Dating sites with fish
A month or two ago, I decided to take a break from all dating sites/apps for a few weeks.I deleted a few lesser-known apps that I had been using sporadically and I deactivated my profiles on the sites that I figured I’d return to soon, but on POF I couldn’t find a way to do that so I just “hid” my profile.Three or four weeks later I came back to Bumble, Tinder, and OKCupid.However, I decided I was going to try to take the process a little more seriously, less mindless swiping, really try to meet someone etc., so I decided to change a couple of my photos so people would REALLY know what they were getting into as far as my personal views.He had started a new account and messaged me:so to be clear, I told him to leave me alone, and he told me he was going to find me on Facebook. I reached out to POF, both through a report on the site and a Twitter DM, because when I had made my original thread about them they had DMed me.This was April 19 and as of May 10, he’s still on the site because POF is horrible.POF is attached to an e-mail I don’t use that much, so I had missed all the other e-mails about messages I’d gotten over the past few months.Funny enough, I guess I was meant to see this particular message, because I logged on and it was a message from the original racist.
Users can also see who have looked at their profile (although now for a fee as of December 2010), ban certain types of users from contacting them (such as from certain regions of the world or people only looking for sex), and add people to their personal favorites list. " Ranging in topic from dealing with a broken heart to non-dating related debates, the forums are an excellent way of 'meeting' people virtually.
Plus, many members take it upon themselves to organize events and meet & greets for everyone to attend, and the place to find such events are in the forums.
Other unusual features include a list of "who loves me" (those who have added you to their favorites), a search for members by the University they previously attended, and the who you'll marry feature.
I purposely did not reactivate my profile on POF because I hate the site, but at one point I was showing someone on Twitter how to hide her profile and I guess as I was going through the steps of how to do it and taking screenshots, I accidentally un-hid mine.
I wasn’t aware of this for several weeks until I saw an e-mail come through about getting a message.