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We have awarded Black Cupid our prestigious Silver Award in this category, having reviewed 13 Black Dating Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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If you’re looking for a cherub to ping you with his love arrows, and you’re interested in black or interracial dates, you might want to consider Black Cupid. This site is devoted to providing an online community ideal for bringing together people and providing an opportunity for relationships to flourish. Its members are from around the world and the site is part of the Cupid Media network. This is a group of over 30 dating sites that provide quality services to their members.
All of the Cupid Media sites are focused towards a particular user group, and Black Cupid, is of course, no different. With a vast range of features, we were impressed by what Black Cupid has to offer its members.
However, there are a couple of differences to bear in mind before deciding to pay for this website. Firstly, it’s a little cheaper than its sister site, “Afro Introductions”. Secondly, there’s a reason for this: membership numbers are much lower.
Black Cupid has a free trial membership option available, so we would suggest that all members who think they may be interested in Black Cupid give the free membership a try and see whether they enjoy the features available on the site.
If things look very promising, then the platinum membership may turn out to be a valuable investment. In fact, the Platinum package costs the same as the Gold package offer you’ll find on Afro Introductions, and the gold package here will also save you a few dollars over the big sister website. But the question is, is it worth the saving? The short answer to this is: probably not.
There are far fewer members using Black Cupid than Afro Introductions and therefore your dating options are more limited. However, there is an up side to this: it might feel less intimidating because the members have chosen to sign up for the smaller dating site. Chances are they feel that some dating sites are far too big, whereas you are more likely to get to see the same people online and get to know more of the community on a smaller site.
Black Cupid provides members with a choice of useful features to help you create a profile and attract other members. You can include all the basic information you wish, plus a bit extra to help advertise yourself.
All members can upload photos, and you can chat to paying members if they decide to get in touch with you. If you don't have much time, the basic profile will take just minutes to finish, but the complete profile is a really superb way to let other members know about yourself.
We were somewhat let down by the fact that members can only add five photos to their profiles, but the search functions are great and allow you to be very specific about what/who you’re looking for.
Members can also add a 'Personality Profile' to their regular profiles, to let members know a little more about them. There's also an 'auto-match' service, which uses information in the personality profile to bring members closer to their 'perfect matches'.
There is a useful internal mail system, and you can send 'interests' to let folks know that you're interested in them. Black Cupid also has an instant messaging service, letting its members get to know each other better through live chat.
There are several video options: you can record a video profile for all members to see you or send private video mail to make things more personal. This is a great way to take things to the next level if you choose, especially since hearing and seeing someone can make a lot of difference to how they think of you.
Finally, members have access to (and can also contribute to) a range of articles on dating, sexual safety, travel and more. This adds a sense of community and also offers useful advice if you’re new to dating or want some tips on how to take things to the next level.
So, all things considered, it seems clear that Black Cupid offers a range of excellent features. It’s cheaper than other sites in its network, but it also has lower membership numbers, potentially reducing your chances of finding a date.
However, membership numbers are still healthy and if you see someone you like on here then it’s definitely worth setting up an account to get to know them a bit better.
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