The two main types of dating sites (free vs. paid) have their advantages and disadvantages. The main difference is that paid membership sites are “closed systems”. This means that members have to pay in order to views pictures and profiles that are uploaded to the system. This allows for better privacy and less chance that an image you upload will be used for a purpose that you did not intend.

Free sites like Plenty of Fish or Black Planet are “open systems” which allow any user to access you personal information. This may not bother some people, but for professionals, racy images could cause harm to careers or relationships. It is also important to note that free sites tend to be HUGE. This mean you would have less of a chance to get to know someone on an individual basis.

On “free” sites, female members receive large amount of emails from daters that are not that serious about a relationship or marriage. This would cause many good matches to be ignored, due the the sheer amount of emails that they receive every day.

Profile Tips for Black Single Daters

When creating a profile for an online dating site, it is important to upload a wide variety of accurate pictures and information. For example, if you use the 1 shot that makes you look better than you really do, it may lead to an uncomfortable situation if you ever decide to meet up. Most experts recommend uploading an attractive picture of your face for your main profile image and then a series of shot the accurately depict your body in a variety of circumstances. This would include pictures of you engaged in your hobbies, hanging out with friends, or doing what you like to do to have fun.

Another important tip to create a successful online dating profile is to be truthful about your weight, height, and employment. The most likely thing for men to lie about on their profiles are their income and their height. On the othe rhand, for women, the most likely thing they lied about was their weight.


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