Welcome to Plenty of Fish! Being part of our global community means that you have a commitment from us to help ensure that you feel welcomed, safe, and free to be yourself.
When you’re part of a community in which you’re free to be yourself, it also asks that you be responsible for your behavior and actions. When each member takes responsibility for their behavior, it creates an enjoyable and safe experience for all.
Being successful on Plenty of Fish means that your behaviors are aligned with the four pillars of standard conduct:
Champion kindness in all of your interactions. Treat others how you expect to be treated.
Don’t be rude. Do not bully, intimidate, defame, harass or stalk other members. Plenty of Fish has a zero tolerance policy for abuse. Reports of harassment, intimidation and assault are taken very seriously.
If someone blocks you, do not attempt to circumvent the block feature or try to communicate with them. Just stop.
You should never threaten to harm anyone through your words or physical actions. Inciting any form of physical or mental harm will not be tolerated. Inclusive of this, any content depicting violence, graphic or gory content is not allowed and will result in your account being moderated and may lead to your account being permanently banned.
You should be respectful in every interaction with other members. There is no place in our community for hate speech, racism, or bigotry towards any individual or group, and will result in your account being permanently banned.
Your profile should not contain content that is violent, abusive, rude, or defamatory. If you’re looking for some tips on how to craft a great dating profile that reflects who you really are, you can find them here.
Your messages to other members should always be kind. If your message is reported by another member, the offense will be investigated. Serious offenses will result in your account being banned.
The foundation of all great relationships is respect. Lead with it.
Do not upload content that contains any nudity, sexually explicit or pornographic content to Plenty of Fish.
You should not post content that violates or infringes on anyone’s rights, rights of publicity, privacy, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property.
Our team is here to support you and help make your Plenty of Fish experience as enjoyable as possible. You should never abuse or threaten Customer Care Representatives under any circumstances.
Be respectful on your POF Profile.
There are ground rules we expect you to observe when it comes to the types of images we allow on our platform.
Images that contain the following content will result in your account being permanently banned:
Images that contain the following are not allowed and will result in your account being moderated:
We ask you to be thoughtful when posting photos of with minors and respect their privacy. Photos with minors without an accompanying adult will be removed.
We understand that part of getting to know another person is through sharing images that speak to your personal and unique experiences. With that understanding in mind, you may attach any image you like, so long as it does not contain:
Be respectful in the messages you send.
Do not send a message containing unwelcome sexual propositions or sexually explicit content.
If you are married, or part of a couple looking for someone to join you, Plenty of Fish is not the place for you.
Promoting or advocating for commercial sexual services, human trafficking or non-consensual sexual acts on Plenty of Fish is not tolerated and will result in your account being permanently banned.
You should never solicit another member for their private information, which includes, but not limited to, information such as passwords, SSN / SIN, financial information, and home or work address. Any information regarding a member, public or private, shall not be used for business/commercial use or any other unlawful or nefarious purpose.
To protect yourself and other members, you should never publicly or privately share private information that belongs to you or someone else.
This should go without saying, but do not use Plenty of Fish to do anything illegal. Any profile or message content depicting criminal activity will be taken very seriously and will result in your account being permanently banned.
Use your best judgement and keep your personal safety top of mind. Always.
You must be 18 years of age or older to use Plenty of Fish. If you are found to be underage, your account will be immediately removed and banned. In the event you encounter someone that has indicated they are under the age of 18, we ask that you please file a report to keep both them and our community safe.
Never display sensitive personal information on your profile that could compromise the personal privacy and safety of yourself or someone else.
When messaging other members on Plenty of Fish, don’t share more than you are comfortable with. When in doubt, keep your communication within the Plenty of Fish app. If you choose to share your personal information, stick to sharing basic contact information only.
Reporting bad actors and users who do not adhere to our terms of service is straightforward and important, and can be done on the POF app by clicking "Report User" on the drop down menu when viewing the profile they wish to report. On the web, members can find the "Report User" button at the very bottom of the profile they wish to report.
For more safety tips, including access to The Safer Dating Report, a resource that empowers members with information and tips to date more safely, please visit our Safety Page.
When you're free to be yourself, the right people take notice. Let’s take a stand for genuineness.
Be human. Do not use Plenty of Fish to spam people, solicit money or business, or defraud people. Do not create accounts that impersonate another person or entity.
Do not create multiple accounts on Plenty of Fish, unless permission has been granted by our Customer Support Service staff. Inclusive of this, do not attempt to use an account that isn’t yours.
All of the information in your profile should be truthful and about you only. Never attempt to mask characters, content, or game the system to get around our rules for content.
All your profile images should be focused on you, with your face clearly visible.
Some exceptions are:
Memes, Cartoons, and Text:
Be mindful in your first messages to someone. In real life you wouldn’t introduce yourself with your phone number, email address, Instagram handle, Snapchat or kik, so don’t do that here either.
Plenty of Fish is not the place to promote external links in your messages or on your profile. Same goes for solicitation or commercial promotion of any kind.
Plenty of Fish reserves the right to investigate and, if necessary, terminate your account should one or more of the Community Guidelines have been proven to be violated.
Plenty of Fish also reserves the right to terminate accounts, without refund, if these Community Guidelines were abused or our service was misused in any way.
Being Kind, Safe, Respectful, and Real applies to not only your online experience but your offline experience as well. With that said, our Community Guidelines apply, and are enforced, both on Plenty of Fish and in real life. If you’ve experienced bad behavior with another member in real life, we take that seriously and want to hear about it. Please contact us through our Help Center.