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Originating in 2002, BlackSingles is an online dating site that is designed to help black men and women find a long-term relationship. This matchmaking site also welcomes any person that prefers dating African American singles and doesn’t mind interracial dating. The homepage on BlackSingles has a deep red and gold color theme that instantly grabs your attention. There is also a photo of a happy black couple that found their special someone in one another. Since BlackSingles understands how difficult it is to find a lasting relationship and showcases many user-friendly features that increase the chances of finding a great match for you. With a member database that continues to grow daily, you just may find the person you have been searching for all your life on BlackSingles.

How it works

To become a member on BlackSingles, you must select general information from several drop-down menus about your gender, height, body type, eye and hair color, relationship status, ethnicity and occupation. Once that’s done, complete the sign up process with your email address and username.

Next, you can create your profile by writing a description about yourself and your personality. Make this section of your profile comes to life by sharing an amusing or interesting story about yourself. This is far better than just writing generic things that you enjoy doing such as walks on the beach, watching sunsets or going to the movies. Just about everyone loves doing those common things, so a personal anecdote will make your profile stand out a lot more. Another way to make a memorable impression is to upload a couple of photos to your profile.

Once completed, you will have the option to fill out the In My Own Words section by writing essays in response to questions like “What would I like to do on a first date? Why you should get to know me? What good things have past relationships taught me? and How would I describe my perfect day?” Each of your essays must get approval from Customer Care before they are posted to your profile. You can also share extra information in the More About Me section which allows you to list all your favorite things like bands, musicians, physical activities, restaurants and foods.


One of the features on your profile page is a free Color Code Personality Test, which is a 2-part assessment of your personality and teaches you valuable insights about your relationship style and how it affects your relationships. It’s a great way to learn more about yourself and takes approximately 15 minutes. The first section of this personality test consists of scanning 30 word clusters and selecting the one that best describes you when you were a small child. The second section has 15 different situations and you have to select the reactions that best reflect your behavior and emotions as a child. Once you are finished, you are given your results and assigned a core color which represents one of four personality types.

Once you have acquired extensive knowledge about yourself, it’s time to check out other users. When you browse profiles, you will see a comparison chart that displays their core color and how compatible you are in percentages. You can do a quick search by selecting your gender, your ideal match’s gender and the location you want to search. Or you can do an advanced search with keywords such as a certain hobby, likes and dislikes or interests. Along with keywords, you can choose other search criteria like marital status, ethnicity, drinking tendencies, body type, child custody situation, education and language spoken.


Another fun dating feature is called Secret Admirer which shows you the users that BlackSingles feel are good matches for you. You get to decide if you think that it’s a great match by clicking “Yes”. “No” or “Maybe”. BlackSingles will alert you when there is a mutual Yes between you and another member through the Both Said Yes notification system.


If you want to connect with someone online, you will need to upgrade your subscription. With a basic membership, you are limited to playing the Secret Admirer game and can add users to a Favorites list. You are not allowed to post or comment on the message board. Once you upgrade your membership, you unlock features such as e-mail, instant messages, online chat and the BlackSingles message boards.

Length 6 Months 3 Months 1 Months
Cost $6.99/mo $8.99/mo $14.99/mo

The Good…

BlackSingles is easy to navigate because features are thoroughly explained Features help to promote thorough matching

The Bad…

There are over 20 small icons throughout the site and you have to read a long list to actually understand them all and what they mean

The Ugly…

Message boards are very active but chat rooms seem empty in comparison to other online dating sites


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