POF - Plenty of Fish. Anyone familiar with it or use it? What are your thoughts on pof?
I have a POF account and I've had some dates. It used to be good, but since ownership of the site has changed hands it has become nothing but porn ad after porn ad. You have to pay to see your matches on the meet me section. I think it needs to go back to being the great site it once was. It needs to be 100% free again. Now, I shall step down from my soapbox.
In my area, I don't see the greatest sample of women on POF. I've met plenty of intelligent and refined women here so I have a feeling, at least locally, POF is not the preferred for the type of women I'm looking for. That being said I do have a date Tuesday with someone I met on the site, but she stuck out as different and that was the reason for my advance. Personal opinion: the more you put yourself out there, the more likely you are to find someone.
Well... I got on there and realized it's not for me. I found that if I move around and meet people my odds of certainty are a lot better. Heck... I met my wife at an AA retreat. My ex and her husband was at the same one... I guess I can wish him luck...ha ha!
I have probably mentioned this in response to another post, but I was on a couple sites recently (have since quit both), and what I found was that most women identified as Christians or Catholics, and typically wanted a Christian match, or they were "spiritual," which I wasn't even sure what they meant by that. Anyway, what bothered me more was that most of those who contacted me obviously hadn't read my profile; and some I would "message," never responded, or we would swap a couple messages, they'd say they were going on a trip, and that was the last I heard from them. So, unless this site you've mentioned here is significantly better in that regard, I'm done with those. But, thanks, anyway.
Ah, POF. My experience has been a hate/self agonizing experience with that app. It's poorly monitored and a breeding ground for sociopaths to stalk prey. However, as a woman if you find yourself in need of attention, it certainly fulfills that purpose. You find yourself in the vicious cycle of being disgusted at most of the messages, but the same kind of disgust like watching a dumpster fire or rubbernecking when you come across an accident. It's also quenches the need for confrontation if you're a bit of antagonist and want to build skills on pithy comebacks.
If you have thick enough skin to handle the greetings of 'hey mama, want to come over and sit on my face?'. Or 'u look like a big girl who can take a poundin' then POF is the place for you. I once made a sarcastic profile of all the gross things that were said and did end up meeting someone decent. Just like with any dating app, as long as your skin is thick and expectations of others are low, it will be moderately stimulating until it's not.
I deleted pof for good a few months ago after using it on and off for 3 years. Usually if you match, the guy then wants you to send nude pics. 2 guys showed up for dates “ forgetting” their wallets. Ugh! But, the pièce de résistance was the guy that got smashed at a really fancy restaurant. He knocked over our $15 glasses of wine twice, used the tablecloth as a napkin, massaged the ladies”s shoulders who was seated next to us, did a face plant in his beef filet and fell on the way out and cut his head open. Oh yeah, he also only brought $80 with him and I had to pay the $120 left for the bill.
In my opinion it sucks the girls that message u on there only care about u signing up for other sites an giving out your credit information this is from experience I tried once an they charged my card 3 separate transactions of 39 dollars when there was nothing on my card they say it's free free my ass it's a crock of shit excuse my language