46 ‘Plenty of Fish’ Reviews
Do not pay to join!
POF keeps people on their site who have not been online for a year or more. I think they keep everyone on their site who has ever registered, even if that person has not purchased a membership. They did that with me. Unless you are very lucky, you will likely be wasting your money to join and pay POF.
Better a pay for site
Awful website. Good job it's free. First and not least is that you are not allowed to corresond with anyone in their 20s ro 30s if you are outside that age group.
Forget that it will not happend. Even if you decied on the age range in the advanced feature you are still not allowed to seach for anyone outside 10 years of your age range.
Better to pay for a site and know that everyone can see you and make their own decisions than decide on this site for free.
Lots of woman in their 40s and 50s looking for toyboys. Go for it.
POF truly means Plenty of Frustration
I deleted my POF profile two days ago after having nothing but PLENTY OF FRUSTRATION with the POF dating website. When I first went on it, I had in my profile listed-Seeks Filipina woman for dating & marriage who seek the same. POF only matched me with Caucasian women which want nothing to do with me whatsoever because I was married 31 years to a wonderful Filipina woman. I asked, begged & pleaded with POF to only match me with Asian women. POF has deliberately & intentionally kept me from being matched with Asian women on purpose. POF has been practicing white on white racism towards me. I'm white American of Irish-Norwegion ancestery & a widower. The majority of white American women(98%) that have never been around people that are originally from the Philippines & people of Philippine background don't want anything to do with me at all whatsoever. POF doesn't like it when black & white American men message & have Asian women on their favorites at all. POF has blocked me from sending messages to my favorites on purpose, they demanded that I immediately upgrade my profile if I want to send messages. I have called their SO CALLED customer service number. CUSTOMER SERVICE IS A BIG JOKE AT POF. My advice to all who are looking for an online dating website, STAY AWAY FROM PLENTY OF FISH, go to Christian Mingle.com, e Harmony.com, they are far better.
Lots of Frogs...Gotta Be Patient
Most of the negative Neds and Nancys on here leaving bad reviews are still single because they walk through life with a disgruntled attitude and cynical outlook...how can you attract positivity when you're projecting so much negativity?
Are there a lot of gold diggers looking for a free meal ticket or just straight up douchebags on the site? Yes. There are many...but there are also people, like you, looking for something of substance. Most people have heard the proverb "good things come to those who wait". This statement couldn't be more true about online (in general) dating. I
knew a friend who met their spouse on this site so I stuck it out for a while, even after a few bad dates and 1 straight up heartbreak.
2 years of dating and I'm now married to a man I met on pof. The site is freakin' free...and there are thousands of people to connect with. If you don't have an "instant gratification" type mindset and don't mind filtering out all the idiots, give it a shot. What do you have to lose?? Be patient and don't throw in the towel so easily.
Disappointing Dating Site For Free Members
I joined POF in April 2013. I'm a widower who is well off financially , nice looking for my age so I am told, and a gentleman. I've sent out SCADS of messages and have gotten no responses. I looked at who viewed my profile and numerous women who I messaged, did not view my profile. That raises a red flag for me. Wouldn't it stand to reason that someone who you messaged would view your profile to read about you? I'm sure some women on here are genuine but many are not. Very disappointing to say the least.
1 year and a half later: ENGAGED to be married on May 31st, 2014
I had been on the website a good solid year, maybe a couple months longer with no such luck. I probably deleted my account, and started it back up only to delete it again a dozen times...but because I had a friend who had found it to be effective (he had met his girlfriend who he was absolutely crazy about on there), and because the men I was meeting in day to day life were not "take home to meet the parents" worthy, I decided to give it one last shot. My profile was constantly littered with messages from people who were way too old, who were sending very odd and unacceptable messages, and also from people who were interested in things that I simply was not. Most of my messages consisted of the following:
"Hi. You're hott."
"I want you to have my babies."
"I'm having a party tonight. You should bring a couple girlfriends."
Then I'd get the long and elaborate messages from the men who paid attention to every single detail in my profile...which I appreciated and was flattered by, but that's just not my cup of tea upon the first interaction. Kind of scared me a little actually!
I had probably gone out on about 15 dates total, some pretty awesome ones that resulted in great friendships...and some not-so-great ones. I got to a point where I was about to delete my profile for the last time, and then I received a message from a handsome looking man in the age range I was looking for.
I ended up meeting my fiance a day later for a date at the bowling alley. He was the first man from that site that I allowed to pick me up upon meeting from my home, and take me out on a proper date. When he got out of the car, I was SHOCKED. He was SO much better looking in person than what his photos made him out to be...seriously, the best surprise I had ever had while meeting someone online. Usually, they end up looking worse.
