Online dating can be an amazing thing so long as you’re using a quality dating site or app. Unfortunately though, not all sites are created equal. And you don’t want to waste your time on a site that’s a bust or a scam.
At BeyondAges, we’re all about helping you get out there and enjoy dating. To make that happen, we like to extensively try out the apps and websites we see most talked about online. By taking the time to do a complete review of each, we can save you a lot of frustration, effort and money. You can avoid trying scam websites and put your energy into the ones that actually work.
As you can see below, this site is a carbon copy of a site we reviewed recently, AffairAlert. Immediately, we had a pretty good idea of what to expect from using this site.
Not to judge a book by its cover though, we went ahead with the complete review. Let’s take a closer look at what we found.
Let’s start with a quick look at the fundamental elements that make for a quality dating site. We’ve compared it against the well-known eHarmony for a simple comparison. From this graphic alone, you get a pretty good idea of what’s to come.
Our team rates each site objectively based on many hours of independent research, the features each site offers, and how it compares with other sites. The ratings are the opinion of our editors and their extensive experience.
|Quality of Women
Our opinion of how attractive the typical woman is that uses this site and how easy they are to connect with compared to other sites.
How many people are using this site to actually meet people compared to other sites.
How easy is this site to use and how quickly can an average person begin meeting people compared to other sites.
|Privacy & Safety
Does this site take proper precautions to safeguard its members, their identity, and their data.
Our opinion of how easily an average person will be able to achieve their dating goals with this site compared to other sites.
Will the time and money spent using this site pay off for an average person based on the opinions and experience of our editors.
Overall, our recommendation is to save yourself the time. Don’t bother creating a BlackCrush account and definitely don’t go handing over your credit card information.
If you’re looking for hookups with single black women you’re going to have a lot better success using Adult FriendFinder in our experience.
We didn’t come across a single legitimate user on the website. It’s packed with fake accounts that push you into signing up for a paid account.
See, until you’ve paid for at least the basic package, you can’t even message anyone on the site. While you’ve got a free account you’ll receive quite a few messages and IMs from “women” that want to chat.
The hope is you’ll fall for this, believe real women are reaching out to you, and start paying so you can talk to them. Unfortunately though, it appears to be all bots. No real messages and no true love to be had.
The only positive here is that they’re quite lazy about it. Take the below message for example.
Lazy messages like this will slowly trickle into your inbox, targeting each step of their process. When you have a free account they suggest that you chat with them (which means you need to pay).
When you’ve paid but have a blank profile you get messages like this. Once your profile is set up, it’s messages about how you should text them (an additional paid service).
Despite our overall negative experience with the site so far, let’s get into the detail of the pros and cons of BlackCrush.
Before the spam messages can begin, the low-quality profiles are your first indication that something is fishy.
Often constructed with poor English and the sort of language people just don’t use, they feel a little off. Too over the top to be an actual woman behind the profile. In most cases, the photos are overtly sexual too, just showing a photo of their breasts or lingerie.
Now we know that being openly sexual doesn’t mean they’re fake. It’s the combination of being so over the top while also having such poorly written attempts at enticing you to chat.
Take this profile for example. The user ‘urbigtitfantasy’ wants to know “can you make all my naughty dreamsm come true?” Oh boy, we sure hope so, shut up and take our money!
It’s also worth noting we’re nowhere near Mount Sterling, Ohio. Not even the location is accurate.
During our time spent on the site and reaching out to 50 “women”, we are yet to see a single legit profile. Not a single real message or hint there’s anything but spam behind each one. Just like AffairAlert.
Overall, the design of this site isn’t entirely bad. By all means, it is a dated style, but it’s functional. Credit where credit is due, right?
While their choice of color palette may not be the most pleasing, navigating the site is pretty simple. Their excessive use of scantily-clad women is a bit over the top but overall, things could be worse.
In all honesty, dating sites in general aren’t about to win awards for their design aesthetic. BlackCrush doesn’t fall all that far behind some of the major contenders in terms of appearance.
