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295 POF.com Consumer Reviews and Complaints

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 25, 2018

I've been on and off POF since prior to January 2018. I had a decent experience until this year. I never had a catfish reach out to me until January. Usually I talk a little online then the guy asks to talk on the phone then if it all seems cool we meet, however, starting in January I had 2 men give me fake phone numbers that were only set up for texts. They kept trying to give me excuses and that texting is easier but I saw on the tv show Catfish that people get these fake phone numbers, so I gave the guys crap and reported them. Ever since then I check out the profile and if it has a ton of grammar and spelling errors when they claim to have a BA or even graduate degrees I ask them what country are they in cause they sure aren't here. Now I give them more crap and post the 1st sentence of my profile that I won't respond kindly to catfish.

As for people here that complain about being deleted or that it's not free get a life! You can send and respond to anyone without spending a penny. You do NOT need to spend any money giving women tokens or anything. If they want tokens tell 'em to get lost. They're losers. I've never expected or asked for anything other than they are decent, and NOT a catfish. It is FREE to talk to anyone. You want to see when someone's online or when they peeked at your profile, then you'll have to pony up, but other than that IT IS FREE.

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Original review: May 22, 2018

Nearly all fake accounts from what I can tell. Also, the real accounts seem to be from people who suffer from acute obesity. Worse still, is the number of mass ** accounts soliciting members. Absolutely filthy website. Needs to be shut down indefinitely.

5 people found this review helpful
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Original review: May 17, 2018

Plenty of fakes: This website is a joke and met a police officers and they are disrespectful, married, with no money, full of emotional problems, they only want to put your skirt up. Another guys if you are not in the number 10 they ignore you, they don't take time to meet a woman. A lot of men with no job, no car, no money... please ladies don't waste your time in this dating site.

11 people found this review helpful
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Original review: May 16, 2018

This site is quite possibly the worst thing I’ve ever encountered. I’m a woman, and the amount of losers on there in their 30’s with no car or job is astounding, almost every guy on there has kids and they are “their world”. If you’re not a perfect 10, most guys will not respond to your messages or they will be extremely rude, which is a red flag that all any of them are looking for is a hookup. There is a reason why all these people are on a dating site, and it’s because there is something wrong with all of them! No car, no job, no phone, no teeth, a drinking, drug, or lying problem.

None of them have any money so they can’t even meet you for dinner or coffee for a normal date... They want to come to your house so they can try and get in your pants and then go ghost! There are also a ton of fake profiles that are really scammers from Ghana or Nigeria posing as military men. Anyone can report you for any reason, even if it’s unfounded, and your profile will be deleted just because some dude didn’t like your reply. This site is complete trash, it should be called Plenty of Fools. Actually it should be shut down. Don’t waste your time!!

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20 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 15, 2018

Completely fake. 99.9% of the profiles are fake. Bots set up to entice you to pay for a membership. You'll continue getting these blurred out messages you can't read from beautiful women. All messages are from beautiful women, ALL of them. Once you pay you so you can read the messages, they're nothing important and you no longer receive any messages except for the occasional one from management telling you to upgrade your membership. So that your profile will be more noticeable. It's set up to hook you and have you pay for a membership. That's all. Not a real dating site. Common sense tells you that a woman that is not so attractive can still get a man, and even an unattractive woman can get laid anytime she wants. So why in the world would they be on this site? They can go literally anywhere and find a man. Use your heads guys. The head with the brain. Go to a real dating site. This is not one of them.

9 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 14, 2018

I have been disrespected/disregarded by POF. I reported a man on this site in which I went on 2 dates with. The initial meeting was at a McDonald's for 5 mins. I was busy. The 1st date was good, casual but the 2nd dates he was forcing himself on me. It was the worst experience ever. I told him he needed to slow it down. He was talking about moving in, kids meeting, and the future. To me it did not seem right. He just would not listen to me so I stop talking to him and blocked him. He did not know where I live. I have boundaries when dating someone new. He would not stop. Emailing me, texting me from different numbers, POF messaging me “you **," what got me the most was "I love karma, karma is a **, I hope I gave you my STD.” I NEVER had sex with him. I literally was telling him to stop the whole time. I promise that on my children and my life. He knew I was uncomfortable.

