Subject: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2007/12/28 07:54pm
By: Anonymous

The owner crows that his site is the largest in the world now and he runs it with just himself (girlfriend natually) and some zealot moderators that work for free while the owner rakes in the cash from google adsense.

I wonder about how great this adsense is since if it is so easy, why don't more people creat a site (a good , free dating one) and use adsense and get rich like the owner of plenty of fish(POF).

I see that he has matched 500,000 people but I read constantly in the forums that people do not get dates, they make cyber friends and that is about it.

Anyone use this site and actually enter into a relationship?

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2008/07/27 08:03pm
By: Anonymous

No relationship but did go on several first dates with guys. I equate it with going to a party. You find some interesting people, some weirdos and everything in between. You have to figure out for yourself who is what. And the odds are the greatest that you will find your true love, but at least you aren't sitting there doing nothing about finding someone.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2008/08/02 01:03am
By: Anonymous

To the second poster, you said at least pof is better than sitting around doing nothing-WRONG!

Sites like this one rob you of your time and hope. All that happens is the owner gets very rich. Marcus Fink makes millions a year for doing practivally no work. He has admitted that he works less than an hour a day and then runs to the bank each day to cash Adsense checks.

This is a problem i have with sites like POF or any other that promise you love or at least a real chance to find it assuming you are willing to put effort into the search.

And then no mater how hard you work at it, these sites are filled with crazy, bitter people who have no intention of dating you. They are attenion seekers.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2008/08/02 06:11am
By: Anonymous

Firebird quit being so pessimistic, there are thousands of sites and lots of people meet up and have formed very good relationships.
If you don't want to try it fine but there are those who will and POF is quite a good site.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2008/08/03 01:35am
By: Anonymous

After 6 months on Match.com and 6 months with Chemistry .com I had maybe 15 first meetings. For lunch or drinks.
I worked hard at it.
None of which went any further. I got the impression that the women there, were taking things much too seriously.

I've had several from POF and am still dating one of them six months later.
So yea, there are some........

I just had to respond

Posted on: 2008/08/20 03:00am
By: Anonymous

I take things seriously when they screw with my time and emotions not to mention my money. Dating is NOT the same for women as it is with men. all a woman has to do (assuming she is not totally ugly or really fat) is sit back and wait for the emails to pour in.

To the guy that says that he worked hard and had several dates. I have 20 plus years of writing personal ads. I have spent so much time that i could write a book about on line dating. I have worked my butt off only to encounter rude women who are just on date sites to get an ego boost. Most are fakes with no intention of actually meeting you. you can write anything you want. Pose with that Harley. Whatever. It does you litle good. You may be lucky to live in an area that women ARe friendly. But for most of us guys, when t comes to dating, we get the short end of the stick.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2008/08/20 03:05am
By: Anonymous

Quote by: OK2B

Firebird quit being so pessimistic, there are thousands of sites and lots of people meet up and have formed very good relationships.
If you don't want to try it fine but there are those who will and POF is quite a good site.



Easy to be optimisitc when women control the dating world. Try looking at it from a guys point of view. We are expected to pay for the date. Dress well. Drive a great car. Be successful. What do the women have to bring to the table. just show up with a illte makeup. THEY decide if there is going to be a second date. If there is going to be sex. Ecttc
And as for all the 'friends' people make on line, how many are people thqat you actually meet and go to dinner with? Or just hang out and I don't mean via a chat room?

Cyber frineds are not real friends. but in this day and age, most people can't seem to tell the difference.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2008/08/28 11:52pm
By: Anonymous

I have gotten a date from POF... he turned out to be a sex offender. Later too he took everything he knew about me (likes, dislikes, dreams) and turned the material into his own brand new profile. Then I met another person from POF, he turned out to be a liar and a juvenile just looking for s3x. Then I read a few emails... a few forums... thought about what I read. I deleted my profile. In POF, seems like (not all but) most are just looking for that disposable "intimate girlfriend." They'll leave the serious for real life, I guess?
I used it because my friend supposedly found "someone" there and said I should try for fun... BAH!

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2008/08/29 12:06am
By: Anonymous

Quote by: firebird

I take things seriously when they screw with my time and emotions not to mention my money. Dating is NOT the same for women as it is with men. all a woman has to do (assuming she is not totally ugly or really fat) is sit back and wait for the emails to pour in.

