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BLK Dating

A fun, easy-to use dating app for Black men and Black women.

4.4 Ratings 212K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

4.4
212.2K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    72+%
  2. 4
    12+%
  3. 3
    7+%
  4. 2
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  5. 1
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  • I met my life partner on this app Dec 30, 2020

    By kvsandy
    What more can I say, I was able to have interesting conversations with individuals I would likely never have encountered irl. I met the love of my life and ultimately deleted the app. Feedback I got from men though, was that apparently they’ve been having a tough time with discerning if a person was on there to meet people or boost their various online profiles. (You know which kind I’m talking about). My profile was sort of cryptic, to be fair. On occasion this prompted men to aggressively try to attain my socials. I think asking users to answer a few basic compatibility questions in their profile might offset this. The app also regularly reminded me that I had downloaded it which encouraged me to use it and respond to messages and new matches more often. I enjoyed the cute and sometimes cheesy reminders about how I was breaking hearts and to not keep my matches waiting. I don’t have any complaints really, because I met someone that I love deeply so everything feels all rosy now. I am a conventionally attractive, well read, socially conscious, 30 something - so I’ve never had trouble meeting people in real life, I merely wanted to fish from a lake or faster moving river as opposed to a small pond.
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  • Great app but... Feb 28, 2020

    By Reviews (not) from the 6
    I initially enjoyed the app but over time I began to see issues with it that made me delete the app.. Issues: 1. Fake profiles. There were either fake profiles with the usual scam bios. 2. Too many women on there seemed to be trying to market their modeling career for attention on Instagram than actually date. I even ran into a girl that was trying to sell her book about dating and not actually there to date. These types ruin the dating pool. 3. There needs to be a feature for those strictly interested in heterosexual relationships not to see anything other than the opposite sex. I don’t wanna be offensive so I’ll leave it at that. 4. Not sure if there is a fix for this but sometimes it would make you swipe left or right with a simple touch of the screen. Might be a glitch. 5. There should be a time limit of sorts for when someone can reply before they’re unmatched. The women I’ve dated often complained their inboxes are overwhelming and they miss messages so it’s hard to get to some. It’s also annoying for someone to swipe right on you and you never hear from them. 6. I would love it if you guys added a “Verify your account” feature with a blue check mark or something. I don’t want to waste my time on people who aren’t serious, will waste your time or are fake. Good stuff! 1. Valentine’s Day concept was perfect. 2. I respect and appreciate this being one of the few apps with mostly US on there. 🙂
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  • Apr 7, 2021

    By KAN
    Update April 2021 and we have the same issue as before with location. Please fix that! This app is soso. However this app consistently shows you profiles of people that are realistically way too far away, ie. 100+ miles. Developers really need to fix this because its a waste of the user's time. I'd say keep your expectations low while using this app
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  • Mar 26, 2021

    By Constance Bailey
    The distance and age preferences routinely reset, but my biggest grievance is that you can't be in this class of apps that takes a relatively shallow approach to creating matches- people's appearance- and then have a problem integrating and uploading photos. That undermines the effectiveness of the app. Photos won't upload, upload incorrectly, etc. My IG & FB photos aren't available to upload. Something is off with the app's integration on 3rd party platforms. Second time has not been a charm...
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  • Could be better Jul 6, 2020

    By Candiee83
    Hey so far liking the app but could be better. Allow people’s likes’ count to go down when they found a match hitting “yeah” or “nah”. Also I’ve found a few minor things that could add to the layout and navigation of the site. For instance being able to undo an accident swipe (left or right). Changing the area of the buttons. Had a few mistakenly “Kinged” lol. Another thing being able to weigh in more than a 150 bio. Also having the ability to like photos and statements, not only profiles. It’s wise allowing people to be able to update their name or DOB etc. Many members have stated the age is wrong in the Bio because they’re unable to change it. Liking the app so far. Oh also having an option to choose the distance is very necessary. Not all members want to connect wit someone over 100+ miles. I personally don’t care but having the option OF RANGE improves continued use. Majority of the results are 200 miles! Another thing that would be great, when you find a match the count should go down. Ready to give 5 stars with a few changes.
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  • Apr 15, 2021

