How to verify POF with virtual numbers
You’ve probably heard the phrase “there are plenty of fish in the sea”. This quirky phrase means that there are a lot of potential partners out there waiting for you. A lot of relationships may make you happy, even if you think that there is only one for you. These words are usually said to people after a break-up (not that they help too much!) and they are the namesake of the surprisingly enduring dating app, Plenty of Fish, or POF, for short.
POF is a platform with a long story. It was developed and released in 2003 by British Columbia Institute of Technology alumni Markus Frind. That’s right, 2003. This site predates popular dating apps like Tinder, OkCupid, and Bumble, and even social media like Twitter and Facebook. It launched in the same year that MySpace did. Despite having a sort of legacy, Plenty of Fish is still a great contender among the big dating apps sites of today. Their recently done rebranding has given the site a new paint coat, making it look modern and gorgeous. In 2015, the site had around 100 million registered users. Today, the website is pretty popular in places like Canada, Brazil, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and Spain.
The platform and the app are free to use, but Plenty of Fish also offers a premium membership for its users. Otherwise, the company makes money by showing advertisements. In POF, you get a relatively straightforward approach to dating. You see a selection of profiles you may like based on your information, and you can reach out to them or give them a like. POF has some other features similar to what other websites have been implementing recently. For example, POF Live! It is a live streaming feature that works a bit like Twitch. Users can initiate streams where anyone can participate and grab the attention of potential matches by showcasing their personalities. Meet Me works a bit like Tinder, where you see a series of photos with some basic information about profiles you can like by swiping right on your screen. When both users swipe right, a private chat opens where they can talk about meeting up.
POF looks good on paper, but there are some things that may come off as fishy. First of all, the ads on a free plan have been criticized for being too common. The free plan is also a bit weak, lacking of simple features like the ability to see if a message has been read. The ease of signing up for an account is a double-edged sword, While it is convenient, it is also a gateway for scammers and fraudsters who may want to get something out of people looking for relationships.
Also, in 2019 a researcher found out the platform was leaking the private information of users. Although this issue has been fixed, some users are still reluctant of giving some kind of information in the app. The best way to at least protect your phone number is by not giving it to the platform, and registering using a virtual number.
In this guide, we’ll tell you how to get a US temporary number to bypass SMS verification for POF.
Step 1: signing up
First, go to the Plenty of Fish Website. You can access this site by typing “Plenty of Fish” on your browser and clicking on the first link that shows off. Once in, click on “Register Now”.Enter your name and click on “Sign Up”.
Now, create your username and password, and add your email.
Begin adding some account details, like country, city, zip code, gender, and date of birth.
Scroll down a little bit, choose your ethnicity and click on “Continue”.
Now, choose your dating preferences, such as your intentions and the kind of relationship you’re looking for.
Scroll down and keep updating your dating preferences. Once you’ve finished, click on “Next”.
Moving on to the “About you” section, add your occupation and education.
Next, add your marital status, the longest relationship, hair, and eye color.
Keep scrolling down, add your height and body type. Then, hit on the “Next” button.
Keep adding information about yourself, like your personality type, and details about alcohol consumption, smoking habits, and vehicle ownership. After this, click on “Next”.
Next, answer if you have and would like to have kids and if you have pets.
Scroll down, add your parent’s marital status, how many siblings you have and what’s your birth order. After answering, click on “Next”.
Now, tell your story. Add a headline that’ll catch others’ attention. Then, hit the “Next” button.
Share your goals, hobbies, or a favorite memory to let people know more about you. Once you’ve done writing, click on “Next”.
Add your favorite topic to spark a conversation.
Now, add your interests and some hobbies. Continue by hitting “Next”.
After that. you’ll need to enter a phone number. To do this step, first, you’ll need a virtual number.
Step 2: how to get a temporary number
Sign in on our website, or create an account in case you don’t have one. Once on your dashboard, make sure the top tab says “United States”.
Now, on the left menu, click on “Services” and “Short-term numbers”.
You’ll be presented with various numbers available for purchase.
On the search bar type “Plenty of Fish”, and click on the blue “Purchase” button.
Agree to the discount off your balance and click on “Next” to confirm your purchase.
After that, you should be seeing your new number. Copy it and paste it on POF’s website and click on “Send Code”.
Step 3: verifying POF
They’ll send you a code, so click on “Next” on our page to get it.
Enter it on POF’s page and click on “Verify”.
Step 4: wrapping up
Now, you must add five pictures of yourself after you’ve done that. Then, click on “Next”.
And you’re done!
As a final step, accept the Plenty of Fish pledge by clicking on “I pledge”.
Welcome to Plenty of Fish, you were able to verify this service without needing to give your phone away, and only using US temporary numbers provided by us: Major Phones. We hope you enjoy this platform to the fullest!