To the guy that says that he worked hard and had several dates. I have 20 plus years of writing personal ads. I have spent so much time that i could write a book about on line dating. I have worked my butt off only to encounter rude women who are just on date sites to get an ego boost. Most are fakes with no intention of actually meeting you. you can write anything you want. Pose with that Harley. Whatever. It does you litle good. You may be lucky to live in an area that women ARe friendly. But for most of us guys, when t comes to dating, we get the short end of the stick.



I have to disagree with that. I sent out plenty of e-mails, and did not get an answer. I did get some e-mails though. Most were "trash" and emails asking for sex... I felt a lot of it was a waste of my time, and nobody was really "serious" about what they wanted as they described on their profile. A lot of the men there can be rude as well if you say you aren't interested. A lot of the others won't bother replying if they aren't interested (though that's kind of expected). Then again, what can one expect from a free site? I just think that place is flocked with "bad men and women" in general. This is an obvious shine when you start reading forum content. I was actually happy with my "first date" from POF, before finding out that he was a fake who stopped talking to me without giving me the reason why you a descent dang break up declaration (the guy just started vanishing and making up excuses, after months together). The only thing I can be happy about is the fact that later on I found him to be a sex offender. Guess I got "saved" out of that one, but what a waste of time!!! Why do people actually assume that women only want a boost and that everything is easier for them? If anything, for us who "aren't rude and picky," we only get heartbreak and abuse. Sure thing you can "keep 'em emails coming," but sure thing that most of the men won't bother to stick around either.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2008/08/29 12:15am
By: Anonymous

Quote by: FIREBIRD

Quote by: OK2B

Firebird quit being so pessimistic, there are thousands of sites and lots of people meet up and have formed very good relationships.
If you don't want to try it fine but there are those who will and POF is quite a good site.



Easy to be optimisitc when women control the dating world. Try looking at it from a guys point of view. We are expected to pay for the date. Dress well. Drive a great car. Be successful. What do the women have to bring to the table. just show up with a illte makeup. THEY decide if there is going to be a second date. If there is going to be sex. Ecttc
And as for all the 'friends' people make on line, how many are people thqat you actually meet and go to dinner with? Or just hang out and I don't mean via a chat room?

Cyber frineds are not real friends. but in this day and age, most people can't seem to tell the difference.



Looking from a guy's point of you, and that's coming from someone IN POF ITSELF, "guys log into the site seeing all the beautiful women and think 'wow, look at how many women are in there. I'll just pop up a profile and will receive emails in no time. Imagine how much sex I'm gonna get!'"

FYI: I did pay for my dates, not on the first encounter though, but I have for every other time. Hell, I never got flowers and coincidentally I'm the one who gave all my dates, offline and online, flowers. I didn't even get a thank you from one of them. It's so repulsive to the point I vow to not do it to the next one. Sex is hardly part of the problem for girls. And sex is the one thing that a girl has to hold back from FOR A LONG TIME EVEN IF SHE'S HEAD OVER HILLS FOR THE GUY to make sure she's respected and the dude will stick around. It's sad but seems that only when we make you pay for the tab and give you nothing but hard ball and "games" that you value "your hard work" at "getting this one girl." I hate doing this BS, but seems what worked better than being straight forward and honest.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2008/08/30 11:47pm
By: Anonymous

I think best way is to meet a good man on your church or maybe some real place.
I have some business on Internet and I find on last 5 years the Internet look more like the toilet.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2008/09/02 02:50am
By: Anonymous

many people meat on dating related website. buy their relation not remain so long.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2008/09/03 12:57pm
By: Anonymous

I NEED TO SAY THAT PLENTYOFFISH.COM DOES NOT UP HOLD THERE RULES AS TO REMOVING PROFILERS. WHEN YOU REPORT A PROFILE FROM LAW FULL ACTS WITH IN THE SITE. THEY REMOVE YOU. NOW WHAT KIND OF DATEING SITE IS THIS. THERES NUDITY. THERES MEN IN THERE THAT ARE JUST AS HARRASING AND FOWL LANGAUGE SEXUAL ASALTS. BUT YET THEY LET MEN WHO ARE REPORTED FOR SUCH ACTS AND ABUSE IN THE SITE AND WEMON WITH NUDE PICTURE ON THERE PROFILES. WHEN THESE ACTS ARE REPORTED THEY DO NOTHING TO THE MEN THEY KEEP THE NUDE PICTURES ON THERE PROFILES. BUT WHEN THESE ACT ARE REPORTED.. THEY BOOT YOU OUT. NOW WHAT KIND OF DATING SITE IS THIS. I READ THE RULES BEFORE I SIGNED UP. WERES A PHONE NUMBER FOR SUCH COMPLAINTS

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2008/09/05 03:24pm
By: Anonymous

Only after you decide to swear off online dating because it's a joke, and either find or start an offline singles club, are you going to get to meet real people. The reason is simple... pretenders don't like being honest. At the first meeting of my offline singles club, most of the people who showed up were working-class men and a few middle-aged women, but hey, at least they're for real.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2008/09/30 04:22pm
By: Anonymous

Yep, quite a few dates actually.