We had the best time, and were inseparable ever since. I truly found my other half that I have been looking all these years for. He understands me, loves me, and is always pushing me to be my very best. He took me to meet his family on the east coast and we have been back 2 times since. On our last trip this past summer, he popped the question in front of his entire family. I have felt like a family since day 1...now even more-so since I will soon share their last name... and it's a wonderful thing. Couldn't be any happier.
I say to all the skeptics, what is there to lose? You really never know who you may "bump" into online...the love of your life could be a click or two *or several ;) * away. Good luck!!!
Women who want a FREE ride and meal ticket
I was on POF back in 2009, then. I met someone offline and we dated for 3 years. I rejoined recently and noticed the SAME women are STILL on POF with the SAME pics almost 4 years later. These women are just looking for a "free ride" andd "meal ticket" nothing more. It's a revolving door. So far 2 out of the 3 women I met recently look nothing like there pictures whatsoever. Its truly sad to say the least. I'm sure there are some "legit" women seeking something "real" but the odds are against you. Save yourself some time and go to another site. This one is lame.
Losers and players galore, oh my!
Beware a user called PLYOMATRIX from Flower Mound Texas, 47 blond hair, brown eyes( has changed his profile once or twice) to hide from women he's lying to and dating at one time ( actually just having sex with) multiple women at once. So disgusted when I found out. He targets new users who just join bec they are not aware of the games or how long he's been on there. Tells you he just joined, he is VERY persistent at first to get you to reply, thinking youre the best thing that ever came across the pond, then tries to have sex the first date, then moves on without telling his victims that he's not interested, leaves everyone in limbo! When i met him he said he had a 'stalker' as ifmhes the best thing god ever created! lol now i know why. he doesnt tell the other women hes moved on. Found 2 women who somehow called him out on their profile, I made the connection and contacted them to ask WHo it was, and guess what??? It was the same guy! Still on there, still doing the same thing...only losers who can't get women or sex any other way are on there. Ewww.
Heads up on scammers
Very disappointing. I'm a very savvy person so when one guy seemed too good to be true I got suspicious. Heads up ladies...in the military, coming home soon. Profile written well, then as the dialogue progesses the English gets worse, then repetitive, like he has cut and pasted answers. Asks you for your phone number and email right away. Talks about being soul mates right off the bat. So I Googled 'dating site scams' and guess what...there's a whole scam out there with similar profiles. Very sad that some women get hooked by these people. POF is not worth it, in fact, I'm beginning to believe the only way to meet people is to get off the computer and go out and meet people face to face in a group, etc. Which is what I am doing.
Full of time wasters!!!
I have been on PoF on and off; and had my account deleted as I raised the fact that too many women on their were on multiple dating sites and there profiles were not genuine real.
It seems they are happy for women to take the mick, but a bloke tries it or flags a scam they are blocked and have there account deleted with no recourse.
Be very aware on here of time wasters who want there ego's massaged and will string you along for ages!
Don't waste your time
It started out as a good idea, but lately Markus is been instituting a lot of changes that mostly in my opinion are not for the better. You can't search for or even contact anyone who is 14 years younger than you are, and I think this only applies to men. You can keep your pictures private, but you can't send private pictures to someone, so you have to post them publicly in order for a potential match to see them. There is no longer a link to the forums posted anywhere on the site, and when you complain to the administration, they tell you to Google it. That's fine, but if you're a new user and don't know that the forums exist because, how do you know to Google it? Most people would figure that because there is no link for forums, they don't exist, therefore they won't Google it! And Markus and a few of his moderators seem to have an attitude with the way they respond to questions posted in the forums concerning recent changes.
Furthermore, I was a member for about 9 months and sent messages to several women I had an interest in and got very few replies. The fact that I got so few replies really doesn't bother me but it makes me wonder if POF has a subroutine in their programming that rejects a certain amount of initial contact emails sent by men to women, if the man (like myself) is not a paying member.
All in all, it started out as an "okay" experience, but the last straw for me was the age restrictions and the fact that they are eliminating the "Intimate Encounters" selection on profiles. I'm not interested in an intimate encounter or dating women 14 years my junior, but I don't need to be mollycoddled by a computer! You can filter your emails to reject messages from people outside of your desired age range, so this step is unnecessary and will only result in people lying about their ages or creating multiple accounts which violates their TOS.
