Large Friends Review

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5/5
  • Dating website for plus size people looking for a long term commitment
  • Over 350,000 users from the USA
  • Messaging and other essential features require premium
  • Mobile app is available
  • See users in your area, even without signing up

LargeFriends is a popular dating website designed to help large and beautiful people connect with one another and find their life-long partner. LargeFriends is owned and operated by Successful Match, a technology company specializing in dating networks. In addition to LargeFriends, Successful Match also operates 9 other dating sites and claims to have more under development. Some of their featured sites include MillionaireMatch, PositiveSingles, SugarDaddyMeet, and BICUPID. As you can see from their featured dating sites, Successful Match creates dating platforms that cater to specific niches in hopes of helping people across different lifestyles, backgrounds, and who have specific interests meet a special someone.

LargeFriends has helped large and beautiful people find love and form friendships for over 19 years. With this much experience under their belt, LargeFriends has been able to cultivate an environment where big and beautiful people can feel comfortable in their own skin and be their true selves. Their dating platforms offers blogs, forums, and other communication means to help members express themselves and meet one another. LargeFreinds claims to have hundreds of thousands of big and beautiful people on their dating platform and their large member base can facilitate the possibility of being able to form friendships, serious romantic relationships, pen-pals, etc.

If you are seeking to find your big and beautiful love or if you are seeking to form life-long friendships, especially during this hectic time, then LargeFriends may be the dating site for you! Keep reading as we will reveal everything you need to know about this dating platform!

Membership Statistics

Members from the U.S.350,000
Weekly Active Members15,000

Gender Disparity

Men56%
Women44%

Age Ranges

18-2418%
25-3427%
35-4421%
45-5416%
55+18%

Membership

LargeFriends caters to heterosexual and homosexual singles looking to date large and beautiful people. It is important to note, that you do not have to be big and beautiful to join LargeFriends. In fact, not all members are on the plus size, some are fit, slim, athletic, etc. You will find that members are seeking different types of relationships on LargeFriends, from friendships, hookups, to serious long-term relationships. Some members were even open about seeking virtual or real-life affairs.

Members appear to be pretty active on LargeFriends and make use of the forums, blogs, and other means of communication that LargeFreinds has to offer to meet each other. In fact, LargeFriends has had records of over 60,000 monthly visitors around the world and has 15,000 members participating on a weekly basis. Members around the world participate on this dating site regularly but are primarily active in countries like the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. The United States makes up 350,000 of LargeFriend’s member base.

The gender disparity on LargeFriends is somewhat uneven, with males making up 56% of the members and women 44%. With a small gap in the gender ratio, finding a match is possible on this dating platform. You will also find that members fall within different age ranges, primarily from the age ranges 25-44, but finding matches outside this age range is also possible.

Creating a Profile

Users can search for members without having to sign up. However, if members wish to create an account right away, they can bypass searching for matches and click on Sign Up instead. Users can sign up through their Facebook account or their email address. If you decide to sign up with your email address you will have to indicate your gender, sexual orientation, age, phone number, and agree to their Service Agreement and Privacy Policy.

After you agree to their terms, users will have to indicate their first name, create a username, password, indicate their country, zip/postal code, height, body type, ethnicity, and relationship status. Users will then be prompted to upload a photo but this can be skipped and uploaded later. Photos can be imported from Facebook or the users’ direct files. After this, users will be required to create a profile headline, which will appear at the top of their profile and search results. Users can change the headline at any time. After this, users will be required to write about themselves and about the match they are seeking. Once you complete this information, LargeFriends will prompt you to upgrade, but this can be overlooked and you can have instant access to your profile and matches.

Large Friends allows its members to complete their profile at their own pace. LargeFriends does a good job of providing extensive in-depth questions that will depict a good picture of who you are and the type of match or friend you are looking for. The questions highlight your appearance, background, lifestyle, and more. To have a completed profile, members will have to complete the information in the following tabs: Profile, Photos, More About Me, Comments, and Fun Questions. Most of the tabs have extensive information that will require some time to complete. The more you complete the better, as having completed profiles will help attract the right matches. It is important to note that any changes made to your profile will have to be approved by LargeFriends.

Using the Site

LargeFriends has a plain design and layout, making it easy to read and maneuver. Upon logging in, you have tabs on the dashboard that give you access to the Home page, Discover, My Lists, Community, and Messages. The options found in these tabs will also be available on the left side of the Home page, such as, messages, liked me, liked my photo, SPARK, BBW Beauties, etc. At the center of the page, you have access to Quick Search and you can view the latest activities from other members. You also have access to your connections. The left side of the page will display new members and match suggestions. There are also ads throughout the page, but it doesn’t take away from the experience.