But I wouldn't recommend POF as a dating site.

Why? Well, I have a whole bunch of things going for me ... Take away 1-2 of those things, I wouldn't get anywhere on POF.

The site requires excessive time/effort to locate and self cross match people. Fortunately, a fair number of women introduce themselves, so I don't have to spend much time at it.

That may sound good, however almost all the women who introduce themselves are looking for their long shot. Meeting an equal on POF, seems pretty hard.

So, I'm not meeting any keepers ... but they're nice people (mostly) just the same ... and it's nice to go some places that normally requires a date, when I have free time.

I am as well, NOT one of guys on there just looking for sex ... so that's probably a big factor in women being willing to say hello.

But I wouldn't recommend the site for men, takes too much time, and I certainly wouldn't recommend the site for women.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2008/10/08 02:54pm
By: Anonymous

Women don't actually use dating sites to meet people, they use it a shopping tool. They are not open to trying to SEE if so and so might be a match, they already have a very specific goal in mind. You are either what they are looking for or not.

In most cases, many women are just using these services to land the best deal ... usually a better deal than they normally get in real life. Most guys on dating sites will lie to make the grade or are simply looking for sex.

As well, in most cases, most women have this same outlook in real life as well and have turned to dating sites as a last measure before they consider re-evaluating their self perception.

I suspect they are maybe 20-30% of women on dating sites that have reasonable expectations.

Decide for yourself whether investing the time required is really worth the effort given the odds.

POF is a particular bad time wasting site because there is no cross match capability, so you end up spending your time doing that essentially unnecessary function.

Currently dating sites are on the upswing because there are a hugh number of people that wouldn't consider paying for a dating service, but are willing to play with it for free. In a couple of years, it's started already, that available pool of people willing to try it will dry up considerably ... then it just reverts to a previous state .... desperate home bodies looking for love.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2009/03/31 06:58pm
By: Anonymous

I had no joy on plentyoffish, though ones I would recommend are 4flings.com (for adult fun) and koshercupid.com (Jewish singles), match.com (general) all of which I actually went on some great dates and had fun in the past year . You need to know the good dating sites out there, otherwise wasting your time.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2009/04/25 11:48am
By: Anonymous

I've met two men on PoF. One I dated for 6 months, the other I've currently been dating for 3 months.

I joined PoF after chatting with my cousin who met her now fiance on the site.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2009/04/27 06:07am
By: Anonymous

I've gone of 4 dates on POF, and I just joined a week ago. Actually, the site turned out to be than expected. I'm a man btw. Granted, I have pretty good photo on there, so i get 4-5 emails a day, from attractive girls looking to meet me.

Its a shallow world out there. Get yourself a great photo and a great opening line, and hope for the best.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2009/11/07 01:00pm
By: Anonymous

Alright, now. I am a 27 year old guy and I use this POF, also. You will be as successful in dating on POF as you are on 'the street.' I have used this site for three months. I've met about ten people in those three months. A couple weren't interested in me...no biggie. I'm a big boy and understand not everybody is interested in me. I wasn't interested in a couple others. Some turned into one night stands...some turned into a steady dating streak. That's the way the world works. I've yet to come across a fake profile. If I were to come across something fishy, I would question it, use my brain and think of ways to prove whether it's fake or not.
People cannot be upset because guys just 'disappear' or are uglier than their profile shows. It's not the website's fault. I've met a couple ladies whose pictures were exaggerated or a couple years older. I'll finish the date and never call again. It sucks when a woman or guy doesn't like you. Is it their fault for not liking you or I? Absolutely not. Keep at it and you'll eventually find that special someone. The more you expose yourself, the more chances you have of meeting someone. The more websites you delete yourself off of and the less often you go out are all actions that are going to hinder your chances of meeting someone.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2009/11/12 07:26pm
By: Anonymous

I met an absolutely wonderful man on POF, and he thinks he met an absolutely wonderful woman on there. We are very happy in a long-term relationship. Before him, I met some good guys, but no chemistry until "the one". So keep fishing, but use your common sense too. Big Grin

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2009/11/14 12:26am
By: Anonymous

Quote by: Stan

Women don't actually use dating sites to meet people, they use it a shopping tool. They are not open to trying to SEE if so and so might be a match, they already have a very specific goal in mind. You are either what they are looking for or not.

