Stick with it
Joined POF January 2019. Had quite a few dates , some cat fishing, some weirdos. Met some nice guys. Joined e harmony as told better quality of men ( biggest scam ever!) went back to POF and met my fella! Been together 6 months now and couldn't be happier! There are fish out there just need to be patient and throw a few back in the meantime.
I found my soul mate.
I went and joined POF in January 2018, I started talking to a few guys. But only meet up with one after taking for 2 weeks. Meet in a public place etc etc. and we are now coming up to our 2 year anniversary in feb and we also have a baby. Yes I understand that there maybe some men/women who are fake and not in it for the same reasons. But there is a diamond in the rough once in a while. Just be honest and communicate what you want
To all the ladies out there!
In the last two months, i have been lucky enough to go on four dates. Nothing past a first date but a good start. If you are lucky enough to strike a conversation, ask questions and suggest to meet in person within a week. If they hesitate, run for the hills. Put your sixth sense in to work. I am fortunate enough to have a special gift of putting two and two together. The few lies i uncovered with the men i met was their marital status and current professions. Two of the men stated on their profiles that they were single but actually separat...ed. Agrrrrh! You are technically married mate! I gave them the flick. Too much baggage. The other two claimed to have masters degrees working as accountants. Oh boy!. The profile of the one of the two academically accomplished candidates was laden with grammar and punctuation errors.
You just got to know how it "works"
The first time i joined pof 2 years ago. I had no idea how it all worked. I was lame and timid in my messaging. Got no replys. Just got contacted by fakes ect. They easy to spot though. Block them immediately. Had a break for 12 months then got back on with a different "attitude". Firstly my new username was VERY suggestive. But kinda funny. And the chicks that did like it were the sort i was after...an easy hook up. I have had upwards of 10 hook ups. None ugly fat chicks either. You just have to be very polite, a little funny, know your target...and more than anything be creative in your messages. I very rarely say "hi" in a message. Just hit em with something direct like..."i noticed your fantastic red shoes. You wear them very well". On profiles where chicks write nothing try something like..."Gee Sarah you really gave me heaps to work with there lol...you like to make it hard dont you?" Bam!! The site does work....but we have to make it work lol. Its not easy. And i never paid a cent.
I've had a great time on this site
I have had a great time on POF- met at least seven guys. The pool does dry up fast but hey I'm in my 50's and looking for a 50 year old guy (who doesnt smoke). It is what it is
Genuinely free a reasonably good site.
I've met some real people on this site. So while I'm still yet to find my ideal partner I have made some great friends.
I would say this and OkCupid the two best dating sites that I have found.
Both are genuinely free and have and real people.
Good luck and happy fishing.
I have been on this site for 3 years, but have decided to end my subscription, I originally thought that this site was good value for money, but over time I found that it was a hook up site.
Free version of POF works just fine
The free version of POF is working just fine for me.
I've exchanged messages with plenty of genuine women, had coffee dates with quite a few and more than that with some.
Yes there is the occasional scammer but they are very obvious and there is a Report User function. It is easy to use and they get taken down immediately.
Basically it's just like meeting people the old-fashioned way only easier.
Free, with a reasonal size database. not too many fake scammer profiles.
This is one of three sites that I have used that was good enough to recommend to my clients. I've met some lovely women here, though not my ideal life partner.
Beware of the scammers, especially those who live overseas, are in the US army or are young gorgeous and look too good to be true.
It's free with a big userbase, but 98% of profiles have no content other than some photos and a gene
POF gives you plenty of room to be as detailed as you like with your profile. The only problem is no one seems to take advantage of this. I used this website a long time ago and women usually put a bit more effort into their profiles. These days there is nothing but a sentence describing their interest in friends, family, going out, travel, and wine/coffee - if you wanna know more ask! lol. You can also expect a sprinkle of bitterness on profiles with complaints of repetitive opening messages and wanting to be entertained etc. This is despite h...aving a dull profile that offers a potential suitor nothing to work with. I don't bother messaging anyone that hasn't at least written a paragraph or two about themselves. POF has a big userbase. There are loads of scam profiles and catfish but they are extremely obvious. If POF could somehow force their users to actually write a profile they would get a higher rating, as it is you find out nothing about the women on this website other than how the top half of their body looks after numerous photo attempts and filters have been applied. I've been on a decent amount of dates over the years using this website but I only every met one lass who I really felt the urge to continue seeing. Most other dates have resulted in a feeling of meh, usually because people look very different to their photos or we don't have much in common.
Practical app but still needs improvement. Free messaging a bonus.
The POF site is good and offers plenty of features for free whereas others make you pay. But word of caution beware of scammers and fake profiles I got hit by one asking me for personal email and telling me he's overseas and other nonsense. Just make sure the other person is in Australia and has a mobile phone. There are genuine and real persons on the site unlike Zoosk and RSVP.
Reviews are bad maybe you are too
Im sorry I find this app ok. Most reviews just sound like ppl taking their rejections out on pof. Maybe the girls dont message you or seem stuck up because they don't like you. Nothing to do with POF
It was ok
I just read the disastrous comments below. I met a lovely Brazilian girl who lives in Australia on this site and we almost got married but she wanted kids and I already had 3.
I used it again later but no luck.
