BBW Cupid Review

Overview

BBWCupid.com has been around since 2005 and forms part of the Cupid Media network of dating sites. The network is made up of over 30 different niche sites aimed at bringing together like minded people based on their personal traits, lifestyles, interests and so on. BBW dating is no exception, and the aim of this site is to bring together large ladies (or men) and their admirers.

There are plenty of members on the site and not just within the USA. The network covers the UK, Canada, Australia and more.

Joining the site

Like almost all dating websites, you must first register in order to access the site, and this can be done for free. Just enter your name, email address and a password and you will be taken to a profile page, where you can enter various details about yourself such as age, location, appearance, interests and so on, and post pictures. Alternatively, you can register using your Facebook account.

You are then invited to complete a personal profile page, where you can tell people a bit about yourself and the kind of thing you are looking for. Paid members are given more options here, such as the ability to complete a personality profile and post more pictures.

The site comes with a very good search facility which allows you to browse members, and you can perform an advanced search to filter members based on your own criteria such as age, location, personality and so on. You can then visit the profiles and contact them via the on site messaging service.

Memberships and prices

Like with most dating sites, it’s at this point where the limitations start to kick in unless you become a paid member. In order to be able to read messages from other members, either the sender or recipient must be paid members. We actually think this is a good idea because otherwise, anybody and anyone could join for free and start messaging people, perhaps posting spam or other such unsolicited mail.

Prices are subject to change but at the time of writing there are two membership levels, gold and platinum. Gold is about $25 per month whilst platinum costs $30, but bulk discounts are available. Join for a full year and it falls to just $8 per month for gold and $10 for platinum – but bear in mind you will pay upfront for the full year. Three and six month options are also available.

UK pricing is roughly comparable, with prices starting at £18 per month for gold membership or £22 for the platinum. Again, pay for a longer term and the price per month falls, with a one year membership to platinum coming in at around seven pounds a month.

As well as being able to send, receive and read messages from other members, gold members get an IM chat service, and will rank more highly in search results than their non-paying counterparts. Upgrade to platinum and you get video chat thrown in, and even better search rankings. This is an excellent added feature which really gives you the chance to get to know members a lot better before going on to meet them face to face.

Using the site

Overall BBWCupid is enjoyable and easy to use. It is mobile friendly so you can search or chat with other members on the move, and the added features such as instant messaging and video chat are great extras. Most importantly, of course, is the fact that this site is dedicated to big women, making it a great way to connect larger ladies and their admirers. For BBWs especially, it is the chance to find a potential date without fear of being knocked back on the basis of size – indeed, size matters here, and this site serves as a useful reminder that BBW admirers are out there in their thousands and millions!

So certainly this serves as an excellent choice of dating site if you are a large lady, BHM or any other man looking for a woman with curves, and this site comes recommended. But like with any dating site there are a few pitfalls well worth mentioning…

What to watch out for

BBWCupid can be a joy to navigate and use, but like with most dating sites you need to be on your guard. Consider the following when navigating the site:-

Watch for fake profiles. Common sense is key here – if you are approached by someone who does not appear genuine, is not in your part of the world, does not appear to be a good match or whatever else, ask yourself if they are really interested or just looking to trick you. Messages from women who are not even BBWs is a good example, and sadly a common occurrence on sites that form part of a network of niche sites.

Be careful what you disclose. Scammers might try to use your details to their advantage so don’t give away anything too personal that could be used against you.

Most profiles are genuine of course, but even then it can take time to really get to know someone, particularly over the Internet. Be prepared for a few setbacks such as rejections or people who don’t turn out to be quite what their profile might suggest, and keep looking.

Watch out out for men who come here looking for BBWs as a last resort, believing they have more chance with you as a big woman. What you want as a plus size woman is those men with a genuine love of the bigger woman, not just people who are desperate!

Keep in mind too that more mainstream sites like match.com have huge membership volumes and may well have just as many BBWs and admirers within their network, although they will be harder to pick out, and you perhaps risk more criticism or rejection from others for your appearance or preferences.

 

 

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