    By Jimmie Brown
    I was enjoying the app. Easy to use. You can't see the profile of someone who likes u until I like them back, though. I was actually connecting with women until my account was abruptly and inexplicably deactivated. I had no inappropriate content or interactions whatsoever. I contacted customer service and was not given any reason for the deactivation and not given a refund for the 6 month membership I paid for. It's even worse because there is no way to view or manage your account online.
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  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Chaquana Johns
    It cost to everything and shows you nothing after you've paid for it. It's a rip off and the most lame dating app I ever came across. It's also false advertising because it says it's free and it's not free at all. I seen this on tiktok and from now on wherever I see this app I'm going to make sure to comment and let people know it's a rip off, don't waste your time.
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  • TERRIBLE APP. Jan 23, 2021

    By naynae1994
    I’ve had this app for a few years now with no issues, and all of a sudden the app decides to disable my account. So I email customer service and there are supposed to get back to you with in 48 hours ( which is a lie I waited almost a week for a response!) they first responded that they would take this to the higher ups and then a few days later one responded that it was a technical error and app should be fixed now, the next rep responded that I violated their terms and was removed because of this. I then proceeded to ask what terms I violated and they responded that they couldn’t tell me due to privacy reasons ( so you cant tell me about my own account great). Horrible customer service I called in and a rep with a really heavy accent said something about having my Snapchat info on the bio and deleting my account to make a new one. ( doing that didn’t help I’m blocked so every account I make keeps being disabled ) their reps are incompetent that rep obviously didn’t know what a hold button was kept me on hold with no music. And kept giving me the run around. Their follow up is horrible and their communication between reps is as well how does one rep tell me technical issues and the other says violation get if together people. If I could give them 0 stars I would! My sc info was in my bio for years now why didn’t you flag a warning and remove the info it’s not that serious. The way this app handles people is ridiculous. STAY AWAY FROM THIS APP PEOPLE!
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  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Anatoly Moore El
    I got kicked off the app after a few months of being a subscriber for no known or identified reason. I had a regular profile, with regular information and pictures. Nothing Crazy or sexual. I did not contact anyone on the app inappropriately. I had a bunch of likes on the app, and was talking with several women, when all of a sudden my account was disabled without notice or reason. After contacting customer service several times, I still was made unaware why my account was suspended?
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  • Mediocre is the Word of the Day May 9, 2020

    By Taria95
    This app is mediocre at best. While the layout of the app is okay, there are some things that would really improve it. For example, one small thing is having the text wrap around when someone writes their education and occupation in, so you can see the full text they’ve written. Another small thing is making the “About Me” section you can write in the same as the one that gets presented to potential matches. The layout of the words isn’t consistent when switching between editing the profile and simply viewing the profile. It’d also be nice to add the feature of the “enter button” or ability to skip a line when writing an “about me”. Within the settings, there needs to be a way to turn off all notifications besides messages. Lastly, you should have the option to set your location to one place. Not everyone is staying where they are in the current moment and sometimes want to meet someone close to where they live instead of where they currently are. A person’s city should be shown, not just the miles because you don’t know which direction the person might live in. If it’s a matter of privacy, maybe hide the person’s name until after they match, or have each person’s distance in relation to major cities instead. As a bonus, you could also consider asking prompt questions.
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  • I met my life partner on this app Dec 30, 2020

    By kvsandy
    What more can I say, I was able to have interesting conversations with individuals I would likely never have encountered irl. I met the love of my life and ultimately deleted the app. Feedback I got from men though, was that apparently they’ve been having a tough time with discerning if a person was on there to meet people or boost their various online profiles. (You know which kind I’m talking about). My profile was sort of cryptic, to be fair. On occasion this prompted men to aggressively try to attain my socials. I think asking users to answer a few basic compatibility questions in their profile might offset this. The app also regularly reminded me that I had downloaded it which encouraged me to use it and respond to messages and new matches more often. I enjoyed the cute and sometimes cheesy reminders about how I was breaking hearts and to not keep my matches waiting. I don’t have any complaints really, because I met someone that I love deeply so everything feels all rosy now. I am a conventionally attractive, well read, socially conscious, 30 something - so I’ve never had trouble meeting people in real life, I merely wanted to fish from a lake or faster moving river as opposed to a small pond.
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  • Great app but... Feb 28, 2020

