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How to Delete Plenty Of Fish (POF) Account

In this guide, we will be showing you how to delete your plenty of fish account easily. For those of you who don’t know what plenty of fish (POF) is, it is a Canadian online dating website which asides from being popular in Canada, has also gotten quite popular in other countries. Some of these countries include Ireland, Australia, Spain and Brazil just to name a few.

The term Plenty Of fish was obviously derived from the saying that goes thus “There are plenty of fishes in the sea” which, in this case, directly means that there are a lot of options for you out there. The plenty of fish dating platform is based on this and wants to help Willing participants find their right fish, or in this case, a soul mate.

Plenty Of Fish online dating platform just like any other online dating platform out there requires you to create an account for yourself with relevant information which you think/feel others need to know in to know if they wanna take things to the next level. These include your likes, dislikes, hobbies and stuff like that.

Now, Settings up the account is a pretty straightforward process. However, if you happen to get cold feet just after registration or have found someone and don’t longer require the services of POF then it’s only normal to want to delete your profile on the POF website. Unfortunately, doing this isn’t as easy as it seems. We’ll get to that in a second but first, there are some things you need to know before we begin.

24 Hour Rule

The POF 24 Hour rule states that you cannot delete your POF account within 24 hours of setting up the account. This means that if you registered on the POF website within the last 24 hours you’ll have to wait till the next day to be able to delete your account.

Personally, I understand this rule as most people, as I said, usually get cold feet while registering or immediately after they’ve registered. With this rule in place, it gives you time to actually make use of the platform to see if you’d like to continue and if after 24hours you still don’t like it, then you can go ahead delete your account.

Deleting The POF App

Some people think that deleting their POF Mobile App actually deletes their account as well. This is not true. Deleting the POF Mobile App from your smartphone doesn’t delete your POF account. Your account will still be active even after you’ve deleted the app.

This is actually good as some people would just like to take a break from the platform, probably because they met someone or because they just want to focus on themselves for the time being. Whenever they feel like using the platform again, they can simply download the app and log in instead of going through the hassle registering all over again.

Now that you know these, let’s go ahead and show you how to delete your POF account.

How to Delete Plenty Of Fish (POF) Account

Deleting your POF account comes in two forms; temporary delete and permanent delete. Deleting your account temporarily means that your account will be deactivated and will be re-activated when next you log in whereas permanently deleting your account means that the account will be wiped off the database forever and you don’t be able to log in to that account again.

First, let’s show you how to delete your POF account temporarily.

  1. Using an internet-enabled device, Log on to the POF website homepage and Log in to your account using your username and password.
  2. Next, click on the “check mail” option which will open your inbox page where received messages are.
  3. Now Tap the “Edit Profile” option and Choose “To hide your profile from others, click here” from the various options.

Just like that, you’ve deleted your POF account temporarily. To re-activate it, simply login to your account and it will up and running again as nothing happened.

Now, If you want to delete your POF account Permanently, follow the steps below.

  • Log on to the POF website and Sign in to your POF account using your username and password.
  • Next, Click on “Settings”, scroll down to the “Delete Account Option” and click on that.
  • You’ll be asked to provide your username and password as well as filling a short form which includes questions like your reason for leaving the website, how many users you went on a date with through the platform and more.
  • Once you’re done filling the form, simply click on delete account and you’ll be logged out and take to the homepage.

Just like that, your POF account has been permanently deleted. If you ever want to make use of plenty of fish ever again, you’ll need to register for a new account.

Obodo David
Obodo David
Obodo David is a senior writer at He likes all things tech but has a keen interest in the mobile segment of things. If he isn't following up on the latest smartphone trends, he is most likely playing mobile games or catching up with his favorite Tv shows.Mobile Gamer || TechLover || Android Soldier || Phone Geek || Future PC Gamer