It's free to register with BlackChristianPeopleMeet.com, and the steps are straightforward. You are asked a series of basic questions – are you a man seeking women or woman seeking men, are you from the USA or Canada, your zip code, Christian name and password, date of birth, and email address. Creating a member login is a seamless procedure which should take less than five minutes.
There are two options to create a profile, either by going through your existing Facebook account or by building a dating profile from scratch. Even if you already have a Facebook account, which you use in conjunction with other platforms, the second option isn't that much slower. To create your profile you need to answer six profile questions. You are asked your gender, but not sexual preference. Unlike more generic sites, BlackChristianPeopleMeet.com only caters for heterosexual relationships. It will also bar anyone whose Facebook status indicates they are already married or separated. The question about your religion has two options, Christian or Catholic. Given the fact there are numerous separate groups within these umbrella headings, this seems unnecessarily vague.
Once you have added your personal details, you have the option of uploading a photo (or copying one from your Facebook.) Although this isn't mandatory, you are best to comply, otherwise your profile will not be included in search results. It's worth noting staff at BlackChristianPeopleMeet.com need to approve every photo, so you won't be able to start the process of searching for matches for up to 48 hours. You can also upload short videos.
You can also ask four questions, or ‘message ideas,' to be posed to visitors to your profile, acting as an icebreaker. Lastly, you can report suspicious profiles to the staff, depending on if you suspect someone is married, a minor, or is scamming users.
Whether a profile page is detailed or not is entirely up to the user, so they vary in the information they present. They also remain invisible until a photo is uploaded/verified. They do indicate whether the person is online, and information can be altered at a later date.
BlackPeopleMeet.com offers two membership options, either free features or a premium plan. The basic plans entitles you to register, create a profile, upload photos, browse through profiles, and save favorite profiles. Free account features also include the ability to send ‘flirts' – a method of expressing direct interest in another site user.
Upgrading to a premium subscription currently costs $13.99 per month over one month, dropping to $8.99 over three months and $6.49 over six months. The fee-based plan offers various enhanced services, including more advanced search and match options, communicating via email, reading and replying to direct messages, the ability to see those who are interested in you and those who have favorited you. You can also chat with members online.
So, the all-important question facing any newcomer, how to search on BlackPeopleMeet.com? You can search profiles for free. How to use BlackPeopleMeet.com search depends on the gender of the date you are keen to connect with, so you can choose from the parameters search black men or search black women. You input your zip code from the outset, so you can search by city or state. As well as viewing profiles you can get into direct messaging. How to message someone on the site is straightforward, but depends on whether you have a free or paid subscription. You can certainly like photos or send Flirts as you search, but in order to contact members without restrictions, you have more options being a paid-up member.
If the issue of how to cancel your BlackPeopleMeet.com account arises, all you have to do is go to your ‘Account Status' page and follow the instructions about canceling your membership. Similarly, you can cancel your subscription at any point by clicking on ‘My Account', selecting ‘Account Status History' and following the steps.
Although BlackPeopleMeet is an online dating site restricted to a particular demographic – black individuals for whom their Christian faith is the defining aspect of their character – the community gravitating to this resource isn't exclusively African American, and persons from other religious sects are welcomed. The major red line is that members need to be single, and preferably seeking a serious, long-term relationship. Popular from over-18s right up to over-55s, the peak demographic for its users is the 25-34 age group, of whom the majority of those presently signed-up are females.
Despite what would appear to be a fairly niche interest area, BlackPeopleMeet.com is a very popular dating resource, with approaching two million members from the USA, increasing at a rate of 34,000 per month. Overall, it has a female to male ratio of 35:65.
The site is designed to be user-friendly, with seamless navigation. One of its most welcome features is an absence of annoying adverts or pop-ups.