The dating site is aimed at singles from specific demographics, namely black people. Black Singles provides free registration and access to many features, except for messaging functions. Nevertheless, all members can show attraction to other members of a community by sending Smiles, using the Secret Admirer tool, and connecting with people who share similar interests and are compatible based on personality tests. For that, the website shows a color code with the percentage of shared interests. Black Singles provides three different types of paid subscriptions.
Currently, if you are interested in joining Black Singles, you need to go to the EliteSingles website and fill out the application there. Simply, follow the link from the Black Singles main page. After that, choose your gender and preferences for the match, fill out the email address, and press the Get started button. Nest, the website asks you to create a strong password and answer some basic questions about yourself and the person you are looking for. Basic questions are combined with a questionnaire that is unavoidable and takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. This personality test is needed for the matching algorithm to find people’s profiles matching your character. The compatibility test is designed to increase the chances of picking up the most suitable partner on the website. After completing the test, you can proceed to the next step.
The profile contains basic information about the user. You can jazz up your profile by filling in a Fun Facts section. There you can answer 15 questions about yourself to give a potential partner more details about your fun side. For a more detailed introduction, users can write short essays describing things they think are important to them, such as what is a perfect day.
You can also explore an Ideal Match section. There you can choose various characteristics to find a person that has qualities in common with you. One more option is Black Singles provide to give more information about yourself is to write a description in your own words. You can write up to 7 paragraphs.
The website also enables the color code personality profile. This system helps to pick up better matches. In short, the matching system assigns a color to your profile based on the personality test and interpret the meaning of the color.
Finally, in order to complete the description, you can upload up to four pictures to your profile.
The matching is pretty straightforward on the Black Singles website. In order to meet your ideal match, you need to select your preferred age range and acceptable distance of your potential match. At the next step, select preferable traits, habits, and appearance (you can choose more than one). Additionally, it is possible to select the order of importance of the characteristics of the person you are looking for. Finally, you can choose the emailing options, and Black Singles will send you updates with new users from your searching criteria. The website recommends checking and contacting new people regularly to increase your dating experience.
The website enables you to make the connection in various ways such as viewing profile, access to private mail, instant messenger with video chat and audio chat, and chat rooms. One more way to find compatible people is to participate in the Message Boards. Members of the community can not only find useful information but also express themselves and get to know other people’s thoughts on the topic. Members can send greeting cards not only to users on the Black Singles but to friends outside of the community.
Users can also exchange smiles or winks, view who checked them out, and whether they have a secret admirer.
Black Singles can be accessed from everywhere. But it is mostly popular in the United States and Canada. Similarly, the main language of the website is English, but you can look for people who speak other languages than English. Black Singles states that it has hundreds of thousands of members worldwide with almost 50-50 male-to-female ratio.
Anyone who has reached 18 years old can register at Black Singles.
It is possible to look for partners of the same or opposite sex on Black Singles. When registering on the website, you need to choose the preferable sex of the person you are looking for.
The Black Singles website is targeted at people of a specific ethnic background.
Singles with different religions can feel free to join the Black Singles website. On the website, members can decide whether to share their religious background and filter users through religion.
This dating site has a couple of interesting functions.
Members can secretly like other people if they think they can match. To do that, look for the Secret Admirer function on the members’ profile. Click Y, M, or N. this function is anonymous, and only if the other person does the same you will match. In this case, you will get the Secret Admirer Alert.
Search functions simple and has two modes: basic and advanced. To use a basic search, just enter the age and location. If you want to look for people with certain traits, enter the desired characteristics of the person you want to meet.
Besides, email users can use instant messaging with people who are online. With instant messages, users can not only send texts but also engage in more interactive communication with the help of video chat or audio chat. Alternatively, members of Black Singles can enter chat rooms to socialize
with other singles on the website. Users can also find people with shared interests on the Message Boards. This tool helps everyone express themselves and simultaneously connect and mingle with other people on the website. You can share your ideas, stay informed, and view what other people think about the particular topic.
Finally, E-cards let you connect and communicate with singles on this dating site by sending greetings. It is possible to send greetings to people outside the community.
The website marks each profile according to the color code. It is based on the information analysis and marks the compatibility with your own personality. The color code also shows the percentage, and users can see the description of the meaning of each color.
The Black Singles website organizes offline events and even awards tours to various popular spots.
The website doesn’t spot the activity of the users but provides tips for safe dating on the site. In particular, the website advises not to share any contact information on the profile, stay anonymous as long as you feel it, and meet at public places and avoid meeting at home or hotels. Finally, Black Singles asks to report any suspicious activity to protect not only yourself but other members.
As for the safety of the user’s information submitted to the website, Black Singles informs that all information is stored on the computers of the company that operates the Black Singles website in the United States. Moreover, the company uses practices standards to the industry to safeguard the confidentiality of user’s information, such as “firewalls” and Secure Socket Layers. All personal information is treated carefully and protected against loss and unauthorized access. The website uses the services of advertising companies who can gather anonymous information about members’ visits to the Black Singles website.
As mentioned above, Black Singles does not check the activity of the users to determine violators. However, the website encourages all members to report any suspicious activity to help keep the Black Singles’ community safe from violators and abusers.
The dating site is run by Spark Networks, Inc., an NYSE MKT Company (LOV), with its headquarters in Berlin, Germany. If you need to reach support, you can dial 800-942-1495 for assistance.
There is free membership as well as three subscription periods to make the experience of online dating more beneficial. It should not be a surprise that communication features are limited for non-paid users. However, free members can not only create a profile but also attract others’ attention in many ways. As for premium members, they can mail, chat, use instant messager, or post on the message boards without limitations.
Free Black Singles’ services include quite a wide range of things. First of all, its profile creation, where users can add general information such as name, gender, birth date, country, type of relationship they are looking for (multiple). They can also add some additional information to the profile and describe their look, ethnicity, marital status, etc. Users can also write a short introduction to describe themselves better with their own words. The fun facts section is also included in free services. Profiles of standard members are indicated by color code.
Besides filling out information to the profile, free users can upload as many photos’ as they want and create albums to share with other users. Everyone on the website can see who is also currently online and use search options. Free users can create the “Hot list” and add people they like to access them later.
All the communication functions are available only to paid users of Black Singles. That means that in order to be able to use emails, chat rooms, instant messages with video and audio calls, and participate in the discussion in the message boards, users need to buy one of the paid memberships.
One month premium subscriptions cost 9.99 USD per month. For three-month members need to pay $20.97. After that, users can renew the subscription for 6.99 USD per month. Finally, the subscription for half a year costs $29.94, with the possibility to renew the subscription for 4.99 USD per month after six months. However, listed prices can differ depending on the location and the time of purchase. Users can cancel a subscription at any time as well as turn off the renewal of the next period.
The Black Singles website was created in 2002, and the design may seem a little bit outdated. Nevertheless, it is minimalistic, with black text over the white background that does not strain the user’s eyes.
All the main functions are located in the drop-out menu on the top of a page. There are many icons used by the website for the activities. Many of them are self-explanatory, but in case you do not recognize the function, you can consult the help section.
Black Singles does not have a mobile application. However, the browser version is accessible from mobile devices. It works the same way with all the services and functions available from the mobile device.
company: Spark Networks® USA, LLC
Address: P.O. Box 739 Orem, UT 84059-0739 U.S.A.
Despite Black Singles is aimed at the black people community, people of any ethnic background can register on the website. This dating site offers various ways to introduce yourself to a potential match. On the other side, communication is possible only to premium members. With a free membership, users can only get acquainted with the site to decide if they want to become members of the Black Singles community.