In most cases, many women are just using these services to land the best deal ... usually a better deal than they normally get in real life. Most guys on dating sites will lie to make the grade or are simply looking for sex.

As well, in most cases, most women have this same outlook in real life as well and have turned to dating sites as a last measure before they consider re-evaluating their self perception.

I suspect they are maybe 20-30% of women on dating sites that have reasonable expectations.

Decide for yourself whether investing the time required is really worth the effort given the odds.

POF is a particular bad time wasting site because there is no cross match capability, so you end up spending your time doing that essentially unnecessary function.

Currently dating sites are on the upswing because there are a hugh number of people that wouldn't consider paying for a dating service, but are willing to play with it for free. In a couple of years, it's started already, that available pool of people willing to try it will dry up considerably ... then it just reverts to a previous state .... desperate home bodies looking for love.



I think Stan said it best.

Women think they are shopping and they will not settle for less than what they think is the best.

So they pass up some good guys.

And I agree that for some reason, the ressession is driving online dating to new highs regarding getting new members. But when people realize after about 6 months to a year that they are wasting their time, this surge will drop off and with luck, online dating will die out.
BRING BACK THE LOCAL PRINT PERSONAL ADS-THEY WORK

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2010/06/25 06:24pm
By: Anonymous

I joined POF over a year ago. I was a paying member of 3 different sites at that time. I received more dates from POF than I did on all the other sites together-- and I am very very particular about who I date.

My profile explained a bit about my life (I am 50, so I have history), then I talked about my current life, and then wrote about what I was looking for. I was getting emails from ladies that wrote just to say that my profile was perfect, even though we didn't match-- due to age, location, race, etc.

The problem with POF is a bit two fold. I have hosted many parties via the POF website. My parties were not your typical bar parties. They were 4-wheeling, canning veggies, making jelly, and other stuff that I enjoy doing. When hosting these parties, the host can send out a mass email to all members to ensure they are aware of the party. This is when the problem begins!

Some POF members can't read the mass emails! The emails have a "Disclaimer" at the top that states that it is a mass email and not directed to any specific person. I have been reported as a SPAMMER so many times!!! If these women would just take a minute and read the whole email, they would realise that it is just a simple open invitation to the event.

Now comes the problem at POF. I was able to contact the administration and get them to reinstate my membership a couple of times. Then right in the middle of another party, my profile was deleted again. The party is still posted and my friends are continuing to edit in my comments for me. If you happen to read this before the 4th of July 2010, look for NC events and search the 4-wheeling and float the river party!

Now, POF administrators have the computer servers set up so that a person can report another member as a SPAMMER and the computer will automatically lock the ISP address of the person being reported-- and this is WITHOUT being verified!!!!\

I would even be willing to pay for this site. All in all, meeting someone to your liking really depends on the quality of profile that you post. If you post in your profile, that you don't date outside of your race, then report all SPAMMERs that write to you that are out of your race.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2010/11/24 02:42am
By: Anonymous

okay so I recently made a profile and I did get some emails more than I thought I would actually, and well out of all of them I found one decent guy but it turns out he lives on the other side of town so we knew there was no way it would work :/
I'm starting to think all the guys on there are cheesy, desperate, nasty, and annoying...

I hope I can get lucky with someone on there ugh otherwise I give up! Frown

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2011/02/24 04:28pm
By: Anonymous

yep i found quite a few men from POF. am a girl. i've met like 5 men in total here in chicago. 1st a nigerian immigrant. lives in the devon area.i thought he was nice but he was actually only interested in sex. 2nd is a puerto rican, he still my boyfriend while i met up with others. 3rd is a half black half native american man from bronzeville who's younger than me and who i like the most from all of them but am still not sure if he likes me or not. 4th one is half mex half polish from little village. he nice and on our first meeting we just walked on the streets while he did most of the talking. i thought all went well but i guess he's still looking for other fishes in the sea. 5th is a black man from morgan park. he nice and doing most of the talking. they never paid for our dates. i just go meet up with them in the community where they live and we just have a good time talking and laughing. all of these guys are pretty tall. i dunno why you hate POF so much. if not, you ought to be grateful that there is this site and for free, too, otherwise you will never get to meet up anybody in real life until you turn 80 years old.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2011/05/11 06:32am
By: Anonymous

been on POF for just under 3 months. No dates, just few contacts that appear to have died out now. Could only recommend if you don't take it seriously or put in too much time/hope/effort. Sometimes it sucks!

