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 ZeroooDrama
Joined: 11/27/2012
Msg: 110
Where has Intimate encounter gone?Page 6 of 7    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
In respect that the IE has been removed , so should the block from members that can no longer use this and should be able to contact all members. In other words the statement about (users must not have contacted IE ) is now void. As no one with out paying can even view that group of members.
 DaggaMaster
Joined: 5/23/2009
Msg: 114
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 3/4/2013 9:00:56 AM
Like if getting an IE wasn't hard enough already. now they want you to pay to get rejected. I thought this site was different than the others. I guess thats why they are going to lose alot of members in the months to come
 throbbing4it
Joined: 6/19/2010
Msg: 116
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 3/4/2013 9:12:24 PM
I agree 100%, what will they do next time to try and make a nickle? Start limiting your mail or how many hours you are logged in? A free site should be free, if you want perks then you pay, but a search should be a basic privilege. Besides, if you would pay for the option, wouldn't you go to a site that specializes in IE? The IE searchers are on POf ONLY because it is free.
 hman70
Joined: 2/26/2011
Msg: 117
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 3/4/2013 11:43:13 PM
Like anything else ( see what happened to MSN and then Yahoo chat etc ) POF will go to far ( well on their way ) and someone will create a new and improved FREE site. Always amazes me how owners of sites like this kinda forget that lil ole fact.

Anyone who expected this site to always remain free are only kidding themselves. I have lost count of the number of websites that have gone this route. Thus they made the claim it will always bee totally free and then it end up a paysite once they feel they have roped in enough users.
 _MGMT_
Joined: 3/2/2013
Msg: 118
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 3/5/2013 3:29:56 PM
Good Riddance to Intimate Encounters!!! (free searching)

The whole thing is a joke. 99% of the men who message IE "ladies", will never ever meet them. Plus, many of the same guys who message the Intimate Encounter ladies are the same guys who send awful and explicit messages to other women on here.

Don't like it? Fine, delete your profile. There's too many men on POF anyway, nobody will miss you.
 Dustin862
Joined: 4/4/2012
Msg: 119
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 3/6/2013 2:16:38 PM
Thats bull crap I have met several women on this site for Intimate counters. This whole thing is bull crap because this site advertises that its services are 100% free and now I am being told that I need to upgrade to use the features that I have been using for free for 4 years. What a load of crap.
 Dustin862
Joined: 4/4/2012
Msg: 120
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 3/6/2013 2:21:46 PM
You know if you really think about it making us pay for Intimate encounters is the same thing for paying for sex. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't paying for sex illegal?
 Aristotle_Amadopolis
Joined: 12/8/2011
Msg: 121
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 3/6/2013 2:35:12 PM

You know if you really think about it making us pay for Intimate encounters is the same thing for paying for sex.

No, it is more like paying a cover charge at a bar.

It only gets you in the door, but does not guarantee anything past that.





Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't paying for sex illegal?

That depends on what part of the world you live in.

That said, as noted above, POF is not charging you for sex, they are charging you for the chance to make contact with people that are interested in having sex and that is not a crime in most countries.
 _MGMT_
Joined: 3/2/2013
Msg: 123
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 3/6/2013 4:00:12 PM
Please please please quit. POF has too many men on it anyways.

If it was up to me, I would nickel and dime for everything on here except messaging


As long as the messaging is 100% free, ya'll can't complain

and..where else are y'all gonna go????


The entitlement crowd will always find something to complain about. Imagine when they switch to paper plates at the mission - total anarchy.



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 Aristotle_Amadopolis
Joined: 12/8/2011
Msg: 124
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 3/6/2013 4:43:35 PM

The entitlement crowd will always find something to complain about. Imagine when they switch to paper plates at the mission - total anarchy.

