Exclusively for African Americans, BlackPeopleMeet.com offers a joy and affordable matchmaking platform.
- Diversity of ways to use the site and interact
- Welcoming of different orientations, lifestyles, and figure types
- Useful filters for the search and your activity history
- Slew of possible icebreakers and message prompts are built into profile pages
- Free version only lets you look around, not interact
- All the different options, deeds, and sections can become convoluted
- Matchmaking features are feeble, and the add-on
Launched in 2002, BlackPeopleMeet (BPM) is the largest site for African-American singles and one of several niche dating sites run by People Media. It&rsquo,s closer to parent site Match.com than to a hookup app, users are generally looking for more serious relationships, and most are in their 30s and 40s.
- Members, who use the site for free, have access to the basic site but can&rsquo,t indeed interact
- Subscribers, who pay a monthly fee, have access to the utter range of features for interacting
Subscription is cheaper than many other dating sites, albeit pricing is somewhat deceptively introduced — the rates listed describe the weekly cost, rather than the standard monthly cost. The three subscription options are $66 U.S. for six months ($11/month), $39 for three months ($13/month), or $17 for one month. All are billed as one-time lump payments.
The subscription also automatically renews itself when it runs out, so anyone who has abandoned the site will have to go back in and deliberately opt out rather than letting the immobilized term expire.
Sign-Up &, Login Process Process
The brief sign-up process prompts you to select your gender and the gender you&rsquo,re looking for, input your location, and then create a username, bio, and further description.
If you want to get commenced right away, you can choose one of a dozen pre-set personality types to serve as your bio. Your options are Family Very first, Educated, Foodie, Nature Paramour, Nerd, Adventurous, Old Soul, Active, Ambitious, Music Head, Creative, Educated, and Humorous. The types are common enough to find on dating sites, and their default bios are pleasurably written but can be an awkward substitute for a real persona.
Logging in to BlackPeopleMeet requires the elementary combination of your email address and password — nothing more, nothing less. Using your email instead of a username just means you have one less thing to reminisce when logging in.
Members &, Messaging
BPM provides a lot of different avenues for talking to other members:
You can send a message, send a &ldquo,Flirt&rdquo, (i.e. an indication you&rsquo,re interested), or ask a question. If you&rsquo,re not ready to reach out directly, you can Dearest a profile or Like a specific photo. On the homepage, you can live talk or send Flirts to a sidebar of people presently online.
- 7 personality questions on how punctual you are, whether you like books, etc
- Top Interests and written explanations of why they&rsquo,re significant to you. This section often gives some of the better insights into people.
- Questions you invite your profile viewers to response in a message to you
All profile pages also include a &ldquo,you may also like&rdquo, bottom bar that lists three similar profiles.
- Many ways to interact with other users, from elementary indications of interest to utter messages and questions
- Thorough, easily-accessible interaction history
- Filterable search
- Instant live talk
- It&rsquo,s effortless to sign up and browse before buying
- Slew of possible icebreakers and message prompts in profile pages
- Paid tokens provide extra features such as promoting your account
- Paid members can create audio and movie messages to put up on their profiles for public or private consumption
Safety &, Security
Safety: The terms &, conditions explain that BPM does not conduct criminal checks or otherwise screen users, but may look into and suspend accounts at its discretion.
People Media also operates the more niche Black People Meet spinoffs, Black Seniors Meet and Black Christian People Meet.
Total Price Per Option
- Free Account $0.00
- 1 Month $16.75
- Three Months $13.95/month (17% Savings)
- 6 Months $11.95/month (29% Savings)