BBWCupid Review

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4.5/5
  • Dating website for plus size people looking for a long term relationship
  • Over 100,000 user from the USA
  • Most essential features are free to use
  • Very active female community
  • Very detailed profile pages and most users have images

BBWCupid is a niche dating site that services members looking to date big and beautiful people. BBWCupid was designed and is operated by the reputable technology company, Cupid Media. Over 30 niche dating sites form the online dating network of Cupid Media, and they specialize in bringing members around the world together with their special tools and features, making them international market leaders in this field. Each dating site specializes in specific niches that focus on lifestyle, ethnicity, religion, special interests, etc. to bring people together that share the same interests and find love.

BBWCupid strives in creating a safe environment for its big and beautiful members and will terminate any member guilty of harassing or body shaming any of the members, as they have zero tolerance for this type of behavior. For this reason, you will mainly find members who are serious about dating big and beautiful people. It is important to note, that you do not have to be big and beautiful to join; people from different body shapes and sizes are all welcome to join as long as they are seeking to meet and date big and beautiful people. Therefore, if you have been searching for a big and beautiful life partner, than BBWCupid may be the dating site for you!

Membership Statistics

Members from the U.S.100,000
Weekly Active Members50,000

Gender Disparity

Men35%
Women65%

Age Ranges

18-2435%
25-3430%
35-4415%
45-5415%
55+5%

Membership

BBWCupid caters to heterosexual and homosexual singles looking to date and meet big and beautiful people. The United States has a member base of 100,000 people participating on this dating site. Other countries around the world also participate on BBWCupid including, Australia, Canada, and the UK. Members are pretty active on BBWCupid, with 50,000 members participating every week.

There are far more women than men on BBWCupid, as they make up 65% of the members while men only make up 35%. This increases the chances for men to find a potential match. Women, on the other hand, will have more competition. Regardless, meeting people with the purpose of finding love and forming friendships is possible within this site. The age ranges are also not equally disbursed amongst men and women, as more women fall between the age ranges 18-34, where men mostly fall between the ages 25-34 and 45-54.

Creating a Profile

Creating an account on BBWCupid is easy and only takes a few minutes of your time. You will have to indicate your name, gender, whether you are seeking a woman or man, email, create a password, and agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Statement. You can also sign up through your Facebook account to facilitate the signup process even more. After this information is provided you will be prompted to upload a photo, but this can be skipped and uploaded at a later time. Photos can be uploaded through Facebook or your direct files.

Members can always return and complete their profiles at their own pace. BBWCupid, like all the other Cupid Media dating sites, does a good job of providing extensive questions that members can answer to help depict a good picture of who they are and the type of partner they are looking for. The questions are neatly organized into different tabs to make it easy to focus on different profile sections at a time. The tabs that are included are Photos, Profile, Match, Interest, Personality, Cupid Tags, and Verify Profile. Each tab will have a red icon prompting you to complete it and will display a green checkmark once it is complete. It is highly recommended for members to complete their profile, as doing so will help attract the appropriate matches. Members will also want to complete the Match tab, as the information that you provide in this tab will help BBWCupid filter out and suggest matches based on the criteria you indicate.

Using the Site

BBWCupid’s design and layout are very well organized like all of its sister sites. This makes it really easy to use and maneuver. Upon logging in you will have access to tabs and members’ profiles. The tabs on top of the dashboard give you access to online members, matches, search filters, messages, activity, and profile settings. You can also sort matches by last active, photos, newest, and relevance. The dashboard also provides a search tool that users can use to adjust the age, location, miles, etc. of the matches. If you have not completed your profile BBWCupid will keep sending you reminders to complete as you are using the site.

Communicating with other members will be very limited on a free membership, as you will only be able to view other members’ profiles and send an interest. To send and read messages from other members you will have to upgrade. The only exception is if you are contacted by a paying member. In this case, you will be able to read and reply at no cost. For this reason, it is important to pay attention if the member you are interested in is a Platinum, Gold, or free member. If they are Gold or Platinum members, you can show them that you are interested and hope that they send you a message, to be able to communicate with them at no cost to you. Other than that you will not be able to communicate via messages with other members. This is one of the major complaints of many free users that participate in BBWCupid.

Finding a Match

BBWCupid offers its Platinum members the opportunity of using their advanced matching algorithms to help them find a special someone. If members opt for their Gold membership or decide to continue on their standard membership then they will have to rely on their search filters, which are pretty extensive and have a lot to offer in terms of narrowing down members by specific preferences. As mentioned earlier, in order for BBWCupid to suggest the best possible matches, you will have to complete all the information found in the Match Tab, in the profile settings.

