Location: GTA, Ontario
Review: I had never heard of pletyoffish until speaking with an out of town friend who suggested I put up a profile.
I did so and very soon began recieving notes from a number of women.
Then I recieved a message from a woman who was decidedly different
We corresponded for hours every day - no phone calls, nor even suggesteions of meeting - for five weeks before we set a time & place for our 'first date'.
That was nearly 10 months ago & we're moving in together in a couple of months.
All told I was on POF for less than two months.
Certainly there's fluff, but weed through it & you'll see that there are real people just like you, looking for the same thing you are.
Our visitors comments / complaints to Plentyoffish
Posted by: Playtoyz, Female from USA. Date: 30.11.1999
my friend is on it "lotsoffish" website and she has had major success, she totally recommends it to everyone she knows.
Posted by: Amber, Female from USA. Date: 30.11.1999
Review: my sister was using that site plentyoffishcom ...*ugh* I now refer to it as "plenty of losers"!
I can't believe the unattactive men on there.
Posted by: Bug1709, Female from USA. Date: 30.11.1999
Review: I've been on that too. The penpal thing gets to be really old.
Just leave it. Who needs to be led along?
Posted by: Athens, Male from USA. Date: 30.11.1999
Review: Why is it so hard to find username in plentyofish.com?
Ive been trying a bunch of username, but didnt work out.
Posted by: Zen, Female from USA. Date: 30.11.1999
Review: I have tried plentyoffish.com. There are MANY undesireable people on it, some even having multiple profiles!
I also met the man of my dreams on that site, after taking precautions about my own safety.
Posted by: Tanae1, Male from USA. Date: 30.11.1999
Review: plentyof fish.com is no better or no worse than any other dating site except that it's free.
If anyone thinks that people who pay $30 a month for Match.com are more honest or trustworthy, prettier, more educated or classier or any better than those who pay nothing on plentyffish, they need a wake up call.
With the exception of the few people who are using public computers in the library, everyone online either had a computer or a job where they can access one.
So the chances of having a homeless person post on these sites is rare, but the rest of the free world can freely go at it!
Posted by: Doug, Male from ontario. Date: 30.11.1999
Review: The only good thing about this site is that it's free.
Otherwise you have to deal with power abusing mods that dictate what you can and cannot do.
There are many scantly clad ladies that are posers. if a guy tries that he gets banned.
There is no freedom of speech on the forums. Also the mods are very hypocritical.
PoF is more of a social site then anything else.
70% of the ppl there are NOT single.
10% are fake profiles. 15% are married couples. 5% is what you get left.
This site would be much better if it got rid of some mods who are abusing there privileges.
Posted by: Sean, Male from UK. Date: 31.12.1969
Review: I know you are not supposed to complain about something that is free but plentoffish has some serious problems that really make it quite an unpleasant place to use.
First of all don’t expect to be treated with any degree of equality by the sites owners or the Canadian and American moderators of it.
Being a North American site, it is bias towards their way of life and to their sense of humour (Or lack of one) and being from the UK, if you ever cross the mods in any way that is that no leave for appeal at their court.
A ruling was recently brought in where all photos used on the site had to be fully framed face shots and not of pets artistic photos etc.
Now I can hear a lot of folks saying “So what! I want to date a person not a pet” very true and I agree but it was a rule that was ONLY imposed on the UK users.
The second major problem with the site is the forums. Once again it would seem to anyone who spends any time reading the forums that the mods come down on posters not from North America with an iron hand in a steel glove.
Posters vanish from the forums banned for up to 3 years for (as it was revealed to me from a number of sources) only questioning a mod re a ruling.
Once again rules are imposed on UK users that are not enforced on the US or Canada.
All in all most of the UK users questioned have stated that whilst the site is free, the bias rulings from the management leave no room for you to freely express your true personality.
Posted by: charliebabe, Female from liverpool. Date: 30.06.2007
Review: www.plentyoffish.com is a good place to go if you want to date or just 2 make friends
Posted by: denny w, Male from cleveland. Date: 04.12.2007
Review: Markass...likes to disconnect you from the site for VERY LITTLE reason..it appears that after he gets you on the mailing lists he then finds reason to cancel you....Markass is a real p..y. has done this to many guys on the site..He will dictate what he views as inappropriate...The slightest criticisms will get this creep to cancel you....
Posted by: jason, Male from Canada. Date: 26.12.2007
Review: plenttyoffish.com is the absolute WORST dating site in the history of the internet.
I've been on it for about 4 years, and never again! Less I want more of my postings and even my profile deleted without even one warning, for even doing nothing.
Especially after this POF owner Markus Frind has my email address to fill my inbox with tons of affiliate and 3rd party spam.
BEWARE people and use a different free site!
Posted by: Randy, Female from USA. Date: 01.01.2008
Review: plentyoffishcom have forums where you can get lots of advice about writing your profile, and they organise free singles events all round the country.
I find it a very friendly and helpful site.
Posted by: Xan, Female from London, UK. Date: 03.01.2008
Review: Re: previous reviews:- I have not been on plentyofffish.com for long, but so far I have had no spam from this site, and believe previous poster has made an erroneous assumption about the source of his spam.
