Plenty of Fish, or in short POF, is an online dating service that is based in Canada. It has 90 million registered users in the world and has over 55 thousand new account registrations per day. Users are paired with other compatible users based on a comprehensive chemistry test that Plenty of Fish provides. Plenty of Fish is also mostly popular in countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, the United States, and Brazil.
Plenty of Fish is only popular in those few countries because it isn’t a global dating platform and only a few countries can access it. If you don’t live in those limited countries, then you will not be able to access Plenty of Fish. Even if you do reside in those countries but you left to go on a vacation then you also won’t be able to access it. To help you bypass these geo-restrictions, you need to use a Plenty of Fish proxy.
Using a Plenty of Fish proxy can enable you to change your location through changing your IP address. Instead of using your original IP address, you can have a Canadian IP or a US IP that gives you access to Plenty of Fish. This is possible because a Plenty of Fish proxy will handle all of your data traffic which hides your IP address from any website you visit and only lets those websites see the IP address of the proxy server.
The best Plenty of Fish proxies to use for geo-targeting would be residential proxies as these types of proxies use actual residential IP from real devices making you appear as if you were a genuine user from that location. You can also use datacenter proxies which aren’t as reliable but are much faster compared to residential proxies.
Let’s set up a Plenty of Fish proxy server.
Note: Make sure that the web browser you’re using for Plenty of Fish is set to automatically copy your computer’s proxy settings. Google Chrome automatically does this, so it’s recommended to use it.
How To Use Proxies With Plenty of Fish
To set up proxies in Windows, simply search for “Proxy Settings” in your windows search bar and open the search result.
You are then given two options to choose from: Automatic proxy setup or Manual proxy setup. If you want windows to automatically detect your proxy settings, choose the first option. Choose the second option if you want to utilize a specific ip address and port number.
If you chose the first option, then:
- Turn on Automatically detect Settings
- Turn on Use setup script
- Enter the script address
- Click Save
If you chose the second option, then:
- Turn on Use a proxy server
- Input both server address and port number
- If you have any addresses you would like to visit without a proxy, enter them here
- Turn on Don’t use the proxy server for local addresses check box if you want to access a local server without a proxy
- Click Save
To start configuring your proxy settings in MacOS, simply:
Step 1. Click on the Apple Icon.
Step 2. On the drop down menu, click on “System Preferences”.
Step 3. Click on “Network”
Step 4. Click on “Advanced”
Note: Make sure to connect to your wi-fi first.
Step 5. Click on “Proxies”
This should then redirect you to MacOS proxy settings. MacOS is more straightforward compared to windows. You only have one option which is to manually configure your proxy server.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Select which proxy IP protocol you want to configure. This depends on which protocols your proxy service provider offers.
- Turn on Secure Web Proxy
- Input the Proxy Server Address and Port Number
- Click OK to save the configurations
Note: You may be prompted for your Mac user password to save your settings.
Image Alt Text: Configuring MacOS Proxy Settings
To set up a Plenty of Fish proxy server for your mobile device, simply change your phone’s proxy settings. The Plenty of Fish mobile app will automatically copy your phone’s proxy settings whenever you use it. This is applicable for both Android and IOS. Here’s a thorough guide for Android and another one for iPhone.
Congratulations! You have now finished configuring a Plenty of Fish proxy server. Note that the first time you visit it, there will be a pop up asking for your login credentials.