How To Remove My Phone Number From POF Without the Wait

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How Do I Remove My Phone Number From Plenty of Fish?

Plenty of Fish (POF) is an online dating service founded in 2003, with over 100 million registered users and over two billion monthly views. The company provides a free limited service and separate premium services when you upgrade your membership.

If you're no longer interested in POF services, you may want to remove your personal information from their platform. People generally do not like their personal information staying on dating sites long after they have stopped using them. POF 'Help' offers a guideline on how to remove your personal information from their servers. However, the guidelines are not particularly clear-cut. DoNotPay provides you with a more convenient alternative to in very simple steps.

Why Would You Want to Remove Your Phone Number From POF?

There are various reasons to , including

  1. Successful meet
  2. Too many unwanted responses
  3. No responses
  4. Privacy concerns

Successful Meet

The main reason for signing up on a dating site is to meet a suitable partner. If you're successful in meeting a compatible partner, you may no longer need to stay active on the platform.

Unwanted Response

Dating sites, POF, included, are filled with a considerable number of "odd" members. Most people on these dating sites receive numerous messages per day from people seeking sex, and some may even be explicit. Although POF does not tolerate the messages, they may still reach a user's profile which can be off-putting and prompt you to leave the platform. You may want to delete your phone number from POF if you receive many unsolicited or explicit messages.

No Responses

Sometimes you set up a profile in POF in the hopes of meeting a suitable partner. When you receive very little or no traction on your profile, you may become disappointed and give up on POF, and deleting may seem like a good option.

Privacy Concerns

When you have privacy concerns, you might consider removing your number from POF. When you have privacy concerns, although POF's data privacy policy promises to keep your data secure, breaches are not uncommon. To protect your data, you may want to remove your phone number from POF.

How to Remove Your Phone Number From POF

If you have decided to remove your phone number, you will have to delete your entire profile from POF. You cannot just remove your number, you have to either delete or hide your profile. Hidden profiles, unlike deleted profiles, can be reactivated. You can remove your phone number from POF in any of the following ways:

Hide Your POF Profile

You can opt to hide your profile rather than delete it if you just want to take a break. Deleting your account means that you cannot activate it at a later time. A hidden profile can be retrieved at a later date. When you hide your profile, you won't have to set up another profile when you are ready to get back to dating. Follow these steps to hide your account:

  • Go to the POF homepage
  • Go to the 'Help' tab
  • Select the 'Hide profile' option

After following these steps, POF will guide you to how to hide your profile from others. When you want to get back to the online dating game, you can follow the same steps to make our profile visible to other users. When you hide your profile, you won't appear on search results. Hiding your profile works best when you just want to take a break and return at a later date. You will still be visible to people who contacted you before you hid your profile.

Delete Your Profile

Hiding your profile does not do the trick, since those who know your username could still contact you. Therefore, if you want to avoid people from POF completely, you should remove it. Likewise, if you have found a suitable partner and do not wish to search anymore, you can remove it in the following steps:

  • Go to the POF homepage
  • Go to the 'Help' tab
  • On the left-hand side, choose the 'Remove Profile' option

After following this process, you will successfully remove your account and details from POF. You can rest assured that your phone number will not be available on the POF servers. If for some reason you want to come back to POF, you cannot return where you left off, and you will have to set up a new account.

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Can DoNotPay Help Me Remove My Phone Number From POF?

Removing your phone number from Plenty of Fish, much like removing personal information from Google or the internet can be quite hard. Most people prefer to hire someone to remove their personal information from the internet, which quite frankly, is not the most ideal way to do it and does not guarantee success. DoNotPay understands your predicaments and has a tool in place to help users take down personal information from POF and other internet sites in four easy steps:

  1. Search "Remove My Information" on DoNotPay.

  2. Choose whether you want to remove your information from Google searches, YouTube videos, or data brokers in general.

  3. If it's for a Google search or YouTube video, tell us more about the specific content you want removed, including the URLs of where it's currently being displayed.

  4. If it's for a data broker, choose which data broker you want your information removed from, or choose the "All-in" option to remove your information from all of them!

  5. DoNotPay will automatically carry out your opt-out requests for each data broker or submit removal requests from the search engines. You can expect to receive confirmation emails from the data brokers.

The Remove My Information product world across almost all platforms, and below are some resources guiding you on how to take down personal information from various sites:

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