Winnie Murugi
Winnie Murugi
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POF, formally known as Plenty of Fish, is one of the most popular dating sites and apps. Since its launch in 2003, the platform has undergone several changes to improve user experience. It can be accessed as an app on Apple and Android devices, or via the web on

Although dating apps offer convenience, there are issues and risks associated with them. For example, Valentine’s Day scams, financial scams, and identity theft are quite rampant. Therefore, before signing up for dating sites, check what others are saying about them. You may go through Zoosk reviews, POF, Tinder, and other apps feedback to gain insights into the user experience.

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Number of POF reviews – 5.5K

POF rating* – 1.7⭐⭐

Claimed losses – $3.1M

Resolved issues – 34

Key Insights

  • POF offers a variety of features such as dating games, live streaming, and direct messaging to help members make the best-fit connections.
  • Although POF positions itself as a secure platform, customers often complain about being hacked and scammed.
  • Numerous complaints have been voiced regarding POF customer service, subscription cancellations, refunds, and login issues, among others.

In this article, we analyze POF reviews on and other platforms and seek answers to the top POF consumer questions 

  1. Is Plenty of Fish good and safe?
  2. Is Plenty of Fish free?
  3. How to contact POF customer service?
  4. How to delete a POF account?
  5. How to cancel POF subscription?
  6. How to get a POF refund?

1. Is Plenty of Fish Good and Safe?

We checked Plenty of Fish reviews on to find out if the dating platform is reliable.

POF currently holds a 1.7-star rating on based on over 2250 rated reviews. Most customers are dissatisfied, with only 6% indicating that they would recommend POF to others.

Reviewers are particularly disappointed with the poor POF customer service. Out of over 13,600 calls made to the company through the PissedConsumer platform, only 4% of customers had their issues resolved.

Common POF complaints

The most common POF complaints include:

  • Challenges to contact POF customer service.
  • Unexplained account deletion. 
  • Login issues.
  • Unauthorized billing.
  • Complications getting POF refunds.
  • Difficulty closing or canceling POF accounts.
  • Hacking incidents.
  • Encounters with scammers.

For instance in one of POF complaints #5217649, the reviewer refers to an incidence of financial scamming on the platform by a member who asked for money:

My mother-in-law is being financially scammed by someone she met on your site…He has requested multiple amounts of money sent to him through gift cards and bitcoin.

The user “reported the issue to the local police, FBU and FTC” and wanted to warn others to prevent them from falling victim.

2. Is Plenty of Fish Free?

With numerous dating apps in the market, the top question surrounding the POF app often refers to its cost: "Is Plenty of Fish free?"

So, the answer is yes - it is free to download, sign up, and create a profile on the POF app or desktop site. However, the basic membership comes with limited features, including a restricted number of first contacts, the ability to view a limited number of profiles and to upload limited images. Thus, for most people who are eager to use the platform more extensively, these features may not be adequate and they have to upgrade.

POF does not have a monthly subscription, rather three, six, and 12-month memberships at $25, $60, and $110, respectively. Premium memberships give you access to features such as Live streaming, ability to see who viewed your profile, read report for messages, advanced search filters, comprehensive profile content, etc.

There is also an option to buy tokens for both basic and premium memberships. Tokens go for $1.99 for one, $8.95 for 5, and $16.90 for 10. POF tokens can help you to stand out by giving you access to features such as Highlight/Boost, Super Yes, and Priority Messages.

3. How to Contact POF Customer Service?

There are numerous POF complaints about not being able to get through to the customer support. We did research to find out the best ways to contact POF customer service. 

The first line of customer support is the POF help center where you can find answers to the most common customer questions and issues. However, if you don’t receive answers, you can reach out directly via live chat, or email, or by submitting a ticket.

Plenty of Fish phone number 

According to a help center article on their website, there is no Plenty of Fish phone number. They categorically state that “Plenty of Fish does not currently offer phone support” and caution customers that anyone calling them on phone claiming to be POF’s phone support is a scam. 

POF phone number

POF live chat 

To reach out via the POF live chat support feature, click on the “Support” icon on the lower right-hand corner of the website. Users also can find live support on the POF app. The customer service representatives are available between 8am-1pm PST. The wait times depend on the customer volume, and you will be notified of your position in the queue.

