Dating service with fish in it
Funny enough, I guess I was meant to see this particular message, because I logged on and it was a message from the original racist.
He had started a new account and messaged me:so to be clear, I told him to leave me alone, and he told me he was going to find me on Facebook. I reached out to POF, both through a report on the site and a Twitter DM, because when I had made my original thread about them they had DMed me.
Plenty Of Fish is an online dating website founded in 2003 by Markus Frind one year before Facebook and is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
It is commonly known as POF and is a very famous online dating website globally.
I decided to change my POF photos the same way I had my OKC photos and see what kind of messages I got.
I left the paragraph about not wanting to date Trump supporters in there, and just added the two photos and did nothing else.
If you’re curious, I’ve talked about them in my review of paid dating site upgrades and while I think there are many things wrong with the site, the thing that really set me off about them was when I encountered a racist on their site and they did very little about it.
The twitter thread describing that situation can be found here but the TL; DR of that is basically a guy saw my political opinions in my profile and started referring to Black people as “chimps” who “deserve to die” and saying my generation was what was wrong with the country.
I don’t expect everyone to feel as strongly as me on this issue, and some non-Trump supporters may very well be willing to date a supporter, and that’s their choice.I deleted a few lesser-known apps that I had been using sporadically and I deactivated my profiles on the sites that I figured I’d return to soon, but on POF I couldn’t find a way to do that so I just “hid” my profile.Three or four weeks later I came back to Bumble, Tinder, and OKCupid.Most of my professional work has been in low income and minority communities so I have strong feelings about how his presidency will impact those populations.
So, these photos were really just a little extra reminder.
On Bumble and Tinder, I had always had a line in my profile saying “If you voted Donald Trump save us both time and swipe left” and on OKC and POF, where you can write a little more, I had always had the following statement: Along those same lines, it’s also important to me that you didn’t vote for Donald Trump.