On this site, you don’t have to pay to message anyone, view profiles or meet.For this reason, POF tends to be a very popular site.That really does add to connecting a person’s personality online with who they really are.Also somewhat hidden in POF’s interface the option to limit who can talk to you as well as a number of other things.One of the more interesting aspects of the site is the lack of screening involved.You are free to change you picture, profile details and description without it being approved later.
You could send a full long-form message to a user – but there was also this small, “Quick Message” box there starting at you waiting for you not to form a full sentence.
I went back to it several times to tweak my message.
My intent was to make the message as simple as possible an include a few pictures that give others an idea of what I looked like.
Many parts of the site were built to get you connected to others – fast. When I first saw this, I was thinking something like Hot or Not (remember that one? What I found was that I was simply clicking “No” numerous times not knowing exactly what the impact of the actions were.
After a few days it was clear that clicking on “No” did nothing (but possibly changing a background algorithm), clicking on “Yes” would send a notification message to that user, and “Maybe” – that was not clear what the effect would be.