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 G00SE08
Joined: 10/21/2008
Msg: 701
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You might as well pay for Match, that was one of the pluses about POF.
 designer1983
Joined: 1/13/2008
Msg: 702
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Posted: 3/13/2012 2:50:02 PM
SHAME ON YOU POF!!! stop with your evil greediness! give us this feature back!!! Very disappointed with the way pof is turning into a paid service, corporate greed
 eltocho
Joined: 10/5/2011
Msg: 703
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Posted: 3/13/2012 2:50:23 PM
Well my "Viewed Me" is still working on my iPhone app. Awesome!!!!! (just don't update the app to a newer version).

That plus the fact the "Viewed Me" on the PC page is under construction... could it be coming back to all?
 SunshineSuperman68
Joined: 5/12/2011
Msg: 704
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Posted: 3/13/2012 2:51:21 PM
Very Dissapointing!!!
 ohyeahyeah
Joined: 8/24/2009
Msg: 705
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Posted: 3/13/2012 2:53:09 PM
Instead of out right quiting the service we should start by trying to organize "no log in days". My understanding of ad sites is they get paid for unique hits on their ads. So not logging in means no hits on thier advertisers, purpusefully or accidentally. Between the blackberry and laptop i probably accidentally click an ad almost daily.

Though like stated the viewed me is now down for service so maybe a recant is already in the works.
 Canyon56
Joined: 12/3/2011
Msg: 706
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Posted: 3/13/2012 2:55:36 PM
Why don't you guys pay to use POF, and stop being cheapskates!!!!

The cost of one or two dates alone would get you an upgrade on POF.

You guys kill me. There's no free lunch on the internet. Everything that you see on here costs money. Ads won't cover it alone.

Good grief!
Hi scores must be a friend of the jackazz that owns this site..10 million dollars in PROFITS and ads don't cover the cost of operating the site...those ads made him a millionaire..think its time to pull the plug on this pond for me..the shark that owns it is getting a little too hungry for me.
I think everyone should cut and paste his opening statement about it being a free site and send it to his mail box here and keep sending it till he gets the message
 NakedSn4k3
Joined: 3/7/2012
Msg: 707
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Posted: 3/13/2012 2:57:19 PM

You guys kill me. There's no free lunch on the internet. Everything that you see on here costs money. Ads won't cover it alone.

Good grief!


are you stupid?

Facebook?
Twitter??

/facepalm
 LuvinBeinSingle
Joined: 10/9/2011
Msg: 708
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Posted: 3/13/2012 2:58:21 PM


WHY would you charge for this feature? Thats just ridiculous! I guess I won't be utilizing your site ... you'll get everyone to move off of here by doing that.
 Tuskadero
Joined: 1/25/2012
Msg: 709
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Posted: 3/13/2012 2:59:45 PM
Seems the anti-viewed me trolls have quietended down, seeing the volume of disaffection : ))
Question..if viewed me is not important,
or you have it turned off..what difference would it be if you had to PAY to secretly view someone, would that make you slightly..creepy?

Charge £80 uk for a feature...because they can..and a stock market floatation may be on the cards like Facebook, its worth hundreds of millions for personal information, and everyone has their price..£100 million anyone....
 twynn12767
Joined: 1/31/2010
Msg: 710
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Posted: 3/13/2012 3:00:03 PM
Im very unhappy with this choice. Im thinking of dropping it all together.
 LuvinBeinSingle
Joined: 10/9/2011
Msg: 711
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 eltocho
Joined: 10/5/2011
Msg: 712
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Posted: 3/13/2012 3:00:11 PM
STILL WORKING ON THE iPHONE APP
 pizzo66
Joined: 8/10/2010
Msg: 713
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Posted: 3/13/2012 3:01:31 PM
No such luck still sucks...
This was a pathetic site at best but at least it was free.
Still sucks...
 designer1983
Joined: 1/13/2008
Msg: 714
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Posted: 3/13/2012 3:01:38 PM
The FAT CAT ate plenty of fish
 thrashtildeth
Joined: 1/25/2012
Msg: 715
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Posted: 3/13/2012 3:04:23 PM
"Why don't you guys pay to use POF, and stop being cheapskates!!!!"

Because for what it is, it's extremely expensive and people who don't earn much (like me) can't afford to. It's not about being a cheapskate.
 Rheostatic
Joined: 5/27/2011
Msg: 716
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Posted: 3/13/2012 3:05:00 PM
Because POF is a terrible website compared to other paid websites. The only redeeming quality this site offers is that it is (or was) free, which in turn leads to more users. Take that away and POF becomes the bottom of the barrel.

