It’s not easy being ‘big and beautiful’ in this world. It may be hard at times for people who have these physical characteristics of being bigger than average or larger than average compared to most people to find love and romance with another person. They may feel that it would be best to find others of a different or same gender who share the same physical characteristics to be more dependable and honest when it comes to starting a relationship.
Because of this particular niche of online dating, the website, BBPeopleMeet.com was created and developed to serve those men and women who feel left out by mainstream online dating but still desire to connect with those other ‘big and beautiful’ people who are out there but are difficult to find and meet.
Because of BBPeopleMeet.com, it’s easier now than ever to find, meet, and date other members of the ‘big and beautiful’ community.
What once was thought of as impossible in the pre-Internet days has become a reality for thousands of people who fall into this particular niche of online dating.
It may surprise the average person to find out that there’s an online community devoted to helping big and beautiful people find love but there seems to be a niche for everything in dating these days.
You’ll be able to find compatibility and chemistry on the website even before you leave the computer. This experience can be fun and enlightening if you put in the effort to put yourself out there as a ‘big and beautiful’ person.
If you’re a single, big and beautiful woman on this website, you’ll have an advantage as you will have plenty of men to choose from. The current percentage of women on BBPeopleMeet is only 45% compared to 55% for men, making them the slight majority on the website.
As a niche online dating website, BBPeopleMeet continues to grow each year as it increases its’ page views, visitors, and number of registered members on a consistent basis. The main purpose of the website is designed to give you, the user, the tools necessary to communicate and get to know other members in various ways especially if you have shown interest in them.
There are a number of tools and features available to all users so that each member can meet someone special to share their life with.
It’s free to create a profile on the website and there’s both a basic messaging system as well as a video and audio greeting system to stay in touch with other members.
You’ll also find that it’s easy to text other members if you have a quick message to relay to them. Right now, BBPeopleMeet is only available to access online in two countries: the United States and Canada. Because of this fact, the only language that the website’s content and pages can be found in is in the English language.
It is estimated that there are currently over five hundred thousand members on BBPeopleMeet who are active and are using the website to find love and romance.
There are two options for those people who would like to sign-up for a membership. You can either get a free membership or upgrade to get a paid membership, which will cost you some money each month.
BBPeopleMeet.com like other similar online niche dating websites is owned by the People Media group, which caters to specific demographic groups such as ‘big and beautiful’ people who are looking for dating and relationships.
When you sign-up and register for BBPeopleMeet, you will automatically be able to create a personal profile for yourself, which other members of the website will be able to view and interact with.
It’s important to take this profile seriously because it will be yourself advertising who you are, what you’re all about, and what you’re looking for on the website.
Each public profile on this website begins with a ‘greeting’ which is made up with pertinent information which can be about yourself or what you’re seeking in a partner. For example, certain topics may be about ‘describing yourself’, ‘discussing what you like to do for fun’, and ‘any additional information that you should give out about yourself.’
These greetings are made up of these questions and the answers that you can give out can be up to 1250 characters total before running into a limit imposed by the website.
After finishing your greeting essays, you can move on to the ‘personality’ part of the profile. You will be asked to answer a number of personality-related questions in a survey designed to classify certain personal characteristics and traits, which you are more likely to display in your life.
- Personal Information
After answering these questions, you can move on to the section of the profile, which asks you to share personal information about yourself.
Since some of this information may be private or sensitive, this section is mostly optional so you can keep certain aspects of your life private unless you would like to share it publicly on your profile.
The personal information that you will be asked to divulge includes your physical characteristics such as your height, weight, body type (athletic, average, overweight, etc.) and how would you describe your looks to other users.
In addition, you’ll be asked to describe your wants and needs for your next relationship as well as your current relationship status such as if you are single or are in a relationship already.
Lastly, you’ll be asked to get more personal by sharing other aspects of your life such as your race / ethnicity, religious beliefs, smoking and drinking habits, income level, current job, etc.
Obviously, the last part of the personal information section is optional so if you do not feel comfortable talking about your income or your job, you don’t have to do so in order to complete the profile.
- Ideas for Messages
If you’re struggling to get other members to send you a message and would like to help them take the first step in communicating with you, there’s a section of your profile, which can help you out with this common problem.
BBPeopleMeet.com provides each user with a number of written questions which you can choose up to four options and display on your profile, which other members can then see and ask you in a private message for your answer to these questions.
If they are interested in you, the chances are good that they’ll likely send you a message answering your questions.
A few examples of these message starter questions could be: “What is your favorite food?”, “If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?”, “What is your ideal first date?”, and “What is one thing that you could not live in this world without?”
- Visual Effects
In order to make your profile stand out more and look unique among all of the other profiles, it may be best to take some steps to complete your profile visually.
It may be worth it to go ahead and select both an icon that represents you as well as background wallpaper and image that you like to display on your profile.
In order to capture other members’ attention visually and express your personality, these icons and wallpaper backgrounds will lead to more visitors and overall interest.
It’s important to note that the most important part of your personal profile is your pictures. BBPeopleMeet allows every user the chance to upload their personal pictures from their files, from their e-mail attachments, or from linking their dating profile to their Facebook accounts.
- Audio or Video
If that wasn’t enough, you can also create and upload a personal audio or video greeting that welcomes both users and visitors to your personal profile.
In order to make this happen, you’ll need both a working webcam and/or a working microphone. If you have a laptop or a phone, these forms of technology can easily help you with creating the audio and/or video greetings.
If you want to go ahead and express your interest in another member or user more directly, I would recommend sending them a ‘flirt.’
