BLK - Dating for Black singles Positive Reviews
App is mediocre at bestI’ve dated a number of women in my life now at 24. So I would consider myself to have a worthy amount of experience when it comes to that of the opposite sex, I’ve also encountered women who wouldn’t necessarily go for a guy such as myself, but have won them over in the end. Not for my looks, I’ve been told by many I’m an attractive black male and I also model. Just by my general interests being different. However, in the off chance of matching with people, you are limited due to the lack of worthy descriptions of yourself. Personal info questions such as: “do you desire children, are you looking for long term or hook up, is sexual chemistry important, do you happen to drink or smoke” etc are all but missing in this apps protocol. The only thing you can really gain from seeing a persons profile is an “about me” tab, and more often then not it’s left blank. So all you see is picture of them an how far away they are. The app also needs a reminder tab to let you know to swipe today bec many people will literally forget they have the app sometimes and will message you back a day or 2 after you sent a message (I’m guilty of this myself) Little things like this can quickly improve the apps overall usability and user-friendliness..Version: 1.7.3
I met my life partner on this appWhat more can I say, I was able to have interesting conversations with individuals I would likely never have encountered irl. I met the love of my life and ultimately deleted the app. Feedback I got from men though, was that apparently they’ve been having a tough time with discerning if a person was on there to meet people or boost their various online profiles. (You know which kind I’m talking about). My profile was sort of cryptic, to be fair. On occasion this prompted men to aggressively try to attain my socials. I think asking users to answer a few basic compatibility questions in their profile might offset this. The app also regularly reminded me that I had downloaded it which encouraged me to use it and respond to messages and new matches more often. I enjoyed the cute and sometimes cheesy reminders about how I was breaking hearts and to not keep my matches waiting. I don’t have any complaints really, because I met someone that I love deeply so everything feels all rosy now. I am a conventionally attractive, well read, socially conscious, 30 something - so I’ve never had trouble meeting people in real life, I merely wanted to fish from a lake or faster moving river as opposed to a small pond..Version: 2.1.3
I’m only 19 , BLK is the 2nd lomlAs you the title says I’m only 19 , summer after freshman year in college my best friend and I got into this app for fun . Just to see who was on there locally , see who we could pull and just to talk to strangers out of boredom. Hers didn’t go so well because of a false report but me ? Let me tell you lol ! Hundreds of matches came flying in ! so many handsome people my age , people that weren’t even my age but it was ok because compliments were given from all lol . Out of so many of them , I only texted back 1. He immediately gave me his # and from there I still did him like others and did not text back . He blew me up and I had no choice but to entertain him. He was literally 6 minutes away and one night he just pulled up . Hate to say it but we chilled , smoked and next thing you know ! Boom ! Every day after that, we hung out . Went on dates , met my family and friends. Started dating and months later I’m 5 weeks pregnant . Yup PREGNANT!! we are still in love and together but I can say all thanks to BLK. Sometimes I blame BLK but I honestly love that I downloaded this app lol !.Version: 2.17.0
Great app but...I initially enjoyed the app but over time I began to see issues with it that made me delete the app..
1. Fake profiles. There were either fake profiles with the usual scam bios.
2. Too many women on there seemed to be trying to market their modeling career for attention on Instagram than actually date. I even ran into a girl that was trying to sell her book about dating and not actually there to date. These types ruin the dating pool.
3. There needs to be a feature for those strictly interested in heterosexual relationships not to see anything other than the opposite sex. I don’t wanna be offensive so I’ll leave it at that.
4. Not sure if there is a fix for this but sometimes it would make you swipe left or right with a simple touch of the screen. Might be a glitch.
5. There should be a time limit of sorts for when someone can reply before they’re unmatched. The women I’ve dated often complained their inboxes are overwhelming and they miss messages so it’s hard to get to some. It’s also annoying for someone to swipe right on you and you never hear from them.
6. I would love it if you guys added a “Verify your account” feature with a blue check mark or something. I don’t want to waste my time on people who aren’t serious, will waste your time or are fake.
1. Valentine’s Day concept was perfect.
2. I respect and appreciate this being one of the few apps with mostly US on there. 🙂.Version: 1.10.0
Not what it’s cut out to beI was on this app and subscribed to be an Elite member. It has some good perks but when it comes to the distance there is an issue where you cannot select a distance preference. They have one out there. But isn’t working. Which isn’t helpful and it makes it not enjoyable when you know you don’t want to be chatting with someone that is more then 800 miles. They said that feature will be fixed sometime this year. But nothing concrete. So I mention I should get a refund fo that reason. No response on that matter. But responded less then five minutes concerning the distance feature.
