Just like any other online dating platforms, Plenty of Fish (POF) is the place to look for a perfect match. It is all about looking for someone, checking out their profile, and making a move by adding them to your favorites and to send them message.
Finding someone is the main purpose why everyone is on Plenty of Fish. In the past, there was username search function that could be used by anyone. Then the feature was stopped. Now, it is back but unfortunately, not everyone has the privilege to use it. It is now only available for the premium users, so for anyone who wants to search someone by username on Plenty of Fish, you will have to purchase a premium subscription.
However, Google and the other search engines love to index the POF profiles. They have different reasons and most of them happened in the past. People tend to do not care about the privacy settings. If POF have a hard time when in the period Google accessed the site, the no-index tag will not be able by the crawlers in the source of the page, which is why the profile is indexed by the well-known search engine.
There is no guarantee for it to work 100% but if you are really curious you can try it by entering the username of someone on Google. Knowing Plenty of Fish is a popular website with tons of users and it keeps gett9ing popular day by day, the search engines like Google might take a long time to recrawl a URL. Therefore, even if someone updates their information, the change will not be reflected immediately in the index search of the search engine, and that’s explains why searching with Google is a must.
Getting the premium membership of Plenty of Fish is not that worth it, especially if you just want to find someone and do not have interest in using the other features. If you have enough money in your pocket and think upgrading to a premium membership is not a bad idea, the plans offered by Plenty of Fish start at $19.99 for just a month and as long as $9.99 per month if you choose the eight month commitment. If you compare to the other similar sites like eharmony and Match that charge about $40 for a monthly subscription, it is still cheaper. So, are you planning to get one?
Not only getting the privilege to use the POF username search function, you can also get access to a list of the latest users, unlock the extended profile of all users, and get the ability to see if you have messaged someone before. Besides, you can also see the receipts when the things that you sent have been read. On top of that, you are allowed to see when someone views your profile and to check the last time a specific user was online. Some people might not aware about this, but according to Plenty of Fish, the chance of finding a match is also increased by getting a premium membership.
Actually, upgrading a free membership to a premium one is more than paying money. If you want to do so, you need to first pass a test that consists of 25 questions. Each question is intended to measure your relationship skills.
Once you have upgraded your free membership to the paid one, feel free to search someone is specific or if you suspect your real life partner is on this platform, you can check it through this function. Here is the guide to search someone by username on Plenty of Fish:
- The first thing that you need to do is to go to open your favorite browser and go to the official website of Plenty of Fish at pof.com.
- When you are there, lurk around the site and find the Search option, which is located at the top center of the screen, between Meet Me and Online. Please click it once you have found it.
- There are three options available, including Basic Search, Advanced Search, and Username Search.
- Since you are going to search someone by their username, the one that you should choose is the third one or the one on the right side. By simply clicking on the Username Search, a box where you are able to enter the search name that you want will be shown.
- The next thing that should be done after entering the name is to click on the Find User option. For everyone who has no idea where it is, this option can be found next to the username box.
- In the end, you will be able to see the results of the names of POF profiles according to your username search.
As mentioned above, there are also Basic Search and Advanced Search, which are also exclusive for the premium members. If you want to try the first one, the process is easy and it will only take a few minutes to do so. Firstly, open the web browser and go to the official website of POF. In the menu, find Search option and click on it. Then, enter your requirements. There are some different options to be entered if you want to get search results, such as gender, city, postal code, age range, profiles, education, and so on. When you are done filling in everything, lastly, click on Go Fishing! button. In the end, the results will be seen.
There is no much difference using the Advance Search and the other ones. The only difference is this one includes more detailed information that will be useful to find better options for dating. These additional options include profession, smokes, marital status, eye color, drugs, body type, hair color, longest relationship, and some other ones. If you are a type of person who is a bit specific when it comes to something, this one is the best search for you.
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