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Although there’s no mission statement, Just Black Singles does seem to have pretty much only black members. No surprises, perhaps, but often you find that black dating websites have members of various ethnicities who are interested in black dating.
So, this is more specialized than many, but sadly its lacklustre membership numbers mean that you have a reduced chance of finding a date. What’s more, its search options are very underdevelopedand, whilst it does have some really useful features, there are also a few which are much less useful.
Let’s talk about the membership numbers first. When we logged on there were only 6 other members online, some of whom were hundreds of miles away from our location. This doesn’t bode too well, unless of course you’re okay with long distance relationships or don’t mind moving home.
There were, however, over six thousand members within travelling distance of our test location, which isn’t too shabby. So, opportunities are there if you’re willing to make the effort, but we don’t think you should expect a vast number of members to live near you unless you’re in a major city.
The other slight worry is that members might not really be all that active on the site, particularly since there are so many profiles but so few people browsing the site. This has a knock on effect regarding the features.
So, there are a lot of well considered features on the site, including instant messaging, email services, diaries, encounters, favorite member lists and more. We’ll go into some detail about those in a moment, but the fact remains that if people aren’t active on the site then these communication tools become somewhat irrelevant.
Most dating sites have an internal email system and instant messenger, but JustBlackSingles also allows you to develop your profile page with a video message. From what we could tell, there aren’t video chat options, though, so you won’t be able to get up close and personal using a webcam, if that’s what you’re looking for.
We were, however, pleased to see the “diaries” and “encounters” sections of the site, which allow you to arrange to meet up with members in real life to do...whatever it is you decide!
You can browse the site for free and even perform a search (although as we mentioned, the search options are very limited). Upgrading isn’t cheap, although it’s not hugely expensive either.
By far the best deal comes from the longer contracts, but then we’re not utterly convinced that you’ll want to spend 12 months using the site unless you really meet people who you click with. And then there’s no telling how often they’ll be online or if they’ve paid to upgrade their membership.
Whilst there is a live sales team representative to offer help prior to signing up, the FAQ and general assistance on the site was pretty minor and incomplete compared with Just Black Single’s competitors.
This site has a lot of promise but it needs to work on improving membership numbers and making sure its members are active on the site, otherwise all that hard work could go to waste.
If you find members you like and they seem to use the site frequently then maybe this is a good option for you, particularly if you’re only interested in meeting other black singles.
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