The app developer responded to my first initial complaint. They responded that it starts off with the members closer to you and goes up to 1200 miles. Which is true! However with that being said. You still can’t set your distance nor can you go back to an area you would like to be. Which makes the app not excited when you run out of choices for that day, which are now set. The app isn’t very useful for personal preference. Which should be available as I have seen and used on other sites..Version: 2.0.12
Where’s the support team?Recently I made an account cuz I thought the app seemed pretty cool and off rip it started lagging very badly and loading really slow I had to make the account like 4 times then when I finally got to make it they messed up my age so it was up a yea and I see that’s a common mistake because there was a lot of people saying their actual age in their bios so I see they had this little super like package and I bought that it was only like 2 dollars and some change. But literally moment later my account gets disabled. I received no email back from the support team or any explanation to why my account has been disabled and that was two days ago and I’ve still haven’t heard any type of response or reason to why my account was disabled. And I’ve asked to have my account in multiple emails and still haven’t gotten a response so it’s like just give me my money back at this point..Version: 2.1.0
Has PotentialI subscribed to the Premium account for three months thinking that was the top tier service that will give me the ability to see Likes. I then realized that it was not...because I couldn't see my Likes. I saw an ad for an Elite membership and tried to subscribe (willing to pay the up-charge) and couldn’t.
I contacted support about the issue and was advised that I couldn’t upgrade my subscription until my current one expires. So now I have to wait for months before I can see who Likes me or send messages (before matching). I feel cheated a bit and it’s already tough since it’s a newer app and there aren’t a lot of people using it near me. Also, I hate that I have to click their info section just to see how close they are.
Other than that, I like the swiping layout..Version: 2.0.3
It’s Ok but Could Def Be BetterI like the app dynamic I do there are some Kinks tho, I wonder could u guys come up with like a check mark to verify authenticity of it being the person in the pictures like on Badoo. Second bro or sis whoever is behind this brilliant apps creation I’ve been waiting for this as a dating black man searching for his own people having said that there is a lot of white people and Hispanic ppl on there. I mean it doesn’t even ask u ur race cuz it assumes everyone on there is black but listen THEY ARENT. Profiles is like “I’m not black but I love black men” I’m like “yea, WE KNOW”, I suppose u can’t do anything about that but is there a way like or can we be premium members and have a search for “strictly black” option that would help a lot? It kinda kills the vibe for the whole dynamic of the app for it to be geared to Blacks looking for blacks and it a lot more than blacks on there. Finally the distance it says u can filter ur distance and when u do in my case 20 miles it’ll still show me ppl 40miles away, can we work on this please? Love the app tho.Version: 2.1.2
Still needs work. Specifically for user profiles.I’m glad they updated the app recently. Profiles are a little better. I just wish it wouldn’t default to showing someone 250 miles away. I’d rather the app just say “you’re out of matches in your range”. There are also a lot of repeating profiles. If i say no then I shouldn’t keep seeing the same profile cycle back every few days. I have to outright block people to keep them from showing up again. Not only that but there are a lot of no picture profiles. People using memes or something that’s not them. Verification process needs to be overhauled. I wouldn’t mind paying for a month or so to see all my matches but I can’t justify seeing anything else if the other person has no real picture of themselves. That’s a waste to me and not worth the risk. Also the notification setting need to be worked over. I only want to be pinged when I have a match. Not everything else. It’s better but still a ways to go..Version: 2.20.0
Decent app- not worth paying for thoughI love the idea of getting to see a great pool of black man and supporting this business but it needs some serious upgrades. As a user who paid for elite access I feel there show be more “elite” or even “premium” features. I paid for 3 months and only get 1 boost a month? Plus, the app must not recognize the men I’ve swiped left on because they keep returning to my feed or in my liked profile section. Also, if you put limitations such as distance and age on your settings others outside of those settings should not be able to see your page! It’s literally a waste of time trying to filter through. You think there would be an algorithm or potential update but no. In addition, it seems like no effort is being made to fix the glitches or bugs or make the app more user friendly. With that being said, premium/elite is starting to sound more scammish to me, convenient to know who likes you already but that’s it. Decent app but not worth your money..Version: 2.0.9
Not a bad app, i dont regret downloading it but changes could be made to make it better.I’ve been using this app for a little over a year now & downloading this app definitely wasnt a bad idea, i’ve dated a few women off here, & even had a relationship, what i will say is theres alot of bugs in this app the need to be fixed as well as other things to make this app better, for example if i put the distance metter to 50 meaning i can only see women in a 50mi radius from me i shouldnt be seeing women 250mi to 400mi away. Another problem is ill swipe left on a person to not match with that person & go to the next & later i’ll discover i matched with that person anyway even though i didn’t intend to. The app also glitches alot and switches pictures in the message section. Another thing that could be added is the bio’s could ask for more info such as religion, hobbies, is the person a smoker or drinker ect..Version: 2.7.0
App is made for black folx but...Don't get me wrong, I enjoy blk for the most part. What attracted me the most to this dating app was the fact that it was created as a space for black singles to meet and connect with other black singles. unfortunately, that particular aspect of the app has not been enforced hard enough. I seem to find more and more non-black folks on the app because "they like what they like" (mind you, there is a large black presence on other apps such as tinder, bumble, and POF, but many of us are ignored in those spaces. Hence why blk is created for us specifically.) trust me, I am not against interracial dating at all. I simply just want a space that is made for us, and is kept specifically for us. I think the addition of verification could help in the long run, but seeing how they just updated their distance filters, that may be too far-fetched to think about right now. Overall, a good app. But definitely not an all black space..Version: 2.11.0
Def needs some work !!I saw this app on a Facebook ad and decided to take a chance on it. I’ve never really been into online dating (the attention I get from guys in person is annoying enough), but this app did help me meet the man I fell in love with. By the time we met, I was about to just delete the app and forget it, but I was definitely glad I waited. We’ve been inseparable since our first date and are expecting our first child. Thank you BLK for helping us connect. Now it’s time for y’all to take notes.
