So, there are a lot of online dating apps that people can try to use to get back in the dating scene, especially if you’re busy and don’t really have time to meet someone. That’s usually one of the primary reasons people go on these apps, because either they don’t have time or don’t know how to really meet anyone in person, organically.
First and foremost, if you’re not familiar with Plenty of Fish, let’s give you a quick run down.
You start off by creating a username and profile. Many people will browse the “selection” prior to doing this to see what’s on the dating menu in their area, per say. Because why would you put all that work in if there wasn’t someone worth pursuing, right?
At least do your research first before you start getting promotional junk mail to your inbox in addition to the email notifications regarding who has contacted you. Because if you’re at all relatively good-looking, you’re going to get contacted and pursued by a LOT of people at times. Which brings me to my next point. Do you really want to upload a picture, like they suggest?
A lot of people do. It’s a great way to attract someone quickly and get their attention. However, it’s a free site. It’s a very large site. There aren’t really too many restrictions as to who can make an account or view your profile, so that means any one who wants to browse the users in a certain area will see your lovely face if you do happen to upload a picture.
Keep in mind that also includes coworkers, friends, family, or anyone else who might be “browsing” for whatever reason that is. I once saw my former attorney on a dating app, and my child’s father, so that was pretty awkward and being that I don’t want them in my business anymore, it was a great reason to not use that site.
But let’s pretend like you don’t have to worry about that sort of thing. Kudos to you if you don’t, so here’s what you can realistically expect, gorgeous.
If you like having to recharge your phone or device because your battery is getting drained, this site is for you. Not that it actually drains your battery, but you will be getting sometimes hundreds of emails a day. So this can be rather annoying.
First of all, if you actually do find someone on there worth talking to, now you have to get emails from a ton of other people you’re probably not even interested in. So when you do want to respond to someone now you have to sort through a gazillion other messages to find the one you actually wanted to begin with.
Secondly, the people that will contact you on there at times look like they should be from the movie “The Hills Have Eyes.” Yes, that bad. You might even ask yourself why these people think they’re your type. Because they’re not… but don’t worry. They’re just looking for love, right? Just like the rest of us…
Also, a lot of people will pour out their life stories on there with good intentions to actually find love. However, a lot of people are using it as a quick and easy way to get laid. Guys have learned the art of manipulating women based on what they choose to disclose on their profile. So if you say you’re looking for a relationship, guess what? Now they know what to tell you to get you to do things that you might not otherwise do. You’ll spend your time opening up to them and going out and then out of nowhere, you’ll get ghosted Not to say they’re all bad but a lot of men use this to just get laid.
So with that being said, do you really want to put your picture up? I highly advise against. If you’re afraid that people won’t talk to you just because you don’t have a profile picture up, you’re wrong. You just have to make it clear as to why you didn’t put one up to begin with when you contact them. Because chances are, they’re probably not going to initiate the contact if you don’t have one.
Which brings me to my last point, ladies. Be ready to get bombarded with dick pics and rude jerks asking for naked pictures. I don’t know who these men think they are anymore or what happened to manners, but yes. You will get asked. You will have people asking you if you want to see their dick. If you do, cheers to you. I guess that’s like online shopping in a way before you make a commitment to purchase the product. But be skeptical because you get what you “pay” for.
I’ve had good dates off this site and bad. But overall, my opinion is that POF should be called Plenty of Crap.
I get that it’s supposed to be a play on words, as there are “Plenty of Fish” in the sea. This one is filled with a bunch of bottom dwellers and throwbacks. You might find a beautiful salt water fish from time to time, but usually, it’s sharks, whales, and fish you wouldn’t want to catch or display in your fishtank. Just saying…