BlackCupid.com is just one of the many niche dating sites run by the online dating conglomerate Cupid Media, which currently has around 30 million singles registered on a worldwide scale. It provides a way for black singles to find each other and communicate, as well as date or even start a relationship. This is neither an exclusively interracial dating site nor one aimed solely at Black and African American users: it is rather aimed at Black singles and those interested in Black dating.
First Experience on BlackCupid.com UK
Being a member of a number of niche dating sites, our experience was that BlackCupid’s layout may seem somewhat generic, only having had the colors and a few pictures changed around a little bit. Do not let this put you off. In certain parts of the world, particularly in the United States and the UK, there are a good few singles to choose from.
A lot of the singles on BlackCupid seem to know what they want. It may take you a while to actually find a good match for yourself, but it will end up being worth it. The site is thankfully rather easy to navigate, however. You will have a toolbar at the top which will give you all of the features that you need in order to move around successfully. While some of the singles on BlackCupid may not have any profile pictures up, there are a lot of them that do.
Features on BlackCupid
Like a lot of Cupid Media’s sites, BlackCupid.com offers a selection of different features to help singles find love. The ‘Show Interest’ button is a great icebreaker, showing someone that you are interested in them without having to verbally communicate it. Sending the first message can sometimes be quite awkward and therefore some may view this button as a savior.
Messaging people on BlackCupid can be done through chat. You can also click on profiles and send messages, or even communicate via video. Actual communication on BlackCupid can only really take place if you are willing to pay for membership. Thankfully, there is a number of payment options available. Users can choose between Gold and Platinum. Both allow you to communicate, however Platinum ensures that you will be shown in the top rankings.