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 mrvietnam
Joined: 3/23/2010
Msg: 1
My Review of POFPage 1 of 2    (1, 2)
Okay guys I just want to write a little review/summary about POF. I am not going to be bias or vague but I am going to share my experience on this community.

I don't remember where I heard of POF but it's probably from a website somewhere.

Okay the first time that I've join this site I was anticipating to find somebody to meet. I started by filling out the hour long form carefully so that my chance would increase "230%"!!! I guess at that point my chances of meeting someone was less less than -230%? (I'll explain why later). So I've filled out two of the forms, then I made a huge profile... Well not that big perhaps an average of 500 words following the guideline suggested by the website. Then I go fishing.

The interface of this website is quite nice I must admit, very simple to navigate. The profile is generic, not too fancy and straight to the point pretty much, most of the important information such as "have kids", "do drugs" are there so it's good. The variety of females are outstanding. So I scrolled through a couple of profiles and found much of them with similarities as mine, noting that these girls are not model material or anything special, just seem like your average looking girl with a "great personality" according t0 their profile. So I messaged a couple with some interesting things to say I was even surprised at how much effort I've put into impressing them.

At that point I've must of messaged about 15-16 girls, but I didn't yet notice the "sent message" panel. So I've waited one week. I got only one reply! all that was said in the reply was "lol"........... I know that's a sign of "not interested" because I spent 20 minutes writing them a message. I continued on and message more girls, at at that point I've probably messaged over 25 females. I didn't get a reply for a whole week. I thought these girls just don't used the site often or something. So one day I played around with the site and stumbled on the sent message panel and saw a list of "read" "read delete" "unread delete" and I was trying to figure out what that mean, so I messaged one girl that was online and it said "unread" for the first 20 minutes, then it said "read delete" sonofa.... Especially when these girls claimed that they won't read messages like "hey, hi, howru etc." it didn't make a different when I was creative and passionate about their interest.

I've deleted my account and started over again add some new pictures followed the guideline and still had the same result... I am not blaming POF for my rate of success however the community of this network need a little reality check, I've also had some bad experience with the forum community here, I mean I made some suggestions on improving the site, yet I was getting scold by the people because they assumed that I was criticizing the site and insist that I find a better community elsewhere.

Conclusion POF is a good site with great potential, however looking for a female to respond to your message is harder than it seems let alone looking for a relationship.

Hey I hope this speaks for many of the gentleman on this site. Thanks for reading, just had to let my opinion out.
 justsomeoneelse
Joined: 3/13/2010
Msg: 2
My Review of POF
Posted: 3/27/2010 8:04:36 AM
The interface of this website is quite nice I must admit.


Well if you had've said otherwise, your post would no longer be a post.


I've also had some bad experience with the forum community here

Yes, I can see *cowboy* getting his whip ready. Unleash the raptors.


I started by filling out the hour long form carefully so that my chance would increase "230%"
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The badges of false mathematics. You are most welcome here then.
 Durangokid007
Joined: 4/25/2013
Msg: 3
My Review of POF
Posted: 6/8/2013 1:18:24 AM
I find that the maker of POF is to controlling and the site I signed up for and paid for 3 months is not the same site. I joined 3 weeks ago and so many changes. I give this service a sub rating of -1.
 dsl1962
Joined: 4/26/2012
Msg: 4
My Review of POF
Posted: 7/15/2013 1:00:25 PM
Well, maybe it's 'cause I'm an older fella, but I never thougt that POF or any other dating venue owed me a woman. I kinda figured it was on me to win her over...or not. Perhaps somebody can sue this site for not providing them with a hot model type with money.
 house_full_of_bullets
Joined: 8/22/2011
Msg: 5
My Review of POF
Posted: 7/16/2013 5:15:33 AM

yet I was getting scold by the people because they assumed that I was criticizing the site and insist that I find a better community elsewhere.


