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How to Find Someone on POF (2023)

POF Profile Finder

Search for their secret dating profiles

Finding people on Plenty of Fish (POF) has become more difficult than it used to be as the site has removed the username search feature for those who don’t have an upgraded membership.

But fortunately, there are a few ways to perform a POF search. Read on and find out what they are…

Can I Search Someone on Plenty of Fish without Registering?

Method 1 – Use Google Images

Plenty Of Fish used to have a username search available for everyone, but they now only offer the feature to POF-upgraded users. So if you don’t have a POF account, or you’re using the free version, you won’t be able to perform a username search directly on the site.

But here’s a little trick to try if you wish to search for someone on POF without registering. Just open Google Images. Type the name of the person you’re looking for, then type and hit Search.

This will bring up POF profiles that use the name you entered. The result may not be complete, but it’s still worth trying.

Method 2 – Find POF profiles with Social Catfish

Social Catfish is an online dating investigation service that has one of the most comprehensive collections of dating site profiles and background information.

You can search for the person by name, phone number, email address, physical address, or even photo; Social Catfish will then return a detailed report that might include not only the person’s POF profile but also profiles on other dating sites like Tinder.

You can search with the person’s name:

If you know the person’s phone number, enter it into Social Catfish:

You can also search the person’s social media username to find out more information on him/her:

You’ll get a detailed report that matches the information you entered. Check to see if the person’s POF profile is listed in the report.

If you don’t get any luck with Social Catfish, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the person doesn’t have a POF account. In this case, you might want to try other people search tools like Spokeo to see if the result matches.

Method 3 – Look up someone’s hidden profiles with TruthFinder

If Google doesn’t give you any luck, your best bet to find out if someone has a POF profile is with a dedicated people search tool. The best background check tool on the market, bang for buck, is definitely TruthFinder.

TruthFinder sources millions of detailed public records from federal, state & local agencies and from across the web to find people’s background info, criminal & traffic records and online dating/social media profiles.

All you need to do is enter the name of the person you’re trying to find, and TruthFinder will search through millions of available public records. Just click on the closest match to learn more about that person, purchase the subscription that allows unlimited searches for $28.05/month, and go to the PERSONAL section to see if you can find the person’s POF profile.

The above image is from a sample TruthFinder Background Report. Actual TruthFinder Background Reports may contain more or less information. 

How to Search for Someone on POF (Required Registration)

If you already have a POF account, then it will be much easier for you to use the POF search feature.

The POF advanced search is fairly comprehensive. If you know the person well – say you know where the person is from, his/her age, and more, it’s usually enough to narrow down your search field so that you can find them by skimming through the results. Remember, the more details you can add to the search, the smaller the pool of results you’ll have to sift through.

Here’s how you can search for other POF profiles:

  1. Go to Search on the top menu.
  2. Select Refine Search. You can base your search on age, education, location and just about anything else that might help narrow down your search results.
  3. Select Find My Match (or Go Fishing).

If the person you are looking for doesn’t appear in the search results, try shifting the age down or up a couple of years. There is a chance that people may have fudged how old they are out of insecurity.

Also, make sure you check the location filter when searching. POF location filter allows you to search for matches in over 60 countries, and narrow your search results to anywhere between 5 and 200 miles.

Type the name to find out if the person has a POF profile.

How to Search for Someone on POF by Username?

As we’ve mentioned, POF used to have a username search function that anyone could use, but it’s now only available for ungraded members. If you wish to use the username search feature, you need to purchase a premium subscription.

It costs between $7.50 and $13.00 per month to be an Upgraded Member. And here’s what you will get with membership:

  • Upload 16 images to your dating profile. (Basic users can upload up to 8 pictures.)
  • Unlock extended profiles of other members, which dives a little deeper sharing new facts about your match.
  • See whether your messages have been read/deleted by the receiver.
  • Show up on the feature Meet Me ahead of the rest, your profile is moved up to the top of the pack
  • Ad-free experience.
  • Check out who viewed your profile down to the date and time they viewed it.
  • Send three gifts per day.
  • Stand out in all searches.
  • See who wants to “Meet” you from the Meet Me feature.
  • Access to Username Search.


So that’s the end of our guide on how to find someone on Plenty of Fish. Hopefully, it helped. Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions or suggestions.

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By Ellie Zhuang

Content crafter at Super Easy. Ellie is a foodie at heart who also happens to be an extreme couponer. She enjoys discovering new and helpful coupon tips and tricks.In addition to writing for Super Easy, she also posts technical guides, tips, and how-tos at Driver Easy.

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