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Has anyone actaully gotten a date on plenty of fish?


jerked around

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?

willow

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.

FIREBIRD

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.

OK2B

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.

anon

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........

firebird

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.

FIREBIRD

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.

Dina

Anonymous
angry
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!

Dina

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.

Dina

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.

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