Is BLK Good for Black Singles?

BLK is one of the newest additions to the culturally niche dating sites. This app, which focuses on helping black singles find love, has been highly praised in magazines and by the users themselves. 

We love seeing new dating sites find their way into the mainstream, so we were immediately intrigued! 

We started by looking at user reviews which are surprisingly mixed! Some people seem to love the app and other people are highly displeased. The only way to get to the bottom of it was by signing up and checking out what the app really has to offer!

So, if you are interested in the BLK Dating App, read on for our findings on their price, features, bugs, and much more!

BLK Dating App Homepage

BLK is Niche, But May Have an Issue with Spam Accounts

The BLK Dating app is created from a fantastic concept and is completely free to begin using. For those reasons, we believe that giving the app a try is worth it for any singles in the black community.

However, it is important to recognize that the app has its flaws. There are interface issues that can make it possible to permanently block a profile accidentally. Additionally, the app has a large occurrence of spam accounts which can make it look like you have a lot of likes only to log in and find you have zero. 

If you are willing to overlook some issues while the developers continue to update the app, then BLK is definitely worth a download!

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BLK Pros

  • A safe and unified place for black singles to meet. 
  • Free to sign up and use the site. 
  • There is a large user base even though the app is fairly young.

BLK Cons

  • There are some design features that people are unhappy with. 
  • The membership pricing and structure can be confusing. 
  • There seems to be a high occurrence of spam profiles.

The BLK Features We Tested

The BLK Dating App is very basic in features, but has two features that are offered as premium addons. These features, discussed below, can help users increase their chances of matching by almost 30%. 

Boost

The first feature is the boost, which pushes a user’s profile to the top of the results of other nearby singles. The boosts are purchased individually or in packs and last for 30 minutes. This means that multi packs may potentially be used up in a single day, which can become costly. 

Really Like

When you use BLK, it works very similarly to other swipe dating apps. You can like the profiles as they come along, but unless a profile you liked belongs to someone who likes you back, you won’t know if a profile has liked you. 

With Really Like, you can send someone a notification that you like them which they will immediately see. This gives them more incentive to like back your profile to create a real match. 

BLK App Screenshot - Really Like Swipe Dating

The Quality of Singles at BLK

There are two factors to consider when it comes to evaluating the singles on the BLK Dating App. 

  1. Is the profile real?
  2. Is the profile active?

When you look at the singles on BLK at face value, they look amazing! There are attractive singles all over the app waiting to match up with local singles.

However, there is a surprisingly high number of inactive and scam accounts on the site. Some users even report logging in to the app after being notified of multiple matches only to be told those matches are gone because they belong to scam accounts.  

While we do think the active and real profiles are of high quality, it is a shame how much it lowers the overall pool of users when you remove inactive and scam accounts. 

BLK Dating App Screenshot - Singles for You

Need to get in touch? Here’s how…

The BLK Dating App offers a basic level of support through email. You can also leave a review on the app, which often leads to a moderator responding with some helpful information. 

In reviews, it appears that the response time for email support is fairly quick, which we appreciate. Still, we would prefer if there was instant support through chat or phone to aid those with billing questions.

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Author: Matt Seymour, MSF

Matthew J. Seymour is a dating industry expert with over a decade of experience coaching singles, reviewing dating apps, and analyzing trends within the industry. Matt is a published author with his most recent work “Get More Dates: How to Master Online Dating Apps” that hit shelves in 2023. With a Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) degree from the University of Florida and extensive knowledge of the innerworkings of the online dating industry, Matt frequently serves in an advisory role to some of the largest dating apps on the market. In Matt’s current role with Healthy Framework, he leads the interview team that regularly interviews key dating industry leaders, and leverages his financial knowledge and dating app experience to review and share what singles need to know to get the most out of dating online.