Wait until they see this:

Games

Coming Soon!


http://www.pof.com/HelpCenter/helpCenter_Games.aspx




Help section is all new, many back doors now closed.
 HelenBackAgain
Joined: 1/7/2013
Msg: 125
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 3/6/2013 4:55:26 PM

That said, as noted above, POF is not charging you for sex, they are charging you for the chance to make contact with people that are interested in having sex and that is not a crime in most countries.

True. Even here in the Puritan U.S., this is not at issue - pimping and pandering charges, where applicable, only apply if the potential sex is being brokered as a commodity for which one of the participants will be paid by the other.
 nolameusername
Joined: 10/11/2012
Msg: 127
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Posted: 3/7/2013 6:00:36 PM
From what I see it's a paid feature now. How long until POF is completely a pay per use site?
 largewarmhands4u
Joined: 12/21/2012
Msg: 128
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 3/8/2013 5:46:01 PM
So basically this site just COMPLETELY sucks at this point. I guess I'll log in in another month if I still can without having to be nickeled and dimed. It's just been one change after another for the past year.

Goodbye POF. You SUCK!!!
 Holly63
Joined: 2/4/2011
Msg: 129
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 3/8/2013 6:12:22 PM
Look at it this way people. One "pays" for IE in more ways than one.

Paying for brothels etc, paying for medical bills if or when you get an STD, paying for a crap load of drinks at a bar, paying the price for a broken marriage / relationship, paying the price for potentially destroying someone elses' marriage and breaking the hearts of children within, paying for cheesy Hotel rooms .....the list goes on.

Now you have to pay here. I guess people have had their free ride, now pay up.

Oh, and to those who may argue Intimate Encounter can mean such things as a quiet game of Scrabble or an intimate chat somewhere? Give me a break!
 That_girl*
Joined: 9/29/2008
Msg: 133
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 3/10/2013 12:34:52 PM

_MGMT_


Good Riddance to Intimate Encounters!!! (free searching)

The whole thing is a joke. 99% of the men who message IE "ladies", will never ever meet them. Plus, many of the same guys who message the Intimate Encounter ladies are the same guys who send awful and explicit messages to other women on here.

Don't like it? Fine, delete your profile. There's too many men on POF anyway, nobody will miss you.


LOL true dat ^^^^

and just like in reality,,same rules apply

just because a woman maybe looking for a fwb or encounter what makes SOME men think that,,that particular woman will just f uck anything that comes along an says hi or pulls out his d ick..

even strippers an escorts have the right to refuse clients an customers what makes you think a regular lady looking for some fun or a friend does not have the same right to turn somebody away because she is not intrested in the person or doesnt like where the situation may go...


an this also means that the amount of liars pretending to look for love an wanting to settle down when they are really just out for some random p ussy no matter who what an where

will be laying on the game/lines thick with oh im so lonely an just looking for a girlfriend or wife to have in my life an you could be the 1 in their pretty little profiles is about to triple NOW ,,since ie will now only be available to paid users..

