Black People Meet
- Helpful Filters for Profile Discovery
- Different Forms of Profile Interaction
- Built In Ice-Breakers
- Targeted Demographic
- Weak Matchmaking Algorithm
- Free Version Allow No Profile Interactions
- Complicated User Interface
BlackPeople Meet (BPM) is the largest dating site for single African-Americans looking for a partnership. This site tends to be more like (link) Match.com in the sense that users are not really looking for casual flings or hook up, but rather are seeking long-term relationships. The average age of people on Black People Meet is 30-40, mostly in America.
Since it’s inception in 2002, Black People Meet has provided single African-Americans a place to meet online. Although, it is not required to be black to join the site, as you browse profiles you will notice people of other races on the site.
Black People Meet offers several ways to interact with the profiles on the site, including direct question asking, flirts, direct messaging and liking profiles. Some find this array of contact features confusing are not sure where to start. But the fact that you have several forms of communication or at least interaction is appealing to those who might not be comfortable with directly initiating a conversation. There is also a feature similar to Tinder that allows you to swipe on profiles you are interested in, letting the other know you are interested in them. A quick and convenient feature, among a set of otherwise confusing (for some) features.
You can also pay to promote your profile to the front page, garnering more exposure and contact from other users.
The profiles on BPM are honest, legit profiles. The screening and registration process is simple and straight forward. However, some find the matchmaking system a bit dated. Instead users tend to lean on the site filters for profile discovery and browsing. This is advantage and disadvantage depending on your patient and familiarity with these type of platforms. Some may become frustrated with the lack of “automation” and abandon the platform.
Your data is protected on BlackPeople meet with secure encryption and there appears to be no issue with data breaches or security.
It is free to browse the site, but to interact you must pay. The payment system can be misleading/confusing at times, giving you a “weekly” cost instead of monthly. These payments will auto-renew themselves unless you actively opt out, which is not clearly stated on the site.
- 1 Month Membership – $17
- 3 Month Membership – $39
- 6 Months – $66