It's tough finding the right partner and so many woman seem so normal, till you get to know them, it's sad how jealousy and insecurity takes people over.
All liars and players?
It seems like there are a lot of married men on the site looking to play up on their wives.
Many guys lie about their age, or use photos taken when they were younger as their profile photos.
I have been a member for a year, but have not met anyone so far who was genuine. It's very frustrating.
I know the genuine guys are there, because my daughter met her husband to be on POF.
Seems they're few and far between.
Also, men hardly ever reply to messages.
Mixed bag but watch out for the utter nutters
As an older guy 54 ( pof age 46 ) going through divorce number two, must say that I have had a number of interesting and at times fun rides on POF in the last eight months or so. I have been with some lovely Australian & English ladies aged 40, 46, 47 and 53, who have been great company and who are skilled at looking after a man's more basic needs. However, I would strongly recommend staying away from the Mediterranean's especially the Lebanese and the Greek. These women, despite having racks to die for, truly are utter nutters who think they are a cut above. You will be luck to get a pash let alone anything else from these goddesses, who have taken the concept of worship to a whole new level!
Not a bad site. take your chances.
I was on POF as a free member and went on 2 dates. It only took about a month and I was up and running. However 12 months later and the same dozen ladies are still on there (for my area). Could be the ladies not the site.
COME ON LADIES GIVES US MEN A CHANCE
I've discovered that most women on this site are too picky and choosy. I am and always have been a beautiful loving man who is and has always been seeking a beautiful loving lady to spend, what life I have left, with but most of the women on this site have been there and got hurt and now don't trust any man, sincere or otherwise, especially when it comes to meeting us menfolk. This, and all other websites like this are where they can hide from the world. Well it's about time you came out of your closets and start living again. I believe it's no...t what you say to one another in a relationship but HOW you say it - Lovingly or demanding. Me I want to say it lovingly because that is who I am. As the song goes - ALL WE ARE SAYING IS GIVE US A CHANCE. Well !! especially me. What about it ladies ??
Look we are all a bit strange in some sort of way & yes there are some very strange ones out there looking for love .. In my case I dated quiet a few nice ones & yes you do have to be careful of the scammers .. & if just a root is what you want then that's certainly what you will find. I didn't wAnt to wAste time sitting chatting 24/7 if you really want to get to know someone get off your bum & meet up public place a must .. [name removed] & I met on POF we didn't muck around & wAsted each others time we met up & Wow what can I say .. Anyone wh...o knows us will tell us will tell you we are the happiest couple they know .. Met on Fish 2012 Married now happy as blended Fam both in our 40's .. It can happen to you there is someone out there for everyone ..Live a little & get away from your computer it won't hAppen sitting chatting get out & met up .. All the best to you all happy fishing
It's just people, or more particularly women.
In my experience P of F is what it is because of the people & the standards of our society. Its easy for people to abuse these sites because they are free and being being free, people devolve to the lowest common denominator. This means women can all think they deserve a much younger, very good looking virile man. Now why such a man could ever want with a post monopausal woman whose attractiveness only extend as far as her mirror is beyond pretty much everybody. Many women here are vain, self absorbed & very used to sniveling to get what they want. This is why so many genuine, but not Brad Pit looks a likes are frustrated. However there are a few descent ladies with a grip on reality & these sites can & do work in the end.
No fakes in my experience
After reading most of the reviews on here I felt I should put forward a different point of view. I have been on Plenty of Fish for a few months and although I certainly can't say I have met "the one", I have certainly met some genuine and nice guys who really do want a relationship. Of course with any dating site there will be people on there who are not honest about what their intentions are or some of their vital statistics (age, height etc.) but I don't see how anyone can hold the site responsible for that. What I do like is that you can ...at least chat to someone for free, and whilst this probably encourages contact from unsuitable people it certainly makes it easier to sort them out. You also get the opportunity to use your own words to reject someone unlike some sites where the options are really limited and not necessarily what you would like to say. I've probably met 10 or 12 people who whilst not for me, were certainly genuine. I think I've only been contacted by one "scammer" and I picked him straight away. The old adage "if it seems to good to be true - it probably is" is definitely something that internet daters (or in fact anyone) should always keep in mind. I do get sick of it at times, and it can be frustrating being contacted by totally unsuitable people, but I am always polite and reply to people who contact me regardless. I think we should all remember that most of us are on there for the same reason - we just want to meet someone we can have a genuine connection with. To those who never get replies from people I would suggest that you need to think more about what you have to offer that person rather than just what it is about them that interests you. Good luck - internet dating is not for the fainthearted, but what's the alternative?
Questions & Answers
What does it mean when other persons profile pic disappears off private messages and their profile but u can still read their profile and messages. On profile it states they have private pics and to see them send them a message? Does it mean they have blocked you or maybe hidden their profile??
Can't really say. Possibly they're either really good looking, and so get bombarded with hits OR (more likely) they're really horrible-looking and are just hoping for a catch. Also look out for fakes - the worst are from the USA - either their location will be either a U.S. town or something like 'City' and then the name of a capital city in Australia. Just delete them
How do you unmatch a member on POF without blocking them? Google says this is the only way, but I’ve been unmatched and not blocked by someone.
Just ignore or delete they will get the message don't read any other messages from them in case they are abusive
Someone blocked me, can they still view me?
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