When the African was brought to the USA as a slave 200 years back, no one could have imagined that a time would come when emancipation of the African-American would reach an apex with the race having its own dating sites. Blackpeoplemeet.com is one of the premier dating sites that has carved a niche for itself in the field of dating exclusively for the Afro-Americans. The site is owned Match.com a company of IAC/Interactive Corp.match.com. The company was acquired for $80 million in 2009. One of the significant limitations of this site is that you must be single or separated and any violation of this can result in termination of membership.
What does this site sell? List the products, Brands and services offered.
Blackpeoplemeet.com is part of the sites run by People Media and was founded in 2002. It focuses on a specific demographic group, in this case the Africa-American. People Media is a company that operates 6 of the top 50 ranked personals websites and as per data available the site has over250, 000 paying members. Blackpeoplemeet .com is the largest dating site for Afro-Asians and reportedly has over a million visitors every month. The site is the biggest dating site for Afro- Asians and over 1000 new black singles join every month. The site is targeted towards Afro Americans in USA and Canada.
Though the site is primarily meant for Afro Americans, yet people from all over the world can become members. Initial membership is free but it has limited search facilities and one must become a paying member to reap the full benefits of the site. For members the site gives excellent dating tips like how to graduate from online dating to offline dating. The rates of paid membership are as follows and are billed in one payment. In addition to the membership there is a onetime payment of $4.95 to cover administrative fees.
a) For one month- $ 14.95
b) 6 months- $9.95 per month ( $59.70)
c) 12months -$10.00 per month ( $119.95)
Paid membership brings its own benefits and members can send and read unlimited Messages as well has have video and other chats during the period of membership. Bear in mind that the site carries out an ‘automatic renewal’ and in case you wish to opt out you have to specifically inform the site well before the payment cycle.
You can pay on line through any of the popular payment systems like credit cards, western union and mail in order.
What are this sites return policies?
Paid membership can be cancelled at any time. Failing to do this will result in automatic renewals of your memberships. All purchases are final and the site does not refund any subscription for any unused period. You can cancel any time by clicking on ‘My Account’ at the upper right hand corner and then going to ‘Account status'.
What are the sites shipping policies and costs? What countries do they ship to?
The site can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Though it targets only the Afro-American others can also become its members. Though the membership is open yet the site primarily targets the Afro Americans in the USA and Canada.
Does this site have physical stores? Where are they located?
The site is a dating site that makes use of the net and as such does not have any physical stores. The site has an excellent array of photographs of its members which showcase the site.
How can I reach customer service of this site? Does it offer a tel number? List its address and any contact info.
The site can be contacted by email and fax. One can send an email by logging on the site and filling in the necessary details like user name and email address. You can also mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can contact them by post by sending a self addressed envelope with sufficient postage at
PO Box 12627, Dallas TX75225
The telephone number does not appear on the site. However they can be contacted through a toll free number at
Do they offer any help or introductory video? Embed them in your summary.
The site has no embedded videos on the site, but they have a number of commercials . Some of them are listed below
Do the offer any discounts and coupons?
The site has a plethora of discounts and coupons available on the net. You can avail them at
The site is the biggest Afro American dating site and has many success stories. But one complaint against the site is the system of automatic renewals without taking the consent of the customer. There have been some complaints on this issue. However the site is an excellent platform for singles and separated blacks’ to strike a relationship. The general feedback of the site is good.