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The problem with POF is that there is NO customer service... It says there is yet there is NO WAY to contact them... They have 'Moderators'... who knows what kind of cretins they are. One only has to fall foul of one of these creatures... or someone who knows one. Then you will find yourself unable to log in. That's it... Goodbye... No chance of making contact with them. It actually says 'if wrong password' etc etc... (which it never is obviously). They will send a link to log in... NEVER ARRIVES. Apparently the females are allowed to show any kind of picture... good bad & ugly. Say anything they wish... insult you in any way they wish. Yet saying you aren't interested in fat women... old... infirm... unfit etc... Will get you complaints of typical leftards. Reply & use any words they deem unsuitable. Lo & behold... Unable to log in. It is a joke.
Yes there are plenty of nice women... I usually get lots of mail... but I admit I am fussy. However... wouldn't you know it... just when it seems I've found one with great potential & arranged a meeting when she returns from holiday... last Saturday... I cannot log in. POF... CRAP. Run by retards & manned by idiotic feminist lunatics.
This website seems to be a hub for catfishing and creeps. I got catfished 6 times now. I'm off the site for good. Please use google reverse image to find the creeps. They usually steal pictures from Instagram accounts in other countries like Spain, Europe, Brazil. Or porn stars. They start getting serious right away, want to chat offline immediately, tell you they love you, blah blah. Those are the first red flags. They also photoshop the real pictures. It's a mess. Lucky for me, I found most of the liars right away except for 2. Please don't use this website!! I think it's all crap!
Very few REAL men. I found one out of 3 fake photos or fake profiles. POF does not care anymore, they are just collecting money from honest people. Then the real creeps try to get you for more. No screening whatsoever. They should scan for stolen photos, some were so blatant (Patrick **). Too many sick people. I will never recommend POF ever.
I have been on pof & when I report a user for being a Nigeria scammer they never remove the profile. I have personally caught these men as scammers. ** he has please read my profile in capital letters. Plus location as zap, profession is others. It say 47 but he says 53. Then there's Jamie ** he actually swore at me. I want ladies to be warned because pof won't let you forum for 3 days. Plenty of time for them to scam a women. This is the worst site for reporting. Most will take them off immediately.
URGENT! Not only has my POF (Plenty of Fish) profile (**) been hacked, but in addition, my computer has been compromised by the Torpig Virus and someone who claimed to be tech support for POF. DO NOT JOIN PLENTY OF FISH!
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I had tried to use the app and there were several men that had chatted with me. The one I am complaining about is Phillip **. His pictures show a man from the states and he sounds Nigerian. Somehow he has gotten several of my private information for my bank, my SSI number, which I am trying to get a new number so he cannot charge anything to my name. The people on POF.com should be responsible for screening applicants to make sure they are not scammers!!! How can people be notified that this man is a scammer?? How do I get an order number??
I decided to open an online dating account after two of my friends recommended it! I was hesitant for a while, but after moving across the country I decided to have the courage to do it. I had my account for a few months and messaged for a while. Yes... Not all messages are pleasant or ideal, but neither in life all the time. Should you decide to open an account, be clear with what you want and your standards.
I went on a few dates, and in January 2016 a guy messaged me. The message made me laugh, so we messaged a little and exchanged numbers. The first date was o.k., glad we went on a couple more dates. It was not love at first sight. :) But we are so in love now! And it is the man I plan on growing old with. We have had a fantastic year living together and I am looking forward to a loving fun filled life with my man. I did not sign up with this in mind, but even if you sign up with wanting to meet the man of your dreams - and it does not happen - at least you will have some good stories to tell. ;) Follow your heart, trust yourself, and live life. Thanks POF!
The ease-of-use of POF.com was not difficult at all. My profile was really simple to make. I like that they had a variety of different guys to choose from but very few were from around my area and the guys that I were matched with lived far away. And most of the messages I got were only about sex and the personal messages are received from guys that already had girlfriends but wanted someone on the side. That is not what I am looking for on my profile. I specifically said relationship. The age differences in most of them were not what I was looking for too. I don't think I would find a long-term relationship on this site. I found it very entertaining though that there was some really nice and respectful guys that I would consider meeting in a public place. I exchanged numbers and messages with them but I lost contact with them after a few months. I didn't actually meet anyone in person off of Plenty of Fish.
There are quite a few really creepy people on this site that really disturbed me. This is why I uninstalled the app. Plenty of Fish should change the criteria that match up each person including the locations to be more specific and the profile settings for each person to make it easier to find a true match. There should be specific questions to weed out the people that are there just for sex and not be able to message someone that is looking for a relationship. And they should also change having to pay for certain uses of the app I didn't enjoy not being able to view a profile without having to pay first.
