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BBWCupid Review

Overview

BBWCupid is a dating website that specialises in helping Big Beautiful Woman find romance. They know that online dating can be daunting for some women.

BBWCupid offers a friendly, sophisticated experience that’s designed to make finding true love fun. The emphasis is less on people finding love locally, but finding them wherever they are in the world.

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BBWCupid member structure

The members on BBWCupid are typically made up of women who consider themselves ‘big and beautiful’, and the men who want to date them. Female members are typically aged between 18-24, while men range from 34-54.

  • Members: There are 80,000 members in the UK.
  • Member activity: 40,000 members are active weekly. BBWCupid also gets around 650,000 visitors a month. Female members are typically more active than men.
  • Gender proportion: 35% Male and 65% Female

Age distribution

  • 18-24 (35%)
  • 24-34 (30%
  • 35-44 (15%)
  • 45-44 (15%)
  • 55+ (5%)

How does BBWCupid.com work?

The purpose of BBWCupid is to create a safe, welcoming space for curvy women to date while feeling comfortable.

Everyone can view each other’s profile by using the advanced search filters or by browsing through the profiles BBWCupid show you on the home screen.

Once you see someone you like, you can begin a conversation (but only if one of you is a premium member).

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Sign up process

How can you join BBWCupid? You can sign up with your Facebook profile or you can create an account using your email address and unique password. Similarly, you can add a photo using your Facebook account instead of uploading an image from your desktop.

To actually be able to use the site, there’s not much more to the sign up process than that. You can then go into your profile and add more details at your own time and pace. There’s a lot of information to fill in, so it can take around 30 minutes -- 1 hour to complete.

Ease of use

It does feel like there’s a lot going on the website and visually it’s hard to know where to look. However, BBWCupid does quite a good job of using handy icons to direct you to different sections of the page.

The icons are large and easy to see, too. Also, the matching section uses clear photos so you can easily see who you might like and dislike.

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Chat, messages and notifications

If you’re a free member, you can send messages to someone with a premium membership. You must have a premium membership if you person you want to contact is a basic member, though.

Messages work on an instant messaging service so you can have a real-time conversation wherever you are in the world.

There’s also a chatroom, where you can discover other members and their interests. You can also engage with the BBWCupid Facebook page for more interaction with members and the community.

Profile quality

Because of the extensive and long list of questions available to fill out on your profile, profiles in general have loads of information about each member. Photos are large and clear too, so it’s really easy to see who you want to talk to at a glance.

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BBWCupid mobile app

The BBWCupid app is free to download and is a great option for dating on the go, The interface is clear and detailed, but there aren’t really any new features to play with that are different to the desktop version. Although this doesn’t mean it’s not worth a download as it makes easy work of online dating.

Key features for BBWCupid.com

Translate Messages.

VIP Profile Highlighting. Be at the top of the searches so you get seen more easily.

Double Your Profile Space.Add more information to your profile so people can get to know you better

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Is BBWCupid safe?

BBWCupid runs a zero tolerance policy on body shaming. You can also report abusive members really easily if they’re causing you issues, and the BBWCupid team will be sure to act on it.

How much does BBWCupid.com cost?

What is the price for membership? BBWCupid have two membership packages to choose from; Platinum and Gold. The costs and features you get with them are as follows:

Gold membership prices:

  • 1 month: £24.99
  • 3 months: £16.66
  • 12 months: £8.33
  • Basic matching.

Gold membership features:

  • Send interest.
  • Communicate with all members.
  • Live chat with instant messenger.
  • Send and receive messages.
  • Browse ad free.
  • Hide your profile and browse anonymously.

Platinum membership prices:

  • 1 month: £29.98
  • 3 months: £19.99
  • 12 months: £10

Platinum membership features (all of the above plus the following):

  • Rank above other members
  • Double your profile space
  • VIP profile highlighting
  • Exclusive search features>
  • Advanced matching algorithms
  • Translate messages into your language

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Discounts, offers and promo codes

By choosing a three-month gold or platinum membership, you can save 33%. With a 12-month package, you can save 67%. This helps save you money on longer term packages.

Free trials

A free membership is available to anyone for an unlimited time. If you choose not to upgrade, you can use the basic matching feature, send your interest to members and communicate with paying members.

