With over 55 million members world-wide and some 24 million messages sent every day, Plenty of Fish’s free-to-use membership has made it the most popular internet dating website in the UK and the US since it was founded in 2003.
Mr Frind also recently boasted an estimated one million babies will have been born because of people connecting through his website.
All this feeling of, "I've just wasted $30 (or £15)" made me reach for the support button and email to ask to cancel my account and get my money back after just 7 minutes. Unfortunalty I got a prompt reply sent to my account saying that as I'd read my messages I wasn't allowed to get my money back although they'd be happy to cancel my paid for account.
(must remember to cancel auto renew) The one shining light is that after recieving loads of "you have a new message" or "you've just been winked at" emails. I signed up for the "standard" site and had a similar experience to you.
They've all stopped not even a confirmation sign up email. Several winks and five messages arrived very promptly from ladies, several of whom are I am damn certain were scammers (very strange names, no pics and from places so far away it was ridiculous).
However I've only been a member for 10 days ( 1 week free) 3 days paid member. I'm not suggesting for a minute that the actual site are involved, but it was strange that all three ladies who sent messages with pictures all described their "career" in some detail, then their domestic arrangements and very little about themselves, none of them seemed particularly "genuine".
I'm no Elephant Man, but two of the ladies were very attrractive, to be honest it would be a first if such ladies would even give me a second look.
Could it be that this is some kind of "honeytrap" to get desperate single gentleman to sign up for the "premium" service?
You can search, create your own profile, view others profile and wink at others.
However to contact anyone or read their diarys you have to sign up for a premium account.
The majority of messages sent outside those age ranges are all about hook-ups,” he wrote.
He added that an estimated two per cent of male members had “started to use POF as more of a hook-up site mostly due to the casual nature of mobile phone use,” following the increasing popularity of smart phone apps among the site’s users.
Sometimes I would get the alerts at three in the morning, from men telling me their wife wanted to have a threesome."I’ve since warned my female friends not to go on the site because guys basically just want to hook-up for sex.