- 1 What is POF?
- 2 Registration requirements
- 3 Safety ways to date on POF Website (Online Behavior)
What is POF?
Plenty of fish (POF) is an online dating service.
Online dating service is a practice of searching for a romantic or sexual partner on the Internet, using a dedicated website, with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships.
Vancouver, British Columbia.
Who started it?
Markus Frind is the founder and chief executive officer of Plenty of Fish media Inc., (POF). He has graduated from British Columbia Institute of technology with a diploma in computer science in the year 1999.
To grow his business more he started to play the POF website ads of famous music singers like LADY GAGA’S “TELEPHONE “, Akon’s “available” in the year 2009.
In the year 2011, January 21, around 30 million of user accounts of Plenty of Fish were hacked.
In the year 2012, February 28, US Army Lieutenant Peter Bucks sued Plenty of Fish (POF) under the parents’ lawsuit for allegedly uploading their son’s photos that were killed in Iraq war in 2007 without taking their permission for publishing it on the website. The parents demanded compensation.
Markus Frind stated that the millions of couples which made way to marriage after meeting on POF website had created successful marriages and completed families having babies.
On May 20, 2013, he made several changes on the website in terms of “intimate encounters option”. Markus Frind was intimidated by an inbox message if any person whether male or female above the age of 18 years has contacted the other person above 50 years of age. Another reason was not allowing males to attach photos to messages.
The company Plenty of Fish was sold to the Match Group for $575 million by Markus Frind.
Services offered through the website Plenty of Fish are as follows:
Plenty of Fish is free to register online. Visit POF Customer service
Users can also register through Plenty of Fishes (POF) APP available on Google Play app, Apple Store and through the Windows Store as well.
In order to register, the user needs to read the terms and conditions after which he will be provided with a username and password to log in.
It is a test where users need to have 5 qualities in them which will help to build a powerful relationship.
It measures the compatibility of the couple if they are comfortable with each other whether in public or private places.
This checks whether the couple can reach up to marriage and have babies.
This checks how they can take control of not involving in other people lives.
Social dependency and openness
This helps in knowing whether the person is depending on others and how open he is to other people.
This helps in knowing the person’s psychological flexibility which in turn helps generate matches for them, this is the best way through Plenty of Fish to help users meet their matches and take their relationships to the next level of marriage may be.
Safety ways to date on POF Website (Online Behavior)
Never send money to anybody through overseas or bank and credit transfers. Regarding these issues please contact POF phone number.
Plenty of fish will not send you any email asking for your username and password information.
Prevent suspicious customers from having a conversation with them.
Protecting personal information
Don’t share your personal information such as your credit card number, social security number or bank information. Plenty of fish will never ask you an email for your username and password information. You need to contact the plenty of fish customer care.
Report All Suspicious Behavior
Asking photographs, Minors using the platform, Members misbehaving during or after meeting in person, Fake profiles.
POF allows users to create and cultivate relationships. And as a member of the POF community, it is your liability to make sure you do the following if you choose to engage in sexual activity.
Contraceptives like condoms can prevent acquiring STI, such as HIV. However, safety actions must be taken.
Be Open and Honest
Many STI’s are curable. If either you or your spouse has been detected with STI which is curable, you both need to consult a doctor and start therapy to prevent becoming re-infected.
The risk of contracting some STI’s can be reduced through vaccination. Talk to your doctor or a professional at a sexual health clinic to learn more.
Know Your Status
Regular testing is important as some STI’s don’t show symptoms so that you can stay on top of your health and prevent the spread of STI’s. Always ask for a copy of your test results to know your status.
For Support or Advice
For assistance, you can call our toll free number. For advice related to physical or sexual assault, please call the below toll free number.
1-800-230-7526 | www.plannedparenthood.org