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XXXBlackBook.comReview: The Adult Dating Site You Wish So Badly Wasn’t Fake
We love a good hookup site here at BestAdviceOnDating.com. Dating simple and easy is how we like it, and XXXBlackBook.com claims to be one of those casual sex adult dating sites that you’ll get hooked on for all your hookup needs. We decided, given that the site fits within our usual preferences and given that it boasts 11 million members and counting, that it would be an appropriate choice for review. Given the task of review, I decided to sign up, check it out, and give it a shot, to let you know just what this adult dating site is all about.
XXXBlackBook.com looks like your usual hookup site, with a few exceptions. The first thing I got really excited about is the list of options you get for connecting. You aren’t limited from the start in terms of who can join and what you can look for with the usual man or woman choices. With XXXBlackBook.com, you can sign up if you’re a woman, man, trans (transvestite, transsexual, transgender, etc.), straight couple, gay couple, lesbian couple, or group, and you have these same choices for hookup partners as well. There are few things we like more here at BestAdviceOnDating.com than inclusivity for the wildest possible sex dating experience. I immediately wanted to like XXXBlackBook.com, but I found myself growing more and more suspicious the more familiar I became. The conclusion I eventually had to come to was that XXXBlackBook.com is not what it claims, and there is way too much scamming happening on this site for me to enjoy myself. It’s definitely disappointing. We were hoping to be able to recommend this one.
Before I get into the features, I just have one frustration to share and then I’ll move on. Even before signing up, browsing this adult dating site, it was clear that XXXBlackBook.com tries to scam members. Even the testimonials were clearly fake – if you’re manufacturing testimonials, you have to know something’s not right. I came across this one, Chuck from Vancouver, who either has to be the dumbest SOB, or completely made up. This is what Chuck’s testimonial says (on one of the main pages before signup, right next to his picture…): “My marriage was pretty much sexless when I decided to stop by. Within days of signing up, I connected with a few women [… ] We’ve come to an arrangement that benefits the both of us without our spouses being any wiser.” Most adult dating sites don’t include testimonials from cheaters because that kind of spoils the discretion, right? Yeah. Clearly Chuck is fake and XXXBlackBook.com is tricking you with lies.
XXXBlackBook.com definitely has some appealing features. The main features of this adult dating site that get consistently highlighted sometimes make it appear as though there is little else to this site but the following:
- Free signup
- Live webcam chat
- Erotic stories
- Amateur videos
- XXXBlackBook.com’s own magazine, “Intimatters”
Like most (if not all) adult dating sites, signup is free but to use the site in any meaningful way, you have to upgrade your basic account to a paid one. XXXBlackBook.com makes it seem like you get more features than you do, and really embellishes on their member features descriptions so we had to cut through the BS to really see what we were getting. Really, all you get with a basic membership is the ability to create an account and fill out your profile, perform a basic search for members (in your area), receive email (but not send or read), save contacts as favorites, and upload as many photos and videos as you like.
With Silver Membership, you get all of the free features (obviously), as well as ability to send unlimited “flirts” to members, read your messages now as well as send them, access to instant messenger and video chat, and get access to contests and events.
Gold Membership gets you access to the entire site, including all the Basic and Silver Membership features, and a few extras. With Gold Membership you get to view all members’ explicit photos and videos, as well as access to their strip club directory and swingers club directory, and featured listing in search results. They also claim you get faster profile and photo views, but I haven’t yet been able to figure out what that means.
So far so good, right? So where is the catch? I’ll tell you. I started out with my free basic membership and was excited to discover that within the first few minutes of signing up (and signup was very quick), tons of hot local singles were checking out my profile and even sending me messages. One or two even sent me permissions to view their erotic photos (a feature I could only take advantage of with Gold, paid Membership). Great, right? Well, let me just set up this context: I had no photo posted, no details about myself, and these women were already interested. What that says to me is either desperate or fake. Considering that after I upgraded my account I never heard from them again, I’m going to say fake was the truth of it.
XXXBlackBook.com actually has fairly standard pricing. It’s the same as most of the other adult dating sites we’ve reviewed, so pricing is definitely within our comfort zone. They do have a slightly cheaper rate for the year of Gold Membership than most sites, but their trial option is way over priced. It’s $9.95 and you only get two days. That’s not really a reasonable amount to ask people to spend when they weren’t sure in the first place.
Silver Membership Pricing:
- One month costs $29.95 per month
- Three months costs $19.98 per month
Gold Membership Pricing:
- 2-day trial costs $9.95
- One month costs $34.95
- Three months costs $23.32 per month
- One year (twelve months) costs $9.99 per month
Using this adult dating site I got the distinct impression that the staff fabricated most of the content/users. I’ve never really had trouble getting hot local singles interested in meeting up for some casual sex. I was surprised at how easy it seemed to connect with local singles online when I first signed up for XXXBlackBook.com, but after upgrading to a paid account, I was even more surprised by how difficult it was to meet anyone interested in chatting, or anything. It’s always a disappointment to encounter scam adult dating sites, like XXXBlackBook.com, especially when I had such high hopes. Definitely we do not recommend XXXBlackBook.com. Sorry folks. If you want a site we can really get behind, check out UBangWithFriends.com, and see our review of it here.