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2011/05/18 04:28am
By: Anonymous

I dated someone I met on Match.com( when It was free, years ago, think that is what it was.) Eharmony and POF. I still keep in touch with 2 of them, didn't find one I want to marry yet though.

I truly understand your frustration. On the whole my experience with any dating site is the women I talk to online are just RUDE. They will just stop writing without even saying anything. I think that is like having a conversation with someone and just turning around and walking away in the middle of it. It's just rude. I really think people forget that there is a real person receiving the emails. If the person is that inconsiderate than it probably isn't someone you want anyway, so you just move on.

Some will just flake out on you. Was emailing one girl and it was going awesome but the second I mentioned meeting she vanished. Freaking weird!


Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2011/05/22 08:36am
By: Anonymous

As a married guy age 37 I went of POV to talk with and if we hit it off right go on "activity" dates with other women in the same situation as myself. The truth is sex was not really on my mind-just have a good time and laughter with another woman.

I did meet two women of POV and did have a lot of fun with one of them. So-the site DOES work. Talking with other women on the site, it is true there are a ton of guys on there just looking for sex or who are scum bags. But the truth is that is everywhere-a bar, a club, a workplace-it is just that online guys are more forward.

As one of the posters said, as a guy it is more difficult to find dates and there is a lot more that guys put into it, trust me on this women. And for the women, they do have to sift through a lot of emails to find the right guy to respond back to. But don't complain guys, this has been true since the dawn of time. Women hold the cards when it comes to relationships, particularly in the beginning. I like that, it makes them more attractive in my view.

So, POV does work guys and girls. Just use common sense, don't talk like a scum bag, and have fun and don't expect email back from everyone you contact.

good luck

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2011/06/20 06:56am
By: Anonymous

Quote by: Dina

Quote by: FIREBIRD

Quote by: OK2B

Firebird quit being so pessimistic, there are thousands of sites and lots of people meet up and have formed very good relationships.
If you don't want to try it fine but there are those who will and POF is quite a good site.



Easy to be optimisitc when women control the dating world. Try looking at it from a guys point of view. We are expected to pay for the date. Dress well. Drive a great car. Be successful. What do the women have to bring to the table. just show up with a illte makeup. THEY decide if there is going to be a second date. If there is going to be sex. Ecttc
And as for all the 'friends' people make on line, how many are people thqat you actually meet and go to dinner with? Or just hang out and I don't mean via a chat room?

Cyber frineds are not real friends. but in this day and age, most people can't seem to tell the difference.



Looking from a guy's point of you, and that's coming from someone IN POF ITSELF, "guys log into the site seeing all the beautiful women and think 'wow, look at how many women are in there. I'll just pop up a profile and will receive emails in no time. Imagine how much sex I'm gonna get!'"

FYI: I did pay for my dates, not on the first encounter though, but I have for every other time. Hell, I never got flowers and coincidentally I'm the one who gave all my dates, offline and online, flowers. I didn't even get a thank you from one of them. It's so repulsive to the point I vow to not do it to the next one. Sex is hardly part of the problem for girls. And sex is the one thing that a girl has to hold back from FOR A LONG TIME EVEN IF SHE'S HEAD OVER HILLS FOR THE GUY to make sure she's respected and the dude will stick around. It's sad but seems that only when we make you pay for the tab and give you nothing but hard ball and "games" that you value "your hard work" at "getting this one girl." I hate doing this BS, but seems what worked better than being straight forward and honest.



If you're a fat girl, sex more than likely is a problem. It's pitiable how strong the "it's good to be obese" lobby has become, because it's resulting in a lot of misery for a lot of people. And it's not about "looking for beauty on the inside"... it's about the cold hard science of attraction. (not to mention putting a skinny guy through the ordeal of sex with a big woman is very, very unreasonable).

