Like every other site that is a part of the People’s Group, this site too is absolutely free to join. However, you’d have to upgrade in order to take advantage of all the features that this site boasts of. The premium subscription isn’t very expensive but if you’re looking for a more cost – effective package, the 6 month subscription would be the ideal choice. The subscription rates are mentioned below:
- 1 month of premium membership at $29.95
- 3 months of premium membership at $14.99 per month.
- Top of the line, 6 month subscription at $17.99 per month.
The payment can be made via credit card or PayPal, depending on your convenience. Also, SeniorPeopleMeet.com reserves the rights to make changes to subscription plans. Kindly check the official membership page prior to upgrading the profile.
As a matter of fact, standard and premium users of this site have access to a different set of features altogether. While all the features available on this site are accessible to gold members, standard users only get to use the basic set of options. Here are some of the key features that are accessible to standard users of this site:
- Free to join.
- Design your customized profile with all your personal details.
- Add pictures.
- Send flirts to show you’re interested in their profile.
- Discover new people and add them to your favorites list.
- Find someone annoying? Add them to the block list.
- Use the basic search option to find someone interesting based on your tastes and preferences.
- Access the website from a mobile device.
- Check out the blogs and forums. Share your personal stories and let others know what you think, courtesy of the forum section.
- Browse through the site and check user profiles without any restrictions.
While premium users would certainly be able to access the aforementioned set of options, they’d also be able to take advantage of the following features that are exclusive to premium users:
- Maintain photo albums and assign privacy options.
- Watch videos posted by other members and post yours too.
- Chat in real time with people whom you find interesting.
- Use the advanced search option – find a match based on horoscope, location, physical characteristics, interests and personal preferences.
- Exchange personal messages via the built-in inbox.
- Check out who has been viewing your profile and initiate a conversation with them.
- See who has added you to their favorites list.
- Check out instant matches-a feature that suggests matches based on information given in your profile.
- Get real time notifications.
- Access to the 24/7 customer care as well as the extensive FAQ section of the website.
While this website does sport a simplified user interface and is fairly easy to use, it fails to match up to its peers in one important aspect – efficiency of the search options. We found this feature to be very mediocre and nowhere near to what other websites come bundled with. By this we mean that finding people based on the parameters offered on this site is a little trickier that what it is on other websites. Also, the results aren’t presented in the most simplified way as you would find on other websites in this segment.
Alternatively, this site boasts of a very handy feature known as “instant matches” the saves you from the pain of manually searching for an ideal match. In this case, the website would automatically suggest matches based on your profile information. The best part about this site is the extensive profile building process that gives users all the freedom to include critical information. In addition to answering questionnaires, they’d also be able to write something and share their videos thereby giving a personal touch to it.
While the lackluster search option is a downside, SeniorBlackPeopleMeet.com makes up for it by including some amazing communication options such as the built-in email client as well as the instant messenger. In addition to this, if you wish to interact with a larger community, the blog and forum section would come in handy. Another trait of this site that could pull you is the affordable membership options that give access to every feature available.
Although SeniorBlackPeopleMeet.com is not the most impressive site in the 50 plus dating segment, it has still got a lot of things to be proud of. In addition, thanks to its healthy membership base you’d always find a decent number of people online at any given time. While improvements to search options certainly need to be made, it doesn’t mean that the ‘instant match’ option wouldn’t be of any use.
All in all, you can try the standard membership of this site and check out all that it has to offer. If you’re convinced then, upgrading to a premium membership isn’t an uphill task either.