It’s easy to sign up for EbonyFlirt. It also offers a way to meet black singles, a demographic that is not always treated fairly on other dating sites.
The site seems largely uninterested in or unable to deliver on its promises.
EbonyFlirt is not a reliable dating service.
A good dating site needs a good member base, and EbonyFlirt does not have a good member base. This doesn’t mean that its users are ugly, flakey, or weird, or anything. They seem to be mostly fake. EbonyFlirt is awash with many fake profiles. Fake profiles are a problem on all free chat dating sites. But there are many reviews of the site that report being contacted by profiles of beautiful women as soon as they sign up, which is very suspicious. At worst, EbonyFlirt is a scam. At best, the administrators do very little to restrict fake profiles.
Creating an account with EbonyFlirt is easy enough, so the website gets at least that much right. Or maybe they want to get people to sign up as quickly and easily as possible to get their money. To register, you will need to disclose your gender, age, email address, and location. Then you will need to verify your email address. If you do sign up, look for the verification email in your spam or promotions folder. It can take up to ten minutes. After that, you can add personal details such as your ethnicity, body type, hair color, and add photos.
The security measures on EbonyFlirt are not great. The administrators of this dating site don’t know how or don’t bother, to crack down on fake profiles. There is an option to report profiles that are harassing you and blocking them, so if a fake profile is bothering you, at least you can block them. Most reviews on site forums don’t describe this process but complain about the ubiquity of these fake profiles. There’s no evidence to suggest the site will infect your computer with malware or anything, but anything is possible. If you use a VPN, you might mess up the location services, however.
You can use the search function for free (one of the few things you can do for free). However, some of the filters and parameters are reserved for paid memberships. You can search by age range, gender, and/or geographic location. More specific filters are also available. It appears that only full members can see all their search results. The search function is easy to use, but not necessarily easy to see, since it’s not clear what order your search results are in if they’ve been online recently, or much other pertinent information about them or their status.
So, are there legit members on EbonyFlirt? There are real male users on this site. There aren’t many reviews from women about the site, and that’s common; there’s much more demand from men for dating sites than women. But the reviews from men are not good. Few of them mention interacting with any legit members, only fake profiles. Screenshots do show many female profiles of women who are impractically beautiful and users who do look like real people, so maybe there are legit female members, too. But there are illegitimate members, so think long and hard about joining this site.
EbonyFlirt is, as the name suggests, designed to facilitate dating with black people. The site is promoted, however, with a focus on meeting black women. Most sites focus on their female users more than their male users, but the site does so to a suspicious degree. It seems like it’s a site to meet black women. The majority of the members identify as black, and the site allows for straight, gay, and bi dating. It is operated by Stolichnaq Ltd., an online dating portal which is registered in Shumen, Bulgaria, which doesn’t prove anything but does seem a bit suspicious.
It’s not clear when EbonyFlirt was founded. It is one of many dating sites operated by Stolichnaq Ltd. According to other dating reviews, it has 150,000 users in the United States alone, a small membership base, but certainly not tiny. Of that number, 90,000 are active weekly, which is a good ratio. The gender proportion is two-thirds male to one-third male, which might sound bad, but would be much better than many other dating sites. EbonyFlirt is free to sign up for, make a profile, and conduct a basic search. If you want any other features, including sending messages, you will have to pay.
The site does offer a free version. However, it is of very little utility. Even to message other users, you need a paying membership.
EbonyFlirt accepts all major credit cards. They promise discreet billing. Their payment works on autorenewal, so you must contact them to cancel.