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 Quint-essential
Joined: 5/2/2008
Msg: 726
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Why?
My name is Markus Frind and I created plentyoffish.com. I created this dating site because I was sick of seeing faceless corporations prey on people looking for love. In my mind finding love is not about handing over a monthly fee to some dating site that only cares about making sure you stay another month to pay them again.
We are Different
Plentyoffish.com is a 100% FREE online dating site and constantly changing based on your feedback, and you will notice everything on this online dating site is done so that you can meet people you have personally selected, and you can do it quickly. For example, we are the only major dating site that allows users to block messages from whole groups of other users they aren't interested in. No other dating site would do this as more individual contacts means more money.
Money? Who Cares
I am well aware that Plentyoffish.com could make millions of dollars per month as a subscription service. I couldn’t care less about how much money Plentyoffish.com could make; this site is different. This site wasn't created to mine user’s pocketbooks. Plentyoffish.com is here to make a difference and help people find "the one".

Not true to your word Markus
 Truthbetold75
Joined: 3/9/2012
Msg: 727
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:17:29 PM
I am on Accentudate . com, much better features then this site, you can send winks and flirts, I do not think they have a view me option so everyone browses anonymously but the site is different then this site so I can live without the view me option, you can edit your profile alot more then you can do here, for instance you can add three questions of your choice to your profile. Overall the site seems alot cleaner and nicer looking then this site is, the only thing is it seems new and there is not the quantity of people there yet that are still hanging on to this dying site.
 cmrnevada
Joined: 5/9/2008
Msg: 728
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 craig2th
Joined: 3/4/2009
Msg: 729
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:24:43 PM
I use to be able to fully use this site in hopes of finding someone but not it's crap. It's hard to find any paid users and this means the "special features" is useless.
There was 6 things I used on this site before they limited it now there is only 3 things. My inbox, new users, and the meet me thing.

IF THEY LIMIT ONE MORE THING I'M NEVER USING THIS AGAIN AND I'M SWITCHING TO .

Hopefully POF will wake up and take off some of these limits because it was fun to use the site and now it's not
 craig2th
Joined: 3/4/2009
Msg: 730
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:25:23 PM
I can't say ok cupid? really?
 razzyjj
Joined: 6/10/2011
Msg: 731
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:25:53 PM
This decision is making me close my account. I can longer ensure messages I am receiving are legitimate people who looked at my profile, or if they are just spam or people who send mass messages looking for something else.
 SunshineSmile82
Joined: 12/7/2010
Msg: 732
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:26:47 PM
I'm sick of everyone complaining about POF slowly turning into a fully paid site! If you don't like it, then just leave! I'm sick of everyone's whining! At least doing this will get rid of all the non-serious members. I haven't decided if I'm going to subscribe or not, but my world will not end because of this. Everyone just need to get a grip and get over it!!
 Simply-B
Joined: 7/23/2011
Msg: 733
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:26:58 PM
you think you might make money by charging for viewed me..........but in the end would you like more members or less ads. What good will it do POF if you have no ads AND no members?

This is really too bad that you have decided to place a charge on one more thing on the site. Personally I am ready to look for a new site. NOt much luck here anyways.

Between this and your Instant Messages that dont work properly, not much left to keep my interested in being here.
 robthebob5
Joined: 7/23/2009
Msg: 734
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:29:07 PM


Not a fan of this. :\
 nys1
Joined: 9/9/2010
Msg: 735
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:29:42 PM
This is how it all starts...first make people pay for one feature then another and another. Why would I pay for a site that says somebody is currently online and when I send them a message I see that they were online an hour ago! I say keep the ads and keep the site completely free....that's why I joined it in the first place!
 tyeshe22
Joined: 8/4/2011
Msg: 736
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:29:58 PM
WTF! POF is getting out of control! Now we have to pay to see who viewed our profile. I don't even want to be a member anymore!
 trueloveseeker3
Joined: 2/16/2010
Msg: 737
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:31:20 PM
This is ridiculous!!! :-( :-(
Please return this most very basic feature. Thanks!

 itsmylife1969
Joined: 9/14/2008
Msg: 738
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 armybeef68
Joined: 8/6/2006
Msg: 739
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:36:20 PM
Trying to figure out why no one has mentioned what is at the top of this very page...


"Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... Remember that we are the largest 100% free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate"
 wranglers65
Joined: 12/11/2010
Msg: 740
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:47:36 PM
maybe if we all checked out these two site and flooded some emails and burned up some phone lines they would get the message !

www.pof.cohttp://www.weblocal.ca

/plenty-of-fish-media-inc-toronto-on.htmlm/about.aspx
 v1rusdr
Joined: 11/30/2010
Msg: 741
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:53:29 PM
While it was fun to see who viewed me,

let's face it

if they viewed and did not write an email,
they couldn't be all that interested in me, now could they?

True, someone said "They were shy, and by viewing, you'd know they existed, and since they were female, they expected the male to take this as a hint and email them"... but let's face it,
if women are still playing this game in 2012, do you really want to waste your time?
We play enough games with neighbours, employers, employees, customers, waiters, staff, telemarketers, and even family.
We DONT NEED GAMES with "new found love"....

