Delete POF Account
How to delete your Plenty of Fish account
Plenty of Fish, often shortened to “POF”, is the most popular online dating site in America. Boasting 40 million members, it should offer someone for everybody who signs up. But it seems that many people lose hope with Plenty of Fish, as people often search for advice on how to “delete POF account” more often than how to join the site, or how to improve their online dating profile to make POF work better for them. In this post, I’ll explain how to delete your profile.
- First, make sure you really want to delete your account. If the messages you’re getting are too annoying, or you don’t have time to date currently, or maybe you found someone with potential and you want to put your online love quest on hold, you can also just hide your profile instead of flat out deleting it. You can do this on the Edit Profile page. Simply hide your profile and ignore it, then if you ever choose to give POF another shot, it’s ready to bring back to life, polish off, and try again.
- If you seriously want to delete your profile entirely, that’s pretty straightforward. Simply visit the delete profile page. Once you’re logged in, the process is quite easy. Put in your username and password again, and answer questions like why you’re leaving (they want to know if you’re deleting your account because you found someone special, or because you couldn’t find anyone except a bunch of jerks), and how many dates you went on, and if you’d recommend POF to friends. Their “Delete Account” button actually says “Quit / Give Up / Delete Account” to try to keep you on the site! Deleting your account is permanent and irreversible.
- Instead of deleting your Plenty of Fish account, you could always try to improve your online dating profile. Ask a close friend of the gender that you want to date to sit down with you and look over your profile, and ask him or her to give his or her honest opinion on how you could improve your profile. Important things to consider are what pictures are best (and which you should get rid of), as well as what in your profile could be an instant turn off. You may very well have accidentally written something that makes you come across as creepy, arrogant, or otherwise undesirable, and not even realize it. Ignite Your Match offers a similar service, which lets you get 10 people to critique your online dating profile so that you can learn what works and what doesn’t, and use the feedback you receive to tweak your profile. This will help improve your response rate to messages, increase traffic to your profile, and let you meet more of the type of people that you’re looking for.
Online dating can be frustrating, just like trying to meet people in the real world. It can be hard to meet that special someone in any setting, whether you look online for love, or try to meet people within your circle of friends, enjoying hobbies, bars, or wherever it may occur. But just like everything that makes life better, finding someone right for you (or just right for now), is worth putting some effort into.