BlackSingles.com is a very well trafficked black dating web site. It's meant for African American singles who want to get in touch with other African American Singles. You can use their instant messaging and chat system to interact with others who have similar faith, beliefs and culture.
BlackSingles.com has a friendly messageboard which has many of its members posting messages and interacting. Signing up with them and posting messages on their message board is a good way to get started.
BlackSingles.com is open to all age groups. So whether you're looking for dating opportunities with young black boys and girls or teens or senior black men and women, they're all here. You can find big and beautiful black women here. Just go to their advanced search and filter by body type and age and you can find that 30 year old chubby black woman you're looking for! All profiles are straight however. There don't seem to be gay or lesbian profiles. Nor is there a search for their profiles.
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Initial membership of BlackSingles.com is free. Their profile creation is a simple two-step process. You're asked to enter your name, sex, date of birth, country and zip code. You can choose multiple options from the 'types of relationships'. The basic profile includes Height, Body Type, Ethnicity, Language, Education, Occupation, Smoking, Drinking, Marital Status,Children, Religion. Everything else is optional. It is recommended that you take some time out and create an elaborate profile. Also add a picture. There are hundreds of thousands of black singles looking for dating opportunities and just having a picture sets you apart from those who don't have one. With a profile that has been worked on, you'll be head and shoulders above others, in getting noticed. The ten-minute investment will result in a payoff by way of much better response to your profile. Besides if you don't opt for a paid membership, having an attractive profile is your best bet because non-paying members can receive instant messages from paying members and reply to them.
You can optionally answer questions related to your likes and dislikes - the music and food you like for instance. Like most other dating sites you can add people to your favorites or friends list here. You can also see who's online at the time. Searching profiles is possible by age, gender and all other fields of a profile, if you use the advanced search.
BlackSingles.com has very creative ways of getting you in touch with people you're interested in if you do not want to send them a mail directly. You'll see clickable choices when browsing through the results of your search. If you choose 'Yes' your profile will ber displayed to that person along with three other profiles in an email sent to them. Choosing 'maybe' means your profile will be sent in an email to them along with four other profiles. There will be no way for the person to know which of the four was interested in him/her. If you choose 'no' that profile will still show up in search options, but will not figure in possible email of matches. BlackSingles.com can also email you a list of matching profiles based on the criterion you specify.
There are also personality tests which eventually tag your profile as being of a specific type based on 'color'. This builds and accurate description of your persona and taking it can also result in increased interest in your profile.
Free trial members on BlackSingles.com cannot mail, chat, instant message or post on the message boards. This means everyone who posts on the message board is a member and if you find someone's personality interesting based on hsw/her posts you can always take the conversation private by instant messaging or emails. If you choose to have only a free profile, make sure you add a picture and spend time making your profile interesting so other paying members are motivated to get in touch with you.