The site claims an impressive three million users are active every day and make the impressive statement that you know at least one person who found someone on POF.
In Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, Schofield stormed out of the dock as prosecutors detailed his shocking history of violence against a string of girlfriends dating back to 2009.
One of his previous victims had been threatened with a crowbar, headbutted and stripped of her clothing whilst another was punched in the stomach and grabbed until she almost fainted.
On Monday, POF founder, Markus Frind, announced to members that the site will be undergoing some major changes.
What frequent IE users might not have realized was that if they searched for four or more Intimate Encounters, they triggered filters that blocked them from messaging members who did not want to hear from IE singles trolling for hook-ups on the site.
Those who did know this often created secondary accounts --one for legitimate dates and another for their secret sexploits.
In February 2017, 27-year-old Scott Lazenby was jailed seven years for raping one woman he met on the site and molesting another victim in front of her own son.