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BiCupid.com encourages it members to pursue a relationship with individuals based on their personality and mindset, opposed to their gender. Catering solely for bi-curious and bi-sexual users, you have the option to browse either gender and base your attraction on each individual regardless of sex.
Although adult sites cater for bisexual individuals they are not specifically focussed on such users. However this site does not offer the option for gay or lesbian individuals to join. Despite being a site designed for bisexual singles, it also caters for couples too, who are looking for a third person to join in their relationship or sexual activities. For this reason, the website does contain an element of ‘adult dating', as well as the added features, many of which are for an 18+ audience.
The site promotes security and therefore has a verification program, which allows its members to sign up and verify their age, identity and photograph by faxing or emailing supporting documents to prove as such. By completing the verification process your profile will have an icon on it which alerts other users to the fact that you are who you claim to be.
Professional and attractive in appearance, the site is easy to navigate and informative. Before signing up you can browse featured members profiles, and there is an extensive help/FAQ section which enables potential users to find out more about the site and the types of memberships available.
There are two different membership levels – free and paid. Although limited, free membership allows you to use certain features, in order to search, contact and communicate with other members. Paid membership is classed as premium, and allows unlimited access to a number of features, some entertaining and others are practical (such as verification program.)
Signing up is fairly simple and short – however does require a certain amount of detail about yourself and the type of people you are looking to meet. This includes information about your lifestyle and background, ethnicity, body type and sexual experiences – the same detail is required for a match.
Once your profile has been created you have the option to upload photographs to your account. These is a sense of leniency by site administrators, who allow a certain amount of adult content in the material uploaded to the site, providing it adheres to the terms and conditions when signing up.
There are a number of search options for both free and premium members. Free members are able to perform basic searches which allow them to specify an age range, gender, location and a proximity limited to 100 miles of a zip/postal code. Premium members can search considerably closer to home than the limit set for free members. They can also specify preferences on a number of other options including body type, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion, spoken languages etc. This presents users with the opportunity to search as narrow or broad a field as possible.
Once a search query has loaded the profiles will be displayed with a small amount of information including user name, age, location, default photo and a small paragraph of information. Both free and premium members are able to display entire profiles, and can choose to initiate contact should they wish to.
Free members can send ‘winks' to potential matches, as well as adding them to their ‘hot list', which enables them to add members in order to make accessing them easier. In addition free members can also receive and reply to messages from premium members, without having to pay a fee.
Premium members are able to send and receive unlimited messages, send instant messages, send winks, and once again have a hot list.
Other features include chat rooms, forums, bi sexual blogs, daily bi sexual news, greeting cards, and a bi advice forum which allows you to post problems and receive replies from Bi Beth, an advice columnist.
BiCupid.com has a large number of members, all seeking a member of either gender for friendship, dating and romance.