I REPORTED this man to POF and they still allow him on his website. They don’t care about the safety of their people. I am disappointed! If people like I don’t speak up then who will?! I told POF look at the messages he sent me including about the STD. I NEVER got a response from POF and he is still on POF. According to the California law intentionally knowing you have a STD and harming and giving it to someone else is a crime in the state of California. I am waiting on some results. I hope nobody else is victims of him or POF lack of protection.

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5 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 12, 2018

This site is full of lies. Pictures are not real and everyone lies about their age. I met a few people online and they don't seem like the ones in the picture. POF keeps asking me for money to upgrade and I get a lot of spam. SHAME ON YOU POF!!! This site should be taking down. I hope there is a class action lawsuit building up against them to shutdown. Meanwhile I switched over to Match and they are much better and more professional. Beware of POF!

10 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 12, 2018

Meeting new people, seems like a scam. They promote users, yet I think they are promoting something else. When looking for a number to call, there is no number. If one is giving money, there should be a number to call, just in case. They are really wrong!

4 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 5, 2018

POF what a rip off. I've been on here for just on 5 years. Should have given up after 12 months of paying. It's just like eharmony. Everyone wants to meet you until you pay... then they become fake profiles just like the sites...

10 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 4, 2018

I am off work from injury, broke, goes and takes what I have left, I signed for 2 months, I did not want subscription, there was nothing but spam on the site. Was on a week and haven't been on since. I can't believe they can just rip you off like this.

6 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 2, 2018

I joined POF because the reviews online said it was different than the other dating websites and that the success rate was much greater than any other site. After being on there for a total of two days I was contacted by about 12 'women', all of whom were scammers from Ghana and all demanding money or phones so "we can chat and exchange pictures". This site, along with Ashley Madison and all other dating sites are being overrun with thieves now that Craigslist has shut down their personal ads.

This site is no different or better than any other site and you will be bombarded with responses from fake women from the get-go. Never ever respond to someone from outside the US and even then be extremely cautious. And never send them money, no matter what. Watch their grammar structure, a scammer will write sentences in broken English and then send you paragraphs describing their perfect relationship in absolutely perfect English. You know it's someone doing a cut and paste job. Don't be fooled. Save your money and head to the nearest bar to find a woman. At least you know they're real and you'll probably have the same success rate.

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11 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 1, 2018

I didn't meet anyone either. It seems like there's a lot of women that are looking for a guy that's got a lot of money and they've got kids and it seems like their relationships have never worked out. They're divorced, a problem comes, and they leave you know.

6 people found this review helpful
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Original review: April 23, 2018

Hi, I’m really don’t have time for this **, but these people are really annoying me. And do not give a damn! This is the second attempt with this company! My friends tell me I give up too easily! Well I’d like to tell them my issues with them honestly, but then they’d think I’m an idiot! Yeah... it's a win-win situation! And it's NOT free! You have to buy gifts for the ladies! You need to buy upgraded package to be able to communicate half decently! I’m 57 years old, and if a 30-yr-old looks at my profile and I try to contact her.

I’m outright told to review my matches! BITE ME! What really has me pissed though is Thursday I gave my email to everyone on my friend’s list and now my account is totally screwed, can’t log in. Was asked to just change my password and all would be good. And now have a new account I can’t get rid of and lost my upgrade package, plus now have 40 unanswered messages. The ** who answered my complaint says "if you actually have an upgrade" wants all the info. Bank statements, time, date, email, passwords. I sent an email back to this ** and told him to do his job or give me back every dime of my money! NO ANSWER YET!... and as I’m looking at trying to resolve this today! IT’S NOW RUN by Match.com.

The main reason I left Match.com several years ago is because I was chatting up a storm with this really cool girl. Who wasn’t even a girl. Some ** from Africa posing as my sweetheart using someone else’s photos! I got a suspicious after a bit when she refused a Skype video. Went online, did several searches. Took all of an hour to find pictures of her online and was a porno star! After another few hrs, was actually put on a cell call to her and she told me men always were doing that! Yeah POF... RUN! And don’t look back! I lost $1200 to Match.com and that was nothing! According to this website I joined Scammers.org. Average loss per person is $10,000.