So, ladies, if you read this far,
and you find a guy you like.
Don't just "visit his profile",
write an email, introduce yourself
and tell them ONE thing you liked (like a smile, a note on their profile)

It is 2012.
We don't need hints - we need text !

Jerrold
 Camosnowman22
Joined: 8/15/2010
Msg: 742
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 SoftAndRound
Joined: 12/7/2007
Msg: 743
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:58:48 PM
What sticks out for me is an interview Markus Frind gave on TV a few years ago. He told the interviewer that at that time, he was pulling in well over $10 MILLION dollars a year.

Please note that this was before the site had:
- "better" quality ads (which will have been bringing in MUCH more ad revenue)
- a design overhaul which made at least most pages have consistent navigation (at that time it was always a game of hide & seek for the link you needed)
- meet me/rate me functionality
- the less-crashing chat app
- was primarily used by Canadians...starting to move into the US
- numerous other upgrades (e.g. photo uploader, larger photos, etc.).

So - if the site - as crappy as it was then, was pulling in so much money...how much more is Markus and his crew (or is he still running it all on his own?) now making???

A very poor PR move, I feel. If I'm going to pay for a dating site, I'll want one that has better features, cleaner layout and a chat app that actually works. I put up with the basic functionality and all the bugs on pof.com ONLY because it is free.

Might want to rethink this decision, Markus.

Thanks for the free site thus far. (And yes, we paid, by seeing all the ads.)
 athletic__tdh
Joined: 1/15/2012
Msg: 744
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:59:22 PM
Although I agree with most that this is slowly becoming a full paid site, honestly the viewed me feature can be such a let down. Now I'm not the fugliest man in the world, but some days a guy gets zero views with his profile and starts to think is it me, or is it my profile? At least with this feature gone, I don't have to worry about that.

Plus, it still works on the mobile app, even with the recent update, so quit your ****ing people.
 armybeef68
Joined: 8/6/2006
Msg: 745
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Posted: 3/13/2012 8:59:41 PM
Markus looks like a white William Hung
 washweartumbldry
Joined: 1/4/2012
Msg: 746
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Posted: 3/13/2012 9:02:18 PM
this is like a door slammed in the face and not a motive to purchase but rather to go to a different dating service who really does want to asssit with my/our goals.
 Kaptain_Kanuck
Joined: 11/22/2010
Msg: 747
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Posted: 3/13/2012 9:04:56 PM
I have been on and off this site for quite a while. I do understand the costs involved in running something.. overhead wages and the like. But why are you so against advertising on your site and starting to charge the users? I think we are here because it is a free site... All the others suck by charging the way they do with the auto enrollments and making it difficult to get out of them once you are enrolled... I liked POF becuse it was free, not real flash and simple to understand... but when you first went to charging to see if your mail had been read.. I knew it would only be a matter of time before you started to charge for other features... so why bull crap around and try to niggle a few bucks here and there... stop your false advertising as being a 100% free dating site and just become like all the other date sites... I am sure there will be another free one crop up and you will then lose a good majority of your users... why not take advantage of your large client base... keep all features free and have the odd advertisement to generate enough income to cover costs and put a few dollars in your pocket? I am sure we could put up with some advertising if you made all your features free again. Cheers and have a nice day...
 DecemberBlue85
Joined: 12/27/2011
Msg: 748
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Posted: 3/13/2012 9:07:05 PM
I used the feature that allows you to see if your messages have been read, then it became a paid feature. I used the "who viewed me" feature all the time, I like knowing who is looking at my profile. As a woman I feel that knowing who is looking at your pictures and written profile I (we) should be able to view who is looking at us so we know if its the kind of men (or woman depending on what your looking for) that you yourself is looking for. Same goes for the guys. Im sure a lot of guys dont want a specific kind of lady looking at their profile. I used the viewed me profile so i knew who was viewing me so i could adjust my information slightly so those i dont want viewing me wouldn't be able to find me as easy.

P.O.F is slowly becoming a paid site and pretty soon its going to become like other paid sites where you wont be able to do anything but view your own profile and that's it. Its a load of BS. I think that if a lot of the features are being moved to a paid feature then P.O.F should STOP advertising as a "free" site, because it clearly isn't anymore.


Current P.O.F ratting......two thumbs down.
 nmbd
Joined: 6/3/2008
Msg: 749
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Posted: 3/13/2012 9:07:44 PM
I'll be honest, I'll probably stop using the site now that you've done that. Nice move.
 NobodysFaultButMine
Joined: 4/27/2009
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Posted: 3/13/2012 9:10:41 PM
Markus has now been captivated by greed. If I had wanted to join a paysite I would have done so, but stats show that pay sites create no more couples/marriages than their respective non-pay sites.
Unless Markus decides that the several million dollars per year generated by a free pof are good enough and thus reverses this decision I will no longer patronize this site.
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