BlackPeopleMeet Review

30 customer reviews
Morgan Mandriota

In a Nutshell

BlackPeopleMeet.com is exactly the type of online dating app that it claims to be, in that all of the people I’ve found while browsing the website are black and/or looking for varying kinds of relationships with someone of African American descent. It’s the largest dating site for black singles or non-blacks seeking a black partner, with almost a million members and 1,000 new members joining every day.

pros

  • Largest dating site for black singles in the US
  • Quick and simple signup
  • Post audio and video greetings to your profile

cons

  • Only paying users can communicate
  • No personality test
  • Customer support by email only

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BlackPeopleMeet at a Glance

Best for: Black singles or non-blacks looking for a black partner

Number of members: 1 million

Recommended age: 30+

Favorite features: Conversation icebreakers & video and audio greetings

Signup Process

A simple site with a basic layout, BPM’s signup process is straightforward. The first step is to choose the gender of the person you’re seeking. The site is open to straight, gay and lesbian black singles who are married, single, divorced or widowed. Next, you’ll select your geographic region, followed by zip code. After this, choose a username and password, enter your birthdate and upload a picture, either from your computer or from Facebook. 


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After uploading a photo, add a paragraph about yourself for your dating profile. Share as much as you feel comfortable with, and know that the more open you are, the easier it will be to find the right person.

Once the signup process is complete, you’ll be able to choose from the different subscription options that BlackPeopleMeet offers. Pick the plan that’s best for you and your budget and start enjoying the site. 

Matchmaking & Search Functions

BlackPeopleMeet has both basic and enhanced search options. Similar to apps like Tinder, BPM lets you browse through profiles one at a time with an “Are you interested” feature. In addition, you can search for users based on keywords, usernames, who’s online now, and who’s viewed you recently.

Basic searches include:

  • Gender of potential match, along with age range and location
  • Displaying profiles with only photos/videos/audio greeting and who has completed the personality test
  • Ability to view results in either thumbnails or gallery mode

Advanced searches include:

  • View profiles of members who have logged in during the last X number of days
  • Who has viewed your profile recently 
  • Who has flirted with you
  • Username search
  • Who’s online now
  • Today’s birthdays
  • Who you viewed
  • Who has bookmarked you 
  • My matches 
  • According to age range, marital status, location, physical build, height and Zodiac sign 

The downside to BPM’s matchmaking is that it doesn’t have any in-depth questionnaires or personality quizzes, so it offers no “smart matching” feature. This is advantageous for those who want to go through profiles individually or who are looking for anything casual; however, it may limit your ability to evaluate long-term suitability of potential matches.

Features & Communication Tools

My favorite feature on this app is the “Looking For” feature, which enables users to clearly state what it is that they want in a relationship. These “Looking For” options include marriage, a serious relationship, a casual relationship, travel partner, friendship, or pen pal. I haven’t had much luck with dating apps in the past when searching for a life partner, but I have certainly gained a lot of friends and pen pals over the years, so seeing these options on this list genuinely made me smile.

BPM’s “Promote Me” feature allows users to promote themselves to the first page of search results with virtual tokens that can be bought at $0.99 each for 25 tokens, $3.99 each for 110 tokens, or $9.99 each for 280 tokens.  

Communication options range from email, instant chat, audio and video greetings, to sending ‘Flirts’, liking photos and favoriting profiles. You can also send virtual gifts, as well as notifications that you’re online. 

The BlackPeopleMeet mobile app is extremely easy to use and offers different types of search options and sorting features to make it easy to find the type of person you want. I really liked that you can access all of the important functions of this best dating app on the free trial version. I was able to “flirt” with members, view their full profiles, look through their photos, send them messages, and even rate my daily matches so the algorithm would update with better matches the next day.

For those tongue-tied about the first move, “Message Ideas” can be used as icebreakers to give you an idea of what to say to a potential match. At any rate, with BlackPeopleMeet you won’t be lacking ways to communicate with people. Keep in mind that in order to communicate with members using any of these options, you’ll need to upgrade to a paid account.

BlackPeopleMeet Love Stories

I just want to say, I have found true love and the most: beautiful, amazing and wonderful woman, thanks to this site. I want to wish everyone the best of luck in finding theirs. I am terminating my membership on here, since I found the woman I am to share the rest of my life with.” - Sacramento, CA

I found someone that I've grown to love very much on this site. We will be meeting for the first time and he's moving to Florida on the 21st of this month and now I no longer need you guys. I love this site and will recommend this site to any and everyone.” - Tampa, FL

I was able to find a wonderful woman through the use of your site. We are currently dating and it is quite serious. After one month I truly feel as though she is the woman of my dreams and when the time is right I will ask her to marry me. Thanks BPM.” - Germantown, MD

Safety & Security

Security is paramount at BPM, and users will find that the site itself provides some useful safety tips for online and offline dating. Singles who wish to keep their identity private can turn off their online status to browse ‘anonymously.’ In addition, threatening users can simply be blocked. 