    By Reviews (not) from the 6
    I initially enjoyed the app but over time I began to see issues with it that made me delete the app.. Issues: 1. Fake profiles. There were either fake profiles with the usual scam bios. 2. Too many women on there seemed to be trying to market their modeling career for attention on Instagram than actually date. I even ran into a girl that was trying to sell her book about dating and not actually there to date. These types ruin the dating pool. 3. There needs to be a feature for those strictly interested in heterosexual relationships not to see anything other than the opposite sex. I don’t wanna be offensive so I’ll leave it at that. 4. Not sure if there is a fix for this but sometimes it would make you swipe left or right with a simple touch of the screen. Might be a glitch. 5. There should be a time limit of sorts for when someone can reply before they’re unmatched. The women I’ve dated often complained their inboxes are overwhelming and they miss messages so it’s hard to get to some. It’s also annoying for someone to swipe right on you and you never hear from them. 6. I would love it if you guys added a “Verify your account” feature with a blue check mark or something. I don’t want to waste my time on people who aren’t serious, will waste your time or are fake. Good stuff! 1. Valentine’s Day concept was perfect. 2. I respect and appreciate this being one of the few apps with mostly US on there. 🙂
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  • Give it a try! Nov 26, 2019

    By BOiSKe
    I don’t usually write reviews but I wanted to share my experience with the app! I joined BLK sometime the beginning of this year after being recommended through a friend that met her GF through BLK. And believe me when I say I couldn’t have been any happier to have joined. I typically would set up 3-4 dates a week if I was consistent on actually signing into the app and answering my chats. No weird bug issues for me and I never ran into any “weirdos” when actually meeting up. If I hadn’t given this app a try I wouldn’t have met the love of my life from here. We tell EVERYONE about BLK and our story of how we met through the service. It’s so hard dating in the LGBTQ Community and I honestly wasn’t expecting to connect with anyone through the platform but I BLK introduced me to the person I’m going to spend the rest of my life with Thank you BLK! ❤️
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  • Hiccups Jan 15, 2021

    By SLT9
    I really like this app. I’ve met some duds but also some great people. I agree with another reviewer that basic get to know you questions for your profile would be helpful, as well as a mandatory about me. It would be nice to swipe not because of someone’s looks and distance alone. Right now I’m frustrated because the app is “thinking” everytime I go to log in these days. If it stops thinking it asks me to re-sign in and when I do it either crashes or kicks me out or goes back in thinking mode. I’ve looked for updates and also deleted and redownloaded the app. Still fail. I had recently connected to a few people that I wanted to follow through with and now I cannot contact them. ☹️😢 I want the app to work again. Cry cry sad face.
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  • Love it but 1 critique! Oct 1, 2020

    By Darkaprilmoon
    I love this sooo much. But I will say it’s too easy to accidentally swipe left or right. Way to sensitive when trying to scroll through each person’s pictures. If y’all could make it easier to swipe through somebody’s pics turned without accidentally swiping them left/right, then this would be perfect. Also, if you could put a symbol on messages to specify if it’s a message you’ve already relied to or not next to each thread. Like, I know there’s an orange dot that appears on a thread when there’s a new unread message, but sometimes I have difficulty figuring out which ones I opened & didn’t respond to, versus which ones I opened and responded to. They all look the same.
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  • Could be better Jul 6, 2020

