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BlackFling is a site which has both love and lust on the brain. A lot of its members are looking for dating but a great number are also interested in flirting and having a fling. The site is generally well designed, although it has a very basic search feature. If you’re interested in speaking over webcam, this is an option, and prices range from expensive to crazily (perhaps suspiciously) cheap.
If you skipped past our costs section in this review, scroll back up, go on! The keen eyed among you will notice that, for some reason, an 18 month Gold membership is less than $20 for the whole period. Or so it says. When we actually started to sign up for this package we were told “Today’s charge is $125 for 545 days” and that membership would renew afterwards. It’s confusing to say the least, and we’d recommend double checking with the site’s admin if you wish to purchase this package. From what we can gather you will be charged $125 for 18 months, which is still cheap but not as cheap as they initially suggested.
Okay that’s enough about the costs of using the site. The important question is how good is BlackFling and how likely are you to find a date using it? Well, from our experiences around the site, we have to say that this might be better suited to someone who is looking for dates rather than long term relationships.
The fact that they have a 3 month guarantee that you’ll hook up, or you receive free membership, is pretty much indicative of that. With this accepted, you’ll find a decent number of members signed up, a vast majority of whom (although not exclusively) are black.
Photos tend to be a little saucier, without verging into pornographic, and members are a bit more open to talking about what they’re after in the bedroom as well as socially and personally.
You’ll find a lot of attractive members, either just by browsing or through performing searches, although the search options are very limited. This was a big issue for us as the limited search options really do hold you back when you want to find members with particular traits.
You can chat to members by sending email style messages or instant chat messages. However, if you’re interested in video chat then this is also a major feature of the site and is a great way to get to know someone up close and personal. Of course, you’ll need a web cam and mic to fully appreciate these video features.
If you want to find active members then you can click on “most popular” to discover who has been appreciated by others around the site, and these people are often online and chatting.
Black Fling can be accessed on a mobile device simply by downloading an app, which is not something every dating site offers. This will allow you to always be in touch with your favorite members, and be on call should they want to contact you when you’re out.
A final note of concern for some: when we tried to sign up initially we couldn’t because no confirmation email was sent. However, after using another email address we had no problems. If you have the same issue you might want to try registering with a second email address or emailing admin with any issues.
With a decent number of members, a number of communication tools and a (potentially) very cheap Gold membership offer, BlackFling has a lot to offer. It doesn’t tick all the boxes but if you’re looking for a short term relationship or encounter then this could be a site worth your time.
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