There is a lot that LargeFriends has to offer to keep its members busy. When members are not busy checking out matches they can participate in blogs, give input in the First Date Ideas Forum, and participate in BBW Beauties. In terms of being able to communicate with other members, you will be limited with a free membership, however, there is still a lot you can do to show interest compared to other dating sites. For example, you can like members’ photos, send a wink, add to favorites, and leave comments on other members’ profiles at no cost. You can also add user notes on a member’s profile that you are interested in with a free subscription. Other features such as sending messages are Premium features only.

Finding a Match

LargeFriends provides its members with advanced search tools to help them narrow down matches based on their specific preferences. However, many of the search tools will be locked and only available to Premium members. The tools are very specific and can narrow down matches by body type, location, height, education, drinking, children, etc. This is why members need to complete all the questions in their profile, as the information that they provide will come up in the search results, facilitating the process of finding the right match.

LargeFriends also offers other fun ways to meet matches, such as through their SPARK feature, where users are shown a photo of a member and they can indicate whether they like it or they can skip it. Premium members also have access to the Reverse Match Feature, where you can view matches that are similar to you. LargeFriends uses the information that you provide on your profile to search out matches that are similar to you through this feature.

Members’ profiles are also easy to read and maneuver. Upon clicking on a profile you will see the members’ headline, age, location, whether they are Premium members, if they have been verified, photos from their public album, comments other members have posted on their profile, the information they decided to share about themselves and the partner they are seeking, and more. As mentioned earlier, LargeFriends does a good job of providing inquiries that members can answer to depict a picture of who they are, making it possible to see whether the two of you would be a good match or not.

Accessibility

You can access LargeFriends through their website and mobile app. The mobile app is only available for Android. The app is not yet available for iOS users but it will be made available soon. LargeFriends has 3.6 stars out of 5 and has been reviewed 505 times in the Google Play Store. Most of the complaints had to do with the cost of the services and having difficulties getting profiles approved by LargeFriends.

Upon logging into the mobile app you will immediately have access to members online and you can also switch it to see the newest members that have recently joined in. Members can send gifts and spread love through the Gift Feature. This feature is exclusive to the mobile app and you cannot do this on the website version. Members’ profiles are also easy to read and maneuver on the app. The layout is simple and to the point. On the app you can see whether members are online or not, their name, age, location, and all of the other details that are shown on its website counterpart. You will also be able to see how many gifts the member has received from other members. The photos will be displayed at the bottom of the app versus the top like the website version. The report and block icons are also available on the app and are at the top under the same three dots icon like on the website version. The app has all of the same features but placed in different places to fit the layout of the mobile app nicely.

Safety

LargeFriends makes it clear that members should have no reasonable expectations of privacy when they create an account/profile with their platform as other registered members will be able to see their profile and can initiate communication. For this reason, LargeFriends highly encourages its’ members to report any member that is suspicious of wrongdoings or violating their terms and policies. Members can report fraudulent users by contacting LargeFriends’ customer support through email at support@largefriends.com. You can also report and block members by clicking on the three dots located on top of every members’ profile, next to their location. LargeFriends also reserves the right to terminate any account found guilty of violating any provision of their agreement.

LargeFriends does not conduct background checks on its members. They do, however, provide their members with the opportunity to verify and confirm their identity. Members who have gone through the verification process have provided valid identification documentation to confirm their identity. Members who take the time to verify their identity, not only attract more members but they also help cultivate a secure platform where members can enjoy communicating with someone who is a real person and not a fake.

LargeFriends also checks every members’ profile to ensure they are abiding by their guidelines and are not fraudulent. Some members have complained about LargeFriends strict approval process, as it makes it difficult to create an account and participate on their platform.

Price

To get the ultimate user experience with LargeFriends, you will have to upgrade. LargeFriends offers three different subscription plans that members can choose from to upgrade:

  • 6 Months for about $15.95 a month, billed in one payment of $95.95. With this plan, members will also get two additional free months.
  • 3 Months for about $19.95 a month, billed in one payment of $59.95. With this plan, members will get one additional month free.
  • 1 month for about $1.00 a day, billed in one payment of $29.95. With this plan, members will get 10 additional free days.

LargeFriends accepts Credit/Debit Cards, PayPal, and Bank Check/Money Orders as methods of payment.

FAQs

How do I check my chat history?

Go to “Messages” on the left sidebar, select the user to view, and then your history will be displayed.