I liked the chemistry match and ability to find people around me. I also like the profile set up which allows the most elaborate description so far compared to other dating apps and to also look up events happening around, meet up for a date and hook up at the bar. However, too many fake people are on POF. Cat fishing on the rise. I also get logged out immediately after sign up so I am unable to ever use as I need to always sign up every day.
It was easy to see people but other than that it wasn't much fun. I disliked the fact that more than most of the people on there were just wanting sex instead of actually getting to know people. I wanted more than just sex so it wasn't a good experience for me and I wasn't pleased with it.
POF.com was very easy to use. Match criteria wasn't overall too extensive. I feel like they just went by 5 different things but I feel like this site was all about how people judged your looks. I liked how I always had so many messages I could never get to them all. I definitely got a lot of attention. But it wasn't from respectable matches. Instead, it was from unattractive people or drug addicts. I wish there was a way to find more respectable people on there. I feel like most people on there just wanted a hookup including drug hookups and nothing serious.
POF.com was good mostly and it was super easy to navigate plus it was free to join. Other membership sites want you to pay for at least too expensive. Also had good interaction with other members, met really nice people and made lifelong friends and got married to someone I met on there. However, I would change that there was better security because I had to block people all the time that trolled my page or just wanted to talk about sexual things. If I remember right there were a lot of ads but that didn’t bother me that much.
I found it difficult to meet people around me. I also didn't like that I had to pay for so many features. It's like Zoosk, with a different name. I would update website, lower cost, or make it worth the price. I also couldn't see who was looking at my profile... It seemed shady. I also thought fee was too much. I really didn't like POF.com. I would make it possible to read and write to at least a few people free of charge. I would allow to pay monthly, add free messages and make the website look less childish.
I would like to start a class action lawsuit against POF for online scam. They offer paid membership and no online support. I had someone steal my paid account and POF will only respond to a paid account if you send it from that profile. How is that possible if your account is stolen. They will not offer refunds so how is this a legitimate business if you cannot get a hold of the company? I also notice it's a Canadian company so maybe this is being funded by terrorist organization?! Maybe along with class action lawsuit it should be reported to US Government as a terrorist organization laundering funds through Canada!
POF.com is something I like very much and it good for me to know which is the right dating service. I want to know what it is good for me to know why. I just need to know what it is. I look for a good girl but there is fake people on here and they should do something about them and get rid of them. There is some girls that are not right for me here. I do not know why it is the best for me to know what it is to find the right person for me. Nevertheless, it is something I will keep doing until I find the right one.
POF.com was good, very easy to use, really entertaining stuff and a lot of variety of people to choose from. Being in a major sized city it's good to have a site that works. I liked the variety of women from all races and backgrounds including a lot of women from my local area as well. Good looking, smart, experienced and fine women which is a good thing for dating site. But it should be a little more selective and do a better job of screening women who can make profiles to make sure they are who they present themselves to be before you go online.
As I went to search for my man, I get on this site. I'm really upset that 90% of men on here are scammers and jokers. Some are scammers from Nigeria and some doesn't take the relationship seriously (they are on there for ** chat). It's hard to know who is real and not real. If there weren't my friends, I would easily be fooled by them, and I wouldn't be here to write the review as I would be devastated spiritually. I'm still searching for my man but I don't think this would be a good place to search. If you know a good site, tell me.
The site is old looking - it could be updated to look more modern. Putting in your information seems to take a long time - like when you are trying to customize a search. Some of the questions are odd and then some people don't even answer all of them. You could have more streamlined and required questions. Also, maybe follow some of the other sites with more regulation and criteria. I met a LOT of weirdos! Some seemed nice at first, but then don't they all?
This gentlemen seemed honest and sincere and was supposed to be overseas on a peacekeeping tour. Supposed a son was also contacting me. After 2 weeks some text from a MD was received asking for 650.00 to treat the boy in a accident. He is a military dependent and has champas so why should I send money. Then this guy has been pushing for me to send money, get a loan, he loves me and we need to save the boy. Several other clues lead me to believe it was a scam. Everyone knows Jack the Ripper but this guy I had to explain it to him. So ladies need to go with their gut instincts. My friend fell for it that is why I went on it and sure enough they tried it on me. DON'T BE FOOLED. NOT EVERYTHING IS WHAT YOU THINK IT IS.
Pof.com or as people know more (Plenty Of Fish) is really easy. It is a fast and fun way to find and meet new people because there is a lot of others on this site all around you. It is very easy to use and navigate the website, simple profile set up and you can put as much detail as you choose without a hassle. It is one of the best I've came across and if someone asked me, I would tell them about it. Plenty Of Fish has a good match system that works very well.
I have had many men portraying to be interested in serious dating or marriage, but when you go on a date, they want sex and nothing more. That is awful for women who want companionship. We believe what we read and believe they are being honest. Please read and look these. I also believe people should have to have better credentials. I can spot scammers. Not so much liars. Please read profiles, look them up on Facebook, and check Google. You may be surprised what you find.
