POF - Yay or Nay??

(25 Posts)
mama2moo Sat 05-Jan-13 19:55:09

I have been a single mum for a year now and am really starting to miss having someone special in my life.

Is POF a big no? There seem to be more men on there then on match.com (I only search at the mo!)

I cant think of any other way to meet anyone. I go out maybe once a month if that. With 2 children and a job I dont have many options!!

losingtrust Sat 05-Jan-13 21:27:58

If you want men who are just interested in talking about their sex drive go for it but for me I found it way too full in. Try Cupid or Match.com - had a few dates from those which were fun but have now decided to give them all a miss. Enjoying being single way too much.

losingtrust Sat 05-Jan-13 21:29:31

The other thing to try is something called Spice where you book on activities which I enjoyed far more than Internet dating and there are plenty of single men and women that go.

mama2moo Sat 05-Jan-13 21:36:28

Thanks! Yeah, I have heard bad things about POF. I will have a look at the others smile

PleaseLetsGoToSleep Sat 05-Jan-13 22:00:43

Avoid pof, it's just guys looking for one night stands. Match is a bit better, because you have to pay of course so it sorts those who genuinely are looking for a relationship from those hoping to get lucky.
If you're sporty also look at fitness singles.

Fairylea Sat 05-Jan-13 22:04:59

Ermmm. Cough.

Yay.

I met my now dh on there. We now have a7 month old ds and my dd aged 9 adores him. My ex husband walked out on me 5 years ago and dh and I have been together 3 years now or somewhere around there.

Yes plenty of frogs. But plenty of frogs in real life too. Just be selective smile

Pof has more people on it because it's free. So yes there are plenty of weirdos smile but what have you got to lose ?

SlightlyConfusedAlwaysMad Sat 05-Jan-13 23:15:13

I met my ex on there. Great guy just not right for me. I've also made a couple of lovely friends from PoF so I'd go back again

NewPatchesForOld Sun 06-Jan-13 12:04:25

Yes, I met my DP on there and he's my The One...I knew from the moment we met that I would marry him.

You have to be very selective, there are many weirdos on there and players and sleazeballs...you have to develop a good sense of humour pretty quickly...ignore the ones who message you for sex, or to show you photos of their..ahem...appendages. If a man doesn't tick most of your boxes then ignore, but it's worth giving it a go. I waited 43 years to find Mr Right, and that's where he was hiding.

Good Luck xx

mama2moo Sun 06-Jan-13 14:16:12

Interesting! Thanks.

Well, I have a profile now but with no picture! I know a few people on there so I have set my photo to private!

I have had a lot of messages but am too scared to reply!!

SuperGlumFairy Sun 06-Jan-13 18:52:38

I joined a few weeks ago and have found it ok. I ignore msgs that just say hi, or call me babe or similar. I have chatted to 2-3 nice sounding blokes two of which have asked me to go for drinks with them. I agreed to one bloke but it seems to have fizzled and gone quiet before we have even gone for the drink. He reminded me in looks too much of my ex anyway so would have only been a friendship thing with him I suspect.
I am not expecting any great romance from the site to be honest but it's nice to chat to some guys and get to know what I do and don't want from my next relationship. I don't really miss having a bloke that much to be honest, just want to expand my social life a little.

yummymommy1 Mon 07-Jan-13 15:21:15

Hi,considering POF is free, its pretty good.
Other sites charge a lot, for what?
I have charter to a couple of fly nice sincere men but also qot a few Gompers.
Its like anything really in this area, don't take it too seriously,PIC does help if u can be brave & make it public u will get Lot more ATTN . :-)

chubbasmum Tue 08-Jan-13 21:34:12

ive been on pof as well i dated loads of frogs and also found my Mr Right so i would say give it a go but be careful good luck

CuriousMama Tue 08-Jan-13 21:38:28

I met dp on POF been with him over 4 years now and he's the one. And like others met a few frogs. Also made some nice friends too.
A few of my friends met their long term partners on there too.
You can send your pic in a message to anyone you're interested in even if it doesn't show on your profile. That's how I met dp. I liked him, sent him a message and included my pic.

Even the ones just looking for a shag and nothing else can sound ok. You have to go with your instinct.

lostdad Wed 09-Jan-13 12:12:37

I used POF and I went on lots of dates. Some of them were disasters, some of them were fine but we didn't click and the last girl I dated married me!

Even when the person I met wasn't ideal date material I met lots of interesting people and had fun nights out.

I made a few good friends (single mums amongst them) that I'm still close to. grin

greyrain Wed 09-Jan-13 21:48:07

I have tried a few dating sites and found the photos of the Ladies the most offputting feature. The wounded eyes and clenched mouth says it all. Those who do communicate want money or can't string a sentence together. I think I shall give up on the search for a new friend and enjoy being single with two infant loves.

CuriousMama Wed 09-Jan-13 22:49:35

I have a friend who had a guy she'd chatted to on POF come over for a shag. He said he dressed up as Freddie Krueger sometimes, parties etc.. when she opened the door he looked exactly like him shock His pic on POF was really old. She still did <vom>

karrie8 Thu 10-Jan-13 20:54:42

I spoke to a guy on there before and I gave him my number and he kept sending me pics of his cock lol so yes some weridos on there :-)

CuriousMama Thu 10-Jan-13 21:13:27

Oh I know karrie8. Someone I know had a guy emailing his cock. He worked with disabled dcs too which was worrying. I'd have reported him tbh.

karrie8 Thu 10-Jan-13 21:17:05

Good glad you did this guy was a right creep I had to change my number in the end.

CuriousMama Thu 10-Jan-13 21:18:23

No I mean if it'd been me I'd have reported him. She didn't. She's a counsellor too!

You should've told the police.

karrie8 Thu 10-Jan-13 21:57:06

Oh I see lol

BarbJohnson5 Fri 18-Jan-13 00:29:17

Sorry for being so 'green' but what is pof?

AmberLeaf Fri 18-Jan-13 00:58:36

Plenty of fish.

Nay from me.

KB02 Fri 18-Jan-13 01:20:53

Pof - full of time wasters . Paying sites are better but still have their fair share of weirdos. One guy would only communicate with me through his donkey on Match . Met husband at a party in the end.

mysweetie Sun 20-Jan-13 18:35:31

My mom got my stepdad from filipinaheart. I think it is cupid.com now can't remember.

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