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Ethiopian Personals is a site that is focused on getting all black singles hooked up with their perfect matches in an online dating environment. With a number of practical features, designed to enhance the dating experience of all of the site's users, Ethiopian Personals is suitable for those users who are looking for love online, particularly if they are Ethiopian or have Ethiopian ancestry. Ethiopian Personals is part of World Singles, the company behind Soul Singles (and many other online dating sites).
One thing that was disappointing about Ethiopian Personals at the outset was the price, which, despite sharing many of the features of Soul Singles, was considerably higher than that other dating sites we’ve reviewed. In fact, they have lowered some of their prices but at almost $40 a month for the 1-month membership, we were shocked by how expensive the site was.
If you are a little reluctant about spending so much on a dating site like Ethiopian Personals, we would suggest you give the site a go by signing up to the site's free membership option. By so doing, you can check out what the site has to offer in terms of features for a limited period of time, before signing up to a subscription membership.
Another disappointment is the quality of photos you can upload. These are up to a maximum of 200kb per snap, which is about 1/25th of the size you can find on other websites. Subsequently the quality suffers and we also found that some pictures were stretched or squished, making the image distorted and unattractive.
As well as this, we also had trouble signing up and had to try another email account with a different browser for it to work. When trying to perform a search we were given a message saying that our account had been restricted. Why? We’d done nothing wrong and only wanted to search around the website. This really is a problem for anyone who wishes to see what’s on offer before they pay for the service.
On the bright side, users of Ethiopian Personals can create their own profile, complete with an unlimited number of photos to let other users know what you're like. You also have the option to spend a little more time on your profile to make it a little more exciting. You can record a video message to introduce yourself and host this message on your profile for all users to check out.
You can also take the 'personality match' test and publish the results on your profile, so that other users know exactly what yuou are like as a person, and what you are looking for in a lover. We were impressed by both of these features, as we thought they spiced-up the process of creating a profile using Ethiopian Personals.
You can send 'flirts' to other users to let them know that you are interested, and contact them through the internal Ethiopian Personals mailbox, or using the fantastic instant messaging service. Finally, you can manage your contacts using a 'friends network', which is publically viewable, and a 'favorites list', which is private and can't be seen by everyone.
Ethiopian Personals does have a decent set of features and a more than acceptable number of users. The site is however, too expensive to warrant our wholehearted recommendation. At between $20 and $40 per month, this site could cost more than it's worth.
Considering the content of Ethopian Personals, as compared to other sites we have reviewed, we don't feel that this price is at all justified, as most of the sites in this category offer the same features (and in many cases, more!) for a lot less in terms of monthly subscription.
Ethiopian Personals does offer free membership, and we would suggest that anyone considering subscribing to this site signs up to the free trial to compare the features to those of other sites. If you give Ethiopian Personals a try, we hope you don’t encounter the same problems as we did, as this can make the site difficult to use.
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