Review of Dating Site for Black Singles: Soul Singles.com
We came across SoulSingles.com during our search for quality dating sites focusing on African-American singles.
SoulSingles is owned by parent company WorldSingles.com, which also runs a number of little-known niche dating sites such as HyeSingles.com (for Armenians), RomaniaKiss, SerbianLove, EthiopianPersonals, JamaicanDating, and SalaamLove, among others.
Although Soul Singles is small, by dating site standards, it manages to widen the member base by allowing singles to register from any country. In addition to Americans and Canadians, you'll find members from Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, and Great Britain, many of whom are hoping to find a match outside of their country. Additionally, you'll see a good number of white folks registered on the site, looking for a person of color, much like on Jdate, where they allow non-Jews, much to the chagrin of many members.
The sign up process as a free member on Soul Singles is pretty typical of many online dating sites. Answer questions about your demographics, interests, personality characteristics, and appearance, and personalize your profile with optional details, i.e, favorite actors, sports teams, music and food. Streamlined and painless.
Is it Free Or "Free"?
SoulSingles, like most so-called "free" sites, are anything but free. Sure, it's free to sign up, but don't expect to be able to actually read or send emails, chat, search for members closer than a 150 mile radius, or specify any search criteria other than race, age, physique, family roots, or religion. SoulSingles even takes the restrictions a step further than most "free" sites, by limiting what we would consider crucial search criteria, i.e location closer than the default listing of 150 miles, educational level, politics, height, or desire for children. None of these search criteria can be accessed without becoming a Platinum member.
So what we found were a lot of random people listed, with nothing in common with our paltry search criteria. Frankly, this doesn't inspire confidence to go ahead and fork over hard earned cash.