Pros and Cons

Pros of BBWCupid

  • It’s easy to find a match.
  • It’s a wonderfully welcoming community that everyone can feel comfortable in.
  • Profiles are very detailed, which means you can get a good feel for the person behind the profile.

X Cons of BBWCupid

  • It lacks any form of video features.
  • Because there are so many worldwide members running off different time zones, it’s hard to catch people in the chatroom.

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Our Recommendation

When it comes to niche dating, BBWCupid does well to hold its own. It puts the safety of its members first to offer a welcoming, friendly community. This is so important for the target market, who can often feel marginalised and pre-judged in a world where looks are super important.

There are also plenty of members using the site, so finding a match shouldn’t be too difficult. It loses a couple of points when it comes to the chat feature -- like mentioned above, it’s hard to catch members online at the same time as you are.

If you’re feeling slightly self conscious or if you’re a guy who appreciates a lady with more meat on her bones, BBWCupid is definitely worth a try -- even if you’re only using the free service. 3.9/5.

  • Popularity
  • Features
  • Value
  • Safety
  • Ease of Use
3.9

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FAQ

How can I find out who’s interested in me?

If a member has shown interest in you, they will be added to your ‘Who’s Interested In Me’ list. Access this list by selecting ‘Interested in Me’ from the Activity menu on your member homepage.

How can I see who I’ve already shown interest to?

Whenever you show interest in another member, they will be added to your ‘My Interests’ list. You can access this list by selecting ‘My Interests’ from the Activity menu on your member homepage.

How can I change the way I’m viewing my search results?

BBWCupid allows you to view your search results at different levels of detail. You can do this by choosing a different View in search. Select the View you want by clicking the appropriate button next to ‘View’ found at the top of the search results page.

How can I add other members to my Favourites?

If you want to add someone to your Favourites list, select the ‘Add Favourites’ link or icon on the members profile or search result.

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Can I delete a member from My Matches?

No, unfortunately you cannot delete someone from the results. The list is automatically created based on your match preferences.

How can I message other members on BBWCupid?

You can message other members by clicking the ‘Send Message’ link found on their profile. If you are already in a conversation with them, it will be displayed under their profile summary.

Depending on your membership level and who you are talking to, you also have a few options:
-- Standard members can send a message to other Standard members by choosing a subject for their message from the ‘Subject’ drop-down box. They can also write personal messages, but the recipient isn’t able to read unless one member upgrades their membership.
-- Gold and Platinum members can include a personalised subject and message.

How many messages can I send per day?

All members are given a limit of 500 message conversations per day. This is calculated over a 24 hour period from the time the first message is sent.

What is the Message Filter?

If you only want messages from members who match a certain criteria, then you can create a Message Filter so that you only receive messages from members that meet your preferences.

Messages from any members who don’t meet your criteria will automatically be moved to your Filtered folder. You may be interested in checking you Filtered folder from time to time just to make sure you aren’t missing anything from a member you’re interested in. Any messages in the Filtered folder are automatically deleted after 2 months.

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What is the Instant Messenger?

The Instant Messenger is a feature for Premium members that gives them the opportunity to chat with other members on the site one-to-one.

How can I contact other members as a Standard member?

As a Standard member, you can communicate with other members by:
-- Sending interest to members
-- Sending messages to members
-- Reading messages from Premium members
-- Using the Instant Messenger with Premium members

What does ‘Show Interest’ mean and how does it work on BBWCupid.com?

If you’re looking at other member profiles and someone catches you’re attention, but you’re not ready to send a message yet -- you can click ‘Show Interest’ button (shown by the hart icon) as a way to break the ice. The member will get a notification that someone is interested in them. They may also show interest back to you and if they do you may send them a message and start a conversation with them.

How can I add a photo to my profile?

To add a profile to your photo, there are a few options available. One way is to access your photo Management page by selecting ‘Photos’ from the Edit Profile menu on your member homepage.

Form your Photo Management page you are able to add a photo directly from your computer. You can also copy photos from your Facebook account.

What is the photo approval process on BBWCupid.com?

All photos are reviewed by BBWCupid to ensure they are compliant with their photo policy. For example, your face must be visible in photos and your photo cannot be offensive in nature. The review process usually takes about 24 to 48 hours to complete.