As for the commitment thing, no, you don't need the games and you shouldn't use them. First of all, ask a guy if you're his type. If he says yes, look for signs of blushing or a big, beaming smile as affirmation. If he's uncomfortable when you make physical contact (and there is no blushing), that means he's scared and just wants to keep it friendly. If blushing happens, get to know him... learn where he grew up. Put him on your mind. Let him touch you... share your dreams, including the prince charming dream. But be sympathetic and let him know that you're his. Of course, don't throw yourself head over heels right off... offer yourself to him a little bit more at a time. Give him opportunities to advance. If he looks nervous and hesitant, get close and look him in the eye. Whisper your love for him in his ear. NEVER, EVER TEASE. NEVER, EVER DO THE GAMES. The people who need the games will never be able to have stable relationships... it's a sad fact of life. Real relationships begin with liking. If there is a passion element, then there can be progression to commitment. I've had the school. I've seen the evidence. I know. You do have to forgo the passion first, however, and focus directly on the liking until you get to know them. When people feel you have invested yourself into them, they will feel a responsibility to take care of you emotionally. It is this sense of responsibility which will transmutes passion into commitment.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2011/07/26 04:14pm
By: Anonymous

I've been a plenty of fish user for over a week now. I followed the directions on how to construct a good profile. I felt good after completing my profile with pictures and sincere information about myself. Soon I began chatting and emailing those who were said to be "online now". I have yet to get a response from anyone. I even politely asked people to confirm they were "online now" and to respond to me as soon as possible so I'd know the site was legit. I have still yet to get any messages back from anyone. Unless someone proves to me that this site is legitimate I mark it down as complete bull *censored*

Re: Has anyone actually gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2012/01/21 08:58pm
By: Anonymous

I am 60, responsible, and in very good shape. I have been on POF for six months and it has been useless for me.
I write reasonably well, so I did get some replies. However, in most cases I did not get any response or perhaps one response and then no more. The site did say that several women wanted to meet me. In every instance, they were older than me and seemed to only hope that someone, anyone, would be interested in them. As for attractive women mid to late 50's or 60 , no, apparently I was not good enough or wealthy enough for them. I do not need any more abuse or frustration from POF. In my case, it is a failure. My messages to ladies were cordial and respectful but the POF ladies have learned that it is a great advantage to be female and on POF. Gentlemen, I would discourage you from wasting your time and energy on POF.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2012/01/24 03:39am
By: Anonymous

with regard to anyone getting dates. actually yea, the 5 women (just picking that number) that Aren't all that picky. that said, actually yes, I have met this one female that had meet someone. but again, its the WOMEN picking out the guys, vs the other way around. althought too, Ive know a few women, (in their 30's that contantly have thier NOES up in AIR, just becuase, and no matter WHAT site they have tried, all always saying, the find the guys to be...EWWWW, wierd, cross, staucker types. hu, OOOk.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2012/02/19 09:24am
By: Anonymous

Quote by: Anonymous

I've been a plenty of fish user for over a week now. I followed the directions on how to construct a good profile. I felt good after completing my profile with pictures and sincere information about myself. Soon I began chatting and emailing those who were said to be "online now". I have yet to get a response from anyone. I even politely asked people to confirm they were "online now" and to respond to me as soon as possible so I'd know the site was legit. I have still yet to get any messages back from anyone. Unless someone proves to me that this site is legitimate I mark it down as complete bull *censored*



I'm a fat guy. Fat guys need loving too!

I sent out about 50 short messages saying hi and a couple questions about the other persons' profiles/interests.

I got 3 responses. 1 not interested. Fine thank your for responding at least.

1 said I was kind of cute. Sent another message to her. She still has not responded figure she found something better.

1 was way pretty young 22 and I'm 40. Sent couple short messages then she stopped responding.

Approximately 47 FORTY $%@# SEVEN no responses. Cheese and rice at least say I'm too fat ugly poor whatever. But the women just no responded pretty rude in my opinion.

I'm extremely honest with my profile. Clothed full body shots. Would rather learn up front no interest than waste my time and money dating someone that is repulsed by my looks.

Women that say they are average are typically obese. They put in a head shot and you know they are fatties.

One buddy found a date not sure if it was POF or not. Girl told him she was average weight. He met her and was pretty rude and asked if she was average weight for a mountain gorilla.

It just comes down to looks in my opinion. Before I was on the site and got more responses dates when I was thinner and thinner photos up. Very shallow looks, but hey who wants to date someone they aren't attracted to.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2012/02/19 09:31am
By: Anonymous

Although didn't find any love.

I did have to reevaluate my self image vs. what others were thinking. So working on losing some weight and getting a less chick repellent car and making some more money. So when I'm Don Juan I guess I can "no respond" lots of women. Have to have goals in life LOL JK.