I never take ANY advice from the forum seriously. When you think about it, it's largely comprised of people that have active profiles for years and their "advice" is nothing more than sarcastic acidic garbage, and the ones that honestly try to help get buried under mountains of snide comments. It's like asking car advice from someone who's never seen a car before. The forums are for diversion and amusement - nothing more.
 LK720
Joined: 4/8/2013
Msg: 6
My Review of POF
Posted: 10/5/2013 2:58:38 AM
I agree with this 100%. I've been on for almost a year now and yet no one at all is interested. Is it that the women on POF are very picky or what? Really does blow my mind. The "Matches" I have won't even reply. Why is it like this seriously?
 MiaIris
Joined: 4/30/2010
Msg: 7
My Review of POF
Posted: 10/14/2013 5:09:48 AM
I can't speak for every female on this site but I'm speaking as a female on this site. Whether it be girl or guy, I don't find the site in genera to be very conducive to conversation though I agree the site is easy to navigate. Having been here for 3 years, I've been fortunate enough to meet 4 good people here. The quality of relationship here depends on me and the individual involved. That's all I'm going to say for now.

I'm sorry those girls were unresponsive to you. If I was messaged I would try to respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.

Btw I'm responding on my mobile and I find it very difficult to type here.
 IDontKnowAGoodUserName
Joined: 11/12/2013
Msg: 8
My Review of POF
Posted: 11/16/2013 8:28:07 PM
My opinion of POF: it sucks ass if you aren't some hot looking guy. girls say they want something real you show them something real they don't care and just pick the good looking guy that's fake and just wants sex. then **** about guys being****. most of the girls on there are also very generic, love kids, nursing or some type of medical field, and say they are a country girl or are into country guys even if they live in the middle of ****ing Philadelphia! i'd rather be lonely in real life because at least i don't have some stupid fake generic women looking at me thinking i'm not good enough because of the way i look. MY ADVICE FOR ALL THE GOOD GUYS: DO NOT DATE ONLINE! so after posting this i will delete my account because **** this site.

So long POF
 slag4u
Joined: 11/9/2011
Msg: 9
My Review of POF
Posted: 2/8/2014 2:31:51 PM
Possibly the longest run-on sentence I've ever seen.
 Groundhogday999
Joined: 2/14/2014
Msg: 10
My Review of POF
Posted: 2/25/2014 11:25:56 AM
And his profile was boring as phuq. Wanna get laid like him, steal his pictures instead.
 Itsarandomname
Joined: 3/13/2014
Msg: 11
My Review of POF
Posted: 4/1/2014 8:24:00 PM
Somewhat. The truth is that he is right. There is nothing wrong with the site, it's the users. Women pretend as if they want this or that, but in reality they want the closest thing to their dream man. The truth is that they want "this" but in reality they respond to "that". Of course it's why they're still single, they pass up certain men that have what they want, whether online or in real life, in favor of the men who behave the way that catches their attention. I've met a few people from this site, and...honestly, they're nothing at all like what they advertise. They're willing to throw down on the first night just to try and lock you down.


So in the end, it's just like real life. Some people simply don't understand that what they respond to, what really makes them want to date someone, is not what they truly want in a relationship and rather than learning from their mistakes they repeat them over and over. At the end of the day there's nothing you can do about that but move on. Here's a good example: I spoke to a woman on here for about a week before we decided to meet for an actual date. We met, everything was going fine...but then she saw a guy she knew. Next thing I know she's inviting him to join us on a walk we were about to take, and then she's flirting very heavily with both of us. This very dynamic she was creating was in complete contrast to what her profile said she was looking for, and what we had discussed for that initial week. So I excused myself from the date and left her to that man. The very next day she sent me a message complaining that I left her alone with that "creep". The truth is both parties have to be completely honest, and with the sheer number of people on this site...that's going to be an extremely rare occurrence.
 lonebikernh
Joined: 10/7/2012
Msg: 12
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My Review of POF
Posted: 4/11/2014 8:32:21 AM
The Interface is pretty simple,and works well, but has seem to have locked in one set of Preferences, and won't allow me to change them for a search. The Site Does have Potential to be a great site, but needs serious work to increase every ones chances for a real match up.

After having been a member of this site for a long time, (longer than most it seems, With this being my 4th Profile since 2006.) Having used a very respectful polite approach when contacting anyone I was interested in, I can honestly say, that the Women on here are Seriously stuck up! Even the ones that the site claims "Will Respond" do not respond to anything! The Few that have responded have been complete Psycos, that seem to keep getting new accounts after having been booted off. The Site has Undergone some serious change over the years, some good, some bad. The fact remains is all these Stuck Up Money Grubbing women on here, (we all know them because they don't respond to anything!) Are still here WHINING about not having anyone! I am convinced that this site is a complete waste of time and effort. It is definitely not worth paying for a membership to be here. These Stuck up Women can be Lonely and whine all they want, it's their own fault for being the way they are. (I'll bet you'll find a lot of them have been kicked off other dating sites too!)

