any POF success stories?

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Registered: 04-05-2009
any POF success stories?
Thu, 03-25-2010 - 9:01pm


I signed up at POF today and am wondering if anybody's had success with the site? I just emailed one guy tonight. Don't know if he'll contact me, but I am hoping (trying real hard not to put all of my eggs in one basket). If there is a success story, could it be based on location? I am from NYC.

I am also a paying member on Y! P, but for some strange reason, I'm not attracting anybody. I put myself as "searchable" on Monday and today's Thursday and only 1 guy has viewed my profile! Usually, well, most of the time, I get the "crazies" and the "undesirables" contacting me or viewing me right away when I'm "searchable". Anybody has a thought on why I'm not being viewed that often now?


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Registered: 07-21-2008
Sat, 03-27-2010 - 12:24am

I think it just goes in spurts.

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Mon, 03-29-2010 - 4:20am
I have found that one must be careful in setting out the criteria, Many are turned off by a badly written ad then to bar anyone who had contacted a person for sex or erotic talk I found that to be off putting. Pluse the slimpickens.
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Registered: 02-25-2009
Tue, 03-30-2010 - 11:51pm

I met my bf on POF, & its been just a bit over a year now

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Registered: 08-23-2004
Sat, 04-03-2010 - 3:15am
Wow. It's great to hear of a success story from POF. I thought I was close in February. Dated a very nice guy for a few weeks, but then he became flaky and stop communicating for a week. So when we finally chatted, I said no thanks. I am still on POF, but I don't take the site very seriously. I think there are nice people on every site, but it takes time, patience and sorting through the nonsense. Good luck in love...
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Registered: 04-03-2010
Sat, 04-03-2010 - 1:56pm
I have used POF and a few other dating sites with minimal success. After I started using weopia with dating sites things improved a fair amount. I read about it in LA Times and its interesting how much better I've gotten to know guys before meeting them. And I'm one of the biggest skeptics you'll meet!
So lately I am having success with pof, and think you will to if you stick with it.
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Registered: 04-20-2010
Tue, 04-20-2010 - 6:36pm

I was on Plenty of Fish a few months ago and I did end up meeting someone and dating them. It was definitely unexpected though because I wasn't interested in anyone else from the site. I would stick it out and just see how it goes!


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Registered: 10-22-2009
Sat, 05-01-2010 - 9:49pm

A good guy-friend of mine got amazingly lucky. He is tall and ultra smart but not particularly attractive, and he's bald to boot. He joined POF for a year and got almost no responses. Then he was contacted by a girl who said his profile is just what she wants -- she loved nerds.

They have been dating for about a year. She is a decade younger than him and is one of the most beautiful, sexy petite women I know (I have gotten to know her pretty well over the year) and basically dotes on him, hangs on his every word and wears the greatest outfits for him. They are both super duper nice people to boot ... it is almost alarming to find out that someone who looks like this tiny little sex vixen is actually low-key, funny, and amazingly caring and kind.

He is like, this sexy angel just came out of heaven and found me for absolutely no reason. So the POF thing must be pretty good!

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Registered: 05-06-2010
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 2:57pm

No particular dating website has THE magic formula. It's pretty much in the hands of Fate. You happen to be on a website at the same time as someone else who spots you. Maybe the day before or day after one of you would have left the site and would have never met.

I've had more luck with paid websites because I figure there are fewer timewasters and moneywasters, so they're more serious. There are still plenty of jerks, though, just like in real life! I am hoping the prices come down eventually because of all the free sites now.

The free websites have a lot of losers, marrieds and people just looking for sex. A lot of fake profiles, too, with nothing but gibberish in them, so I figure they are people spying on others, maybe looking for their own husband or wife to see if s/he is cheating. There are also lots of ads on the pages and generally they aren't as attractive visually and can be a pain to sift through, especially if you don't know how long the profiles have been there or if they are even active.

Edited 5/9/2010 2:02 pm ET by noshopping