For 4 years since my divorce I have wondered just what the hell was wrong with this site until I figured it out. First you sign up, take their supposed psychological test to see what your emotional and relationship needs are and then you delve into it. Well, it quickly becomes apparent that people from other countries and parts of the US so remote from you as to be impractical at the very least saying they are looking for a marriage partner begin first.
Then Markus, the bogus well meaning creator of the site implores you to upgrade so you get enhanced service. Once you reply to these bogus proposals by scammers with cynical remarks and asking questions back to mock they're stupidity at taking you for a sucker there are strangely no responses. You wonder why your heartfelt and witty first time messages to females in your area are met with rebuke, none response, or even being blocked, and of course those message center notices that this member only accepts messages from upgraded members!
Could it be just another prostitute or slut just messing around on her boyfriend or spouse. Remember in the beginning POF said it was about finding a partner perhaps even a spouse. Oh, and this site is not supposed to be a hook up or adult sex dating site and many profiles claim they are not there for a booty call! So, what the hell is going on? Your profile photo does not show a the horrid face of bad plastic surgery after a car crash or Middle East tour of duty!
So now you're becoming disgusted over this site and the time and effort you've wasted on it. Oh, and the notices in your inbox of profiles that want to meet you and what happens when you look them up and find they are no longer a member or no longer exist? Now after a while you look at the profile member guidelines and see that profiles without a photo are to be reported, suspected scammers are to be reported, abusive language or psycho profiles are to be reported!
Prostitution is to be reported. Guess what, just try reporting this stuff and add to the equation that the staff who might very well be manning the fake profiles and responses as well as supposedly monitoring these profiles to protect members from scammers and you get thrown out!
They terminate your membership and of course with the disclaimer that for any reason they can get rid of you at anytime! After 4 years and seeing the same women's profiles over and over again I wonder why POF allows inactive members to remain on. My theory here, especially after creating several profiles and getting kicked off for no reason is that if you don't upgrade in a certain amount of time you are a candidate for termination since you haven't been fooled by all the fake members who supposedly want to meet you!
POF is not free. It is not full of real female members. Your membership is contingent upon how soon you will be tricked into upgrading, and if you ask the POF staff to do their job and delete questionable and obvious scam profiles they will get rid of you not the prostitutes, scammers, psychos, or non-photo profiles! So, don't waste your time there! These sites fall under the criminal category of business fraud and probably FCC violations as well as perhaps Trade practice infractions.
Why the authorities have not investigated these scams-why credit card companies have not red flagged these bastards? It's all about money my friend because they do not care whether you're being scammed, robbed, emotionally affected or not! Was this review helpful?