BlackPeopleMeet.com is an online personals community for black singles or for people who want to meet someone who is black. The site has live chat, email, match suggestions, and a dating magazine. Paid membership is required to access email.
The site is a popular, with around 349,000 active users and is currently the largest community dedicated to Black singles. It's run by People Media and offers a standard set of features, a limited range of which are offered for free. BPM attracts people from all nations and walks of life.
After the sign up, one can create a photo ad and then browse the profiles of others. Free members can't access their mail box until they upgrade. A membership upgrade allows full access which includes email, live chat, watching videos and viewing interest from others.
The site is quite fast and easy to navigate, though if you have a free account you will frequently be directed to the "signup page" whenever you try to access a premium feature.
The searching option not only finds compatible matches, but for premium users it shows who is online and who has viewed or bookmarked your profile in the last 10 days. When you come across a profile that takes your interest, you are able to send an electronic 'flirt' signal to let them know you are interested (available for free).
This makes for a fun and lively atmosphere. The live chat allows for quick contact and conversation, but again this requires an upgrade to premium.
To Sum Up
Blackpeoplemeet.com is easy to understand and navigate. The regular signup specials make it one of the most affordable dating sites around. Despite its name, blackpeoplemeet.com has many nationalities and races in the profile pool.
The site is well-established and is in no way exclusive and all races are welcome to join.
By Tara Miller