from local/State Levels, resorting to nationwide search... DON'T GIVE THEM YOUR HARD EARNED $$$$. They're a huge freaking RIP-OFF...

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13 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Nov. 14, 2018

There's a huge FRAUD issue here, I received email from user Joy078Page, age of 26, profile that gave me someone’s personal card number info, expiration date and 3 digit ccv number to watch her on vid live sex chat. I was stunned, and amongst the abundance amount of fake profiles, POF does not delete them and uses these fake profiles to advertise out to you to buy their premium account by having these fake profiles say they like your notifications, but you cannot view who they are unless you buy the membership. Aggravations users get having to deal with all this nonsense and POF supports it rather than taking a moral step to temporarily shut down and restructure their dating app. Now, about that card info I received, I screenshot the message with her profile, and I reported it and 12 hours later, message and profile disappeared, but I also messaged that scammer they were reported so more likely the scammer blocked me.

But I feel bad for whoever card number info belongs to and they have to suffer money loss damage. I'm all disappointed how POF aka Plenty of Fake site/app is now, it used to be better. But please take my advice, DO NOT use your credit card info or buy their membership. Their company supposedly is located in Canada, you can easily look up the address, but if they were in my city, I'd be knocking on their door to have a goood talk. Don't sign up on this scammer fraud site, do your research and be better about your dating site/app pickings. You've been warned.

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9 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Nov. 7, 2018

POF.com has absolutely no safeguards and is an ill experience. POF has the audacity to charge for upgrades but no common sense to use a verify system to verify people who sign up?? A simple submit your Drivers License with your photo would do wonders for this site. Instead anyone can sign up with fake photos. There are 100's of Nigerian scammers and men in prison who use this site. POF doesn't care. Not only is this site full of fake profiles, scammers and men in prison but it's full of racists too. Ladies you are better off talking to men in grocery stores or at church or even speed dating. Get off the internet. You will never find anyone "real" and when you do these guys on these internet dating sites don't ever want to meet offline. The type of guys online stay online for years and years until they age out.

18 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 3, 2018

I had my POF account for a long time. Recently I reported a guy who kept sending me rude mails. Next thing I know, I can't log into my account. My account got deleted without any explanation! I made a new account with the same info to see I really got kicked off and I was. I was able to make a new account. Then I see the guy who I reported still on POF! I get kicked off and he gets to keep his account? This site has many rude guys so I will be deleting my new account and staying away. POF is a waste of time. You get kicked off for NO REASON!

18 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 1, 2018

SPENT A FORTUNE & THEY KICKED ME OFF! POF is really Plenty of Dogs. I followed the rules and they kicked me off the site because a paying member with bi-polar & manic depression had me kicked off. She stalked me and harassed me until I had to get a attorney to send her a Cease & Desist Order. She then contacted POF and lied to them, had my account permanently closed. She posted fake photos and fake information and they backed her. I had 2 women I really wanted to meet and now I have been cut off from them. This site is NOT worth being on for free and if you pay to use it you are a fool.

13 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 30, 2018

I was completely happy with POF. I had met somebody we've been talking. Then all the sudden I'm blocked. Will let me update my password. I tried on my laptop computer friends computer...I was blocked. I did nothing one blocked one really crude guy. Why got a new account to find said guy able to find and message then deleted again. What a waste of time and effort. If you are deleting people we should have a right to know why and if it was a petty person who got hurt they should grow up.

15 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 28, 2018

Don't start with this company if you might change your mind halfway through. I wrote a tiny bit of profile, then decided not to continue. But POF still send me regular emails promising matches when I have given them almost no information. I have tried the unsubscribe route many times but you just get led in circles with endless questions to persuade you to carry on. How do I make them stop???

17 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 25, 2018

Had an account on there a couple of years. I deleted the account after a while but recently set one up again. However, upon setting it up (with confirmation by email) and spending time on the profile, the account mysteriously disappeared. This happened the second time. I've no idea what's going on with that site but the complete lack of any contact details suggests the site is being allowed to die while the owner (Markus Frind) still makes a mint out the poor ** that still use the site and pay for the 'add-ons'. Avoid the site at all costs.

20 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 22, 2018

This site is free but certain perks you have to pay for. I have tried this site several times but this last time was the worst. I got approached for sex several times and I believe that one of the guys I turned down had my profile deleted. I was talking to someone I really liked and now I can't contact them or get POF to contact me back in regards to why my profile was deleted. I also can't create a new account. Guess it wasn't meant to be. POF if you see this maybe you should monitor people and complaints better!!!

14 people found this review helpful
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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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Mark Brooks Online Dating & Matchmaking Contributing Editor

Harvard Business School graduate, Mark Brooks, has been an expert in the Internet dating business since 1998. He is currently the CEO of Courtland Brooks, a consultancy agency for the Internet dating industry, and runs OnlinePersonalsWatch.com. He prides himself on being a New Media Futurist and can be reached at LinkedIn.

POF.com Company Information

Company Name:
POF.com
Year Founded:
2003
Website:
pof.com
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