BlackPeopleMeet
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Our Review

Blackpeoplemeet.com is one of the many niche dating websites launched by Texas-based company People Media. Since its launch in 2002, BlackPeopleMeet has become the site to go to for African-Americans looking for friends, casual dates, long-term relationships and marriage. Although the site is targeted towards African-Americans, anyone can join the website regardless of ethnicity. Is BlackPeopleMeet the best place to meet African-Americans in your vicinity through a safe environment? Find out in this review!

Member Structure

Members
900,000 from USA
Members activity
30,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
45 %
55 %
  • 4.5 million site visits per month worldwide
  • 4.3 million visitors from the US per month

The website caters to a demographic that is usually ignored in other mainstream dating websites, so it's good that they're getting the attention that they deserve on this website. Also, despite being a targeted dating site, they don't restrict people from other races from joining. For example, if you're Caucasian or Asian, but you prefer African-American singles, you are free to search for one on this website.

Signing Up

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  • New members have to provide personal information such as their zipcode, birthday, preferred username and password
  • Users can describe themselves via the biography text box in1,250 characters or less.
  • Sign up and profile creation takes 2-3 minutes
  • Members can upload up to 30 photos
  • Photos can be uploaded directly from your computer, or imported from your Facebook profile

The signup process is made up of 5 screens, with the last screen being an advertisement for premium membership. The only personal information you need to divulge is your birthday and zipcode, making it perfect for people who value their privacy. The website doesn't prolong the signup process, allowing users to immediately start using the website, instead of being stuck between screens of endless questions.

Making Contact

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  • Users get 11 featured matches per day
  • There's a free search option where users can access all active members of the website
  • The right side of the screen contains a list of featured members that you can chat or flirt with immediately
  • All users can view the profile pictures of other website members
  • Users can't message other members unless they have a paid membership
  • There is a chatroom
  • For free users, the only option to communicate is others is the Flirt option. It is the quickest way to notify other members that you're interested in them.

Users can play a game on the site called I'm Interested. The game is similar to the swipe left and right game played on mobile dating apps. You see a picture of the potential match on your screen, together with basic information such as location, age and last online activity. Another game named Who Do You Like? has users comparing pictures of two different members. You can choose which of the two matches you're interested in. If you're not interested in either of them, you can skip the set.

While there are several ways to contact other members on the website, these are available only for paid members. This might feel limiting to free users, but once you're a paid member, there are a lot of features that you can enjoy. Aside from the basic chat and flirt options, the ConnectMe feature allows you to call other members without revealing your phone number.

Profile Quality

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  • It is possible to see all pictures of other members as a free user
  • All pictures have a single privacy setting, so if you upload your picture to the system, it will be seen by all users
  • The possibility of fake profiles exist, as the dating site has no identity verification process
  • Users can report profiles that they suspect are fake to customer service
  • Employees or representatives of BlackPeopleMeet occasionally create test profiles to test certain features of the website
  • The profiles are quite detailed
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

BlackPeopleMeet is an online dating service that provides its users a multitude of opportunities to express themselves, introduce themselves to other members and show others how unique they are, using the several profile fields and text boxes on the profile page. However, most users don't take advantage of this and leave their profiles blank for the most part because it is not mandatory. You can find dates through this website by picking profiles that are mostly complete, with genuine-sounding entries.

Overall, the website has done a decent job in terms of profile quality. The site does offer a lot of opportunities for users to customize their profiles to make themselves stand out. Sadly, since it's not mandatory, some users don't make full use of the site's features.

Real Life Review

I'm white, but I've always been fond of black women. In fact, my 2 ex-girlfriends were both African-American. I joined BlackPeopleMeet because it was difficult to find potential matches on mainstream dating sites. At first, it was difficult to find matches because it turns out, most of the women on the site are also looking for black guys, but a few were openminded enough to meet a Caucasian guy such as myself. Although I haven't found the love of my life yet, I've gone on a few dates with a couple of great African-American women on the site. I'll continue looking; hopefully, third time's the charm!

Design and Usability

The website's layout is very neat and organized. Despite the site having several features, they are all accessible using the left side navigation bar. There are also several options available through the top navigation bar. All features are easy to get to without much tech know-how. Pages load easily - even pages with several pictures such as the search result page.
 

BlackPeopleMeet Costs and Prices

Free Services
  • Account registration
  • Profile creation
  • Potential match searches
  • Flirt with matches that you're interested in
Fee based Services
  • Message potential matches
  • See which members Fave'd and Flirted with you
  • Match Me
  • PromoteMe
  • ConnectMe
  • ProfilePro
Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
Premium Membership
1 Month16.75 $ / Month16.75 $
3 Months13.95 $ / Month41.85 $
6 Months11.95 $ / Month71.70 $
Tokens
25 Credits0.04 $ / Credit0.99 $
110 Credits0.04 $ / Credit3.99 $
280 Credits0.04 $ / Credit9.99 $

Is BlackPeopleMeet expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers BlackPeopleMeet is inexpensive.

