Review (Black People Meet)

BlackPeopleMeet Reviews

Average: • 3.2 / 5 (by 23 Users) for   View Add

Though it has a smaller user base than big-name services like Match, BlackPeopleMeet offers a community exclusively for black men and women who wish to meet for friendship, fun, and long-term love. The site was founded in 2002 and now claims to be the largest online meeting place for black singles in the United States and Canada.

New users can take the service for a test drive with a free account. After joining, complete your profile by filling out the 'About' section and writing three short personal essays about yourself and the partner you're looking for. You can further differentiate your profile by answering personality questions and adding interests.

To give shy suitors a helping hand, select up to four Message Ideas matches can send to break the ice. The questions include “Do you have any strange or hidden talents?” and “If you had to leave everything behind but could choose 5 things to take with you, what would they be?”

BlackPeopleMeet offers several ways to view matches. The standard search feature can be filtered and sorted according to various parameters, like distance, appearance, and whether the profiles include photos. Searches can also be conducted by username, keyword, and members who are currently online.

For matching more akin to the modern mobile app experience, try 'I'm Interested' or 'Today's Matches'. Both features present users one at a time and require a yes or a no before moving to the next profile.

Messaging is only available to members with paid subscriptions. Premium memberships start at $16.75 for one month and unlock a range of useful communication features. Along with sending and receiving mail messages, paid members can chat via instant messaging and see which members have Fave'd or Flirted with them.

Further opportunities for interaction are purchased via a Tokens system. Tokens start at $0.99 for 25, and can be redeemed for four add-ons: PromoteMe, NotifyMe, MatchMe, and VirtualGifts.

So how does BlackPeopleMeet stack up against dating's heavy-hitters? Its free functionality is limited, but the rates are not unreasonable for a paid subscription. It lacks the robust matching algorithm of larger competitors, but if you're willing to put in the work, the search filters are fairly extensive and there are multiple ways to view matches.

If you prefer the niche experience of a dating service designed specifically for the black community, a trial run with a free account is definetly worth a try.

Positives of BlackPeopleMeet

  • One of the largest dating services for black singles in the United States and Canada
  • "Message Ideas" feature offers an easy way to break the ice and start conversations around subjects that matter to you
  • Have your profile only show up for the people you want to see it

Negatives of BlackPeopleMeet

  • Profiles could use more details
  • Free users cannot communicate with potential matches

At a Glance

United States, Canada
Member Numbers:
1,000,000 ?
Cost per Month:
From $11.96 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic

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BlackPeopleMeet Free Membership

  • Free memberships available
  • Included:
    • Create a profile
      • Sign up with gender/seeking, location, username, password, birthday, and email address
      • Complete short personal essay
        • Limited to 1,250 characters
      • Choose a greeting that tells matches about your personality and interests
      • Finish profile
        • Complete 'About' section
          • Covers basic personal information like education, occupation, religion, appearance, and lifestyle
        • Answer short personal essays
          • A little about me...
          • About the one I'm looking for...
          • I'd just like to add...
        • Respond to personality questions
        • Add up to three interests
        • Add message ideas
          • Choose up to four questions that people who are interested may answer when they send you a message
    • Add photos (including those from your phone and Facebook)
    • Photo likes
    • Send flirts
    • Search for matches
    • View other member profiles
    • Access via phones as tablets as well from dating apps available on iOS (Apple) and Android (Google)
  • Not included:
    • Enhanced search and match options
    • Send and receive mail messages
    • Chat by instant message
    • See members who have Flirted with you
    • See members who have Fave'd you
    • Features purchased by using Tokens like PromoteMe, ConnectMe, NotifyMe, MatchMe, and Virtual Gifts

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Dating
  • Long-Term
  • Penpal

BlackPeopleMeet Costs

  • Prices last confirmed April 4, 2018. Please check BlackPeopleMeet for most recent pricing. All prices in USD unless specified otherwise. Prices may differ based on location, time of purchase, or access point (this can include device used and/or if accessed from a website or app)
  • Premium memberships available
    • Costs
      • 6 months for $2.99 per week (billed in one payment of $71.70)
      • 3 months for $3.49 per week (billed in one payment of $41.85)
      • 1 month for $4.19 per week (billed in one payment of $16.75)
    • One time $3.99 processing fee added to all new upgrade orders
    • Subscriptions automatically renew for the same price and package length
  • Tokens
    • Use tokens to purchase additional features:
      • PromoteMe (moves your profile to top of search results)
      • MatchMe (added to members daily matches)
      • NotifyMe (notified when selected members log into BlackPeopleMeet)
      • VirtualGifts (send gift images to your favorite members)
    • Costs
      • 280 tokens for $9.99
      • 110 tokens for $3.99
      • 25 tokens for $0.99
  • Payments accepted via credit card or PayPal
  • Memberships automatically renew until cancelled. You can cancel anytime by clicking on "My Account" in the upper right hand corner and then on "Account Status"

BlackPeopleMeet Viewing & Communication Features

  • Profile
  • Photos
  • Mail messages
  • Instant messages
  • Flirts
  • Likes
  • Favorites
  • Photo comments
  • Connections
    • MatchMe
      • Get placed into someone's daily matches to see if the interest is mutual before you make the first move
    • VirtualGifts
      • Send a digital present to tell a match you would like to get to know them better
    • PromoteMe
      • Boost your profile to the top of search results for 60 minutes
    • NotifyMe
      • Receive alerts when someone you're interested in comes online during the next 7 days
  • Mobile apps (iOS and Android)
    • Register
    • Edit profile
    • Upload photos
    • Swipe to view matches
    • Search matches
    • Send, receive, and reply to messages
    • See Favorites, Views, and Yes Votes
    • Send and view Flirts
    • Save profiles
    • Like photos
  • ConnectMe
    • Send and receive calls, texts, and voicemails while keeping your personal phone number private
  • Privacy and safety features
    • Block specific members from viewing your profile and communicating with you
    • Turn off your online status
    • Only show your profile to singles you want; you can specify an age range for men and women
    • Email alerts for flirts, new messages, etc. can be easily turned on or off under the "My Accounts" page
  • Standard search
    • Search by:
      • Keyword
      • Online now
      • Username
      • Who's viewed me
    • Filter by:
      • Age
      • Location
      • Photos
      • Appearance
      • Looking for
      • Relationship status
      • Lifestyle
      • Zodiac sign
    • Sort by:
      • Distance
      • Activity
      • New members
      • Members online
  • I'm Interested
  • Today's Matches
  • New members
  • Who Viewed Me
  • Reminders
  • My Community Updates

Other BlackPeopleMeet Information

  • Black People Meet is operated by People Media, a Match Group company. Match Group is a subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp

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