They have deleted accounts on accident, constantly been having server issues, and shutting down.You'd think with the spike in the purchasing of membership they'd use that money to fix these issues. Honestly POF is more of a hookup site, or find yourself your very own next stalker.Even I courted less attractive ladies with same outcome, either no response or rejection.So either these women are fake, have vision problems or are here for fun and wasting time.It's from Video Egg, a San Francisco company that is paying Frind to run a series of Budweiser commercials in Canada. with more than that." Five years ago, he started Plenty of Fish with no money, no plan, and scant knowledge of how to build a Web business. Its traffic is four times that of dating pioneer Match, which has annual revenue of 0 million and a staff that numbers in the hundreds. Today, he employs just three customer service workers, who check for spam and delete nude images from the Plenty of Fish website while Frind handles everything else.Like most of his advertising deals, this one found Frind. Today, according to the research firm Hitwise, his creation is the largest dating website in the U. Amazingly, Frind has set up his company so that doing everything else amounts to doing almost nothing at all.Somehow, I was inadvertently manipulated to the POF 'extended profile' area where they asked a few questions and next thing you know, they had cornered me into agreeing to sign up for the extended profile option.I swear, I did not know anything about what I was getting myself into, but before I could blink, I had agreed to pay for a year's membership.
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.
But believe me, they were very clever and cunning when they lead me down this road. So to cancel this SOB, I had to go to i Tunes and get on a chat session with someone who finally agreed to cancel my 'subscription'. The i Tunes girl told me it would still take 3-4 business days for it to cancel through my bank.
Before I know it, I had signed up for a year's worth of extended profile crap. They make it extremely difficult to even find the links to get to the place where you can cancel your stupid year membership=to the tune of 7.97/year. The whole incident was inconvenient, full of trickery and manipulation. I would never ever recommend signing up for POF's extended profile option. Well, been on the site for a couple months - then, as soon as I do not log in for a few days, I started getting many, and I mean many, like 5 to 10 in a day and sometimes 3 or 4 right after each other "So and So Wants to Meet You" emails in my Gmail inbox.
Although POF isn't a beautiful site, it is functional and extremely effective.
Most of the features are still free, although this is changing as of March 2009 and December 2010.