Users can also find matches through the members online, matches, and search options located on the dashboard. All of Cupid Media’s dating sites offer advanced search filters that members can use to narrow down matches. You can filter members down by their appearance, background/cultural values and save your searches each time. You can also search members by using keywords, Cupid Tags, First Name, Member Number, and by popular searches. All of these different search tools facilitate the process of finding the best match. For this reason, if you do come across a profile that you are very interested in, pay attention to their member number, their headline, and other keywords that can help you find them in case you forget to save them on your favorites.

Members’ profiles are very well organized on BBWCupid, which makes it easy to read and maneuver. Every members’ profile will display their name, headline, age, location, member ID, photos, and anything else they decided to share about themselves and about the partner they are seeking. Members’ profiles will also have a verification badge if they provided documentation confirming their identity and it will also inform you when they are Gold or Platinum members. The Report and block icons are also readily available in case you come across a fraudulent or vulgar profile. BBWCupid also makes it easy to see where you and the member have commonalities and where you don’t, by highlighting the areas you both have in common in green and the areas where you don’t in red. You will find that most of the members take the time to complete their profiles as they are very detailed. The members that have little to no information on their profiles are typically members that have just joined the site.

Accessibility

You can access BBWCupid from its website and mobile app. The mobile app, however, is only available for Android mobile users and not for iOS users. Anyone that doesn’t have an Android mobile device will have to access it through their mobile web browser if they wish to use the dating platform while they are on the go. BBWCupid has 3.1 stars out of 5 and has been reviewed 605 times on the Google Play Store. Some of the complaints had to do with technical issues and the limited communication available for free members.

BBWCupid’s mobile app offers the same features as its’ website counterpart. The layout and display have been formatted to fit the functionalities of a mobile device. Alerts and notifications will conveniently alert you on your mobile device to help you stay on top of any new activity on behalf of other members. To get the most of BBWCupid, whether it is on its website or mobile app, you will have to upgrade. Otherwise, you will be limited to only being able to communicate with Premium members and only showing interest in non-paying members. Accessing BBWCupid on a mobile web browser is also very convenient for those that do not have an Android mobile device. It is as if you were using the platform on a desktop computer.

Safety

BBWCupid cultivates a safe and secure environment for its members by offering opportunities to earn verification badges and being McAfee SECURE certified. The verification badges are given to members who have confirmed their identity by submitting copies of proper documentation such as a driver’s license or a passport. BBWCupid is also free of malware, malicious links, phishing, and they provide perimeter scanning, in compliance with their McAfee SECURE certification.

BBWCupid has no tolerance for fraudulent profiles and highly encourages its’ users to report such members. Users who are found violating their Term of Use or Privacy Policy will be terminated promptly. BBWCupid does a great job addressing reports of members violating their policies and will not tolerate any user harassing, scamming, etc. other members. If BBWCupid suspects that a members’ profile is fake they will also terminate or suspend the account until the member can prove their identity. Members that are also caught not following their community guidelines will have consequences put in place that goes according to the severity of the violation and the members’ behavior history. Consequences can end with the termination of their account and/or being banned from using their platform again.

BBWCupid Headquarters:

Level 5

2502/ 5 Lawson Street

Southport QLD 4215

Australia

Phone Numbers:

Australia: (07) 5612 5016

United Kingdom: 0808 164 8675

United States / Canada: 1-844-968-0958

International: +61 7 5612 5016

Price

BBWCupid offers a Gold and Platinum membership to members that wish to get the most out of their dating site. The Gold membership is the least expensive but will unlock additional features that you cannot access as a free member. This includes communicating with all members, live chat with instant messenger, send and receive messages, hiding your profile and browsing anonymously. The Gold membership offers three different subscription plans:

  • 12 months for $8.33 a month, billed in one payment of $99.98
  • 3 months for $16.66 a month, billed in one payment of $49.99
  • 1 month for $24.98

The Platinum membership is more expensive but unlocks all the features that BBWCupid has to offer such as, ranking above other members, doubling your profile space, advanced matching algorithms, and translating messages into your language. There are also three different subscription plan options for the Platinum membership:

  • 12 months for $10.00 a month, billed in one payment of $119.98
  • 3 months for $20.00 a month, billed in one payment of $59.99
  • 1 month for $29.98

BBWCupid accepts Credit Card, PayPal, Pay Safe Card, and Skrill as methods of payment. Acceptable Credit Cards are Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, and Diners Club.

FAQs

What is the photo approval process?

Photos are reviewed by BBWCupid to ensure they comply with their photo requirements, for example, your face can be seen clearly and your photo is not offensive. This process is usually completed within 24 to 48 hours.