POF (dating website)
Plenty of Fish is a Canadian online dating service, primarily or early popular in Canada, Ireland, Republic of Australia, United Kingdom, Brazil, Spain, New Zealand, and United States. It is currently available in nine languages. The company, which is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, generates revenue through advertising and premium subscriptions. Although it's free to use, Plenty of Fish offers premium services as part of their upgraded membership, either free or paid, such as the website allowing users to see who has "liked" a member through the service's MeetMe feature. and whether a message has been read or deleted.
Interesting statistics about the POF
Let's take a look at some statistics related to the POF app and its security features.
In 2020, it announced that many new security features will be added to it. These will include photo verification for users, a panic button and the ability to report inappropriate messages.
POF has an important live streaming feature that allows you or any user to live stream video between two other users; It can be helpful to verify that someone is who they say they are.
The POF app has a built-in face filter ban. Which means users are not allowed to upload photos on or to platforms that have been visibly modified (goodbye dog year filter).
Again, while there's no 100% guarantee that online dating is completely safe, or all ends safe, plenty of fish people are doing a lot to ensure that users are not only able to enjoy high-quality conversations with real people, but they're also ' The person will be able to visually verify who they are and chat through the app before exchanging numbers or meeting outside the platform. Which can lead to somewhat safer dating.
Is online dating safe in general?
60% of women online data currently report that someone on a dating app or website continues to harass and contact them because they are not interested or are losing interest day by day. Add to that the fact that 1 in 10 online profiles is a scammer, the rest can't be guaranteed to be good either, and 53% of online data exaggerates or lies on their profile regularly and it's understandable why someone might have concerns around online dating. This is a very common problem.
However, don't let these statistics scare you. Several dating apps are evolving their platforms by taking these concerns on board and listening. The websites did not stop for these complaints. Tinder, for example, is introducing all the new safety features mentioned above, including a panic button in case of an emergency, so you don't have to mess with dating.
Noonlight is a new dating platform that many apps are using to act as "virtual bodyguards" for online daters. If you're planning to meet up with someone you've met online or thinking about meeting up, you can activate Noonlight through the app and it will tell the app what time you've met, where you are, and even includes an emergency button if something goes wrong.
In these respects, online dating is no different than meeting someone you met on Craigslist or the Facebook marketplace to sell a couch or even your car, the two are close. But that doesn't mean it's risk-free. Some risks remain.
How to stay safe while online dating
Online dating was pretty safe in the 2020s. If you want to be extra safe, though (we bet your mom would love it if you were, and so would we), here are a few tips on how to make it safe:
Do not give personal information to anyone before meeting in person, keep it as confidential as possible. It's tempting to want to stalk someone's Instagram or Twitter account before the first date, don't go for it, but if you can verify through the app, it's a good, smart thing to do.
If you've closed the app, it's best to connect through a secure third-party messaging app first, rather than contacting yourself directly. Create a Zoom account with a different email from your primary email or chat on Frankly, an app designed to facilitate in-depth conversations that help you get to know the person, while keeping your true identity private.
Don't give your real phone number to anyone, if it's fake then give it. Even if you plan to date them for a while, it's best to take things slowly, rushing increases Ricks.
The last point is quite important. Although it may not seem like it, someone can find out a lot about you with just your phone number, a very important phone number Don't believe us? Search for your phone number on Google and see what comes up, then figure out the rest.
Instead, it is better to use the burner phone number. Not only will you be able to protect your privacy as well as ensure that others cannot gain access and personal information, but if things slowly start to go south, you can burn the number and move on, it will be fine.