Get Out In The Real World
Used this 10 years ago for a couple of months, and no surprise a total waste of time as much as I found it now. Within the first hour you get swamped with scammers more than anything, so that set a lousy impression from the get go. Overall online dating is just another pyramid scheme whereby people want to get instant love and gratification without putting in any effort meeting in person. All dating sites generally work off the 80%-20% ratio...that is the 80% of women are fighting only for the top 20% of men. Not only that but the women general...ly expect the men to be paid subscribers in order for them to receive messages, otherwise they won't bother with you. As one reviewer pointed out, online dating is rather becoming the way of the dodo as much as online jobsearch. In this day and age of increasing over reliance on social media, I fail to understand how those savvy users couldn't strike up connections through their own circles rather than via totally unvetted, and unsolicited channels such as dating sites. As they say, the house always wins...and that is the entities that own these platforms.
I met my fiance and father to my son on POF. I didn't expect to find anything real on there as had a lot of men message me and just wanting nothing more then a hook up...just when I was about to give up on POF I got his message...very upfront and different to the rest..rest is history. Maybe I was just very lucky by reading all these bad reviews.
It’s not a hook up site boys
I’ve found the site quite legit with contact with a few real members. The fake ones are easy to spot and they’re rarer than some reviewers make out, if you’re dumb enough to follow a profile with obvious doctored photos or they indeed look way too good above the average woman you deserve to be fleeced. And don’t be hurt because you couldn’t get your end wet lol that’s not how the real world works. And don’t get mad if women are not replying you get that every where, if they’re fussy it’s not your problem it’s theirs. Unless you are a sleaze which most times is correct.
POF....WASTE OF TIME!
I tried this site out of desperation, as most probably would. Within half an hour the scammers started bombarding me. Always typed in broken english and then, the punch line......."do you have skype?" Absolutely disgraceful how this site allows these scams. Don't even bother.
Hi I used the site for two months and was chatting to a lady for one month on it and then all of a sudden she disappeared and then the site kept telling me my my profile needed upgrading. Not sure if she left or the site blocked our msgs to get money
POF ignores user changes to age range search.
Returned to the site after a long absence and sought a different date range. Search ignores the date range I enter and keeps resetting itself. I have tried it on a laptop with a basic and an advanced search and in desperation, installed the app on my phone but still the same problem. Any change to age I make it ignore. Pretty useless to have a dating site where I cannot set the date range I am seeking. What a waste of time and effort. Just pleased I found this before paying any money to them. Do not waste your time with a product that ignores a critical seach data.
Worst site in the world.
Please people to not join or pay for this site, Plenty of scammers and fake profiles. The people who run this site don't give a damn and there is absolutely no help from staff.
All they care about is getting your money. There are other better sites out there. You have been warned!
Why all of a sudden you're logging on & it's saying user name or password is incorrect!
Number one tip if you don't want your account deleted.. don't block anyone, don't report anyone & don't reject anyone so they can block you!
The reason why most women are getting booted off is because they are being blocked too much! And get this.. they will not let you recreate another account, because they flag your IP address, so every time you try to recreate another account - no matter what information you use, it will not let you! I know, because I tried eight times on five different devices & none of them worked.. until I turned off wi-...fi & did it via 4G on my phone! Here is my advice.. if you receive a message from anyone you're not interested in, don't even reply back.. just delete it.. because once you reply, they have the ability to block you if for no other reason than they want to remove you from their list or because they're annoyed that you've said you aren't interested .. & if you get a certain number of blocks per day, your account gets automatically deleted with no warning!! Oh & don't bother emailing.. I did twice & got an automated reply that they're too busy to respond.. so if you've paid for a membership, you're screwed.
Some real people but lots of fakes
Just so many scammers and fakes and what I think are probably lonely kids who just fool around on this site. The good looking men and women are almost certainly fake profiles. Some are money scammers, some are just catfish, using the site for entertainment.
This is crap. CAN live without it!
Absolute disgrace. Pay $ only to be hounded by scammers. i'm at a 12:1 ratio at the moment. I'd rather spend my money elsewhere.
P.O.F. should be re-titled as Plenty Of Frauds.. Or perhaps, Phishing Our Funds. Either way, I'm cancelling my subscription and using another apps. One that is soooooooo much better, and it begins with the letter Z.
Fake Profiles, feels unsafe
This is my 3rd day on POF.
I tried POF years ago, but don't remember it being this bad.
Most of the replies I have received have been from Escort girls & fake profiles.
Most of my time has been spent reporting these profiles to support & sending "Test" questions to those I'm interested in to see if they are real.
It's frustrating & disappointing to say the least and worst of all, it feels unsafe.
Every communication feels risky & im constantly concerned if I'm going to get hacked.
They say that you get what you pay for. PoF is littered with obviously fake accounts, sends notifications from non-existent accounts of people who "want to meet you", and does not enforce its stated rules for creating account profiles. There are plenty of real people on PoF, but sorting them from the fake rubbish is annoying. And the PoF matching algorithms are clearly not as discerning as other dating apps - I have found women on multiple apps that matched with me on PoF, but when I checked their profile on the other app I wondered what the hell PoF was matching on apart from gender, age, and location. Avoid if you can.
Hacked account,trolls and stupid support staff.
Avoid at all costs. Staff are either stupid or complicite in the scam. Account hacked and closed after 2 days. Dozens of trolls trying to get you to cam girl site. Staff say open new account and pay again. Yeah right as if. 8 months membership blown in 2 days. You will spend hours being trolled by dirty hooker skanks with fake pics.
- Verified customer
Only scammers here probably the management supporting them!
Waste of money and time and beware only scammers on the site they will ask you to send your email first after they led you to the page where you have to use your cc and you will get ripped off!!!
Not all men are bad
Met an amazing guy on here and we are still together.
I also met my ex online and he's nothing but a con artist and personally think that all women should be aware of people like this.
They will lie and leave you in financial hardship to get what they want. Becareful who sweeps you off your feet, if it's too good to be true then he probably is and there's a lot of them on POF.
total waste of time & effort for the average guy
200 profiles interacted with, only managed 2 got email or phone contact details, 80% will ghost you after exchanging 2 messages, 1 in 20 are polite to say you not really what im looking for good luck fishing ect.
There is a general rule 4 to 1 men to women on dating sites and women in general follow 80/20 rule ie 80% of women only find 20% of men average or better, using basic maths average guy has 1% chance of getting a date.
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Questions & Answers
I would love to know if there is anywhere you can report this site. I have been a loyal, paid customer but all of a sudden I could not log in, I had to create a new profile but funnily enough it let me in with the same user name and password, makes me think someone is using my old one.
Customer service do not respond, if you read in google play under the app reviews so many others are having the same issue, something is definitely not right with this site now, perhaps a trojan?
If I sent messages to someone ... then I deleted my account . Can they still see my previous message and pics?
Yes I would think so if you are a paid member. If not a member and you send pictures not sure as it says sent, and then says also on the page has the other person seen it. To be 100 percent you could contact admin.
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