    By Candiee83
    Hey so far liking the app but could be better. Allow people’s likes’ count to go down when they found a match hitting “yeah” or “nah”. Also I’ve found a few minor things that could add to the layout and navigation of the site. For instance being able to undo an accident swipe (left or right). Changing the area of the buttons. Had a few mistakenly “Kinged” lol. Another thing being able to weigh in more than a 150 bio. Also having the ability to like photos and statements, not only profiles. It’s wise allowing people to be able to update their name or DOB etc. Many members have stated the age is wrong in the Bio because they’re unable to change it. Liking the app so far. Oh also having an option to choose the distance is very necessary. Not all members want to connect wit someone over 100+ miles. I personally don’t care but having the option OF RANGE improves continued use. Majority of the results are 200 miles! Another thing that would be great, when you find a match the count should go down. Ready to give 5 stars with a few changes.
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  • Not a bad app, i dont regret downloading it but changes could be made to make it better. Apr 7, 2021

    By markhjunior
    I’ve been using this app for a little over a year now & downloading this app definitely wasnt a bad idea, i’ve dated a few women off here, & even had a relationship, what i will say is theres alot of bugs in this app the need to be fixed as well as other things to make this app better, for example if i put the distance metter to 50 meaning i can only see women in a 50mi radius from me i shouldnt be seeing women 250mi to 400mi away. Another problem is ill swipe left on a person to not match with that person & go to the next & later i’ll discover i matched with that person anyway even though i didn’t intend to. The app also glitches alot and switches pictures in the message section. Another thing that could be added is the bio’s could ask for more info such as religion, hobbies, is the person a smoker or drinker ect.
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  • Has Potential Apr 18, 2020

    By DFame
    I subscribed to the Premium account for three months thinking that was the top tier service that will give me the ability to see Likes. I then realized that it was not...because I couldn't see my Likes. I saw an ad for an Elite membership and tried to subscribe (willing to pay the up-charge) and couldn’t. I contacted support about the issue and was advised that I couldn’t upgrade my subscription until my current one expires. So now I have to wait for months before I can see who Likes me or send messages (before matching). I feel cheated a bit and it’s already tough since it’s a newer app and there aren’t a lot of people using it near me. Also, I hate that I have to click their info section just to see how close they are. Other than that, I like the swiping layout.
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  • It’s good but a few glitches Oct 18, 2020

    By MomosMoment
    I really like this app because it’s hard to find other POC on dating apps when I live in a predominantly white area & they don’t allow me to customize which ethnicity I prefer. BLK is heading in a good direction, but there’s still a few glitches that need to be worked out. When I set my preferred distance, people farther away still show up. When I try to swipe left, sometimes the screen will move it right or if I’m just trying to look at someone’s photos it’ll swipe right. Other times nothing will be wrong with my connection, but sometimes all I see is a black screen where the persons photos are supposed to be. Also people who I’ve previously swiped left on will still appear again in my feed.
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  • 2 things wrong with this app Nov 5, 2019

    By Yerdelanal on tumblr
    It’s literally just the all black version of tinder. It works the exact same way. There are two problems though, when swiping through pictures, it is very easy to swipe right because it’s a similar motion but I’m sure in order to not get sued by tinder, they needed to switch up a couple things. Second, as much as I love that it automatically sends you the people closest to you first, it would be really nice if we could set the distance min-max because I know I’ll run into the issue eventually of it showing me people that are way outside my comfort zone as far as distance. Other than that, it’s pretty good. It’s like every other dating app in the 21st century.
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  • Apr 7, 2021

    By KAN
    Update April 2021 and we have the same issue as before with location. Please fix that! This app is soso. However this app consistently shows you profiles of people that are realistically way too far away, ie. 100+ miles. Developers really need to fix this because its a waste of the user's time. I'd say keep your expectations low while using this app
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  • Mar 26, 2021

    By Constance Bailey
    The distance and age preferences routinely reset, but my biggest grievance is that you can't be in this class of apps that takes a relatively shallow approach to creating matches- people's appearance- and then have a problem integrating and uploading photos. That undermines the effectiveness of the app. Photos won't upload, upload incorrectly, etc. My IG & FB photos aren't available to upload. Something is off with the app's integration on 3rd party platforms. Second time has not been a charm...
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  • Not what it’s cut out to be Sep 22, 2020

