"meet me" on POF

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-04-2003
"meet me" on POF
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Sun, 06-23-2013 - 6:10pm

If this question has been asked before, I apologize in advance.  But what the heck is this "meet me" feature on POF?  I get a ton of emails saying "so and so" wants to meet you!  Ok, that's great and all but why don't they just email me on POF themselves, instead?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Sun, 06-23-2013 - 6:54pm

I wondered that to...;)...

Don't really do POF or ANY other online dating...lately been watching Catfish...new second season...I cannot wait...lol...

Guess lost interest but sometimes is this it?...ALL there is?...

<3

~hugs~

Nightangel
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-04-2003
Sun, 06-23-2013 - 8:45pm

Girl, I feel that way, too sometimes.  I did POF three or fours years ago and just didn't have much luck with it.  So now, I'm back on there again to give it another go.  Some days I just want to throw my hands up in the air and give up. ugh.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Sun, 06-23-2013 - 9:16pm

I think the "meet me" thing (and you can try it to see what guys they send you) is that they show someone just your picture and they can click yes or no.  I don't think it even includes your profile.  I responded back to some of those who said they wanted to meet me and never once did they respond back--I was annoyed like "hey, you were the one who said you wanted to meet me & now you're not answering."  I figure if the guy can't even send you a short email, it's not worth your time, so now I just ignore them completely.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-05-2006
Thu, 06-27-2013 - 5:14pm

It might be the site's attempt to match you up too. I had that feature on one site that I was on (OKCupid?) but more or less ignored it... as did the women on the other end. 

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-15-2009
Fri, 07-05-2013 - 8:34pm

I figured this one out (had to go read the POF forums), the "Meet Me" component shows a picture of a POF member, and you can click "Yes", "No", or "Maybe" to answer the question of would you meet this person.

What seems to happen, though, is the site registers "Yes" and "Maybe" both as "Yes", and an email is generated and sent to that profile indicating that someone wants to meet you.  

My guess is, like me, people don't realize they're sending out those emails when they click "Maybe".  Still, it's not necessarily a bad thing - you could go check the profile and see if you like what you see there!

HTH,

TETC