If you’ve ever delved into the world of online dating, you’re already familiar with the biggest sites out there: Tinder, Bumble, eHarmony, Match, okCupid, and Plenty of Fish (POF).
Plenty of Fish has been around since 2003 and has remained a popular option amongst online daters due to its multitude of free features. If you’re not trying to break the bank through dating site membership fees, Plenty of Fish is a great option to connect with lots of local singles.
However, there may come a time when you want to delete or hide your Plenty of Fish profile. There are several reasons for you to remove or minimize your presence on online dating sites; perhaps you’ve settled into a long-term relationship, you’re on a formal break from dating (or the search for someone to date), you prefer the experience on another app or site, or you’d like to hide your dating site activity.
Both deleting and hiding your Plenty of Fish account are options for you, depending on your goals. Deleting your POF account will permanently disable and remove your profile, photos, and conversations. These cannot be recovered. Hiding your POF account will remove you from search results, you will no longer pop up in any suggestions, and your pictures will not appear in any bar of images.
However, people you are already communicating with will still be able to access your profile through messages, your favorites list, or by searching your username directly.
Whatever your reason for hiding or permanently deleting your Plenty of Fish account, this is another important aspect of taking control of your online presence. If you decide to work with an online reputation management company, like Reputation Rhino, you can request that your profile be deleted or hidden as part of your overall reputation management strategy.
If you’re addressing your online presence on your own, there are a series of steps that you can follow in order to remove your account.
You can access and use your Plenty of Fish account on both a PC and a mobile device through their app. When you decide to hide or delete your account, you can do so on either a PC or the app.
On Windows, macOS, Chromebook, or Linux:
Occasionally, you will find that your account is still active even after you have followed all of the necessary steps to cancel it. When this happens, it can be rectified by emailing [email protected]. You also have the option to fill out their contact form.
When you delete your account, any subscription services will also be deactivated. Or, you can follow these steps to simply cancel your subscriptions.
If you're not quite ready to delete your Plenty of Fish profile, messages, and matches for good, the site and app offer a less permanent solution. This is called "Hide Profile," or "Take a Break" on iOS. The steps for limiting your visibility are simple no matter what platform you're using to complete them.
From your PC:
On Android and Mobile Web Browser:
Once you've decided to delete your POF account, you'll need to know how to delete your POF account.
Whether you've met someone special or you just don't want to use the app anymore, you can use the steps in this article to permanently disable your Plenty of Fish account, as well as any paid subscriptions within your account.
Alternatively, you can temporarily hide your account if you're not ready to delete your full profile, all of your messages, and your history of matches.
If you're working with a reputation repair company like Reputation Rhino, you can ask them to delete your Plenty of Fish account on your behalf.
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How do I permanently delete my POF account?
Deleting your POF account is easy, although the exact steps vary whether you are using a PC, Android phone, or iPhone/iOS platform. For the most part, you will navigate to your profile, then settings, and make a decision on permanent account deletion.
How do I delete my POF account on my iPhone?
Navigate to "My Profile," click on "Manage Account," and then click on "Delete My Account."
How do you delete your Plenty of Fish account on Android?
The Android app does not support the functionality of deleting accounts. You'll need to open a mobile web browser in order to delete your account on an Android phone.
Once you're logged in to your account on a mobile web browser, navigate to "My Profile," click on "Manage Account," and at the very bottom under "Application," click on "Delete My Account."
Can I disable my POF account?
Managing your account gives you several options, including hiding or disabling your account without permanently deleting it. This allows you to return to your profile and matches in the future.
Does Plenty of Fish delete inactive accounts?
Eventually, Plenty of Fish will delete inactive accounts, but there is no set timeline until that happens. Your account could sit, unused, for months or years.
How do I delete my POF account before 24 hours?
You can use the same steps outlined above to cancel or delete your account at any time.
How do I remove my credit card from POF?
As is often the case, how you're accessing your profile influences how you'll remove any saved credit cards from Plenty of Fish. Keep in mind that removing a stored card does NOT cancel any paid subscriptions.
On a PC, you can remove your stored card in your Mail Settings.
In a mobile web browser, you can remove your stored card under Edit Profile, where it is located at the bottom of the page.
On the Android App, go to "My Account," then "Manage Account."
On any iOS device, you can open a web browser and remove your stored card under Edit Profile, where it is located at the very bottom of the page.