I gave POF one star only because this site will not allow you to give zero stars!
Waist of time
As someone who has had no luck finding a boyfriend in real life I made an account thinking why no try the hole online dating thing god did it suck!
The only guys to try to talk to me were in there 50's (Being 18 I was looking more for some one closer to my own age) with every message i got it was either hi let me see your tits or hi have sex with me. As someone who just got out of high school I was more then done with the hole give me sex crap this site is a waist of time.
Most of the men are players. They have no respect for women. After about 2 messages, they write dirty stuff to you and then send nude photos. I really don't care to see what they look like in the shower. Some are just so fat and flabby, it is disgusting.
POF nearly ruined my life when I got involved with a "player." thing is: he told me he wasn't a player only to have 2 other girlfriends that he took horseback riding and the other is off and on. The man is a sex fiend and lives in a cottage on Conesus Lake. His 4 year girlfriend has put a hit on me. She wants to kill me. Oh, I'm scared! LOL! She doesn't know who she's playing with and I'm gonna go dig her grave if she keeps threatening me because she's going to be lying in it.
And to make things worse, this lunatic I dated is on every freaking dating site on the net. I found nude photos of him with 2 different women and doing the nasty outside of his cottage on a picnic table. it was disgusting. with me, he was a complete gentleman, with them? He thinks he's Christian Grey from "50 shades of Grey." I really do believe he thinks he's that guy sans the $$$$. It's a sicko site. they are all the same on there. I just happen to meet the worst one. why don't they look for online predators like this clown? Another guy on there has an arrest record for 2nd and 3rd degree harrassment and I know he beat up his girlfriend, yet they keep him on there. The site has no respect for women either.
If tech support does not screw with your account then you will meet a crazy. Do not pay for an upgrade they will only hide your account so you are not seen by the other people. Stay away, tech support has taken down my photos. Tech support has found a new way to screw with me everyday. After months of talking, talking, talking to these women and building a repore, pof shut down my account. Stay away, save your sanity and your prize posetions it is the worst site ever.
99% of the women are just looking for a free meal
Since relocating to Florida from Michigan, I began using POF to meet new people in my area. Based on my experience, 99% of the women that I have contacted and met are just looking for a one-time free meal.
Then it's off to the next sucker!
That's been my experience.... maybe there are some sincere women on POF, but I have yet to meet one.
Hope this helps, Guys...............
This website is completely full of timewasters. Women who especially do not look like their photos and are continually hedging their bets with the next guy that pops into their inbox. When you have a free website, the danger is that you end up with a load of timewasters who are there for reasons of curiosity and not to actually meet someone; which exactly what this website has. But, without the cross selection of timewasters, you would get them clicking the adverts; this website has nothing to do with dating and everything to do with making money; complete and utter free for all of people with issues, angst and the use of bad language is disgusting. And, do not join as a paid member fall for the array of teasing benefits that comes with it; complete waste of time for just having a badge on your profile. This website is over hyped, unless you want to be driven mad by a load of women of all ages all acting like they have just come out of kindergarten.
A SITE FULL OF WOMANISERS AND MARRIED MEN
This site is so rubbish if i was you i would not go on here full of scammers and married men who just want to get their leg over so steer well clear if i was you !
I guess I went in with high expectations...that was a mistake. I've tried to make contact with girls I though were my match, just to be slapped down with now reply. I have had girls say that they are generally interested in me and that they wanted to meet. I would try to schedule a time, then they would ignore me. Then the next day, there they are back on the photo board chatting with others. I don't get it. I'm a good looking guys with a lot to offer....I'm getting nothing back. Screw it!!
After going on some really fun dates I found the love I've been looking for! He is amazing, smart, fun, and passionate about us! I would highly recommend this site for anyone looking for love!!! Thank you plenty if fish for finding my husband!
I thought Plenty of Fish was wayyyy to easy to pick up females. The people who are complaining must not be handsome enough to attract females. I never sent a female a message ever on that site and I get messages all the time from females. I'm just a normal guy. I work out and I like to make sure I'm looking good.
I guest you can say the females want high standards on there. 95% of the females I have talked to on there all wanted to meet like either that day or the next. Maybe I'm just luck or I don't know. Alot of my friends doesn't have no issues on there either. Lets be real, the site is called "Plenty of Fish" so who in their right mind honestly believe they going to find a wife on a site named that. Ahah.
This is my advice. Be the fisherman. Put out your best looking bate and just be yourself when the fish bite. Females don't like guys who try too hard because when you don't try. It leaves them wondering and that makes them want you more.