How to Tell If Someone is Online in POF
Online dating has never been more prevalent than it has been in recent years. Dating sites and apps have created more than a million relationships among their members and users and brought together people from all over the world.
If you’re worried that you’ve might lost your way around the Plenty Of Fish (POF) app, don’t worry, we’ve got you. We’ll tell you how to find out if someone is online on POF and how to manage your profile’s visibility.
How to Tell If Someone Is Online
If you’re interested in finding out whether a member of POF is online and you have a free account, you’ll need to look for them in the search bar and sort with the “Last Visit” option. There you’ll be able to see four possible options:
- Online Now
- Online Today
- Online This Week
- Online Last 30 Days
If someone has given up on POF entirely and hasn’t logged in for more than 30 days, there won’t be any information on the “Last Visit” field.
How to Use “Who I Viewed”
Have you viewed someone’s profile and wanted to go back and give them another look, but didn’t know how? POF allows you to review the last 30 profiles you’ve seen with a “Viewed Me” option. That way, you can revisit a lot of profiles and give them a second chance.
How to Use “Who Viewed Me”
Once you’ve completed your profile information, it will start attracting attention on the POF app. In case you’re a bit curious, you can see all the members who had a look at your profile.
On the home screen, you have a “Viewed Me” option. When you open it, you’ll see a short list of the members who came to your profile. However, you will never see the whole list, since only upgraded members can access all of them. As a free member, you can only see other members who don’t have subscriptions.
How to Search for Other Members on POF
If you know the type of person you’re looking for, using the Search option on POF is quite simple. You can base your search on age, education, location, or anything else that matters to you. If you decide to upgrade your membership, you’ll be able to find any member by searching for them through their username.
Here’s how you can search for other profiles on POF:
- Go to the Search button on the top menu.
- Select “Refine search.”
- Set all the criteria for your ideal match and then select “Find My Match.”
Searching by Age on POF
One of the most common criteria for POF searches is age. You can narrow down your potential dates and find exactly the type of person who interests you. Here’s how to search for people within a specific age range:
- Go to the “search” option and open “Refine Search.”
- Drag the slider beside “Age” to set your minimum and maximum age limit.
- Click “Search.”
Keep in mind that not all profiles are available through this kind of search and that the platform itself limits what members of certain ages can see. Every year after your birthday, the algorithm will place you in a different age group and you’ll have access to more POF members.
How to Hide Your Profile
Regardless of your relationship status, members sometimes need to take a break from Plenty of Fish. If you decide to hide your profile, it won’t show up in the MeetMe section, but you won’t be entirely invisible either. Any member of POF who has interacted with you in the past can find your profile via username search.
If you still want to hide your POF profile from other members, follow these simple steps on the POF website:
- Go to your POF profile and find the “My Profile” option.
- Find the “Hide profile” option and select it.
If you want to hide your profile using the app, follow these steps:
- Go to your POF profile and then click “Edit.”
- Scroll down and find the “Profile Visibility” option.
- Tap the toggle beside “Hide my Profile.”
- This option allows you to hide and unhide your profile from other members.
How to Update Your Profile on POF
Sometimes, members don’t want everyone to know what they’re doing, where they live, or if they have a pet. However, if you’re intent on keeping everything up to date, here’s how you can do it on POF:
- Go to your POF profile and tap on “Edit Profile.”
- Update all the details and fields you would like to change.
- Select “Save” or the checkmark to finish.
If you want to change your username, you won’t be able to unless you are an upgraded member. Once you activate your membership, this and many other options become available.
Finding the Right One
Plenty of Fish is devoted to creating meaningful connections among the members of the platform. The search engine and MeetMe feature can help you find the perfect matches depending on the location, ages, interests, or personality traits.
Now that you know how to tell whether or not someone is online and how to manage your POF profile, you can now navigate the platform with ease. Do you check to see if your contacts are active? Do you think it’s important to have an updated POF profile?
Let us know in the comments section below.