1. Fix the distance measurements.
2. Create a survey of necessary questions for a dating profile (i.e children, lifestyle, wants/expectations, habits/vices, interests/hobbies, etc). Most people leave the bio section blank. These types of questions will help people get a better idea of someone. More than a picture, name, and age
3. Get a search bar. It was highly annoying to have to scroll through matches to find a person..Version: 2.8.0
Experience is what I expect from these types of appsApp is cool. Could use some overall performance improvements. It randomly logs me out at times but killing the app and reopening it usually works fine. Fake profiles are definitely an issue - seems like there’s should be a better verification process. Also, no matter what you set your preferred distance to, it still shows people outside of the set parameter. Randomly received a “BLK fact” notification , specifically one disrespecting Nicki Minaj - there was really no reason to notify us that President Obama had more Grammy awards than her (were we supposed to laugh?), especially since she still can out rap a number of artists with Grammies. More useful facts could have been found, especially during black history month - example: Eric Holder (ironically President Obama’s Attorney General) was the first African American told hold the position of US Attorney General. App has a lot bugs to fix before we discuss Nicki Minaj or Grammies..Version: 2.5.0
Give it a try!I don’t usually write reviews but I wanted to share my experience with the app! I joined BLK sometime the beginning of this year after being recommended through a friend that met her GF through BLK. And believe me when I say I couldn’t have been any happier to have joined. I typically would set up 3-4 dates a week if I was consistent on actually signing into the app and answering my chats. No weird bug issues for me and I never ran into any “weirdos” when actually meeting up. If I hadn’t given this app a try I wouldn’t have met the love of my life from here. We tell EVERYONE about BLK and our story of how we met through the service. It’s so hard dating in the LGBTQ Community and I honestly wasn’t expecting to connect with anyone through the platform but I BLK introduced me to the person I’m going to spend the rest of my life with Thank you BLK! ❤️.Version: 1.9.8
Best decision I have ever madeBLK matched me with now my husband in the beginning of 2018 we are exchanged social networks we didn’t talk 😑crazy right,I went back on the app end of 2020 in November I matched with him again 🤪😂we exchanged social networks again and we both laughed coz we were still following each other we spend the whole day talking and laughing like we knew each other in person and something tells me he was the one n he told me he had never stopped looking for me because he felt the same way after 2 months of dating and having deep conversations he took me on a date and asked me to be his queen 👸🏾 forever! got engaged 💍in April 2021 married in July 💍and we are happily married because of this app…. This is my love story what’s yours.Version: 3.5.0
It Has Potential, But Certainly Needs WorkI know there’s a maximum of characters but there should be a minimum as well. At least 75% of the bios here are nothing more than some social media telling you to contact them outside of the app or a random quote. It’s nice to see how far away people are but there should be sliders in the options to limit my search to a certain area. I continue to see profiles of women at least 80 miles from me and it’s very disheartening. Also the premium adds nothing to the experience of the app. It looks the same, I can’t see any matches I have (and I was told I have several before I got the premium), and there are no extra options that would otherwise be unavailable. Lastly, I’d really like there to be a reminder to swipe. This would get more traffic and remind people who forget they have the app to come and check it out. If these issues are fixed, I believe the app will greatly improve..Version: 1.9.6
Your card is people hundreds of miles awayThis app is mediocre could use improvement. The very first thing I would change is the stack of people you see. This will show you maybe 5-10 people close to you then the rest will be people hundreds of miles away and then in a few hours will show you another 5-10 different people from the the first time in you area and then goes back to hundreds of miles even if you set you mile radius. I’ve been doing an experiment in this very topic for weeks now my conclusion is that BLK is purposely not showing you everyone in your area. To the developers either show me people in the mile radius I told you to show me or completely get rid of the mile radius selection because you clearly don’t use the metrics I’m saying. And please do not reply to this review telling me to email you what you should work on you just read it.Version: 4.10.0
