When signing up for any dating site such as Match or POF you are forced to create a POF Login account. Does your screen name affect the chances of finding a date? Lets take a few examples and reflect on them from both a male and female perspective. Unlike your name in real life, most people use a login that says a little something about their self.
Lets start off from a woman’s point of view as we examine a few fictitious screen names to get a basic understanding of what the ladies might think when they first come across your profile and if it deserves a click through or not. Now most people would not use a login such as “drunkalldaylong” or “sleepswithalotofwomen” but what if you did? These are extreme examples here guys, but you can see where we are going with this. Your screen name on POF is a bit of a first impression, so you want to make it something original and unique. Something that gives a little hint of who you might be, but without sounding desperate, creepy or like a jerk. Do you think something like “lonelyguy” oozes confidence? Or do you think a woman might take this as a sign of being desperate on plentyoffish?
Now just as men tend to pick terrible screen names for their pof login account, the women are just as guilty. A lot of profiles tend to have hints of desperation in their screen name. Take for example another fake screen name like “brokenhearted” and then some random string of numbers that usually follows. Are you on POF to attract a mate, or is this a venting board for your emotional needs just as the facebook wall has become so notorious for? Sounding weak and vulnerable on a dating site will attract men looking to exploit that.
These are just a few short examples, but if you use POF for dating or any other dating site then you know that a screen name can tell a lot about a person and is often overlooked during the creation of a profile. Chose something simple that give the reader a bit of a positive teaser of who you are. Do not go overboard, such as “reallywealthyman123″ or “icookandcleanandhaveagreatbody321″, that spews arrogance as well as desperation. Avid using your real name also, you never know who is on the other end of the internet reading your profile. Choose your pof login wisely.
If you have signed in to POF lately using your POF login you might have noticed they changes the color of their website a bit. Instead of the aqua colored blue they once had it is now a dark blue. The overall layout of the dating site still remains the same.
Another thing that has changed is upgraded members thumbnails now show up a tiny bit larger in your email. So when an upgraded member emails you, their email will stand out a little. Not sure if this is another “perk” they are adding to try to get people to pay for a membership upgrade or not, but most likely is. If someone is interested in talking to you, a slightly larger thumbnail or a standard thumbnail will probably not really matter, most people read messages in their pof inbox.
One more major change is who you can inbox using pof. An age limit is placed within 14 years of your own age. So if you are a 50yr old woman for example, no longer will you be able to contact men in their 20′s and vice versa. So no longer will you see messages from pof accounts that are 14 years older or younger within your pof inbox.
With hundreds of websites, all that require usernames and passwords it is easy to forget our pof login information from time to time. Luckily POF has a password recovery tool. To recover your plentyoffish information follow these steps and you will be back to online dating in no time. First we want to go to the sign in page and then click sign in as if we were going to login to pof, see below:
This will bring us to a page where we have the option to use our POF login, or we can recover our password by selecting the link right below the pof login form.
After we click on forgot password, we are given the option to enter our email associated with plentyoffish and your sign up information will be resent to your email address.
Side note: If you have forgot your username but you remember your password, you can login using your email and password also. The form says to enter your username, but using your email address also will work. If you do not have access to the email you used when you signed up, unfortunately there is no other way to get your account information and you will need to create a new POF account.
These days everyone is jumping into the mobile scene, even plentyoffish. They have an app for people who want to date on the go while on their cell phone. The plentyoffish app is available for both the Android market and IPhone users. All in all it is really not that bad to use and very simple to install. Match.com and a handful of other sites also have mobile dating applications for those of you who do not use computers often, or are on your phone 24/7 like most of us. If you are an avid POF user, we suggest downloading the plentyoffish mobile app, it is free. Go to your POF login and grab the app now for dating on the go.