im staying tuned for this extended horror/comedy fest



 adam420time
Joined: 11/10/2005
Msg: 134
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Posted: 3/10/2013 3:04:23 PM
Well apparently plenty of fish decided that features like that have to be paid for...so a lot of the free features are no longer free and you have to upgrade which I think is a bunch of b.s
 ATman9
Joined: 12/23/2012
Msg: 135
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 3/10/2013 3:33:06 PM
IE is only available to upgraded uses, Paid users!
 Sonic98
Joined: 6/7/2006
Msg: 137
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Posted: 5/7/2013 10:17:42 AM
I have a hard time reading these threads without laughing. I actually googled POF IE because I noticed the default search option was changed for a friend of mine who connects on his iPhone. That's how I stumbled across this thread and an old one regarding the IE Block. I now see it's only searchable for upgraded members, but that's beside the point. What I find funny is the people always blasting people who either put IE on their profile or search it. I have no problem with it. The only problem I've ever seen with it is that too many don't seem to understand what it means, and choose it, but then put in their profile that's not what they're looking for. But again I'm office subject. I saw in the IE block thread the last person who posted was some know it all trying to blast people for complaining about the IE block. I don't use any filters on mine. For a long time I didn't use search. I would just message any profile I stumbled across I thought was interesting and the person had a nice looking picture. I never really thought about what option they chose until after POF introduced the IE block. But I guess it "is what it is" with the IE Block. But I just find it funny people always blasting others for putting or searching for IE or questioning the effectiveness of the IE block. Then some of these same people say you shouldn't look looking for IE or that most people that message you are somewhat looking for IE. Well, if you believe that why are you even on POF? I never quite understood the "create a profile just to create one" or the "I'm not single but I'll chat on dating sites just to have something to do" crowds. I mean if you're so critical of how people conduct themselves on POF, why don't you just join Christian Mingle or E-harmony or something? It's like some of you act like POF IE Block paid marketers or like speaking against IE and for the IE Block is like your mission in life. I've seen some where their defense of it borders on hostility. Can't we all just allow people to POF the way want?
 NonamousDog
Joined: 4/20/2011
Msg: 138
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 5/30/2013 12:48:44 PM
Face it, lonely, horny men exist to be exploited by online 'businesses'. They are fair game, everybody knows that, even if they won't publicly admit it.
 EmpireOfTheSun_
Joined: 5/27/2013
Msg: 139
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 5/30/2013 3:32:54 PM
Intimate Encounters was a huge joke. Just of a bunch of fakers (dudes pretending to be women). What women there were on IE were looking for other women, not men. Markus did you guys a favor by shutting it down.
 Dwydeshroode
Joined: 12/1/2010
Msg: 140
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 6/1/2013 5:31:11 PM
Markus wants to tell adults how they should be socializing.

This is ridiculous. There is serious money in operating an IE site. Even better if it's a legit site.
POF shot themselves in the foot here.


Markus doesn't want to tell adults how they should be socializing.
He has instead told adults what services he is offering here on POF.
He is under no obligation to be a "meet all needs" kinda shop.

 its-me-2014
Joined: 11/25/2013
Msg: 141
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 1/30/2014 4:14:39 PM
well IE should be available to all paying mebers with no criminal record in north america, and we check with your credit card, and we should have our pics scanned through tineye.com.



And who are you exactly to demand what services a private company should and should not provide?


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 Holly63
Joined: 2/4/2011
Msg: 142
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Posted: 1/31/2014 2:32:27 AM
Im sure IE is available to some dating sites regardless of a criminal record and wherever ones lives ........ but not here!

Perhaps POF is too "clean" for you? If so, another site may satisfy your complicated needs.
 Ed Bear
Joined: 5/19/2007
Msg: 143
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Posted: 2/2/2014 2:20:02 AM
All the "intimate encounter" and "other relationship" e-mails I ever got were from people trying to sell me "services" - mostly woo-woo sorts of energy therapies and fortune-telling. One wanted me to bankroll expanding their medical business in the Ph1ll1p1nes. And there was one single one that was obviously faked - someone thinking they were doing an "cheater check" on me. Almost completely illiterate, she stole another user's photo and created a profile claiming to have a PhD. It wasn't a good job.
ED BEAR
 LaidBackInPG
Joined: 2/4/2013
Msg: 144
Where has Intimate encounter gone?
Posted: 2/8/2014 8:39:16 PM
All I'll say here is that the message Markus sent out today is hilarious...of the sarcastic variety. Telling us that hookups are rare in this world? That's clearly pure BS. He is trying to send us a subliminal message that POF isn't to be used to find sex....yet I hear every day from people I know how easy it is to find here, even without Intimate Encounters anymore. It seems to me like this site's owner is just someone who is anti-sex. While I don't condone it among young teens today, kids (yes, kids) are having sex more and more often and they are starting younger than ever before. The worst thing that can be done by adults in this world is to pretend that sex is not a major part of today's society. Markus' message today flat out lied to us all.
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