Pricing 

3-Month Membership

6-Month Membership

1-Month Membership

$3.49/week

$2.99/week

$4.19/week

Starting at just $13.96 a month for a 3-month membership, BPM is more affordable than many of its competitors. The free plan provides very limited options for contact with other members, but paid members have a wide variety of ways to communicate at a fair price. 

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Help & Support 

If you encounter any problems with the service, contact BPM’s support via the online contact form and you'll receive an email response. There is no option for live chat or phone support with a customer service representative.

Find Love on BlackPeopleMeet

For somebody who doesn’t want to pay money for a dating app but wants to find eligible black singles in their area, BlackPeopleMeet.com is definitely the best dating site to try. Whether you’re a single black man or woman looking to find a romantic or casual relationship with another black man or woman, or you’re a person of another race who’s interested in dating black singles, this online dating app is known to be the premier online destination for African American dating.

Frequently Asked Questions
Is BlackPeopleMeet a good dating site?
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BlackPeopleMeet is one of the largest online dating site for the black community and those looking to meet black singles. It has a large user base, a modern platform, and many matchmaking, searching, and communication tools that make it easy to find and meet other singles.
Is BlackPeopleMeet com legit?
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BlackPeopleMeet is a well-established dating site with over 1 million users and a professionally designed platform. It was founded in 2002 and has been operating for almost 20 years.
How much does BlackPeopleMeet com cost?
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The cost of a membership depends on how long you commit for. If you join for 6 months the cost will be $2.99 per week or $11.96 per month. The cost for a 3-month subscription is $3.99 per week or $13.96 per month, and the cost of a 1-month subscription is $4.19 per week.
Morgan Mandriota is a freelance sex and wellness writer with bylines at Betches, Health.com, and BuzzFeed. Her insight has been quoted in Cosmopolitan, Tinder, The New York Times, and more. When Morgan isn't writing about orgasms, dating struggles, or CBD, she loves traveling, eating tacos, and training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

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Cleveland, AL
7 months ago

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It very good dating site. It is easy to use. It's very informative. I would recommend it to my friends and family

Nicki, SC
9 months ago

Black people meet is great fun and exciting. They gave great customer service. I met some cool people on the site

Tom, MI
9 months ago

It's an awesome site where you get to meet people and really build a great friendship

Bob, MO
5 months ago

Great and interesting place for black people to meet. There are really great people on this website.

Dann, LA
7 months ago

Black People meet will let you meet people that are close to what you are looking for in a relationship

Vandan, MS
6 months ago

Because it's a good dating site but could be better in some ways. Like think of some cool unique things to make the site better that more people from different backgrounds would join

BRS, NE
7 months ago

Not a lot of fake profiles. The ease of use for the website is perfect. You meet some interesting people

JV, AK
6 months ago

The website helped me find love with my partner as well as happiness and something I haven't felt in a long time

Lisa, TX
7 months ago

It's very easy to connect with other of the same color as each other and I would recommend it

Mattie, OK
9 months ago

I just felt like I had a hard time making a connection with people. I tried and tried, but nothing worked. I'm so lonely. I think the site could be better.

Matt, GA
10 months ago

Its good honest site. Have no issues using site. Get it if you are looking for someone. Give it chance.

Samuel, FL
9 months ago

I like the website and how it is easy to use. I also like how big it is and how many people are on it

Vantrice, MS
6 months ago

Because it's a great site but still needs a lot of improvement. It could use more fun things to find the perfect match

Angie, NC
8 months ago

It was fine but could be better with using their site. I didn't find it to be user friendly.

Gloria, MS
6 months ago

It's an okay site, but it could be a lot better. It's hard to get good matches on the site.

Peaches, AZ
9 months ago

I thought using this site I would find different people, only to find the same people on Black People Meet were on the free sites as well.

RG, SC
9 months ago

Not sure, but I like the price. Sometimes the site offers discounts. I like that I can hide my profile from time to time if needed.

Mark, IL
9 months ago

It just was hard to find someone compatible and like me. There was not enough information on the person.

Sarah, SC
6 months ago

Because Black People Meet was not 100% my cup of tea so I deactivated my profile but I may try to give it another try one day

Ahmell, NY
9 months ago

I don't really use it too much but I've had it for a while. It seems like a good app/site. I've never met anyone I've wanted to hook up with yet.

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