In this article, I’ll simply show you how to delete your Plenty of Fish account. Plenty of fish dating site is a Canadian dating site established in 2003, it was among the earliest dating platform and has gained wide popularity since then with over 90 million registered users from different parts of the world. POF is free to use and available in nine different languages. POF dating site allows users who are looking for casual or serious relationships, friendships or love to meet each other through the online dating platform and get to know each other more.
There are many features that set POF aside from other dating sites out there such as the feature that matches people to compatible partners, the ‘meet’ feature, live and others. Creating an account on POF is completely free and you also get to gain access to some of the free features available on the site. However, to gain access to special features such as knowing the status of your sent messages, viewing a profile, sending three gifts a day, Ad-free, being the first in line on the ‘meet-me’ feature and many more, you will need to subscribe to the premium plan.
Maybe you have found love, or you just want to focus on something else and reduce distractions and you feel the need to delete your POF account, you can still achieve that by following some necessary steps. This article will give you information about the POF dating site and also show you detailed steps on how to delete your Plenty of Fish account if you do not feel the need to continue with the platform. Let’s get to it.
Features of POF
- The ‘Live’ feature allows users to stream themselves Live for other people who are interested in seeing them. This feature helps one to get to know more about their match or potential match. During live streams, you can pass virtual gifts if you want to get the attention of the other streamer.
- The ‘meet-me’ feature allows you to communicate with someone you are interested in by swiping right on their picture and chatting with them privately. You can swipe left if you are not interested in the person.
- You can also send priority messages using POF and your message will appear at the top of the inbox of the person you are sending the message to and it will be pinned. This feature helps to overcome the problem of feeling like your message was ignored.
- You can also determine the type of person you will like to communicate with using the app such as their age range, location etc.
- You will be required to input detailed information about yourself. This feature is available in order to help reduce the task of having to find the perfect match. You will get suggestions of people who could be a perfect match for you – these suggestions will be given based on the information you gave during your account creation and also from the chemistry test the app allows you to take.
- Two-factor authentication is a security feature in POF that reduces the number of fake profiles on the platform and ensures security for users.
How to Delete Plenty of Fish Account
Deleting your Plenty of Fish account is a move you might want to think about before taking because, once you have deleted or deactivated your account, you cannot get it back. I know you might have your reasons such as wanting to take a necessary break from the dating platform, you haven’t gotten a perfect match or you have and do not see any need to continue with the app. Whatever your reasons might be, deleting your account involves following some simple steps. Below are those simple steps on how to delete your Plenty of Fish account:
To delete your POF account:
- Sign in to your Plenty of Fish account using a web browser.
- Click My Profile on the top of the page and then, in the drop-down menu, click My Profile.
- Click on the Settings tab.
- Click Delete Account in the delete account section.
- A short questionnaire would appear. Fill out the short questionnaire about why you are deleting your account.
- You’ll see the option to delete your account in the Settings section of your profile page.
Remember that deleting your profile does not revoke your paid subscription. Ensure that you do that before you delete your profile.
If you feel like deleting your account is not the best option but you would like to take a break from the dating app, you can follow the steps below to hide your profile:
- Visit the POF webpage and log in to your account;
- At the top corner of the page click on ‘my profile’ and then click on ‘edit profile’ or ‘my profile’.
- Navigate to ‘profile visibility’ and tap on ‘hide profile’ as seen in the image below:
After completing the steps above, your profile will no longer appear among search results, you can also decide to show your profile if you feel the need to go back to the app. Just follow the same steps you used in hiding your account to show back your profile.
Note that if you deactivate or delete your POF account, you will no longer be able to use that account or reactivate it again. However, you can still create a new account whenever you are up to it.
How to Cancel Your POF Paid Subscription Plan
The POF paid subscription plan gives you access to features that are not available in the free version but if you feel that you are not getting what you need after paying for the premium plan you can still cancel your subscription by following the steps below:
- Visit the POF webpage and log in to your account;
- If you are using a phone, click on the account page but if you are cancelling on a PC click on ‘premium’ then click on ‘click here to let your upgrade expire’.
- Confirm that you no longer want your subscription to be renewed.
How to Cancel the Subscription If you subscribed using your iPhone:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap your Apple ID name at the top of the page.
- Click on Subscriptions.
- Tap on your Plenty of Fish subscription.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose Cancel Subscription as seen in the image below:
How to Cancel the Subscription If you Subscribed Using Your Google Play Account
- Open your Google Play Store app.
- Click on your profile picture in the upper-right corner.
- Select Payment & subscriptions.
- Tap on Subscriptions.
- Click your Plenty of Fish subscription.
- Move to the bottom and select Cancel Subscription.
Once you are done with the steps above you will no longer be charged for premium service.
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