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.
Opposed to Tinder, PlentyofFish (a.k.a. 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.
This article shows you how to delete your POF account and gives you a few other tips too, such as hiding the account rather than deleting it and changing your profile information.
Like most platforms, you can either delete your entire profile permanently or just hide it from view. When hiding it, people won’t be able to find you on the website. This option might be a perfect solution if you’re undecided about calling time on the site completely over. However, if you’re sure you are done with it, deleting your POF account is the best option. After all, you can always create a new one later. Here’s how to do both.
How to Delete Your Plenty of Fish Account Permanently on Windows, macOS, Chromebook, or Linux
When you’re ready to say goodbye to Plenty of Fish and all that it has to offer, follow these steps when using a PC:
- Visit the the Plenty of Fish account deletion page using a browser, enter your “Username/Email” and “Password,” then click on “Log In.”
2. Fill out the questions, then click on “Delete Account.”
How to Delete Your Plenty of Fish Account Permanently on iPhone/iOS or Android
Unfortunately, you cannot delete your POF account using the iPhone or Android app (probably for security reasons). You’ll need to use a mobile web browser like Chrome, Safari, or Mozilla.
- Launch your mobile browser of choice, then go to the POF account deletion page and log into your account.
- Answer the displayed questions then click on “Delete Account.”
How to Hide Your Plenty of Fish Profile on Windows, macOS, Chromebook, or Linux
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 http://www.pof.com and log in to your Plenty of Fish account.
- Now, click “My Profile” at the top of the webpage and then select “Edit Profile” or “My Profile.”
3. 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.
How to Hide Your Plenty of Fish Profile on Android or iPhone/iOS
Hiding your POF profile on a mobile device is just as easy as it is using a PC. The reason is that you use a browser.
- Open your selected mobile browser, such as Firefox, Opera, Chrome, or the default browser.
- Go to POF.com, then log into your account.
- Tap on “My Profile” at the top.
- Choose “Edit Profile” from the dropdopwn list.
- Look for the “Profile Visibility” section and choose “Hide Profile.”
Now, your POF profile will not appear for anyone else to see or find in searches. You can un-hide your profile later by repeating the steps and choosing “Show Profile” instead of “Hide Profile.”
Edit Your POF Profile Instead of Deleting It
If you want to delete your POF account because you just aren’t meeting anyone, not getting visits, or even have outdated information, 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.
Editing Your Plenty of Fish Profile using a PC or Laptop
To update your POF profile on a PC or laptop, do this:
- Log in to Plenty of Fish and tap My Profile in the upper right-hand corner and then tap on Edit Profile.
- Scroll through the list of options updating as you please.
- 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.
Editing Your Plenty of Fish Profile using iPhone or Android
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.
No More Fishing
Now that you know how to delete a POF account, that means you’re potentially ready to reel in your catch. Dating can be complicated, but deleting an account doesn’t have to be. Regardless of your reasons, deleting a POF account is a straightforward process.