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Overall rating by thatguy
Ease of use80%
I have been using the site for almost a year now. As free websites go, it really is the best. The problem, if you want to call it that, lies with most of the women there. And as a few members will say here, most wonder why they are single. I am beginning to understand why. I have met a nice girl through this site, hooked up and burned out with 3 others, one my fault, the other 2 because well, things just didnâ€™t work. But regarding my previous point; most women there are in it for the ego boost.
I live in the UK, and the majority of profiles are made by women who are in my opinion are lazy, self centered, whiny and superficial. You will see a profile with a woman in nothing but bra and panties yell out: PLEASE DON'T TALK TO ME ABOUT SEX!!! etc. Does anyone see the logical disconnect in this? Others claim men should not just say: 'hi' and expect a response from them, when in turn, they [the women], have a 3 line introduction in the 'about me' section and absolutely no hobbies or conversational cues to help a guy introduce himself. Again, another logical disconnect. And on top of all this, they expect a guy to somehow generate an interesting, non-generic, and fun introduction for their attention which will get a 'read deleted' response. I won't lie to you, you need really thick skin to actually be on this site.
So after a year on this site, I am now putting my own filters to weed out the lazy, whiny, females and go after the really interesting ones. I avoid profiles of notoriously provocative contacts, weak introductions and profiles lacking conversational cues. I am also considering just putting this on my profile to...I dunno, advise these women to get their act together and actually get put some work in if they want to change their single status.
To conclude, PoF is a fantastic site to meet people. You need to be patient, grow tons of tough skin, laugh, have fun and not take things too personal when you don't get hits. Also consider my filtering process, be cool and cast your net in the sea to get some fish. As a matter of fact, I am going fishing now ;]
Hope this helped.