What Does POF Mean in a Text?

POF means "Plenty of Fish" and refers to the online dating website created by Markus Frind. It was launched as a business in 2004 and is popular primarily in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, and the United States.

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When I write POF, I mean this:

meaning of POF

Plenty of Fish is an online dating website.

Summary of Key Points

Definition for POF

POF means "Plenty of Fish (dating website)". This is the most common meaning for POF on social-media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat.
Definition:Plenty of Fish (dating website)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user


Examples of POF in Sentences

Here are examples of POF being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Have you been on POF?
  • Jordan: Yeah, it's full of old people.
  • Tony: I saw your profile on POF.
  • Jordan: Er, that's not me.

An Academic Look at POF

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Pee Oh Eff"), POF is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words. Of interest, POF is rarely pronounced "poff," which would make it an acronym.

Example of POF Used in a Text

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