YES I understand that a lot of them have been contacted and propositioned for Sex by others after only a few e-mails, and that's not right either, it makes it harder for anyone that is not looking for a booty call, to establish a rapport with these women.

What's really sad is there are a lot of great guys out here that would treat them right, if they'd give us a chance, but they are too busy being stuck up. Their Loss not ours! The fact is, I personally have had more real dates, on other sites, I will be deleting my profile the end of next month, I am tired of wasting my time and effort here.

For the people listed as "Will Respond" there needs to be monitored by the Admin, and if they don't respond, they should be removed from that category.

I really don't care what anyone thinks of this post, because if you can't deal with the Truth, then too bad.
 ezmoebee
Joined: 3/9/2013
Msg: 13
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Posted: 4/27/2014 2:41:23 PM
I think the poster who said that women may know they want one thing, throw it out of the window when some eye candy comes along and ends up in the same position they started in.

I suppose if you flipped the script, that would make sense.

Say you come on here and create a profile which lists your interests, says you are looking for a soul-mate, a travelling companion and how great personality and a broad range of interests is more important than looks. You post it up and each day check back to see 100+ emails from a myriad of women. Some are like mini essays and you start thinking 'Phew - If thats the expectation of what my reply should be like I won't have the tiem', some have dissected your profile and addressed each item on it which comes across as borderline creepy, some are well thought out opening gambits but rely on you to make the next strategic comment back to keep things going and.....some are from highly attractive women with voluptuous breasts, soft skin and model cheekbones and their mail just says 'You look sexy. I'm just down the road from you, have no gag reflex and love ****ing. Wanna meet with no strings?'. It's not hard to see how this sort of thing happens.

Of course, the above is an extreme example but I'm sure it goes on all the time.
 ZedTwo
Joined: 9/2/2013
Msg: 14
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Posted: 4/29/2014 3:05:35 AM
I think all the female accounts are fake. Unless they message you ( which appears to happen) if you don't don't log in often enough.

If you do end up talking to a "women" (some bloke paid to reply to messages) and it lasts more than 4 exchanges the accounts gets deleted.

Its free for a reason and so far I've not seen a reason to pay, 5 years, 4 accounts, 2 conversations (both deleted), I only come on now to see what new profiles they've bought and uploaded. There must be some special tips without adding "I'll buy you a Ferrari" at the end of every message.
 mem39420
Joined: 3/25/2014
Msg: 15
My Review of POF
Posted: 5/10/2014 5:41:01 PM
Man I totally agree with you!!! These women on here so bipolar! Looking for prince charming thinking they're going to find Juan Pablo and Mr. Rogers combined lol I'm going to delete my account aswell!
 SoulScooter
Joined: 4/26/2014
Msg: 16
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Posted: 5/28/2014 8:16:55 AM
I'm of the opinion that either
A) Most of the accounts are fake.
B) Most of the women (the ones who aren't fake) are trying to find "Mr Perfect"
C) The rest of the women really aren't that interested in meeting anyone but are on an ego trip.

Now of course I may be wrong. But experience tells me otherwise.
 lonebikernh
Joined: 10/7/2012
Msg: 17
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Posted: 6/13/2014 8:21:54 PM
To My Previous Post: WTF was I thinking!
This Site is a COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME, NO ONE REAL ON HERE, JUST A BUNCH OF DISRESPECTFUL GAME PLAYING STUCK UP Money Grubbing, self centered Desperate WOMEN, who are So COMPLETELY Stuck up and Stuck on themselves and will waste your time, and then They Wonder why they are still single or are in an Abusive Relationship. You can get better Results from Craig's List than from this site! I seriously do hope you stuck up bitties wind up all alone All of the Above is WHY they are single after being Dumped by someone who was SICK of their Crap

Fake Profiles, Phoney People, and I have seen the same Profiles on multiple sites. Some of the Profile pictures are stolen from Porn sites, Some profiles they posted either fake or Old Pictures from when they were decent looking, and LIE, because they have all put on 300 lbs or more. All Games and total B.S. Truthfully Who in their right mind would pay dime one for a membership? This Site should be Shut down, and taken off the intenet for good. Even Craig's List is like 1000 times better than this site, which the Admins have lost control of.