I've used POF many times over the years and I've learned many things about the site. When I first started using the site I wasn't getting very many messages and I didn't know why. I did everything that I was supposed to. I had pictures I had an interesting bio and I even made the first impression most of the time but still no one would reply back. Then I asked myself, maybe these women are just shallow and only go for looks. So I created another account and to my surprise I was right. I messaged a few of the same people who I messaged on my other account to see if they'd actually reply and they did. More than half of the women replied back just because they preferred looks over personality.
That's not the only thing wrong with the site though. Many of the women on there are very immature and aren't serious about dating. Even though they view my profile after I message them they still don't reply back. I've actually messaged them back a few asking what gives and one girl told me something I'll never forget. I asked her why she didn't reply back and she said "Because I don't give a **!" Which made me think what's the point of even being on here if you're not even serious about dating? All you're doing is wasting people's time if you're not actually going to put any effort into trying. The whole site is just very very stupid. For that reason I'll never go back. Until the women on there take a step outside their alter egos and realize they need to grow up and that they're not as great as they think they are I'm done. It's not worth my time to fool around if they don't even know what the hell they're doing.
Plenty of Fish Has repeatedly attempted to rip me off by supplying fake and illegitimate profiles in attempts to lure in unsuspecting customers. Fake business.
I called POF customer support to report that someone hacked my account and was sending texts to women under my name. Customer support said they could fix it by 'securing' the account for a fee of $30!!! I couldn't believe it. This company should be avoided at all costs. They're worse than the hackers who scam using accounts.
My experience with POF was good. I met a couple of guys off of there. One ended up saying that he loved me a few years later. I liked using the app more and I have been on a lot of dating apps but I really enjoy the name of the app. It was easily accessible and it made me believe there is someone out there for me. I also liked knowing the location and distance from another person on there. But there should be better graphics and the ability to limit who can look at your profile. I had a lot of older men and I did not like that. Outside of that, I didn't have too many problems with the app.
You cannot call them when a problem occurs, the automatic email response says that they don't answer all letters. Fixing a problem is absolutely impossible. Rather pay somewhere else than deal with this.
Been on the site for a month and you think you become premium member and get it all. NO!! Then they nickel and dime you for 10 different things, which are pretty much basic on many other popular dating sites. Most profiles seems to be fake. I've been on similar dating sites in my past and everything seems fishy here. People will mark you as favorite, but you can't talk to them. People will mark you as mutual and you can't talk to them. They've very screwed up settings. Plus, it's very shady, where if you don't buy the tokens or other little nickel and dime upgrades, you don't seem to get any responses at all. And the ones you get are really ** ones.
I've no trouble getting responses on other dating sites. Plus when you sign up, even with PayPal, they do sneaky ** like putting you on autopay on PayPal without you even knowing. Then you've to get to PayPal and cancel that stuff. Otherwise if you sign up for 1 or two months or a period and you forget, you'll get screened and renewed for the next few months. Then you'll find people (I'm sure they're POF marketing folks acting as users) where they very involved and message you, and once you ask them to text or phone or email, they'll just ignore and move away. Very fishy! Would not be here again, ever.
Every site you go to have good and bad. I read some of the things said about POF. Yes you have those that are scammer and those looking for sex but that is on all the dating sites minus EHarmony. You just have to decipher which not to go with and block the bad ones. I just never found what I was looking for and came out but found someone somewhere else. Haven't found him yet but still looking!!! Living in Nashville is hard or anywhere if you are single and want a mate.
POF.com was a meat market, focused on hookups not relationships. It was a struggle to make a good match and find real dates since it was mostly for sex or casual dating. The cost and ease of use were the best parts though. It is an easy website but more geared to the young but not enough quality people who are looking for relationship options though.
It's hard to fill out the profile and come up with a tagline. And waiting for approval of pics takes too long so the first 3-4 days you're signed up you don't get any responses because you don't have a picture. Also, all the men there are looking for sex and hooking up and one night stands.There are too many sexually explicit pics and not enough just fun pics and you can't filter for what you are looking for. You get bombarded by unwanted attention. The site should be less sexually oriented and more about compatibility and long lasting relationships not just hooking up.
But I liked being able to chose from a lot of choices of people and a safe place to chat without having to give out your phone numbers or reveal too much info unless you chose to when you chose to and I like reading the comprehensive profiles. I met my husband at POF and we've been together for 5 years so TY POF for helping me find the man of my dreams and made my dreams come true so just be careful whom you talk to on the site. There are a select few guys on this site who are worth it. Do background checks on potential suitors and don't reveal personal info too soon and you'll have a pleasant experience. Learn how to use the profiles and filter your mates and you will find Mr. Right like I did.
Mark BrooksOnline 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, 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.
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