The flirt button is used to express your interest in another member and they can either return it or ignore it. The chances are good that they are interested in you if they choose to return the favor and ‘flirt’ back.
If you’re not satisfied with just flirting with other members, you can ‘favorite’ or ‘bookmark’ those other members so you can save their profiles to a list to view them later or to send them a message.
Lastly, the ‘search’ function is available to all members so you’ll be able to browse through the thousands of members as well as your matches in order to check out their profiles or send them messages. Regardless if you’re a free or paid member, the search function will be available to you.
Unfortunately, not every feature will be available to free members of the website so it may be advantageous to spend the extra money and upgrade to a paid membership in order to get access to all of the features.
- Premium Features
When you’re a paid member, you’ll be able to communicate with all other members of the website whether they are a free or paid user. You can send and receive private messages, text messages, audio and video messages, as well as utilize the live chatting feature without any restrictions put on you.
You’ll also be able to see all of those members who have previously flirted with you or favorited you after visiting your profile.
- Highlighted Profile
The upgraded membership also comes with the perk of being highlighted and featured above the free members in both the search results as well as the matches’ list.
Because of this highlight, you’ll be able to be viewed and visited more than most free users. There also won’t be any limits imposed on an upgraded member in terms of viewing or sending both audio and video greetings that help to complete one’s profile.
- Unlimited Messages
The messaging options are also seemingly unlimited with the ability send messages through the website’s mailing system along with text messages on top of the live chat feature and the audio, video greetings that will help you to stand out among the other profiles.
- Highlighted Messages
It’s not just your personal profile, which will be highlighted but also the messages you sent will be highlighted in other members’ inboxes.
When these other members log-in and check their inboxes, they’ll see the received messages sent from other upgraded and paid members as another important feature that is additional but key to getting the most out of your time on BBPeopleMeet.
Certain additional features will come with a price tag of an extra $5 for a one-time payment when you decide to use them as apart of your upgraded membership. You can see all of the additional features that are available to you to utilize after you finish completing the upgrading process for your membership.
The cost of an upgraded membership isn’t free so you’ll need to spend some money in order to get the upgrade. If you want to check out the latest prices, you’ll need to go to the BBPeopleMeet.com website to see the pricing options.
The last time the prices were updated was less than a year ago in February of 2016. It’s likely that prices are changed and modified each year.
For the paid membership, there are three different options for the subscription, which vary in price and time:
- One Month Subscription
The most expensive and first option is a one-month subscription, which is about $15 per month for a total of $15 for the billing at the beginning of the subscription period.
- Six Month Subscription With Highlight Feature & Full Mobile Access
The second option is a six-month subscription period, which is cheaper than the first option at $7 per month for a total of $42 for the six months.
The $42 has to be paid at the beginning of the subscription period in one payment. With this option, the additional features of the ‘profile highlight’ and the ‘mobile application access’ will both be included in the price.
- Six Month Subscription
The third option is the cheapest as a six-month subscription at about $5.50 per month for a total cost of $36 for the six months.
You will be billed at the beginning of the subscription period and this payment plan comes without some of the additional features that are promised in the 1st and 2nd options.
In order to purchase certain additional features that may not be included in some of the subscription options, it may be worth it as a future member to consider buying ‘tokens.’
These tokens can be used to purchase certain additional features and can be bought using actual money from your personal accounts. The more tokens you buy, the more money it will cost you but you’ll also be able to buy more additional features too.
For examples of pricing for the tokens, 25 tokens will cost only $1 while 110 tokens will cost $4, and 280 tokens will cost $10 for purchase.
- Promote Me
Some examples of the additional features that you can purchase using these tokens include: ‘Promote Me’, which will put your profile towards the top of the search results and help you get more exposure to other members.
- Notify Me
‘Notify Me’, which will allow you to keep track of members whom you like or have favorite to give you a notification of when they are going to log-in for the next week or so.
- Virtual Gifts
‘Virtual Gifts’, which can be roses or chocolates that you can send to other members whom you like and want to get to know better. These ‘virtual gifts’ are less costly and time consuming than the real gifts as well.
It’s important to remember that when you sign-up for an upgraded membership that you’ll be billed for the entire subscription in one lump-sum payment.
There’s a small, additional fee that will be added to your membership costs, which is the processing fee, which is paid only one-time when the upgraded membership is activated. This processing fee is $4 total. In order to cancel the ‘automatic renewal’ of your membership, you will have to do so manually using the ‘account settings’ page to change the renewal status.
Positives and Negatives
- Thousands of new members added daily.
- Audio and video chatting is a great feature to use to get to know your matches.
- When you are a free member you cannot view messages that other users have sent to you.
- The automatic matching system has limited features. It would be more useful to have additional settings to allow a member define who they would like to be matched with.
- Smoking habits are included in the profile, however drinking habits are not included.
If you’re a plus-sized single person, you do not have to look any further than BBPeopleMeet.com. Your weight and how you look like simply doesn’t matter as much when you join this online dating website.
Big and beautiful is seen as a positive feature for users rather than a negative thing as it usually is. The community is open, accepting, and comfortable for those men and women who are bigger than average but still want to find love.
Regardless if you’re out there on the online dating scene looking for a casual fling or a serious relationship, BBPeopleMeet is there to provide all of their users with either of these options.
While it may be very stressful and anxiety-inducing to find somebody to date in person on a day to day basis, by searching online through this website, it takes the stress out of the search and you can relax knowing that you can interact with other members online before you even meet them in person.
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Have you ever signed up for BBPeopleMeet.com? If yes, were you satisfied with their website? I’d like to hear your experience with this popular dating site.