When POF started up it was pretty much totally free but since then they have made it more & more difficult to use without paying a (automatically renewed) subscription. Even just sending messages sometimes gets a message that the intended recipient will only accept messages from upgraded members. Their "want to meet" feature requires a paid subscription to identify who the sender was, but, as I have found out today some of these messages are not generated by the member and can only have come direct from POF, presumably to encourage you to upgrade. BTW, best wishes to those people in Texas affected by the floods, I've been there and know what it's like.Anyway, I can confirm what other people have written on here: to put it bluntly, POF is a rubbish dating site and so are probably 98 per cent of the people ( especially women ) on it.Members who upgrade receive highlighted profiles in search results, access to the Ultra Match advanced “Behavioural Matchmaking System,” the ability to see if sent messages were read or deleted, profile themes, unlimited gifts, the ability to see who viewed your profile and when, and ad removal. Dating Sites Reviews users voted it their favorite free dating site from 2009 to 2016, and it’s been ranked #1 or #2 in the UK, Canada, and the United States.
Because they are in such short supply, sending or receiving a rose is a momentous occasion. Some features on Po F are available only to users of a certain gender.Gifts purchased with Goldfish credits are public and appear on the recipient’s profile for 3 weeks.Login points are earned automatically each day you sign into your account and can also be used to purchase virtual gifts.Gifts bought with login points are private and appear only in email.If you have been added to a user’s favorites list, you can leave a testimonial for him or her.It starts out with basic profile information about you and what you’re looking for.