BBWCupid is a BBW (Big Beautiful Woman) dating website that lets BBW and Big Handsome Men to find their soulmate online. Users can register for free and check the features of the site. The basic search allows you to find a partner by gender, age and exact location. You can also specify what you’re interested in, from pen pal and friendship to romance/dating and marriage, so you can be as casual or serious as you choose to be.
It’s free to join the site as a standard member and there are two higher subscription membership types available: Gold and Premium. There is little difference between these two other than video contact, which is a key benefit if you’re seriously looking for “the one” and want to know what the person looks and sounds like in real time.
All profile pictures are good quality, bright close-ups, as the moderators insist upon these. This makes the person seem much more open and you can more clearly see who you’re attracted to and who really doesn’t float your boat. Members appear to be listed by their first name, rather than usernames, which also makes the person seem more real and less of an internet statistic.
Results show you when the member last logged in, which is really handy if they’ve already found the love of their life and don’t log in to the site any more. It also tells you what they’re looking for if they’re still active, so you know how suitable or unsuitable you are to their needs. Importantly, it also shows you where they are based. All of this is listed in one small and perfectly formed member box profile.
If you’re in a hurry you can make searches even more compact by showing only photos and a key for your response, e.g. clicking on the heart indicates you want to show interest or clicking on the tick adds the person to your favorites.
If you’ve got more time then you can see more detailed searches with a little teaser of what the member has written about themselves and if you’re really into them you can open their full profile in a handy tab format. As you’re looking at member profiles there are discreet and friendly safety reminders highlighting the dangers that can be presented online, especially when discussing personal information.
In the center of your home page is a tally of how many new messages you have and a copy of sent and received emails. You can also see who’s expressed an interest in you. From the home page you can also search or look for members currently online or in the chat room, so it’s easy to get straight to the key places you might find that special someone.
In an inconspicuous right-side menu you can easily manage your membership when you need to – perhaps you want to check the status of your subscription or change your password. There’s also easy access to your favorites, missed instant messages and a blocked list if there’s someone you don’t want to be in contact with any more.
BBWCupid features a blog where you can find interesting articles about current events, people and society. The site has a help section, which is well laid out and easy to use. It’s comprehensive and covers everything you could possibly want to know about using the site and online dating. The help starts instantly when you join – your welcome email contains loads of help and hints on how to get started.
- Standard Membership offers the following features (for free):
- Create own profile
- Send an interest
- Add 5 photos
- Read messages from paying members
- Gold Membership offers all the features of Standard Membership plus the following:
- Read messages from free members
- Instant messaging
- Allow free members to read your messages
- Add a personality profile
- Include personal information in messages
- Rank profile above standard
- Premium Membership offers all of the features of Gold Membership plus the following:
- video profile
- video mail
Search options: users can perform a search by:
- Interested in
- Last activity on site