And POF in just 2 mths was approached by one lady who was suppose to be Asian. Met at my local library... wasn’t. Not even close to her picture!... that was awkward! 2 others who made actual contact and called me were using temporary phone cards. One contact my ESET Security would not even allow them to access my computer! I’m going to try to get SOME of my money back. Pretty damn sure I will be at fault somehow!!! PLEASE pass this on to whoever you know! Maybe at one time this was a worthwhile site. NOT NO MORE! See ya! Very, very, very unhappy Canadian!

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13 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 2, 2018

I had a "lady" tell me to go hang myself as I'm too old and ugly for the site. I complained. Guess what? They won't let me post up any messages to the people I'm talking to. The person that said that is still there posting. She has no picture and no fixed address. But all I get to help is sweet f/all if I did that I would be banned.

14 people found this review helpful
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Original review: March 29, 2018

Plenty of Fish will take a pre-authorized payment from your PayPal account if your credit card is on there and then will not give it back stating you had pre-approved payment... be careful. Make sure you go into PayPal and delete the pre-authorized payment, these people are evil and don't care. All they want is your money!! They did it to me deducting for a year!! $85.00.

24 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 28, 2018

I know that many people today are tight on time and therefore looking for ways to meet others and sadly dating sites like POF are attempting to lure such clients by making outrageous promises which are never fulfilled due to misleading promotions along with uncivilized and lying members. As a man I can only provide a review of the women members but it is fair to say that this review applies equally to most of the male members as well. To begin this is a "free" site (as POF claims) but if you're a man then I would like to inform you of the pitfalls. First, women get to use POF without charge but men are now required to pay by purchasing tokens. How these tokens work still remains a mystery because nowhere does POF explain the policy they apply for tokens so your best bet is to purchase the minimum which will cost $2.25.

The majority of women on POF are either separated or divorced but it's amusing to read their profiles where they say "I'm looking for the man of my dreams..." Dreams? Who exactly did you marry then? If these women can't be devoted to their ex's then what makes a single man think that she will be devoted to you when challenging times surface in your relationship, and they will. Rather than working out problems these women will simply pack their bags and walk away on you too. Do you really want a woman who's been around the block a few times AND has a house full of kids under the age of 18? Guys, you're better off staying single than getting into a relationship with one of these charming "ladies".

Women who state in their profiles that they like to travel simply mean that they are looking for man to take her on vacations and pay for all expenses. I've been in contact with a few of these "charming" women who seem to feel they both deserve and are entitled to this. Many women will not continue conversations with you if you don't own a house, nice car and a substantial income. Some women have actually told me in person that they won't date men who earn $50, $60 or even $100 per hour. They want a man who earns a minimum of $100,000 per year because she doesn't want to work any longer and expects to enjoy her life while you continue working. There are women's profiles that clearly state that the man must have a 6 or 7 figure income before she even replies to your letter. Many women's profiles are fake. You'll see photos listed on a Toronto profile and then the same photos in a Vancouver profile. Be very cautious about this.

The majority of women NEVER reply which suggests that these are either fake profiles or the women are just playing games with no intention of ever meeting, or, they DEMAND a man who looks like he just stepped out of a fashion magazine and nothing less will be acceptable to them so don't ever expect a reply from any of them. If you do end up sending two or three letters to her then she can file a "harassment" complaint against you and you will be banned from the site. Yes, it happens frequently to the men.

POF offers a "Meet Me" feature. You receive daily notices informing you that "these women (or men if you're a woman) want to meet you. Click on their profile to see who they are". This is a huge red flag that screams "scam". POF is supposed to be free and here they inform you that a mystery member is very interested in you, BUT, if you want to know who they are you need to pay for this service. Why pay for a service that is already free to begin with? If these women are interested in me then why didn't they simply contact me themselves? POF is working hard to scam people out of money for services that don't work and are redundant. Don't get caught up in this scam. Keep your money in your pocket.

The majority of POF women members are as pleasant as an angry Pitbull. Most will never reply to your messages even if you do nothing more than pay them a compliment on their looks. The majority of women would sooner block/ban you from contacting them unless you look like you just stepped out of a fashion magazine so be aware of this right from the beginning. As a man you're nothing to them unless you are financially secure, own a car, house and can afford to travel; which means that YOU will be paying all expenses for the woman.

