Clara asks, " Please advise how to remove all profile information from Plenty of Fish. I'm dissatisfied with the results. The site is advertised as free, however, a fee appears for further contact. I want all info removed. How do I do that?"
Hi Clara. You aren't the only one emailing me asking how to do the same thing. Last March, POF started charging users to 'get serious', and just over a month ago the emails started pouring in that some POF features are now pay-per-use. You're the first reader to share that they're being asked for money just to contact someone else though, so I'll have to do some sleuthing there to see what's up.
In the meantime, closing your POF account is easy, even though it requires a few clicks. Log into your account, and click on the "Help" button at the top middle of your screen. You'll then see a list of choices along the left hand side -- choose "Remove Profile". Follow the instructions there, and you'll have removed your profile. As of June 2013, I've personally checked and confirmed this method works.
Let us know if you're successful. And for everyone else - have you recently closed your POF account? Why? Did you find it difficult to do?