I have said this exactly in the past. They want people to switch to match and Markus sold to match in 2015 or 16 I believe. Match is a scam because a lot of the profiles on there are members who no longer use the site, or they are not a paying member anymore. When it gets close to your profile expiring on match they automatically send you all these matches and people who like you, then the second it expires you go from zero messages to 4 messages. It currently tells me I have 4 messages and I am not falling for the scam again. Last time I fell for it they were all in my filtered folder or were from men who were way to far away from where I lived.
POF used to be good too because I had the best luck on POF. I met more decent guys on POF than I met on match. Anytime I met a guy on match they were 99% a jerk, and only one of them was a decent guy. Match already owned OKC and I think they wanted to whittle it down to only one free dating site but POF did so well they had no way of actually doing that, so they decided to flood it with bots and fake profiles. Also guys you think us women don't get bots, well we do and they are always guys pretending to be active in the military
Yeah, pof has gone down hill. It seems to me there are less people on it. I never really noticed any overt fake profiles before but they seem to be popping up a lot now. I don't know whether that's from bad maintenance or them giving up.
It's down to neglect more than anything. They could improve the way accounts are created and vetted but they don't seem to be that bothered.
I'm struggling to see how it pushes people to either pay or move to match.com - doesn't make sense.
dont attribute to malice that which is can be explained by stupidity
the same features that lower the barrier for legit users to sign up also enable the spammers and scammers.
They don't want to actually improve Match (adding features that POF has, for example) to make it worth the ridiculous prices, so instead they sabotage POF to make Match look better by comparison. It's the Putin strategy.
It wouldn't surprise me but can you blame them? It is big business and a very clever hustle, which I'm more amazed that there is actually men willing to pay a subscription to a dating site.....£40 a month to get the same results of POF for free haha - Spend that money on something worthwhile.
Really? I'm from Manchester, England and I used to get 3-4 or more every single day......Every single one was pointing to the exact same website.....It will never be stopped as Match and other dating sites want your money.
I just don't get the point of Bots, are people really that stupid. Now what does get me are the camgirl scams cause those are real people that toy with you and that is fucked up.
Where I am there are not many active women. At least I see very few online when I look. I've sent back messages to a few. Usually I send at least a few sentences with a question. They will respond to the question, but usually that is it. Less than 20 words most of the time. And they never ask me any questions.
So I upgraded to Premium 10 days or so ago just to try it. One of the main reasons is because someone who I knew from college popped up, so I was curious to see if she read my message and/or viewed my profile. She wasn't online for a week after I sent her a message and still nothing. Then I noticed today that she deleted my message and didn't read it. I'm sure she gets lots of messages so maybe she just cleared her inbox. Or maybe she saw my face and deleted it, haha! My question is this - should I try again, maybe if I happen to see her actively online? We used to get on really well and my message was just saying it was nice to see a familiar face and was it her. (It definitely is). Maybe I shouldn't have tapped like.... What do you think? I've been on there 6 months and this is by far the person I've most been interested in.
Between the messages that say that I can't message this person because I don't meet their criteria, to women blocking me for....who the hell knows what reason, to girls just ignoring my messages (this one is on all dating apps), is pissing me off.
They bitch that there are no good guys out there, but then they don't even talk to you, or block you. I'm not one of those guys after sex or anything weird. I'm a normal guy just trying to get a date. It's so damn irritating.
And seriously....let people message everyone. I don't even know what's causing me to get the "you can't message so and so". I've tried changing my age, and other different things and nothing works.
Can't even go out and talk to women nowadays because of Covid. I love being handcuffed like this in life.
I see this a lot in womens profiles. I am looking for a "meaningful relationship", "real relationship" or "honest & fulfilling relationship" etc etc.
If not mistaken, these traits are usually included for a relationship so it makes me wonder what kind of "relationships" these people have been having?
Do you see this? Women do you see something like this in mens profiles?
"I am looking for a relationship", that is all you need to say. Yes it is an OLD peeve of mine.
Help.please ive woken up around 3am phone is receiv i nd non stop message alerts! I cant login guarantee not forgotten password but tried reset no link comes usually no problem cgec k ed junk spam etc nothing tried other email nothing again cant get resetlink cant see my acvount sent help email and another i cant waiit 48hours Im in tears i feel sick I only just joined a few wees ago ive run virus scan noone else is here what can i do please please help