42 ‘Plenty of Fish’ Reviews
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.