Bi Cupid made a big wave in 2001 when it became one of the first of the few dating sites to recognize and cater to bisexual, bi-curious and gender-fluid singles and couples. Now boasting more than 900,000 members, the site is known to be the largest bisexual dating site on the web.
The cost of finding the perfect date
Before everything else, let’s start with just how much this date-finding site should cost you. Signing-up is free, like most other dating sites nowadays. You can access the mobile-ready site at mobile.Bicupid.com so you don’t have to worry about being pinned down in front of your computer while starting with your profile. With a free Bicupid membership, you can create your profile and upload up to 26 photos. You can reply to an interested party if they send you a message or an email. You can also use the search engine to find potential perfect matches depending on a few basic bits of personal information.
Now, let’s discuss the paid membership. On top of all the features of the free membership, paid membership (or Gold Membership, as Bicupid.com likes to call it) lets date searchers use a variety of features and functionality to make the date search as easy and as effective as possible. As a Gold user, you can:
- a) Send emails and private messages to people you’d like to find out more about.
- b) Use a modernized search engine that lets you narrow down your options further than just gender, age range and location.
- c) Hide your profile views so you won’t be embarrassed by your searches (probably).
- d) See members who have most recently logged in or, in other words, the people who are most likely still online and most likely to respond!
- e) See members who have most recently signed up.
- f) See members who have viewed your profile.
- g) Increase your chances of being a success in the dating scene with member-exclusive dating tips and tricks.
The monthly cost can range from $15.95 to $29.95, depending on the membership plan. As usual, signing up for a longer membership will be cheaper. Access to membership features for 1 month is $29.95, 3 months is $59.95 and 6 months is $95.95. Auto-renewal of membership plans can be turned off during application.
Unique Bicupid.com features
Possibly the most notable feature of Bicupid.com is the “wink”. Winks work just as they do in real life. When someone winks at you, it is to say that they are interested and, if you send the wink back, then you are interested too. This feature was actually introduced to eliminate the need for lengthy messages that oftentimes says more than what’s necessary and more than what your potential perfect match actually needs to know at first glance. A wink is free but, if you want to start up a conversation with someone who winked at you and you winked back at, you need to be a Gold member.
Bicupid.com is a safe, ad-free and LGBT-friendly site. The site’s blog mainly consist of helpful dating tips and success stories, but it’s really the forums that seal the deal for a lot of people. The forums pave the way for members to freely communicate, help and seek advice from one another. Though the site offers the services of a bisexual dating counselor and a 24/7 customer service support, the forums offer help in a more personal, friendlier level.
The paid membership seriously increases the chance of a member finding a match, but the free membership isn’t that bad. If you stay true to yourself and create a wonderful profile that matches your personality, you can still get a good date without having to pay for a membership plan.
There are many counselors who encourage members to share their experiences. Recent news and treatment stories are also offered at the site.
Our Verdict: Go for it
With the trend we’re seeing, we’re guessing it wouldn’t take the end of the year before the 1,000,000th member signs up. Bicupid.com easily dominates the bisexual date-finding game and, with its useful features and actually helpful tips, it isn’t very difficult to see why. It’s the go-to dating site for bisexuals, bi-curious and gender-fluid singles or couples, whether they’re looking for a serious relationship or just a fun, casual date.