Dating is what it is. I haven't noticed a difference but maybe the paying sites the people have a greater sense of urgency and don't just leave their profiles up for like 10 years check em and no respond.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2012/06/22 11:31am
By: Anonymous

I have had a couple of dates, but i can't understand men,maybe women are the same,i don't know.Meet up, chat,I like them they say they like me, but then that's it, no word.I feel that older men expect to find a younger, slim,beautiful woman, they don't want the older woman,who is normal.I myself is a young 64 year old,admitted not has slim as i was in my younger days,but i am normal.I'm sorry for these men that think they are gods gift, they dont seem to realize they also have aged,that they are not has slim,that they are not gods gift.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2012/09/02 08:57am
By: Anonymous

Angry TOO MANY rude and stuck up women,who are used,abused and not looking.

You have a million that just look and go to the next person. NOT ONE DATE.

Many women have AIDS and STD'S They also have UNSTABLE MENTAL PROBLEMS, skip from man to man.

Some are so rude and hateful just read their profiles not one happy lady on there. mark

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2012/09/06 06:39pm
By: Anonymous

I'm sick of online dating sites. All I ever get are girls who want to hookup. Once, two separate girls contacted me wanting a threesome, and they had already conspired together to go on the hunt! Where are the decent girls who want to get married and have kids? I'm tired of easy one night stands. That's all I get online.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2013/05/26 11:01am
By: Anonymous

ha ha ha I have been on the fish for many years and I must say
maybe I met 2 people on it
most are hard core old woman with dreams that they still look 20 years younger then they are
and now they are keeping your searches in age brackets and not letting you contact anyone to much younger then you are
I could not return an e mail to a 50 year old lady I am 68 because it was blocked
even though I was returning her e mail
this is what happens when you get to big you start to impose your moral view on everyone else
Richard in fort Lauderdale

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2013/06/14 03:32am
By: Maraphax

That age restriction thing and other sexist restrictions are why I rated POF 3 out of 5 stars. I dislike the 1950's morality imposition Markus Fink has placed on things.

Believe it or not, this problem with meeting women isn't limited to POF. I wrote some thoughts on this in a post in this thread, third post.

Personally, I have met women, gone out on dates, and sometimes that has lead to further interest or even sexual activity. This over the course of many years, as I have always been internet savvy when most people still were not "plugged into" the online world.

A good profile helps, and a *clever* first message improves the chances, but the sad reality is it's a game of STATISTICS. Someone on this site suggested that 10% of women were actually seriously open to and looking for a connection, but I would weigh in that percentage is smaller... maybe around 5%. Women will often times believe they are open to something new, but then place so many restrictions and expectations on men thar their chances become next to nothing. This is why it isn't uncommon to see profiles that say "Trying this one last time..." or even seeing women return after deleting their profile.

I contact MANY women. Many. And many more. And of the 5% of women who are legitimately emotionally available, a few will reply... some of those will continue to converse. I sometimes have three to five different women in "conversation" status. One occasionally interests me enough to meet, and some of those will meet and not want to continue; some will want to see me again. Some will want to sleep with me on the first date. And some of those are, interestingly enough, women who blatantly rant in their profile that they DO NOT want sex on the first date.

I'm not ugly. By I'm not a "hunk" or "hottie" in my opinikn. I'm not being modest or self-depricating. I feel I'm just being honest.


So what does that mean for guys?

Take good pics, write a good, sensitive, witty profile, and write a good, sensitive, witty message... to ALMOST EVERY WOMAN YOU CAN EVEN SORTA FIND ATTRACTIVE. Because the statistics aren't on your side... but for every dozen women who ignore you, and half dozen who reply but don't pan out, there are a few who will meet you, and one or two of those will even have a sexual interest in you. And maybe ONE of them will want something more real and relationship-oriented,and maybe... maybe you will, too.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2014/10/29 01:04pm
By: Anonymous

Yep 70 dates resulting in 5 short relationships in 5 years. Worked if you know what to put in your profile. Then the message had to be interesting . Hi, or similar just gets deleted.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2017/11/29 09:58pm
By: Anonymous

I have been single for over 3 years now and am 35 I have been on lots of dating sights and almost all are terrible! Women are soooo stuck up and will almost never message you back! I would consider myself average looking and average job and that's not good enough for most women! I once changed my income level on zoosk to the highest amount then I got lots of messages so that proves women are gold diggers! I have been disappointed on all my dates except one from tinder! She was 23 and a part time model and way to hot for me but she liked my personality enough to meet for dinner! And we had a good conversation but she wanted kids and I'm done with that so we are just friend's now but I felt like a stud for a night lol. Over all my opinion of dating sights is don't waste your time or your money and it mostly kills your self esteem from all the rejection!