    By Prefence Individual
    I was on this app and subscribed to be an Elite member. It has some good perks but when it comes to the distance there is an issue where you cannot select a distance preference. They have one out there. But isn’t working. Which isn’t helpful and it makes it not enjoyable when you know you don’t want to be chatting with someone that is more then 800 miles. They said that feature will be fixed sometime this year. But nothing concrete. So I mention I should get a refund fo that reason. No response on that matter. But responded less then five minutes concerning the distance feature. The app developer responded to my first initial complaint. They responded that it starts off with the members closer to you and goes up to 1200 miles. Which is true! However with that being said. You still can’t set your distance nor can you go back to an area you would like to be. Which makes the app not excited when you run out of choices for that day, which are now set. The app isn’t very useful for personal preference. Which should be available as I have seen and used on other sites.
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  • Apr 17, 2021

    By SamT Brown
    Had it for a few months so I decided not to delete it opposed to the other apps. There tecnical glitches started about a month ago, but I figured I would just exchange social media information with potential men, now that I accidentally blocked one of them I believe that this app needs revamp. It just doesn't make any logical sense to have notifications sent out multiple times during the day but to be the only service that doesn't allow you to unblock someone.
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  • Apr 16, 2021

    By oO Stylez Oo
    Besides things you can't control like running into bots and females who only try to get money out of you for gas 😂 The only thing I find wrong with this app is You can't filter out the distance even though it's an option this doesn't work It will costly show you people 100 to 300 miles away Along with people nearby.. also make the chat icons obnoxious so you see that you've received a text
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  • Mediocre is the Word of the Day May 9, 2020

    By Taria95
    This app is mediocre at best. While the layout of the app is okay, there are some things that would really improve it. For example, one small thing is having the text wrap around when someone writes their education and occupation in, so you can see the full text they’ve written. Another small thing is making the “About Me” section you can write in the same as the one that gets presented to potential matches. The layout of the words isn’t consistent when switching between editing the profile and simply viewing the profile. It’d also be nice to add the feature of the “enter button” or ability to skip a line when writing an “about me”. Within the settings, there needs to be a way to turn off all notifications besides messages. Lastly, you should have the option to set your location to one place. Not everyone is staying where they are in the current moment and sometimes want to meet someone close to where they live instead of where they currently are. A person’s city should be shown, not just the miles because you don’t know which direction the person might live in. If it’s a matter of privacy, maybe hide the person’s name until after they match, or have each person’s distance in relation to major cities instead. As a bonus, you could also consider asking prompt questions.
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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Keilan Jernigan
    After downloading the app and trying it for 2 days I've determined that the app is completely useless unless you pay the elite membership. Basically you cannot do anything unless you pay. The app is better off demanding your cc info from the start rather than inticing you with [possibly fake] likes and "forcing" you to pay to see them. I've been completely unable to use the app to meet anyone because of the pay wall. The app should be using ads or microtransactions ($1 not $20) to pay expenses.
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  • Apr 8, 2021

    By galvin thomas
    Janky app. Uploading pictures from S9 is a pain. It never crops correctly, unlike every other app on my phone. Typing out your bio is poorly optimized. You can't type in bullet or make an indentation. Just one long sentence. You can't even simply "unmatch" with someone. The only way to end communication is to block them, which is comically dumb. If it wasn't for the success I have on this, I'd have uninstalled weeks ago.
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  • Would Not Recommend Oct 10, 2020

    By 3421pnES
    Let me first start by saying , I’ve never paid for a dating app subscription. I joined BLK because I thought it would be different, so I chose to bite the billet and pay $20 for a ONE MONTH subscription. Within 24 hours I was regretful. The only benefits you get with a paid subscription is the ability to see who “liked” your profile. That’s it. 99% of the likes I got were all people with free accounts so now I feel really dumb. It’s really the same people you can find on tinder , POF, or hinge. There’s nothing special about this app. Nothing sets it apart from the rest besides the name. There are a handful of non black members on the app. There’s a lot of couples on the app looking for threesomes. A lot of men with no substance. I can say within 14hrs I did have over 400 likes on my profile but the selection of men is minimal. Most don’t complete their profiles, or have old pictures. I set my age limit to 29-35 and I still get 21 years olds in my mix. There’s no customization for the profiles to make them interesting either. The whole app is a flop, and I’m honestly just mad I can’t get a refund. Would not recommend, and if you do join , stick with the free version.
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  • Shutdown my account for unknown reasons Dec 21, 2019

