2 years after meeting on POF...guess what?
Met my fiancée on POF October 2018. Now, we’re getting married. My advice, be open to people who are NOT what you’d think you’d like. I am the happiest I’ve ever been.
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.
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.
Found the love of my life
Thanks to POV I attracted the love of my life and forever am I in appreciation for this dating site. Great dating site for those in search of true love. Love is allowing and love has no expectations.
Not perfect but great value
the fact that it is free was the draw card for me. As expected one has to have their wits about them there is always a catch but if one sticks to the free part it works great. Over the years I have had to come back to this site 3 times and to no fault of POF relationships didn't workout. I have found that there is certainly a selection that is wide and varied but the search criteria narrows it down pretty well. One has to ignore the part that they want you to pay for. but the results are there, human nature is what it is relation ships are no different its a matter of looking and this is certainly the best and I would say even better then a lot of payed ones.
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.
Met my love
Very easy to use, my expectations were met ... am now dating a wonderful genuine man after not even a week :)
Found the love of my life!
I have to be so thankful for plenty of Fish I would never have met my amazing partner without it! Of course the site is full of rude and scammers I'm sure all online dating sites are especially free/low cost ones!
It's worth a shot if you are looking to date!
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.
It does work and now we are engaged
So didn't really know many people were I was living in a new town.. First it was a bit of fun till I met one guy that took me off my feet And well I am now in engaged over a year latter!
It was fun and easy to use! And u never know u may be like me and meet that special someone u want to spend the rest of your life with!! And key point be yourself!!
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.
Yeah I had a few creeps on POF but you no what I found the love of my life after a while hes a perfect gentleman just havr some persistence
Best thing I ever did !
I joined POF in August 2014 and in 2 days started talking to a man who was in my top 10. It matched us perfectly. POF was my last try at online dating after a year on other sites that left me feeling defeated. Long and very happy story short almost a year later we are engaged and have just bought a house together. We have 5 children between us and life has never been better. POF changed both our lives , looking forward to a whole new life.
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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