A man will get delete for talking about sex, but try to get them to Delete a scammer...NO WAY! they must be getting a kick back from the Scammers! This site is a Scam in itself, since they want you to pay money for a Premium Membership, Which Yields the same Results. The same BUNCH OF DISRESPECTFUL GAME PLAYING STUCK UP Money Grubbing, self centered Desperate WOMEN.

I will be Posting this on every site that has a link to this site which should be Plenty of Stuck up Gold Diggers and Skanks
 Steveuris
Joined: 5/26/2014
Msg: 18
My Review of POF
Posted: 6/25/2014 1:18:09 AM
I totally agree, this site us a waste of our time and I will be deleting my account soon. I mean if it's not some douche guy lying his ass off and begging for a one nighter, it's a stuck up chick who can't be bothered to respond to a simple message. I even message the women who have bbw in their description, because I honestly don't care about appearance and they are too stuck up and full of them selves to respond. I'm not perfect and I have my own baggage going on but I'm willing to admit it, you ladies need to grow up and get over yourselves, or get used to being alone.
 NatorTator
Joined: 5/13/2011
Msg: 19
My Review of POF
Posted: 7/14/2014 3:12:06 AM
I love pof, the girls seem to love me, and I love them!
 NatorTator
Joined: 5/13/2011
Msg: 20
My Review of POF
Posted: 7/14/2014 3:15:35 AM
Just use more fishing poles, as in message 100s of girls. Then you get to pick what you want. ;)
 butterflygirl1953
Joined: 6/12/2013
Msg: 21
My Review of POF
Posted: 7/24/2014 10:21:43 AM
Well men are saying woman don't respond well it appears to be the same men don't reply so i am not sure who is dating who.
I never paint everybody with the same brush in between this mess there are still some genuine people......good luck to all
 barbie4033
Joined: 11/16/2013
Msg: 22
My Review of POF
Posted: 8/11/2014 6:22:33 PM
This web site is a place for LOSERS.
 cjkr76
Joined: 10/8/2014
Msg: 23
My Review of POF
Posted: 10/28/2014 3:15:53 PM
So I thought I'd post my response to this thread, as I see very few women chiming in here. I've been on and off POF for about a year, and I am still on so, that should tell you the kind of luck I've had. Here is my feedback from a woman's perspective.

Women get a lot of messages. Period. I think of myself of a polite woman with manners, and strive to be respectful to everyone. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to respond to all the messages that I recieve. If I don't respond, it means there is something in your profile that I feel is not compatable with what I'm looking for. Hotness is not a requirement, and I do not respond to shirtless pictures. I think women are getting a bit of a bad rep in this thread. If I read "wants kids" and I don't...I don't respond. If I read "Casual dating / No commitment" and I want a relationship I won't respond. If someone messages me "Can you take my big black c**k" (yes I did get that exact message) I won't respond, etc. I can't speak for every woman on this site, but that is my two cents. I have met some great men on this site, it just hasn't worked out.

This site is difficult, but I have to remember that I get what I pay for. I am real. My pictures are real, and so is my profile. I'm still looking and still hopeful. Good luck to all of you.
 Aqua516
Joined: 1/6/2016
Msg: 24
Checking if you get an email
Posted: 2/15/2016 12:50:02 PM
Is it bad that I hop on multiple times daily to see if I get an email? Do girls smell desperation?
 paul6081
Joined: 12/6/2009
Msg: 25
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Posted: 3/30/2016 7:19:31 PM
Hey,

Just wanted to share this with other people. I was on the site the other day and saw a profile of a women who was in my age bracket .......and sent her a nice message.

She responded with anger and venom in her response. She told me I was too old, too fat, too short. let me tell you, nothing is further from the truth.....I am in good shape, not fat at all, lift weight several times a week and I am almost 6 feet tall. She sent me two messages that were unreal, nothing but attitude and derogatory stuff ...what a jerk.....she should not be on this site or any other...if she can not respect people. No one should have to experience that from anyone.

I finally felt that she needed to be told what an a**hole she is, and she had blocked me. What type of people are on this site? You tell me....

Paul6081
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