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He added that an estimated two per cent of male members had “started to use POF as more of a hook-up site mostly due to the casual nature of mobile phone use,” following the increasing popularity of smart phone apps among the site’s users.
With over 55 million members world-wide and some 24 million messages sent every day, Plenty of Fish’s free-to-use membership has made it the most popular internet dating website in the UK and the US since it was founded in 2003.
“There is no reason for a 50 year old man to contact 18-year-old women.
The majority of messages sent outside those age ranges are all about hook-ups,” he wrote.
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It’s a scenario familiar to anyone who has tried internet dating.
In an email to all users of the site, Frind said he had ordered an overhaul after finding that only 6,041 of the site's 3.3 million daily users were women looking for a one-night stand."Intimate encounters on POF can be summed up as a bunch of horny men talking to a bunch of horny men pretending to be women," said Frind.
"The ones with hot pictures are mostly men pretending to be women."Frind also moved to curtail members' ability to contact other users where the age gap was more than 14 years."There is no reason for a 50-year-old man to contact 18-year-old women," he said.
But the founder of one of Britain’s biggest dating website has now decided to take radical action to root out fake and sleazy profiles - after revealing that many of the “women” who use the hook-ups section of his site are actually men in disguise.In a message sent to all members, he said that only 6,041 of the 3.3 million people who use the site every day are in fact women looking for no-strings-attached trysts – adding “the ones with hot pictures are mostly men pretending to be women.”The computer systems graduate who founded the website - which now has a turnover of more than m (£6.6m) a year - in 2003, said he now wants it to now focus on ‘meaningful relationships.’Mr Frind said: “When I created POF, I wanted it to be all about finding relationships with the right person.For the first seven years, this worked really well, I got the site to 10 million users without any employees and Po F was generating a ton [sic] of relationships”But Frind said he would now be making changes, adding: “Intimate Encounters on POF can be summed up as a bunch of horny men talking to a bunch of horny men pretending to be women.”In other changes he has curtailed users from contacting members where there are age gaps of 14 or more years.She started dating online with the hope of eventually beginning a relationship.Instead, she was bombarded with sexually explicit photos and messages: “I used to get all sorts emailing me, asking to be my slave and asking for sex.