Full review of BlackPeopleMeet

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Meant for black men, black women, and others interested in some fun or meeting a special person, blackpeoplemeet.com is the largest dating site of its kind. Giving you access to a large African American community, with most members being single black women and men, is perhaps the biggest attraction of this site.

But is that the only thing this site offers? Or does blackpeoplemeet.com offers great features to go with its large community?

Read on to find out all you want to know about blackpeoplemeet.com.

The Sign-up Process

You don't have to do a lot to sign up to the site. Just click the Search Now button on the homepage, fill in the necessary information including your email address, screen name, and a password.

Once you've logged in, you'll be prompted to complete your profile and upload your photo, which is highly recommended. Users with a profile photo get ten times more viewership than those without.


You can join the site for free. But then, as a free member you will not have access to many important features. The site also offers paid membership options, and there are three price plans to choose from:

  • $4.19/week for 1 month
  • $3.25/week for 3 months
  • $2.75/week for 6 months

You can pay through credit card as well as PayPal.


The site's user-interface and design is simple yet effective. However, the site's layout is a big disappointment. Constant adverts that are displayed are irritating. The biggest irritant is the one that constantly asks you to upgrade. Making matters worse is the fact that it occupies a big portion of the top part of the screen, so basically the first thing you notice on any site page is this advert.

In addition to this, because of the poorly-planned layout, you are likely to miss information present on the bottom half of the screen. If that's not enough, you are also going to have a hard time finding menus like Help, Privacy Policy, Dating Tips, etc. All of them are hidden at the bottom of the screen.

Searching for a mate is easy and quick, thanks to various search keywords. However, at the time of this review, we found that many members hadn't logged in for the past several days.

You can chat with other members through an instant messenger, but a one-to-one web cam chat feature is not there Some key features on offer on this site are:

PromoteMe – Want to get noticed? You might want to think about using this feature, which allows you to put yourself at the very top of the search results. This, in turn, allows you attract more attention. This feature, however, is only available to paid members.

VirtualGifts – Another fun feature reserved only for paid members, VirtualGifts, as the name suggests, allows you to send a virtual gift to someone special to show how you feel about them.

Flirts – Like someone? Instead of a lengthy message, send them a flirt to tell them you are interested in them. Free and paid members can both send flirts.

Free Membership Vs Paid Membership

Just like most other dating sites, free members here too can receive emails and instant messages from paid members and reply to them, but they cannot initiate contact with other free members. As a free member, you can create your profile, upload a profile photo, view profiles of other members, and search for a mate using basic search keywords.

All other advanced features, like PromoteMe, VirtualGifts, and advanced search, are for paid members only.

Safety & Privacy

The site's management claims they take every possible measure to ensure members' private information is safe and protected. Blackpeoplemeet.com does not share, rent, or sell personal information of members to any third party.

Customer Support

Blackpeoplemeet.com provides customer support via email and there's also a FAQ section. However, the problem is that there's no direct access to customer support. One has to first click the Help button, which is located at the bottom of the page and to access which, you'll have to scroll the page down.


Without a doubt, Blackpeoplemeet.com has a large user base. However, many users haven't recently logged in, so that negates some of the advantage. For a free user, the site offers pretty much the same set of features that other sites offer. Paid members, on the other hand, don't get some of the premium features, like webcam chat, which nearly all top dating sites provide. However, one thing you can say in the defense of Blackpeoplemeet.com is that it is considerably less expensive than other dating sites.

If you are looking for a premium dating site with latest features and no adverts, this site might not be the right one for you.

However, if you are looking for a site with a large community of single black women and black men and don't mind mediocre features and user experience, Blackpeoplemeet.com is where you should be.

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