Once you’re ready to register with BlackCupid.com, just hit “View Singles Now”. This will take you to the registration page, where you’ll need to provide a few details about yourself, including your name, age, gender, email and password. Once you’ve agreed to the T & C’s, you’ll then be able to register. Alternatively, you can sign up via Facebook. BlackCupid.com keeps its registration process very quick and straightforward, making it easier for target members to sign up. Once you’ve provided your email address and some basic personal information, you can then go on to view matches. Member login is quick and simple, and mobile login is possible via the site’s app, which can be downloaded for free from GooglePlay. Unfortunately, the app isn’t available for Windows phone or iOS currently. Although, the site adapts so well to mobile viewing that it hardly matters, with everything in mobile view being similar to the desktop view.
BlackCupid.com encourages you to create profile by showing your progress on the toolbar at the top of the page. There are several profile questions to answer, however, it’s not necessary to answer all of them if you don’t want to. It’s really up to you how much information you provide. You can provide information about your appearance, background, interests, lifestyle and personality, as well as what you’re looking for in a partner. Of course, sharing as many details as possible will help users to find you in search results, improving your chances of finding a match. Similarly, it makes sense to add some photos if you want users to click on your profile. The site promotes a special offer whereby you’ll get three months of premium membership if you upload a photo of yourself. Seems like a good deal to us! Keep in mind that photos need to be verified by the BlackCupid.com team before they will appear on your dating profile. There are also a number of guidelines to follow when uploading photos. For example, they must have good lighting, show your face and they must never contain nudity!
It’s possible to use the site for free on a basic plan, however, you’ll miss out on many exciting features. Whilst you’ll be able to browse profiles and communicate with paid members, you won’t be able to chat with everyone. This means that if you do come across the profile of someone you’re really interested in, but they can only access free features too, you’ll have no way of contacting them. When you upgrade your membership to a premium plane, you’ll be able to chat with anyone, regardless of their membership status, and you’ll also be able to chat live via the site’s instant messaging function. Here’s what you’ll get if you do choose to upgrade.
Chat with all members
Send and receive unlimited messages
Access the site’s instant messaging function
Escape annoying ads
Browse profiles anonymously
Rank high in search results
Increased profile space
Highlight your profile
Advanced search and matching features
It’s certainly possible to make good use of the site with a basic plan, especially with some great free account features on offer. However, upgrading will undoubtedly improve your online dating experience, making it well worth considering if you can afford to do so.
You can start to search profiles as soon as you’ve registered with the site, however, if you want to narrow down your results to find your most compatible matches, you’ll need to use the search function. Click “Search” at the top of the page and complete the advanced search form. You can search by city, search by username, and it’s quick and easy to search mobile using the app. Once you’ve found a member you’re interested in, you can start messaging them right away. As we previously mentioned, unless you upgrade to a paid membership, you’ll only be able to contact premium members.
If you want to cancel your BlackCupid.com, account you can do so easily within just a few seconds. Simply hit “Profile Settings” at the top right of the page and then scroll down to “Switch Off Profile”. Click the link and then enter your password and reason for leaving. Once you’ve confirmed this, your membership will be cancelled right away.
BlackCupid.com provides a fun and easy way for black singles to connect. The site is clean and easy to navigate, and the app is available to download for free from GooglePlay. What’s great about the site is that you can actually enjoy using it without upgrading to a premium membership. You can join and browse profiles for free, and you can also send messages to other members, as long as they have a premium account. You won’t be able to contact other basic members unless you upgrade.