Now, you may say I am gullible or whatever, but I lost my job in December and I currently have no job nor an income.Now you would think that I would be careful about options that I choose for charges that I do not want, but they are very clever and one must be very, very careful about what you choose when they ask questions.Somehow, I was inadvertently manipulated to the POF 'extended profile' area where they asked a few questions and next thing you know, they had cornered me into agreeing to sign up for the extended profile option.I swear, I did not know anything about what I was getting myself into, but before I could blink, I had agreed to pay for a year's membership.The majority of messages sent outside those age ranges are all about hook-ups,” he wrote.
The parents were seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
A related feature that was eliminated was the option to contact clients of age differences greater than "Markus," presumably Frind, found tasteful.
Although the Plenty Of Fish site and its "matching" criteria continue to match couples with age differences greater than the 14 year guideline, attempts to contact the "matches" resulted in an inbox message from Markus stating, among other things, "[t]here is no reason for a 50 year old man to contact a 18 year old woman." On March 25, 2015, Plentyoffish Media Inc.
But believe me, they were very clever and cunning when they lead me down this road. So to cancel this SOB, I had to go to i Tunes and get on a chat session with someone who finally agreed to cancel my 'subscription'. The i Tunes girl told me it would still take 3-4 business days for it to cancel through my bank.
Before I know it, I had signed up for a year's worth of extended profile crap. They make it extremely difficult to even find the links to get to the place where you can cancel your stupid year membership=to the tune of 7.97/year. The whole incident was inconvenient, full of trickery and manipulation. I would never ever recommend signing up for POF's extended profile option. Well, been on the site for a couple months - then, as soon as I do not log in for a few days, I started getting many, and I mean many, like 5 to 10 in a day and sometimes 3 or 4 right after each other "So and So Wants to Meet You" emails in my Gmail inbox.
In an August 2012 interview, Markus Frind stated that based on the millions of relationships and marriages Plenty Of Fish has created over the past several years, it is estimated that over one million babies have been born as a result of the website.