Remember, the women on POF are here because it's completely free for them so they have nothing to lose and therefore they will play games with you knowing there will be no consequences for them in any way. POF attracts the scum of society and that is what most of the members are. If you want to meet somebody genuine then consider joining a service where BOTH genders must pay in order to use the service.

There is a growing number of transsexual "women" appearing on POF. Some identify themselves as such but the rest keep this information from you so be aware and NEVER send any comments to them because that's a great way to get yourself banned without warning. By comments I mean "why are you posting on the women's side? This is a site for MEN wanting to meet GENUINE WOMEN". This will get you banned right away. It's sad that men need to pay but they are not allowed to view genuine women.

Many women will post photos but they are not their own photos. I've been told by quite a few women that because they want to maintain their privacy they post photos of women who resembles her. You may be looking at a nice looking girl but that is a photo she just yanked offline somewhere. For your own sake, you should make it a habit of asking each one whether she's using her real photo. Sad but true. Customer service is virtually non existent. You have to search on google to find an email or phone number and if you end up trying to contact customer service you will never get through to anybody be it by phone or email. Feel free to try if you doubt me.

POF has a list of rules which they strongly enforce (sorry, I was laughing so hard I couldn't type for a moment. I'm ok now). Here is what POF has to say about using photos in your profile, "POF has 0 tolerance for users who are rude, UPLOAD FAKE PICTURES..." It then continues with "Any user caught doing so is DELETED". Until recently POF had a policy that stated all photos of members must show their face clearly or you could report them and POF would inform them to follow the site rules or their profile would be removed; and that is how it should be. As you read this, POF has altered that policy and currently if a profile has no photos of the person but rather images of shoes, their legs, flowers etc.

You, as a paying member can no longer report this as a violation and if you do, YOUR profile will be deleted. Wow, you can't request that a woman shows her face so you can see what she looks like even though you are PAYING to use a service designed for dating. What kind of dating site encourages members to NOT post their photos and expect to meet somebody? The only word I can find that accurately describes POF is "hypocrisy".

Most of the women are extremely arrogant, disrespectful and simply lack class and decency. One important detail for men to understand is that if you send a letter to a woman who ignores you she will block/ban you from contacting her again. Yes, that does seem very inappropriate but they do it rather than replying with a simple "no thank you" response. Once a certain number of women block you for nothing more than having no interest in you, POF shuts your account down but your profile is still up! What does that mean? Your profile is visible to you but can't be seen by the women. In essence you have a "ghost" profile that is up and running but women are not able to see it and they can't contact you. Yeah, that is POF for you.

Finally I would like to stress a very important detail concerning a policy that POF has in place regarding "inappropriate" letters. I was stood up by a woman who had no courtesy to call or text me especially when she knew I was driving almost an hour to meet her. I was left sitting alone with no way of knowing what happened to her. I called her twice and she didn't answer. I then texted her to find out if she was ok but again no reply.

I drove back home and found a letter from her on POF. She simply said "I changed my mind". I replied by saying "you were inconsiderate in how you treated me. That was disgusting behavior for somebody your age". In the span of 2 hours my account was shut down and I was banned from POF for "violating site rules". Customer service emailed and informed me that I was "rude" in my reply and POF has a zero tolerance for rude comments. This clearly is a site with ambiguous rules that can go in any direction. You really don't want anything to do with this scam "dating" site. It's not worth the frustration or effort. You're better off staying home alone with a movie, then again, what exactly do you expect from a free "dating" site?

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45 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 28, 2018

Won't let you search parameters other than what they think you should want. You enter a search and they change it so you don't get results other than what they think you should get. I get notices some member wants to meet me but when I look at their profile, it says they've never looked at mine. So how can they want to meet someone they've never even seen? It says it's free but to communicate with anyone you have to pay. POF is really a POS site. Piece of **. It is a waste of time and money to be on this trash site.

23 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 26, 2018

Well I have been on this site in the past and had mixed results but my most recent experience has been horrible and what is worse is the fact that I gave them $40 of my money for an "Upgrade" for 2 months, complete waste of money and time as more than half of my meet me connections are all bots, people advertising porn, scammers, or fake profiles, and the few actual real women I have connected with and/or messaged either ghost really quickly, or just don't reply at all, and they have such strict wants and requirements to even message them, this place has turned into a cesspool. I have already canceled my sub and I will be contacting their customer support to see about a refund for the time I will not be using and have them delete my account, also what's worse is they link to sex hookup sites and all 3 of them are basically reported as scams by most reviewers.

