How to Delete Your Plenty of Fish Account

There are Plenty of Reasons why you might want to delete your Plenty of Fish (POF) account. Whether you’ve finally found the perfect catch, want a break from the dating game, or have decided to use one of the other dating websites or apps out there, we understand why you might want to close your account.

How to Delete Your Plenty of Fish Account

Opposed to Tinder, Plenty of Fish focuses more on compatibility than a simple swipe left swipe right method of finding a companion. You’ll need to fill out a few pages of questions about yourself (hobbies, aspirations, and oddly even your family) before you can move forward.

In this article we’ll show you how to delete your Plenty of Fish account and give you few other tips too!

Like most platforms, you can either delete your entire profile permanently or just hide it from view. With the latter, people won’t be able to find you on the website, which might be a perfect solution if you’re in two minds about calling time on the site completely. We’ll show you how to do both.

First, here’s how to delete your POF account permanently.

How to delete your Plenty of Fish account for good

Deleting your Plenty of Fish account means you’re ready to let everything on your profile go forever. This means all of your previous connections, conversations, and even your photos will be removed from the dating service.

When you’re ready to say ‘goodbye’ to Plenty of Fish and all that it has to offer, follow these steps:

Visit this webpage. Sign into the Plenty of Fish website if prompted.

Fill out the selections then click ‘Delete Account.’

Unfortunately, the app version of Plenty of Fish does not give you the option to delete your account. You’ll need to use a mobile web browser like Chrome, Safari, or Mozilla to do this on a mobile device. But, the steps are very similar.

How to hide your Plenty of Fish profile

If you just want a break from dating for a while, but think you want to come back to Plenty of Fish at a later date, hiding your profile is probably the best option.

This is the perfect option for anyone who isn’t ready to permanently delete everything on their Plenty of Fish account. Maybe you’re holding onto some memories, or you just want to take a break, either way, follow these steps to hide your profile:

Navigate to Log in to your Plenty of Fish account. Click ‘Edit Profile’ at the top of the webpage.

Scroll down to ‘Profile Visibility‘ and click the bubble next to ‘Hide Profile.’

Your profile will no longer appear in any suggestions or search results. If you’d like to un-hide your profile and any time, simply follow the same steps to put yourself back on the market.

It should be mentioned that several users have complained this option is missing, and based on our tests, it did give us some trouble as well. Our workaround was to use Incognito Mode to access the Plenty of Fish website.

If for some reason Plenty of Fish isn’t cooperating, open a private browsing session and the issue should resolve itself. Otherwise, you may need to reach out to the Support Team for further assistance.

Edit Your Profile

If you want to delete your POF account because you just aren’t meeting anyone, consider updating your profile first. A great profile can bring in more connections and therefore, more dates.

Due to the nature of Plenty of Fish’s compatibility focus, it’s a good idea to update your profile periodically to stay relevant and become attractive to a new group of people.

Of course, there are some things you don’t want to change like your age or what you’re looking for (marriage, casual, etc.). But, you can change your hobbies, interests, pictures, and other details. Plenty of Fish also gives you a lot of room to write a Bio that’s intriguing and informative.

To update your profile, do this:

  1. Log in to Plenty of Fish and tap ‘Profile’ in the upper right-hand corner. Then tap on ‘Edit Profile.’
  2. Scroll through the list of options updating as you please.
  3. Once complete, click ‘Save Changes’ at the bottom.

As you can see, we didn’t put a lot of thought into our Conversation Starters but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. Be creative and genuine when writing your profile and other details. There are thousands of people on Plenty of Fish so you’ll want to stand out. Also, be sure to stay true to yourself (for example when filling out what you’re looking for in a partner and the future). Otherwise, you might find a match that won’t work out in the long term.

Frequently Asked Questions

Plenty of Fish, along with other dating sites, can be complicated (as if dating wasn’t already complicated enough) which is why we’ve added more answers to your questions here!

How do I cancel my paid subscription?

Like many sites, you can opt in to upgrade your account from a standard profile to one that gives you more benefits and increases your likelihood of finding the perfect match. But, if you feel that you simply aren’t getting any benefits, canceling is easy.

We like this option because you don’t have to permanently delete your account. You simply change your subscription to one that doesn’t cost you money.

To cancel your subscription do this:

1. Head over to this website and sign in.

2. On your phone, click on your Account Page on the left. If you’re on a computer, click on the ‘Premium’ page at the top.

3. Select the ‘Click here to let your upgrade expire’ hyperlink.

4. Confirm that you’d like to stop your subscription.

When the billing cycle renews, you’ll no longer be charged for the service.

Can I reactivate a deleted account?

