Black Crush is a sex dating site for those who are in the mood for some ebony love. The site claims a total membership of over seven million people spread out mostly in North America, though several other countries boast members in the tens of thousands. Also, they claim anywhere from 88 to 95 thousand people are online at any given point in time.
The site doesn’t ask for a lot of information up front. While that might make it easier to get right into searching and messaging, the truth of the matter is that easy registering usually means a bevy of profiles that were set up on a whim and completely forgotten about days later.
“A gold membership allows more detailed searches and video profiles, while a platinum membership includes access to members’ private photo areas and a plethora of porn videos.”
In addition, the profiles don’t show when someone last logged in, meaning there’s no way of confirming if the profiles that show up in search results are active or have been checked anytime in the past several weeks. It’s little things like this that can strip away the feeling that you could make a legitimate connection.
If you’re not located in the United States or Canada, you will have to search using the browsing option, which only lets you specify by country and not any closer. Because the premise of the site is to find chocolate love, search results come back with only ebony men and women, as only black members can see the profiles of people of other races.
BlackCrush.com is actually part of a larger network of dating sites. I discovered that the username and password I used to register at Lonely Wives also works here. This might explain why my inbox was full with nine unsolicited emails from white women. Also, since we keep our profiles as bare bones as possible with no photo, all the correspondence suggests the profiles to be suspect.
You’re allowed to search with a free membership, but a paid membership is necessary to view them fully. The site actually uses a multilevel membership plan. A gold membership allows more detailed searches and video profiles, while a platinum membership includes access to members’ private photo areas and a plethora of porn videos. They also offer a two-day trial membership that allows people to view eight profiles a day. There are forums, groups and instant messaging options available as well, but it is only for paying members.
The inability to do simple things like viewing someone’s profile without subscribing to a membership package really inhibits non-paying members to give Black Crush a shot. Couple that with other issues like the aforementioned lack of knowledge regarding when members were last logged in and people are left with more questions than answers.