How do I verify my profile on BBWCupid.com? Why should I verify my profile?

BBWCUpid wants to make sure all profiles are genuine and ask that every member verifies their identity by providing a copy of an identification document. Verification is optional but you are encouraged to take this step to help improve the security of the site.

To verify your profile choose ‘Verify Questions’ from the Edit Profile menu on your member homepage. Select the ‘Browse’ button to choose your verification document and then tick the confirmation box and select ‘upload’. Once you have uploaded your document, you will also be asked to complete a brief form with the personal information you would like to be verified.

Keep in mind your verification document should meet the following criteria:

It must be:
-- government issued (driver license, passport etc)
-- a colour copy (black and white not accepted)
-- include your personal details and photo
-- be valid and not expired or cancelled
-- only .jpg, .bmp, .gif files are accepted

The profile verification gives all members of the site greater peace of mind about site security. It also reduces the likelihood of non-genuine profiles and discourages non-serious members from joining.

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How can I report another member on BBWCupid?

If you are experiencing harassment or abuse, you are able to report this behaviour. Report another member from different areas of the site:
-- Messages: select the ‘Report Abuse’ link when reading their message
-- Member Profile: select the ‘Report Abuse’ button
-- Instant Messenger: select the ‘More’ menu and then click ‘Report Abuse’

How can I keep my password secure?

It is recommended to chose a strong password that contains a combination of letters, symbols, numbers and is at least six characters in length.

Can I hide my photo on BBWCupid?

Yes, you are able to hide your profile photos by going to the photo management page and selecting ‘Photos’ from the Edit Profile menu on your member homepage.

How can I block another user from contacting me?

You can block a member from contacting you from a few different areas of the site:
-- Messages: select the ‘Block User’ button while reading their message
-- Member Profile: select the ‘Block User’ button
-- Instant Messenger: select the ‘More’ menu and then click ‘Block User’

After blocking a member on the site, they will no longer be able to contact you. You are able to view members you have blocked by selecting the ‘Block List’ from the Activity menu on your member homepage.

If you would like to unblock someone on BBWCupid, select the checkbox found on their photo. Delete all the members on the same page by selecting ‘Select All’ button. Click the ‘Remove Block’ button and you will be prompted with a confirmation if you wish to remove the block. Select the ‘Delete’ button and the member will now be able to contact you.

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What are the membership options available on BBWCupid.com?

BBWCupid.com offers you three levels of membership -- Standard, Gold and Platinum. The Standard membership is free and allows you to send interest to other members and message Gold and Platinum Members. The Gold members can message all members on the site, regardless of membership level. The Platinum members have access to all the features on the site which include- advanced matching features, messaging translation services and Profile Notes.

How can I cancel my auto re-billing on BBWCupid?

If you would like to cancel your auto-renewal of your subscription billing, select ‘Billings’ from the Settings menu on your member home page. Click ‘No’ next to ‘Auto Renew my membership?’ and then select the ‘Save’ button.

How can I reactivate my profile?

In the case that your profile has been permanently suspended and you think it was an error, you can get in touch with the support team at [email protected] with your request. They will review your reactivation request within 24 to 48 hours.

How can I change my login email address?

If you would like to change or update your email address, go to the login and select ‘Email Address’ from the Settings menu on your member homepage.

What payment methods are available on BBWCupid?

They accept the following payment methods: Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal, Cheque, Bank Transfer, Vouchers, as well as other country-specific payment methods.

Please keep in mind that not all methods are available in each country that BBWCupid operates in.

How is my payment information kept secure?

BBWCupid has taken all steps to ensure your credit card details are kept safe and secure. They do not release or sell your personal information to any unauthorised party. You can find more details about this in their Privacy Policy. All transactions are also secured by SSL encryption.

The site is also validated by the the Thawte Trusted Site Seal and obtains McAfee SECURE Certification with McAfee SECURE. This certifies that BBWCupid.com is a trusted site and all transactions made through the site are safe and secure.

You can find the logo of these seals on the site and by clicking on them you can get more details about the SSL Web Server Certificates and receive real-time confirmation of the validity of these certificates.

How will payment information appear on my Credit Card statement?

The format of the billing name on your credit card statement will vary depending on what credit card provider you are using. However, in most cases the payment will appear as ‘BBWCupid.com Southport AU’.

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