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2018/03/16 05:38am
By: Anonymous

Quote by: Anonymous

I'm sick of online dating sites. All I ever get are girls who want to hookup. Once, two separate girls contacted me wanting a threesome, and they had already conspired together to go on the hunt! Where are the decent girls who want to get married and have kids? I'm tired of easy one night stands. That's all I get online.



Your nuts mate. Most men would kill for this. Or you are lying!

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2018/08/29 06:03pm
By: Anonymous

I have had quite a few dates. Some nice, some just, well... not. Had to delete my profile because one man that I did not pursue, created multiple profiles with different pics and bios. He would email me and apparently, a couple of times I fell for it. He would set up public meeting for 1st meeting and then not show. I finally realized the last time that it was same person because I messaged my work cell to him from location and he called me from a cell and said I was at wrong location and told me to drive to another. I got to the other, he was not there either. I called that number back and no answer. Got home, did a look up on number and it was the name of a guy from weeks earlier that I declined to continue with on site and not the name of the person I was supposed to meet that night. Then it dawned on me this person did this to me more than once. How angry do you have to be, to do this childish stuff? Anyway, even with a few decent 1st meetings, no sparks and that night showed me it was time to delete my profile from that disgusting site.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2018/12/08 09:05am
By: Anonymous

I find that men on POF are very shallow. I married a man from POF, now I am divorced.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2019/01/16 05:18am
By: Anonymous

Glad you asked . A lot of women on the sites are mental/jaded/psychotic/x-cons or just weird . On woman i met we got together and she was great but i soon found out she was married and wanted me to move in and sex her up while the hubby was at work , she was a nympho and hot as f#%k , did her twice when i found stuff out that i didn't want to know . After a month or two i got on again and found Donna...what a mistake...found out she was a x-meth cooker and her son was a house burglar and her mom...Donna was the get away driver . WTH..... It would be in your best intrest to pay 15.00 for a back ground check before dating . They lie, hide the truth and one day a slip of their tongue and you are single again . The one i am with now is psycho, suicidal and her son bangs up meth n heroin . Currently i am waiting to leave . I am a diabetic and i had no car to leave but i just got a scooter for 125.00 and fixed it so it runs now , next is tag/insurance and month after next I'll be leaving . Most women on there will say " no hooking up or sex... Bulls#*t , first time i met a woman she was tugging my pants down 5 minutes after meeting them . Try not to have sex with a very horny lady and see how psycho they are after ya turn them down . I was there to start a relationship not a fwb . I would go to a bar , club or something else , i have wasted 12 years with crazy ass women , they weren't crazy at first but the psycho will rear it's head when you least expect it . Hope this helps...

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2019/06/11 04:10pm
By: Anonymous

I am a 65 year old man, average looking, I have met a few women off pof over the years.

However never met one I could trust. The women on there complain about how many men lie about their intentions or whatever.

Well it works both ways. They are all game players. Avoid this site entirely.

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2019/09/20 05:50pm
By: Anonymous

Following on from my post 7 years ago. Yep I got a relationship. Was quite good in the beginning but is very slowly deteriorated.
I paid for EVERYTHING .
Then one night a friend was in my house and during a discussion she upped and walked out.
The friend followed her.
A few minutes later he returned laughing. !!
Firstly she said that I had not moved her in . (there were VERY good reasons why I didn't.)
Then she said that she was upset that I was leaving my house to my daughter in my will !!!
So back to POF.
In those 7 years the site has changed .
Stuck up ,over inflated ego, rude women.Most playing games.
Nobody wants to meet and actually see you face to face. That leads me to believe that many are using old photos. In fact you can see that are a lot of old photos when they post more than one picture !! An age range of 20 years for some.
Since I came back not one date from POF. I had one date from another site who got me to pay and stated she never wanted a relationship only a companion ( ie a meal ticket)
The second date I got collapsed in my house and I had to call paramedics !! I didn't know her second name which everyone found amusing. She had no money on her and no I.D.
Guess what I never saw her again !!

Re: Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?

Posted on: 2019/11/21 12:16am
By: PrincessRobin

I met 2 guys from that site. And both were jerks.

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