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Payment Options
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Cheque

The total payment for your subscription will include state taxes. First-time subscription payments will incur a one-time $3.99 processing fee. BlackPeopleMeet subscription plans are renewed automatically, and members have to manually cancel their subscription through their account settings

 

Special Features

Compared to other dating sites, this site has a plethora of features to not only entertain members, but to keep them safe as they experience online dating.

VIrtual Gifts

You can spend tokens to purchase Virtual Gifts, which you can give to your potential matches to get their attention. Virtual gifts are virtual representations of actual gifts that people give to each other, such as flowers, stuff toys, gadgets and others.

ProfilePro

If you are unsure about what to write on your profile, or you don't know how to make yourself sound more interesting to others, you can avail of ProfilePro, the site's professional writing service. A group of professional writers will give your profile a facelift to make sure you sound like a catch to potential matches.

PromoteMe and MatchMe

When you activate the PromoteMe feature, your profile will appear on top of match search results. If you also want to appear more often on other people's featured daily matches, you can avail of the MatchMe feature.

ConnectMe

Sometimes, text messages are not enough and you want to hear your potential match's voice. However, you might not want to risk using your phone number because you don't want to reveal any information about yourself. With the site's ConnectMe feature, the site gives you a disposal phone number which you can use to contact another BlackPeopleMeet member.

Our rating

Signing Up: 4.5 / 5
Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
Profile Quality: 4.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 4.0 / 5

Editors Conclusion

Chris Pleines
People Media's niche dating sites are always on point when it comes to knowing what their targeted market needs, and BlackPeopleMeet.com is no exception. In a world where African-Americans are often not represented enough on mainstream dating sites, this site has become a safe haven not only for African-Americans, but for people of other races with a preference for them. The site is a great place to look for anything from friendships to potential life partners, under a safe and secure platform. 

FAQ

Facts

Can anyone join blackpeoplemeet.com?

Yes, as long as you are of legal age, you can join the website. As the site's name suggests, it is a place to meet African-American men and women, so it's a good place for people of other races to meet them as well.

Who owns Blackpeoplemeet?

Blackpeoplemeet.com is owned by People Media.

How to join blackpeoplemeet.com?

Just login to Blackpeoplemeet.com and signup for an account. Account creation is free and takes only a few minutes.

How good is blackpeoplemeet.com?

Since it is a niche dating site, how good it is depends on a person's preference. If you prefer African-Americans regardless of what ethnicity you are, you will find the site very productive and useful.

When did blackpeoplemeet com start?

The site was founded in 2002.

How is blackpeoplemeet not racist?

There has been a lot of controversy regarding the website's name, saying that a site that alienates other races and caters only to one is racist. However, Blackpeoplemeet.com is not racist. It would only be racist if the site excluded all other races, except African-Americans. However, everyone can join the website - although the member demographic is over 95% African-American, all races are welcome to join the site. Also, the intention is to give people who have a preference for African-Americans their own home, it is not meant to offend or degrade in any way.

Is there a blackpeoplemeet mobile site or app?

Yes, the BPM website is very responsive, so you can view the mobile version if you access it using your smartphone's mobile browser. The site also has an app, which is available for download via the Google Play Store and Apple Store.

Costs

How much does Blackpeoplemeet com cost?

Opening an account and creating your profile is completely free on the site. For everything else, users have to upgrade their account to a premium subscription, which starts at $4.19 per week.

How to get Blackpeoplemeet for free?

Occasionally, Blackpeoplemeet.com gives people a 7-day free trial of the site's premium membership. To get notification as to when the next free trial is going to happen, go to your settings and turn on promotional notifications.

Cancellation

Can you tell me how to delete blackpeoplemeet profile?

To delete your profile, go to the gear icon at the top-right corner of the screen. Choose the ""My Account" option from the drop-down menu. Once you're on the Account screen, look for the Account Status portion and click on "View Account Status". From there, you have the option of removing your profile from the site.

How do I cancel my blackpeoplemeet subscription?

Subscriptions are automatically renewed so if you want to cancel your premium membership, you have to do so manually through the settings menu. Go to the gear icon at the top-right corner of the screen. Choose the ""My Account" option from the drop-down menu. Once you're on the Account screen, look for the Account Status portion and click on "View Account Status". From there, choose the "More Account Status Changes" tab and check the "Remove Automatic Renewal" option.

If for some reason, your card is still charged even after removing automatic renewal, you should call their cancellations department at 1-866-727-8920 during office hours.

Payment

What are the various blackpeoplemeet payment options?

You can purchase a premium membership using your credit card, PayPal account or Mail-in Order.

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Company:PeopleMedia, Inc.
Phone-Hotline:(214) 576-3272
Adress:P. O. Box 12627 Dallas, TX 75225