Review overall

Credibility: 1

Usability: 2

Features: 2

Support: 1

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Regions: United Kingdom

Languages: English

Cost per Month: From £34.90 for 1 month to £174.90 for 1 year

Membership Types: Free and paid

Real or Fake?

Right from the start, offers thrills to its users with its homepage design and copy. The site is proud of helping its users find other open-minded users who want to hook up or have a casual relationship with, promising a discreet experience. Unfortunately, these claims proved to be wrong. The fictional user base is the site‘s biggest problem. Namely, we have found many complaints about a fake chat scheme from former users. It turns out the site is filled with fake profiles whose operators are paid to talk to unsuspecting members. The site also belongs to a network of dating sites and shares its user base with 3000 other similar dating sites. This means the discretion it promises is compromised, as your profile and data will be visible to users of all those other sites. The purpose of this is to increase the number of real profiles, but it poses a security and privacy threat. In short – if you want to find a real partner for casual sex, you should skip Blackbookofsex.

Free vs Paid

The site advertises free registration and search feature. This much is true, as you will be able to access search and some other features without becoming a paying member. Namely, creating favorites lists and winking is also available. Yet, you will not be able to read or send any messages even though you will get notifications when anyone contacts you. That is to say, operators will contact any new profile and give them attention to convince them into giving the site money. Users have complained about the low quality of messages they received, as well as the messages stopping after they purchased a membership. These are huge tell-tale signs of fake profiles used by the site itself. When it comes to features, Blackbookofsex offers sex diaries to paying members. These diaries are supposed to detail sexual encounters users got through the site, but are heavily moderated. All other features are pretty standard for a dating site, but, as we have previously stated, there are almost no real users on the site. Lastly, canceling a plan has been extremely difficult for many users, making the site a possible subscription trap.

Relationship Types Allowed

checked Straight

checked Pros

Many operators to talk to

Attractive design of the site

Freedom to explore your sexuality and experiment

unchecked Cons

Security and privacy concerns due to a shared user base

Almost all profiles on the site are fake

Difficulties canceling membership

Paid plan

Private messaging

Seeing users who viewed your profile

Adding multiple photos

Accessing other users‘ dating diaries and writing your own

Free plan

Creating a profile

Adding a profile photo

Browsing members by location

Creating a favorites list

Winking at other users

Getting notifications about winks, messages and being added to favorites lists

Costs (in GBP):

Membership costs

1 month for £34.90

3 months for £69.90

6 months for £104.90

1 year for £174.90

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