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 CaramelSweetness2
Joined: 6/26/2009
Msg: 1
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I'm just curious.

For me it's when the same "unappealing" guy sends me messages over and over.
1) My first tactic is to just ignore him.
2) When that doesn't work and he tries again, I am polite and say "Thank you - but I don't really think we are a match" or something like that.
3) If he persists and still sends notes, I figure he must be "thick in the head" so I resort to "blocking him".

Why don't some people just understand that they are not attractive to the person they are messaging?? If someone doesn't respond to my first attempt I never send another. I can take a hint.
 imaCarrie
Joined: 5/25/2009
Msg: 2
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 8/25/2009 1:45:52 PM
I reply to every message-if Im interested It shows. If not I will tell them so that they don't continue to message me. I don't like the "ignoring someone so they get the point" approach. I have only blocked 2 guys on here one because he didn't like me being on a dating site but having Hang Out on my profile instead of dating. He kept messaging me saying women like me play games blah blah. The second was because he got upset because I wouldnt give him my phone number or meet him the same day he messaged me. On top of not being my type don't cuss someone out for not wanting to meet you. Thats why its called Plenty of Fish-go bug another fish.
 oleandrummer
Joined: 4/6/2008
Msg: 3
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 8/25/2009 2:33:30 PM
using the ignore tactic tends to just anger people especially people who put time into putting a message together. People who just say "whutup" or "hi" deserve to be ignored. in my case when i send a message and the person isnt interested she would just reply and say "im not interested" and im perfectly fine with that but the silent treatment just wants to make me spam the person to absolute annoyance for my own satisfaction :). I mean im a nice guy but to be the silent treatment is like getting the middle finger stuck up at you IMO.
 Azalea7
Joined: 12/2/2008
Msg: 4
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What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 8/25/2009 2:56:16 PM
It looks like I've blocked 1.3% of the contacts I've gotten. It has to be pretty bad before I do that--hate speech usually.
 c_deacon
Joined: 3/13/2005
Msg: 5
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Posted: 8/25/2009 3:13:08 PM
What does it take? When "NO" is not considered an answer, reason is not applicable, ignoring is considered a come on, and they think more is always the right response........

I have blocked maybe two in all the years that I have been here, and that is mostly because no matter what I said or tried, they felt slighted by not having my attention and desire to know them better.

It takes quite a bit to get me to that point because I am one that tries to listen with an open mind, and understands that there are many sides to all issues, opinions, desires, etc., so the best way is to be tolerant at first and slowly work your way to an understanding of "NO", or hit that block key.

Just my opinion..........
 ~Azul Ojos~
Joined: 7/2/2008
Msg: 6
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 8/25/2009 3:18:41 PM
When someone has added me 5 + times to their favorites, and I keep deleting them as they never emal me... The only way out is to block...

When someone rudely demands after a polite "thank you, but we are not well matched", why we are not well matched...

Finally, when I feel sick to the core of my stomach after talking with someone, and don't think it would be a good idea to have any further contact.
 Abbicci
Joined: 11/17/2008
Msg: 7
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Posted: 8/25/2009 3:36:36 PM
The only thing it takes for me is the desire to never hear from someone again.

A creepy profile , a bizarre first message I need a translator to understand, a nasty reply to a not interested email or just about anything.

I get emails from fellow posters who send me a nasty gram about something I have said in a post, nine times out of ten they have blocked me right after sending their nasty gram. Go figure.
 lovemysox27
Joined: 11/8/2007
Msg: 8
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 8/25/2009 4:43:17 PM
be way too old for me andnot get the hint when I say you arent my type
 Blakkardaberry
Joined: 2/7/2009
Msg: 9
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Posted: 8/25/2009 11:12:13 PM
I love hate mail its the only kind I get. Who cares really the only people I block are that ones that try to sell me things when I am eating dinner at home. I can just as easily ignore people I am not so full of myself I have to read every hateful message I receive. I really have to care about your opinion too give it much thought or consideration anyway.
 ProcolHarem
Joined: 8/29/2008
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Posted: 8/26/2009 3:56:33 AM
I rarely block anyone, but if I do it's because:
(1) They send a nasty first contact message
(2) They start sending nast messages because they don't like a forum post

Other than that I don't block.
 TheDao
Joined: 8/1/2009
Msg: 11
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 8/26/2009 4:04:30 AM

using the ignore tactic tends to just anger people especially people who put time into putting a message together. People who just say "whutup" or "hi" deserve to be ignored. in my case when i send a message and the person isnt interested she would just reply and say "im not interested" and im perfectly fine with that but the silent treatment just wants to make me spam the person to absolute annoyance for my own satisfaction :). I mean im a nice guy but to be the silent treatment is like getting the middle finger stuck up at you IMO.


I have to agree if someone take a lot of time to send you a reasonable message I think it's rude not to reply. All you need is a short reply. You wonder why men don't want to send quality emails, this is the reason.
 ~Azul Ojos~
Joined: 7/2/2008
Msg: 12
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 8/26/2009 4:32:20 AM
Red Buttons: You may be right about blocking favorites. But a few nights ago I blocked someone, and also noticed that his picture on the favorite page had gone as well. I assumed as I blocked the email, the favorite thumbprint disappeared as well...