22 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 23, 2018

The majority of the girls I will come across on 'meet me' are girls with completely nude, pornographic profile photos and the majority of such girls message me wanting me to sign up on their live online sex cam website and pay them for 'a show'. Completely unclassy and tasteless to find POF allowing so many of these people allowed access on a dating app that primarily promotes people who are serious about dating and finding someone. I have also went through the trouble of going on some of these profiles to report them, but the next 'meet me' girl I come across is the same racy nude profile photos. Disgusting.

24 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 23, 2018

Really? I tried this site because it was recommended by a friend. I keep getting messages from people that say their friend just saw my profile and wants to get in touch. Or the last jerk sent me a text and we started communicating. Then he gives me a phone number and states we should talk or meet and that would be better than using POF. Ok text to that number with no reply, email through POF with no reply. Then I realize that the first story and the latest are very similar. Both persons are from out of the country, both are widowers. Just too many coincidences.

I remove pics from the site, change my profile and just kinda shut down the app on my phone. Lo and behold the very next day I get an email from some guy on POF with exactly the same story as the first “my friend” wants to meet you jerk and gives me the exact same email address as the first ** that pulled this ** on me. I’ll admit I’m not the sharpest pencil in the box but please, I’m also not the dumbest.

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21 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 18, 2018

After 10 months and 3 different dating sites. I never met anyone in person. POF has a upgraded section called wants to meet you. I was contacted multiple times, with no in person meets. A few prospects carried on a chatting for a couple days, but when it came time to meet, they disappeared with as much as the conversations to show for it. One of them disappeared as soon as I pointed out she lived within 4 miles of me. Some of them try the damsel in distress act. They try to get you to send them money cards to save them.

It varies in context, but always a damsel in distress. To manipulate the hero gene in men. The general population should be informed of the dating scams. There's more I can reveal to anyone interested in sounding an alert to warn lonely desperate people looking for love. I'm not desperate, & my eyes are wide open. I revealed I was on to the scam, POF has blocked me. I'm not saying it's impossible to meet a real person on dating sites. It's just not likely, with no checks or balances. I suspect there's multiple profiles being orchestrated by one person as well.

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23 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 14, 2018

I have never been on a dating website after being divorced for numerous years. My friends kept telling me to get on this dating site so I did. I have been communicating with a man claiming to be working oil rigs in Alaska but found out today this is a lie. I have been sending him money because he claims he needed money for a rig part, iTunes cards, iPads and other monies for him and his crew. He now has asked me for $5500 to get him and crew home. I have asked the last 4 months to video chat live but he tells me the company he works for are spies and this is not allowed. I have now talked to this company and there is nobody by his name who works there, they do oil rig work in Africa and have never done work in Alaska. The telephone number he provided me is only used for texting and he sends me hang out messages from a email that no longer exist.

His internet/phone is through XO Communications and when speaking with them I was told they require no personal information, the person picks out his own number city and state that he chooses and everything is claimed to be untraceable! I'm a successful business manager and how I ever let my guard down to this level has me feeling foolish and very disappointed in myself. This scammer was great is all I can say, he totally had my heart and I was just waiting for him to come home last Friday which never happened.

This man told me after I offered to fly over and pick him up to go to Texas for pick up of his money told me no. He stated he had to have money for himself and crew in order to leave. He told me when I get paid I can send him the money and to please trust him this last time. The company he claimed to work for stated they would never ask their employees to pay for flights, hotels, food or anything that related to the project site they were working at. This was my first time to ever be on a dating website and WOW what a blow I received for doing so. If anyone is out there and meets a man on any social media claiming to work oil rigs please do not send any money, it's a real SCAM and like me you will be out thousands of dollars for putting your heart out there.

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29 people found this review helpful
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Original review: March 12, 2018

I do not understand why companies like this are able to say to the public that they are free of charge and this is not quite true. This company asks you to put all your data and once you do that you cannot navigate free until you buy tokens. THIS IS A SCAM THAT SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED.

