Blackplanet is a social network site for Black and African American people. You can connect with friends; chat, share photos, videos and music. If you're interested in meeting someone for romance, there's even a separate dating area.
BlackPlanet isn't a dating site but lots of people there are looking for dates and more. It's a good place to meet for romance, friendship, or simply social networking. Anyone can join. Though most are African Americans.
You can join for free, chat for free and make dates for free. New members have to create a profile that includes photographs and a bit of personal information.
Once you've joined, there's lots to do: post on forums, search for other members with similar interests, or read a number of informative and entertaining blogs on African American interests. BlackPlanet has an app that you can download from the iTunes store.
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To get to know people, you can join and organize groups of users that share your interests. You can even organize your own social events. The social network lets you create a personalized network of friends from all over the country.
BlackPlanet is a relaxed way of looking a romance. There are plenty of ways to find other members who share your interests--and your relationship preferences. I came across plenty of people asking for dates, hookups and more...
While basic access is free, you can buy additional site features by earning "member points." The way to earn these points is to contribute to site content, whether by posting photographs of yourself, writing articles, or recommending the site to friends.