L.
 Just_Jay79
Joined: 10/11/2005
Msg: 13
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 8/26/2009 7:59:46 AM
Back when I had more free time I enjoyed responding to everyone, even the naysayers/hecklers, but nowadays my time is limited so here's the short list of TW's block-worthy:
1) Anyone that insinuates I'm an Uncle Tom because I don't act like a "typical" black man
2) People that didn't like my rejection response to their first e-mail
3) Larger women that take issue with my polite profile request not to be contacted by them (usually linked to points #1 and #2 above )
4) Forum enemies that fail to debate in a civilized manner (by all means argue your point, but when you resort to character attacks you've dropped below my level and are no longer worthy of my time)

Aside from that, all are welcome to say hello, male or female, gay or straight, fat or thin, so long as they have something interesting to say. I just don't intend to date most of them...
 smileatjen
Joined: 6/24/2009
Msg: 14
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 8/26/2009 8:08:00 AM
I get the messages often too from the same people, but its just as easy for me to delete and I've blocked a couple. But I don't let it bother me. If I did, that is time I could be focusing on something else.
 ReallyCleverOne
Joined: 4/4/2009
Msg: 15
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Posted: 8/26/2009 10:11:25 AM
I've only block two people both because they just wanted to argue & send rude emails when I said I wasn't interested. I don't have time for that.
 PrimeWoman
Joined: 4/25/2006
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Posted: 8/26/2009 8:40:57 PM
I have it clearly stated on my profile:

"Finally, while I am by no means a prude, propriety does have a place in my world--if your prime objective is sex, and are compelled to send me pics of your vital anatomy, porn portfolio or to convince me of your manly abilities...wrong bait for this fish...Same goes for anyone who has no restraint from sending rude, nasty or snide comments in reply, that will be the basis for employing the block member feature."
 karma1160
Joined: 6/10/2008
Msg: 17
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 8/26/2009 10:45:52 PM
I have only did it once the guy sent me nasty messages on my phone and got pissed cause I would not answer and had a temper tantrum. uggggggggg Then tried to contact me on here months after like we had never met.
 smileforgzus
Joined: 10/19/2009
Msg: 18
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 10/28/2009 8:33:41 AM
When I was on here for dating my profile clearly states that I am a Christian and that I will not date someone who drinks, smokes, uses profanity, or is all pervy.

If a guy sent me a message who covered any of these reasons then I blocked him. Or if he sent me messages putting down religion.
 upstate-gal
Joined: 8/15/2007
Msg: 19
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 10/28/2009 8:45:16 AM
Only did it once.

He sent a message suggesting a coffee meeting. I agreed...suggested a day and place...

He read the message. The day I suggested comes and goes...didn't reply

Then... days later, sent another message suggesting a coffee meeting. I agreed...suggested a day and place....

He read the message. The day I suggested comes and goes....didn't reply

I deleted all the messages, deleted him from favorites and blocked him

Twice thru that mill was enough.
 JerseyGirl2008
Joined: 12/27/2007
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Posted: 10/28/2009 8:53:02 AM
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?

Primarily, when dumb youngin's (20-somethings) can't take the hint that I'd rather chew my eyelids off than go to Chuck E. Cheese with them.
 Belle Requin
Joined: 2/17/2007
Msg: 21
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Posted: 10/28/2009 10:07:34 AM
If your first message is sexual in content, you're blocked. If you send me the same form letter I didn't respond to the first time, you're blocked. Want to complain about my list of guys I'm not interested in? You get blocked. It's pretty simple stuff really.
 A Moment in Time
Joined: 7/19/2007
Msg: 22
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 10/28/2009 11:48:31 AM
When someone stands me up for a date and has a lame excuse for it then i have no interest in speaking with them again, have better things to do with my time than wait around for someone who can't call/text to let me know they can't make it.
 lostintheshuffle
Joined: 5/8/2008
Msg: 23
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 10/28/2009 9:37:30 PM
They need to be an ex that is on the cusp of a restraining order.
 flyin squirrel
Joined: 5/25/2009
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Posted: 10/28/2009 10:15:03 PM
Whiny men who keep emailing / a token freak here and there.
 Wiyan
Joined: 12/8/2008
Msg: 25
What does it take for you to Block someone on POF?
Posted: 10/29/2009 12:30:25 PM
disrespect, rudeness, arrogance with the rudeness-communication which is other than civil. I don't block someone who is none of the above, even if I am not interested in them. I don't feel 'threatened' if a mismatch pops up in my inbox, just figure they didn't read my profile, but when they don't recieve a reply from me, if they go back and read what I am looking for (that they are not) they will figure it out. If they are offensive tho-no question I will block them. If they are offensive to the extent of breaking POF rules, I will report them, not just block them. Fortunately, the majority of my contacts are quite pleasant!
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