20 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 9, 2018

I can honestly say I had a good outcome with Plenty of Fish. I found my fiancé 7 yrs ago on Plenty of Fish. We have 2 kids together and next year we planned to be married in February. My advice is be honest with yourself and your beliefs.

17 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 7, 2018

Very bad experience... I have been on POF for one year, just logged in maybe once a month. And the most worst **, sex addicts most of them on the POF. I did not go out or meet no one. These miserable men on POF they blocked me or put my profile on Google and this owner form POF deleted my account. What the hell I DID WRONG... you believed these mentally sick men from POF. I have only 6 pic of normal face image also my dogs. What a garbage site and owners in all the ways... His tactic's so horrible, he can't distinct normal women on POF and prostitutes. Disgusting site... never I will be on this site. The owner Marcus a liar who asked to upgrade right away. So is not free. Garbage website and entrepreneurship.

26 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 2, 2018

Markus Frind, Vancouver, Canada own POF. He is a very aggressive person with his site. He loses touch by not listening to genuine customers advice. POF claims to be a leader yet the site is renowned for setting the trend for other dating sites to become scam sites. This is proven with POF's "Upgraded Member" accounts. You sign their compulsory terms for POF to debit $ from your credit card at the end of your POF term, regardless whether you have found a date/partner, regardless that you have deleted your account and left POF, they just keep taking your money. YET... There is nowhere on the payment pages where you can STOP the recurring payments. You give POF open license to keep taking your money. I know because I went through this experience myself on POF and have know personal friends that suffered the same experience. POF still have the same setup today. It is a ripoff.

Another problem with POF is they ask your help to maintain the site's integrity by reporting suspicious accounts and accounts with inappropriate profile pictures. I am an honest and fair guy and I had supported POF on this issue. One day I found a whole network of profiles on POF that were linked to a particular porn site. I spent 90 minutes detailing each fake profile. Two weeks later I reported a number of profiles that had trees, sunsets and multiple people in pictures as a profile's main profile picture. I reported these exactly as per their TOS. My POF account got deleted for helping them.

Moral of the story if you go on to POF do NOT report inappropriate accounts (including ones with ** pics) as you will be the one who gets banned and have your account deleted. Markus Frind and his staff have no qualms in booting the people that help their site. There are reviews all over the Net of others having similar experiences. Another issue POF has is connection. You can be in the middle with having a conversation with someone online and POF will disconnect you indiscriminately. You lose your message and the respondent thinks you just left the conversation without saying goodbye. POF are aware of this issue. It has been happening for many, many years. Yet they have not solved the issue nor warn their customers that this issue exists. This is bad customer service to say the least.

There are many other negative issues with POF. It is a site I do not recommend to friends. Their criteria and search algorithms are poor. You are matched with others who are clearly not your match, including smokers and nonsmokers, members with children either infant or adult children. This really wastes your time and is extremely frustrating. Yet POF drags their feet on these issues. There are far better free dating sites. Give POF a miss and save yourself some grief.

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25 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 1, 2018

I'm a Nigerian and I must say POF you are very insane to tag Nigerians as scammers. I wrote personally to their customer support but they chose to ignore me!! Sites like this should be put down 'cause tagging my country as people of scam. You are just been racially directed to us but on tv people caught doing scam mainly are English, Americans as old as 55 claiming to be a Nigerian prince. GOD WILL VISIT YOU ALL.

15 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 28, 2018

I signed on and went through all of the hoops, took the stupid tests. I even received an email from the founder of POF. But was never able to log in. I went through all of this crap again and exactly the same thing happened. I don't understand how a dating site exists that you cannot log into.

22 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 15, 2018

Plenty of Fish automatically renewed my 6 month membership without notifying me and without my consent. There is no customer service phone number or customer service e-mail to contact them. When I signed up for the 6 month membership there was nothing saying this was going to be an automatic renewal so I had nothing to check or unsubscribe to when I put the order through.

29 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 9, 2018

I haven't subscribed to this site, and probably won't because they misrepresent what you can do for free. It is difficult to navigate through, too much going on. I can't receive responses from members paying or non paying I've sent messages to. I've sent messages to POF no response back. Not even sure if these people I've sent messages to are even still a member. OKCupid far better have had better success, get responses back, and now I paid.

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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

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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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