FraudI joined this site and after receiving a lot of likes I decided to pay for my subscription. I was able to communicate with several men who seemed to be promising then the next day my account was disabled . I sent an email asking why it was disabled and after several weeks I received a response that they had to refer my account to someone else to review . I then received an email today stating that my account will remain disabled because they have to do what’s good for the community when asked to explain what they meant . They sent me another email saying they could not disclose that information. Fraud ,scam this site is about taking your money only and then disabling your account . Beware of any reviews that speaks favorable of the site . I have since deleted the app off of my phone because I don’t trust this site I don’t want them having any of my personal information..Version: 2.0.9
The Good the BadI really like this app because I don’t have to scroll through a bunch of men I’m not attracted to to find African American men. But the fact I can’t filter or somehow block 20 something men from liking me annoys me. I’m 44, and not one of those women who want to date men their sons age nor do I feel it’s some badge of honor. Also, a HUGE glitch and waste of my time is scrolling thru and “x” someone or swiping left and they show back up in my feed or even in my likes!!! I couldn’t believe it. Why spend time going thru pictures and profiles if it’s not going to do as you direct. Not enough members?! That was enough to make me delete the app. Overall it was a nice try, but most the men on here present themselves like they are looking for hook ups and not legit relationships. If that’s what you want, then could work great, but I want quality connections, so didn’t work for me. Happy dating!!.Version: 3.22.0
Premium UserHello my name is Samuel Atwell located in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. I’m addressing the issue I am having and I am very dissatisfied with your app and your dating site. I hear so many good things about its platform and the hundreds of thousands of users .why am I restricted and not able to send messages to potential mates when I have paid $35 for a subscription and I have the receipt in my Apple settings.? I need someone to respond or I will be filing a complaint with authorities or the better business bureau. I don’t want this to happen but at the same time I work hard and I don’t waste my money. I’m beginning to feel like I’ve been scammed or robbed of my money this is unethical and unacceptable, I need a response immediately.
Thank you in advance,
Sincerely, Samuel Atwell.Version: 4.3.0
Login crashYesterday, after the app did an update I tried to open the app to read a message but I couldn’t sign in anymore. I don’t know what happen, can you help ?.Version: 3.15.0
Amazing IdeaAmazing Idea, never thought of that before, so i’ve decided to create the exact same concept but for white people, for people who are tired of not finding enough white people to date. 10/10.Version: 3.19.0
Good but inconsistentOverall the app is good. Main problem is that it’s inconsistent when it comes to the features. I’m seeing white people on a black dating app…
Keeps showing me women from 100+ miles away when I didn’t set it to that. I keep seeing dude’s showing up on my feed when I set it to women only!.Version: 4.12.0
Racist And HomophobicThis app just disabled my account due to my gender identity. The app is basically a disgrace for both Black 2SLGBTQI+ and Black Community..Version: 4.4.0
AwesomeAwesome platform.Version: 4.2.0
Hi my account got disabled. I can’t email you neither.Hi my account got disabled. I can’t email you neither. Help me out..Version: 4.0.0
Good app so farAmazing app would love more free likes on it tho but great idea for an app come on my brothas app it up.Version: 4.0.0
Yes_Girl_I_Got_YouI got more likes and matches than I ever had in Tinder or Bumble in just a month. I started gaining back all that confidence I lost when I was on all those other dating apps cause it’s hard and dangerous out there man😂, and I deleted my tinder and bumble apps off my phone. Even though I haven’t had dates yet due to the fact that the people I match up with in my area are 40 or 50 miles away from me so it’s not easy to fix up a day for a date but, overall you guys did an amazing job for a dating app that just started. And why do I see white people when I swipe 😂? I want to swipe on my black Queens and princesses 🙌🏿.Version: 3.23.0
Dating website for me..Version: 3.18.0
Can’t download the app anymore don’t know whyI can’t download the app anymore i don’t know why can you guys help me.Version: 3.17.0
Great work - more improvementsHi gents,
I must say this is a great work and initiative.
Area where improvements may be needed:
The distance setting is unable to filter and keep searches within the selected distance.
This takes away the usability of the app. Getting this right will be great.
Good app, but needs improvement.I think this app is good but it definitely needs improvement on making sure users are at least able to see some of there matches instead of showing random people..Version: 3.15.0
Location issuesGood app, but as you guys can see from other comments, the location is a problem, I keep seeing people >500 miles from my location, I need to see people close to me, hope you guys are putting that into consideration.
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