“How Do I Remove My Profile From Plenty of Fish?”

How Do I Remove My Profile From Plenty of Fish?. – a Bonny’s Blog reader

*edit, November 18, 2011 – I just realized that I needed quotation marks around my post title. That’s what you do with quotes. When I use a quote as a title, I use quotation marks – unless I forget to, which won’t be often. I’m in the habit of punctuating properly.

An excerpt from the above linked-to letter to Bonny’s Blog follows:

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Clara asks, ” Please advise how to remove all profile information from Plenty of Fish. I’m dissatisfied with the results. The site is advertised as free, however, a fee appears for further contact. I want all info removed. How do I do that?” …I just noticed that the instructions on how to close your account are incorrect (there isn’t a “Resign” link or button anymore). Let us know if you’re successful. And for everyone else – have you recently closed your POF account? Why? Did you find it difficult to do?
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My online response to the above question and answer on Bonny’s Blog follows:

I get nothing out of POF and only hang around because there’s nothing else as user friendly out there, as I mentioned just tonight to someone who I messaged purely out of boredom. It’s a scammy business for sure. When you select new users in your search, you may see a few new users, but you’ll also see users you’ve always seen. Matches sent to you automatically don’t match the critieria that POF sets up with you. It sent me a match for female for example. And those ads that target men who, just by chance, happen to be my age exactly… I just love being tracked.

Then again, How’s the owner of POF supposed to generate revenue? He can talk about his altruistic reasons all he wants, but just because he says he’s got only altruistic motives, that doesn’t mean he does. And even if he does, he still has to pay the bills. I don’t begrudge him a biz model that earns him a profit. Depending.

In my case, realistically, I can expect to receive little attention due to my age. And I’m not about to lie about my age because I don’t lie, period. But that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like to try to get somewhere. I really wonder though. Sure, I’m 54 (for a few more days), but considering the number (supposedly) of fish attached to this site, it’s still strange that I’ve gotten absolutely nowhere in all this time.

I actually don’t know how long I’ve been on the site. It’s probably been a couple of years.

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4 Responses to “How Do I Remove My Profile From Plenty of Fish?”

  1. wdurie2003@yahoo.com says:

    This site is misleading and charging for fees to buy gold fish to open mail and correspondense to from other members.
    I will contact the BBB if I do not receive a confirmation of my canellation to any subsription to plenty of fish and the misleading request for the charges of $9.95 removed for the suposely gold fish points nwhich can never be found ,used ,or activated.

    • Arrby says:

      I’ve had no experience with that particular feature. It’s never interested me. What I do find with POF, however, is that without putting down a penny, it at least gives me enough features to function. Which is to say, It allows me to take care of business. I don’t really give a crap about the frills.

      I wonder though. How can I be so invisible? Is it just my age, as I assume? Or does POF somehow cripple me so that in desperation I dish out money? The thing is, I don’t have any money. Well, I have little. And I don’t have a credit card. But that’s the world for you. The corporacrat’s attitude is: Pay or die.

      Corporacrat: Meet God, the Source of life.

  2. dave says:

    I am in England, and nobody on there wants to date. The women just use it as a vanity site and nothing more, and they don;t like being approached. Be very careful what age group you want to date, and lie about your age accordingly, because the site has an age barrier it does not tell you about either on the help menus nor FAQs nor on its terms and conditions. I am in my 50s, and have no interest in women my own age or older (because I missed out big time when I was younger due to being trapped at home with parents when I was younger because of high house prices) so I lied and put my age as 37, because if I did not I would get blocked if I tried to message anyone more than say 12 years younger. This is just fascism, when at 18 you can join the army or navy etc. The site is a waste of time.

    • Arrby says:

      I’m sorry to hear about your woes. As my post, “Plenty Of Frustration,” indicates, I quit the site, which has been sold by the way. (And I just ignore that side of my life, which I can’t do anything about, mostly because of poverty.) I am a rare bird, a 62 yr old virgin and it looks like I’m going to remain one in this life and maybe that’s fair. I don’t want children and I don’t want a wife. I only ever wanted fun and happiness. I can’t say I’m not happy without the romantic fun though. In fact, that would be obscene. Millions are suffering – largely owing to Nazi America’s existence on this planet – and to complain about not getting laid when I’ve got peace and quiet, food enough to eat, simple pleasures (coffee shops, restos, friends) that others can only dream of, a job that doesn’t pay but also doesn’t eat me alive and a place of my own seems to me to be wrong. Don’t get me wrong. You ‘can’ complain. You’re human (and, unlike me, you may not have given up, so your mind is going to be on the subject). I’ve done my fair share and still wish, sometimes, that I could have what I don’t have.

      POF et al, are all nasty. They are only a reflection of the world, which is nasty. It’s a dirty toilet. I’m probably not going to be a source of encouragement for you, unintentionally. 🙂

      Thank goodness I have my blog. Good luck!

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