Also, people get banned for a reason, some of them just don't understand that foul language or insulting other members is unacceptable.
Posted by: Emigre, Male from UK. Date: 09.01.2008
Review: I registered on the plentoffish.com ages ago and never really bothered using it actively until a few weeks ago.
After a few chats with a couple of ladies which were going really well I was banned completely out of the blue.
No reason give...no warning...nothing. I have since tried to re-register several times but the profile always disappears within minutes.
I have no idea why and nobody responds to my emails.
VERY poor show from POF.
Posted by: amanda, Female from Wolverhampton. Date: 20.05.2009
Review: I had been using pof on/off for a couple of months now and have to say that I think that there. are alot of player's timewasters on this site deffo not the site to find a genuine, decent honest person, a shame really as I am and had high hopes for this site.
Posted by: wendy, Female from blackburn. Date: 29.11.2008
Review: i find this site brill,left for a while cuz i met some 1 now im single.lol
Posted by: elaine, Female from richmond hill. Date: 08.06.2011
Review: I was on Plenty Of Fish for a while, and I can testify that for sure, that Markus guy, owner of Plenty Of Fish, does not care about the safety of the women on his site at all!!! All he cares about is his pocket book and how much he's making. I went on a date with a really good-looking guy, who turned out to be a total creep. I went out with him 3 times in total. On the 3rd date, we went back to his place. His apartment had pictures of several of his ex-girlfriends with their eyes plucked out! Needless to say, I got totally creeped out, made an excuse to leave, and I never went out with him again. But he kept on calling me and harrassing me. And even wrote me harassing emails through that site. I reported this Markus, forwarding the harassing emails to him as evidence, and you know what happened? He kicked ME off the site!!! And that guy is still on there!!!! And you believe that BS???
I read in one of the newspapers somewhere that the Orangeville woman who was murdered might've met her killer on Plenty Of Fish. However, Markus claims that the Orangeville woman was off his site when she was murdered. Honestly, I wouldn't believe a single word that guy says. He's probably lying in order to protect his pocketbook and his stupid site. I hope the police doesn't believe that guy. That guy's a moron and his site should be shut down. And I hope that it does get shut down, for the safety of all women!!!
Posted by: Kate Wilcox, Female from England. Date: 05.09.2011
Review: Well said Markus (POF) is totally unethical & irresponsible when it comes to protecting women from preditors on this site, had a horrific experience with a 50yr old guy who had pretended to be 44yrs old & a psychologist/therapist, total narcissist & fraud with many profiles who i later found out messaged women 20yrs his junior. he was forceful & dangerous on a meet up and marcus protects these sick individuals
Posted by: MAXWELL, Male from NEW JERSEY. Date: 24.09.2011
Review: 90% OF THE CUNTS ON PLENTYOFFISH IF IT COULD BE PROVEN WOULD BE THROWN IN JAIL FOR SOLICITING PROSTITUTION!
IT TOOK ME NO MORE THEN A FEW DAYS TO REALIZE THE SITE WAS HOOKER HEAVEN, I MEAN JUST READ THE OUTLANDISH PROFILES AND LAUNDRY LIST OF REQUIREMENTS THESE CUNTS HAVE WHEN MOST OF THEM ARE JUST USING CODE SPEAK, THE KIND OF TALK PROSTITUTES USE ONLINE WHEN SOLICITING-SCREENING FOR JOHNS-WHITE COLLAR CAREER CAUCASIAN MEN WHOM ARE READY TO SPEND CASH!
IT IS PROSTITUTION AND THAT IS THE BOTTOM LINE PEOPLE. THE OTHER 10% OF WOMEN FALL INTO THESE 8 CATEGORIES BUT ARE STILL BASICALLY HOOKERS AND PIECES OF SH*T.
1. Stuck-up, snotty women who think they are God’s gift to men (wake up, stop dreaming!). With the tons of e-mail they get from hopeful suitors, they acquire both swelled heads and a wildly unrealistic opinion of their market value in the dating world. Women like this are clearly suffering from what I call ‘Princess Syndrome’.
A characteristic symptom of the malady is having a stringent laundry list of ‘requirements’ and ‘standards’ few men could ever hope to meet.
2. Attention junkies.
3. Gold-diggers and hungry women looking for you to pay for their dinner and wine. No explanation needed here!
4. Professional daters who, sucked in by the endless choice online dating appears to offer, keep looking for the Bigger, Better Deal. Ad nauseam.
Scratch a professional dater, and you’ll likely find someone with a serious fear of commitment lurking underneath.
The type of woman mentioned in (2) above often fits into this category.
5. Teases who get off on rejecting men for sport. These women should have a big “L” branded in their foreheads – “L” for “Loser”, of course.
6. Desperate single mothers. If you ever see a profile where a woman says, “My children mean everything to me”, RUN!
This is code-speak that means a woman is basically married to her children, and if you get involved with her, you’ll find that you rank dead last. Right down there with Dodo the dog, if you’re lucky.
7. Blonde Russian-Ukrainian bimbos or women from other foreign countries where poverty and crime is rife. Probably half of these women are allied with fraudsters seeking to fleece desperate lonely white collar suckers.
8. Drunks, drug addicts (the prescription kind too), bi-polar nut cases, other assorted psychopaths.
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