POF email 

The best way for members to get support for account related issues is to email Plenty of Fish. POF emphasizes that customers should contact them through the email address they used to register for their account. Otherwise, the POF customer support will not be able to verify their identity. The POF email address is

Alternatively, you can contact POF by filling the contact form provided on their contact page or using the “Submit ticket” option. Both features are available on the POF app and desktop site.

POF email request

Despite claiming that their customer support is easily and readily accessible, POF reviews indicate otherwise as evidenced by one app’s user in complaint #4484544:

It is impossible to get through to POF customer service…Their application its almost impossible to use without spending upgrade money.

4. How to Delete My POF Account?

If you have had a negative experience with the dating site, you may be keen to know how to delete a Plenty of Fish account. The steps for deleting a POF account vary depending on the device as follows:

Android Device

Deleting the account is not supported in the app on Android devices. In this case, you would need to login to your POF account through a browser, either on a desktop or Android device.

IOS Device

To delete your POF account on an IOS device, follow these steps:

  • Login to your POF account.
  • Go to your profile and select “Manage Account.”
  • Choose “Delete My Account.”


To delete your POF account on the web, execute these actions:

  • Go to settings.
  • Scroll down to the “Delete My Account” option.
  • Click on “Delete Account” and follow the on-screen prompts.

Despite the clear instructions provided on the help center, some customers have difficulty deleting their account. For example, one POF reviewer explained that they had been trying to delete their account for over 3 hours without success in their complaint #5273923:

I have been trying for the last 3 hours to delete my account and it will not let me. I am very aggravated and upset I will never use you guys again.

Note that deleting your account is irreversible. It clears your profile, photos, conversations, and everything else for good. If you have difficulty deleting your account, contact the POF customer service for further assistance.

5. How to Cancel POF Subscription?

The POF membership policy stipulates that subscriptions purchased on the platform will be active until the member cancels. It also cautions users to disable the subscription status at least 24 hours before the expiration of their current membership.

The steps to cancel a POF subscription vary depending on the device as follows:

App Store

  • Navigate to “iTunes & App Store” on your phone settings.
  • Click on your “Apple ID” at the top of the screen.
  • Go to “Media & Purchases” then “View Account.”
  • Tap “Subscriptions” and select the POF subscription.
  • Opt for “Cancel Subscription”.

Google Play App

  • Navigate to the Google Play app.
  • Under the profile icon, tap “Payments & the Subscription.”
  • Select the necessary POF subscription and follow the procedure provided to cancel.


  • Go to on a desktop computer.
  • Login to your account.
  • Go to “Membership” and select your account type.
  • Under “My Membership,” click on cancel membership.

6. How to Get a POF Refund?

According to a POF help center article, subscriptions are generally final and non-refundable. However, under specific circumstances, you may be eligible for a POF refund. The Plenty of Fish refund policy, as outlined in their Terms of Service, specifies special terms for some states.

Members residing in Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Rhode Island have the right to cancel their subscription without penalty before midnight of the third business day from the day they subscribed. On the other hand, members residing in the EU are entitled to a full refund within 14 days from the day the subscription starts.

Members residing in Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Winscoin, and Rhode Island have the right to cancel their subscription without penalty before midnight of the third business day from the day they subscribed. On the other hand, members residing in the EU are entitled to a full refund within 14 days from the day the subscription starts.

For the purchases made via the Apple app you can seek a POF refund by going to your ITunes & App Store, under the relevant Apple ID, go to “Purchase history”. Identify the particular payment and “Report a Problem”. Alternatively, you can request for a POF refund on

For purchases made via, contact the POF customer service.

Jow to get POF refunds

POF provides both free and paid options for its customers. Despite its convenience in connecting people, the numerous complaints on and other review sites indicate that certain issues need attention. The top complaints include poor customer service, instances of hacking, login issues, unauthorized charges, and challenges in seeking refunds.

What has been your experience with POF? You may leave a review and share your insights to contribute information for others who are considering the platform. Also, you're welcome to post your questions in the POF Q&A section.

*Disclaimer: Ranking and statistics are based on our users’ review texts and Pissed Consumer posters’ reviews. Also, a company’s rating is calculated using a mathematical algorithm that evaluates the information in the profile, including users’ rating, the number of resolved issues, the number of company’s responses, etc. The algorithm is subject to change in the future.

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