Unfortunately no. When you follow the steps above to remove your account there is no option to reactivate it. However, if the POF team deletes your account for spam, or community guidelines violations, you can send an email to see if they’ll reactivate your account for you.

How can I cancel my account if I can’t login?

This is a fairly common question. People often open accounts then neglect them for a long time. When you eventually decide to cancel the account, you may have forgotten the login information. Of course, if you remember your email address or username you can select the ‘Forgot Password’ link from the sign in page.

Keep in mind, you can open your email client and do a search for ‘Plenty of Fish’ using the search bar. When you first signed up for the service you would’ve received a confirmation email. Check which address it was sent to and use that email address to recover your account so that you can cancel it.

But, if you’ve forgotten those two details you may need to contact POF support.

Can someone find me by searching for my username?

Contrary to popular belief, yes. Another user can find your account by searching for your username. But, this is only available for paid accounts. If you have an active paid subscription with POF the search bar will appear. From here, you can search any other user on the platform.

28 thoughts on “How to Delete Your Plenty of Fish Account”

Shirley Carlile says:
Trying to get back on my POF
Rocio says:
I want to close my account here. Because i have already long time that i can not sign in
Steve Larner says:
Alphr is not associated with Plenty of Fish. You’ll need to contact POF directly to cancel your account.
Lesley rhodes says:
It wont let me delete pof app for good
Adds68 says:
I don’t want my account Renewed when my 3 months is up
Steve says:
I’ve been trying to reopen my plenty of fish account but the number that I put in there I accidentally put the wrong number in it’s the wrong number and now I can’t even log into my account and get a code because I got the wrong number in there
Betty says:
Getting to many fake posts
Edward Tornatore says:
Last night POF updated POF then I couldn’t get in my account forgot my password so I couldn’t get in my paying account. So I did new profile and hoping I would get back to my POF account, but now that I opened up my new account it wants me to pay . So I paid for 3 months and noe I can’t get back to my old account can’t even talk to the females I was chatting to . I want my new account deleted and I want my old account that I paid for can you pls help me … Edward Tornatore.
Kenneth Williams says:
How do I delete my POF account
Bikerbill62 says:
I need to get off my account has been hacked
Christine says:
🙋‍♀️change of heart i would like to cancel thanks not very well
Steve Larner says:
This site is not connected with POF. You’ll need to contact them directly.
Alvin Jones says:
Delete account
Steve Larner says:
Alphr is not associated with POF. You’ll need to contact them directly.
Moses Flores says:
I continue to get messages that are inappropriate
Jackie Hill says:
I cannot delete my account
Clarice Chisem says:
Need to cancel membership
Cancel POF
Perverted guys
Cindy says:
please CANCEL MY $89 subcription asap! ive requested this time and time again but still havent cancelled the subscription and returned my money to my account imediately! my username is saskinlove. i expect a reply as soon as u cancel and return my cash
Steve Larner says:
Alphr is not associated with POF. You’ll need to contact them directly.
Yvonne solloway says:
I have been trying to delete my account but I can’t log in .can you please delete my account .asap thank you
Steve Larner says:
Alphr is not associated with POF. You’ll need to contact them directly.
ruben76o says:
Is my account deleted
Steve Larner says:
Alphr is not associated with POF. You’ll need to contact them directly.
Timothy says:
I want to delete my account on POF
Deirdre says:
Will u please explain why it is so hard to delete an account from the app?????
Steve Larner says:
You’ll need to get ahold of POF directly.
Joseph Hans says:
I have nothing but problems, it will not accept my phone number to access.Please help or erase . Thank you 731 798 3900 Joe Hans
Steve Larner says:
Alphr is not associated with POF. You’ll need to contact them directly.
Stacy Robertz says:
I don’t remember my password… it won’t let me change it…. I want my acct deleted. My I formation erased… thanks
Steve Larner says:
This is an information website that is not part of POF. Contact Plenty of Fish directly.
Jodi-Lynn Caplan says:
Please delete my POF profile. I don’t have my password and cannot do it myself. Thank yourself
Steve Larner says:
This is an information website that is not part of POF. Contact Plenty of Fish directly.
Luther says:
Can you please cancel my profile
Steve Larner says:
This is an information website that is not part of POF. Contact Plenty of Fish directly.
Chanel Johnson says:
I want to delete my account but the options given here do not coincide with my device.
Linda From says:
I need to Delete my profile
Barry Cochran says:
Hi. I want to unsubscribe the premium rate but want keep my profile please. Barry Cochran
Steve Larner says:
You’ll need to contact Plenty of Fish to do that.
Teresa Belden says:
Verification of account is not working. Please reply.
Steve Larner says:
You’ll need to contact Plenty of Fish to solve verification of account issues.

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