    By Quicy McCall
    Signed up and seen the app looked nice even signed up for the 14 day trial which I paid for and After 4 days my account was closed and couldn’t use the app. I didn’t message anyone. ,Didn’t report anyone page or anything for that matter. Now I did take my photo down within those 4 days. Just wanted to browse through the app for minute. Reached out to customer service and they got back to me after 2-3 days. But the representative through the email couldn’t tell me why it was closed or why I couldn’t log in. And The money which I paid for the 14 day trial wasn’t refunded. So I can’t use the app and my hard earned money was never refunded. Now the app has a lot of potential but just the fact that they can shut your account down without any warning or give any reason why ....is a quick pass. What would have happened if I signed up for 6 months ....and my account was shut down. I would have been out of $100 dollars or whatever it is for 6 months. If u got money to burn or like Russian roulette or wanna roll the dice ...go right ahead. Make it quick ...I only lasted about 4 days👌🏾
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  • Apr 15, 2021

    By Jimmie Brown
    I was enjoying the app. Easy to use. You can't see the profile of someone who likes u until I like them back, though. I was actually connecting with women until my account was abruptly and inexplicably deactivated. I had no inappropriate content or interactions whatsoever. I contacted customer service and was not given any reason for the deactivation and not given a refund for the 6 month membership I paid for. It's even worse because there is no way to view or manage your account online.
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  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Chaquana Johns
    It cost to everything and shows you nothing after you've paid for it. It's a rip off and the most lame dating app I ever came across. It's also false advertising because it says it's free and it's not free at all. I seen this on tiktok and from now on wherever I see this app I'm going to make sure to comment and let people know it's a rip off, don't waste your time.
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  • TERRIBLE APP. Jan 23, 2021

    By naynae1994
    I’ve had this app for a few years now with no issues, and all of a sudden the app decides to disable my account. So I email customer service and there are supposed to get back to you with in 48 hours ( which is a lie I waited almost a week for a response!) they first responded that they would take this to the higher ups and then a few days later one responded that it was a technical error and app should be fixed now, the next rep responded that I violated their terms and was removed because of this. I then proceeded to ask what terms I violated and they responded that they couldn’t tell me due to privacy reasons ( so you cant tell me about my own account great). Horrible customer service I called in and a rep with a really heavy accent said something about having my Snapchat info on the bio and deleting my account to make a new one. ( doing that didn’t help I’m blocked so every account I make keeps being disabled ) their reps are incompetent that rep obviously didn’t know what a hold button was kept me on hold with no music. And kept giving me the run around. Their follow up is horrible and their communication between reps is as well how does one rep tell me technical issues and the other says violation get if together people. If I could give them 0 stars I would! My sc info was in my bio for years now why didn’t you flag a warning and remove the info it’s not that serious. The way this app handles people is ridiculous. STAY AWAY FROM THIS APP PEOPLE!
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  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Anatoly Moore El
    I got kicked off the app after a few months of being a subscriber for no known or identified reason. I had a regular profile, with regular information and pictures. Nothing Crazy or sexual. I did not contact anyone on the app inappropriately. I had a bunch of likes on the app, and was talking with several women, when all of a sudden my account was disabled without notice or reason. After contacting customer service several times, I still was made unaware why my account was suspended?
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  • Mar 25, 2021

    By Eric Massey
    I am giving this app a one star. The only reason I can't give it less is because the option is not there. My reason? I get notifications that I got likes and as soon as I open the app, the likes disappear. This doesn't happen every once in a while. This happens EVERYTIME! I was told to Uninstaller it and reinstall it but it still doesn't work.
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