The majority of messages sent outside those age ranges are all about hook-ups,” he wrote.
He added that an estimated two per cent of male members had “started to use POF as more of a hook-up site mostly due to the casual nature of mobile phone use,” following the increasing popularity of smart phone apps among the site’s users.
However, it also allows them to focus on retention of customers rather than constantly having to attract new singles.
Plenty of Fish also has led the pack on innovation for many years offering many options for communication to serve the varied interests of users.
I've entered "The Big Bang" territory: He's Leonard Hofstadter, with Sheldon's social graces, Bernadette's looks and Howard's moves. divorced and a single mom, but still with a soft spot for smart geeks.
A couple of things I would say though.- Try and meet up with the person relatively quickly,chatting online is all well and good but you wont know if there is any spark til a face to face meeting.- Beware of cropped photos,ie headshots only.- Dont take it too seriously or personally if people dont respond to your messages.- Enjoy it for what it is,a bit of harmless fun. It's good to bring up something they mentioned in their profile that you have in common with them and start from there. POF - cant even get them to look at me never mind a date.
I dont like online dateing i did think it was good. When you see somebody's profile that you like, take the time to read it, and then send them a decent message. I do read profiles and email them about specific things they mention like hobbies etc but still a response is rare.
Would be more inclined to join a paid site rather than a free (potential wasters and messers) site like plenty of fish? You can get to know somebody properly before you even meet them.
A great way of getting to meet new people, that doesn't involve being hammered in a pub or nightclub.