LargeFriends.com - Review by Editor - Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Are you a BBW or a BHM and are looking to make a romantic connection? Maybe you're just an admirer of people who are a little on the larger side. Either way, your interest may have led you to seek plus size singles, and one of the best ways to find someone who suits your preferences is on one of the more popular plus size dating sites. On BBW dating sites, you don't have to worry about being judged. Largefriends is one such online dating environment where you'll find that other users are much more accepting than average of BBW and BHM, and in fact are specifically looking for larger people to befriend and date.
As far as functionality goes, this site is similar to other paid sites. You can sign up easily, build your profile, and begin your bbw dating experience without paying a dime at first, but be forewarned that to be able to make first contact with someone, you will need to upgrade to a paid membership. You can respond to people's messages and browse profiles for free, but you'll have to pay up if you want to initiate the connection. If you're a woman, this isn't going to be as much of a problem, since you're practically guaranteed to have a decent influx of messages from men.
Let's look at some of the pros and cons of this BBW dating site:
The basic membership is free, you can search profiles in your area and send out free winks (not email). You can reply to any email others send you (not initiate emails). If you want to contact other potential matches without limitation, you can consider upgrading to gold membership.
- 1 month for $29.95, or around $1 a day. This gets you a 25% savings.
- 3 months for $59.95, billed in a single payment. This is around $19.95 per month and gets you a savings of 50%.
- 6 months for $95.95, billed in a single payment. This equates to about $15.95 per month, and nets you a savings of 60%.
- Search – Username / Body Type / Location / New Members / Compatible Matches / Reverse Matches
- Photo Uploading – You can add up 20 photos.
- Verification – Age verification, photos, income.
- Wink – let other people notify that you are interested in them.
- Messaging – You can send messages to other members.
- Email and reply to the person you are interested.
- Profile / Photo Privacy Settings: Hide / Open your profile or photo from the designated person.
- Block/Report User – Block and Report those scammers and abusers easily
- Mobile Access – allow you to have an access even while on the move.
- Photo Requests – used for private requested images or revealing your own self through special people.
- Service: The staff manually censor all profiles to kick out scammers. 24/7 online support
- - It's a plus size dating site, which means you will be accepted for your size, and even celebrated.
- - You can look at profiles, receive messages and respond to them, and send winks to other members all for free.
- - It has a verification feature. This means that you can show identifying documents to the site, and they will list you as having verified your identity. This is a great feature to find on dating sites, since it helps to weed out anybody creepy, and it can help you instill confidence in the people looking at your profile.
- - You have to pay to send a message to someone or to filter the profiles. (Still, dating sites have to make their money somehow.)
- - Like a lot of online dating situations, they don't tell you that you have to pay until you've finished making the profile.
- - Again, like most dating sites, there are some fake profiles here and there.
Overall, LargeFriends is not a bad site if you're looking to meet plus size singles or meet someone who is into BBW dating. Like an online dating scenario, you will have to do your fair share of filtering, and of course that's greatly facilitated by buying a membership, though it's not totally necessary. It's worth a try to make at least a free account and see where it goes. At the very least you can take a look at all of the profiles for people in your area and see if there's anyone you like, and from there send them a wink, or make first contact if you decide to upgrade. If you're looking for plus size singles or just to get into online dating, you should probably sign up for several sites, and LargeFriends is not a bad option.