It's Bobbie's World

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Dating: Black People Meet

Wednesday, February 18, 2015




Ok, so it's really no big secret that I am single and have been for quite some time now....and while the single life is great at times sometimes it can also be not so great. We all at some point want companionship of a man or woman.

In January my boy Eric and I was having a discussion with some friends of ours about the "single life" and in that discussion online dating came up. I was telling them how one of my best friends met her husband online and that I have another good friend (my lil sister) who met her now fiancee online (with my help). I then suggested that he and I should create an account on Black People Meet for 30 days and rate our experience since I knew a few people close to me who had some luck with online dating. He agreed but never set his account. The nerve of him, lol.  But I went ahead with what we discussed.

I wished I would have saved my money!!

My Experience/Review:

I was not proactive enough on the site for $23.95-yes, I said $23.95! I did download the app for the dating site, but I hardly went on there and the times I did there was always someone who messaged me that did nothing for me. Either there was no pic or no description so those two thing along eliminated quite a few people and after a couple of times of that In lost all interest.

This paid site works best for someone who are actively looking for a relationship and would put in the time that it takes. Actually, it will take more than 30 days, but 30 days was all I was willing to give on the site.

So needless to say...I didn't get to go on one date and I couldn't wait until February 17 arrived so that I would be done with Black People Meet.

Have you ever tried online dating? If not, would you give it a try?

Bobbie

9 comments:

  1. Girl I've been single for a while and have done online dating. It can be cool and fun but I haven't been successful per se (since I'm still single lol) Black people meet SUCKS!!!!! lol Honestly online dating is a combination of good luck and constant persistence. And most importantly (and sadly) you can't go into expecting shit lol It works though. I just haven't met someone that was on the same page as me.

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    1. Giselle.....girl, you definately have to be persistent and. It just wasn't there for me. But because I am STILL single I want my damn $23.95 back, lol.

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  2. When I'm ready to date again, I might go the online route. There are negative connotations tethered to online dating, but I think that's simply because people are conservative and close-minded when it comes to dating, relationships and sex. Now that you and Giselle both say that Black People Meet sucks, I know where I won't start my online dating journey. Thanks for the honesty, Bobbie.

    Drea | thedreadaily.com

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    1. Drea....one should have an open mind when online dating. You are so right, I was once one of those people thinking..."who does online dating?" I will never do that. etc.....so, glad as I got older my way of thinking changed as am not as too closed-minded as I was before. But give it a try, I can't wait to hear about it. :)

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    2. If and when it ever happens, I'm sure I'll have to blog about it. LOL!

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  3. I was always curious about BPM.com. Especially when i seen them fine brothas in the commercials. But see - knowing MY type of luck, that wouldn't happen hahah.

    Have you ever considered speed dating? It's not to be taken seriously...but, something funny/great might come out of it! :)

    Im still curious about online dating. maybe one day! thankyou for sharing your honest story with us! =]


    chrissie
    lipstickvillain.com

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    1. I have never considered speed dating, but I'm not opposed to it. Girl, I can imagine that being fun and crazy at the same time. If you decide to try online dating don't forget to tell us about it. Thanks for reading, Chrissie!

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  4. Good to know! But no, wouldn't try dating sites. I'd rather recycle one of my ex's. Lol! Which by the way, will be tomorrow's blog post. Yup! Thanks to you and a few others, I'm blogging again! Thanks for your support Bobbie and I'm baaacccckkkk!

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    1. Did you say recycle??!!! Lol.....you ah mess!!! Oh and welcome back boo! :)

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