Hell, even the other "free" sites are much better. The only reason I use this site is because there are more people on here in my area.

If you were going to pay to use a dating website, you'd be a fool to pay for POF when the others are far superior.
 BlueOneBlue
Joined: 12/16/2011
Msg: 717
 2ndchance2011
Joined: 4/7/2011
Msg: 718
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Posted: 3/13/2012 3:11:51 PM
Match.com has a guarantee that if you dont find someone in 6 months you get another 6 months free,,, the profile information is more detailed and the IM more reliable and it is the same price. just sayin...

wise up POF
 archulucky1
Joined: 4/13/2006
Msg: 719
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Posted: 3/13/2012 3:12:12 PM
There was a site at one time called parents without partners , it started out being free and like pof started charging for different things there was all free when was the last time anyone has heard of that site lol
 john_in_bh
Joined: 12/25/2004
Msg: 720
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Posted: 3/13/2012 3:13:06 PM
I agree, POF is not as good as other paid dating sites at least not for men. Most other "paid" sites have M to F ratios of around 2:1 while POF the typical ratio is anywhere from 3:1 to 4:1. But it's free...at least for the most part for now.
 SunshineSmile82
Joined: 12/7/2010
Msg: 721
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Posted: 3/13/2012 3:15:22 PM
It's sad how many people POF will be leaving POF based on the fact that VIEWED ME is now a paid feature. I think it was bound to happen so I'm not too shocked by it. Don't waste your money by paying for Match, Harmony or Chemistry. I've been on all of them and this was beats them all.

Yes, POF is not perfect, but neither is other paying sites Trust me POF will be better because of this move

POF: $35.00 for 3 months!

Match: $39.00 for 1 month!

Chemistry: $49.00 for 1 month!

Harmony: $69.00 a month!

It's time to make this site better in my opinion. I'm not pleased with move, but I expected it to happen. If you're serious about dating and you like this site enough, you will pay.
 Daarkhorse
Joined: 6/6/2011
Msg: 722
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Posted: 3/13/2012 3:18:59 PM
Huge mistake, I used that alot but won't pay when there's still free sites out there. Off to (wont display name "OKcxpxd") 100% free, more features, profiles don't show up all over google! and most of all I like being able to hide people I'm not interested in from continually showing up in my searches
 Yeah_It_is_big
Joined: 11/22/2011
Msg: 723
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Posted: 3/13/2012 3:27:54 PM

Yes, POF is not perfect, but neither is other paying sites Trust me POF will be better because of this move

POF: $35.00 for 3 months!

Match: $39.00 for 1 month!

Chemistry: $49.00 for 1 month!

Harmony: $69.00 a month!

It's time to make this site better in my opinion. I'm not pleased with move, but I expected it to happen. If you're serious about dating and you like this site enough, you will pay.


That's not really a fair assessment of POF vs. any of those sites. They have better features for paid members than POF, have much better M:F ratios in general, they function more reliably than POF, and a whole host of other things already mentioned in these posts.

For me the issue is similar to many others point of view. Come up with additional things for paid members instead of hijacking features that have been provided free for so long. Further limiting what people can do is not likely to encourage established members to switch to paid accounts. It encourages them to leave because it shows a disregard for those who have been on the site for extended periods of time. For the record I found the viewed me section useful after they took out the ability to see if your message was read.
 cozybranch
Joined: 1/28/2012
Msg: 724
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Posted: 3/13/2012 3:29:18 PM
Looks like Viewed me is back asking to become a paying member.

Greed.
 Southern83
Joined: 2/10/2012
Msg: 725
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Posted: 3/13/2012 3:29:44 PM
"If you're not paying for the product, you ARE the product being sold."

Get used to that.

But what stinks here is the creeping reach of the monetisation of features, which is profit-mining, plain and simple. Just sucks that PoF actually decided to lock us all out of one of the most simple and common sense features.

PoF have completely gone against their "Free, and always will be" mantra which is what rung so soundly with it's customer base. The heartfelt speech from the founder about getting sick of being ripped off himself. What a load of ****.

Unfortunately, PoF will never be able to get back the kudo/respect/trust from it's once-loyal customer base. Well done.

"How to ruin a perfectly good business model in one easy step." - PoF, 2012.
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