Being that it’s a spam site with no real users, messaging and chatting is a fruitless venture.
By all means, the interface for both is simple and familiar. Internal messaging feels much like a 2005 webmail interface and chatting is quite similar to Facebook Messenger.
The obvious difference is that when you message “women” on this site, you’ll get an automated response. It doesn’t matter what you say, you’ll get some kind of arbitrary response to suggest she wants you. Now.
Also worth noting, if you want to use the instant messaging feature, you’ll need to pay for a Gold membership. The Premium option lets you message other users but not chat to them.
A free membership on BlackCrush allows you to do two things:
That’s where it ends. You’ll constantly receive messages and IMs enticing you to talk to them. As soon as you try to respond though, you’re reminded that only paid members get to do that.
Ultimately, that means the site is useless until you hand over your credit card — which we don’t suggest doing.
Interestingly enough, we haven’t seen ads of any kind on this site. While AffairAlert had ads for cam sites and various porn sites, BlackCrush doesn’t.
You do get constantly spammed to upgrade to a Gold membership but these don’t really qualify as ads. Perhaps they’re still in the process of building this site up before they monetize it?
The pricing structure for this website seems pretty complicated at first glance so let’s take a look.
For this review, we went with the monthly VIP package. Looking at the screenshot above, it seems obvious this is the top package, right? No.
While they don’t give you any additional info here, Gold is the one that gives you the most. It might seem counterintuitive at first but think about their goal and the site they’re working with.
Not many people will be naive enough to pay for this site more than once. If they can get you signed up for 6 months straight away, they already have your $69.90. If you sign up for the VIP option though, you pay $29.95 today and you’re not likely to fall for it again next month.
As a legitimate business, this would be a terrible model. As a spam site though, it’s kind of clever. Just don’t fall for it — put your credit card away.
To wrap up this Black Crush review we’re going to cover some of the more frequently asked questions. If you have a question about this site or the review at all, go ahead and let us know. We’d love to hear from you!
What is BlackCrush.com?
BlackCrush.com is a scam dating website. While it claims to facilitate dating and hookups with black women, there aren’t any actual users on the site.
Instead, the site is designed to look like there are real users so you sign up for a paid membership.
How do you log into Black Crush?
To create an account for Black Crush, all you need is an email address. From the home page, you can create a new username and password to log in with.
What are BlackCrush.com alternatives?
No matter what you’re looking for in a dating website, there’s a legitimate alternative to suit. Rather than drop a huge list here, go ahead and take a look at our review of the best hookup sites.
How do you use Black Crush for free?
BlackCrush.com lets you create a free account but it doesn’t let you do a whole lot.
Using a free account allows you to log in and look at the profiles of women nearby. Really though, that’s about it.
You’ll be spammed with messages and chat pop-ups from “women” who want to chat. Until you hand over your credit card details though, you can’t reply to any of these at all.
How do you cancel your Black Crush membership?
A testament to the spam nature of this site, there doesn’t seem to be a way to cancel your membership. Having gone through every possible area of the site (including their FAQ) there’s no option to cancel your payments.
Instead, just go ahead and delete your account:
We’d suggest keeping an eye on your credit card transactions in the following weeks too.
How do you delete your Black Crush account?
Deleting your account is just as simple. Just follow these steps:
How much does Black Crush cost?
BlackCrush.com is presented in a confusing way on the website. Here’s a simplified breakdown of their pricing options:
3-day trial: $8.90
1 month: $29.95
3 months: $49.95 ($16.65 per month)
6 months: $69.90 ($11.65 per month)
The 6-month “Gold” package offers the broadest access. Regardless, save your money as you won’t be speaking to any real users on this site.
Is Black Crush legit?
Definitely not. In the month we’ve used this website we’ve yet to encounter a real user.
Every interaction has felt very robotic and was clearly designed to guide us toward spending more money. BlackCrush.com is not a legitimate dating website.
Is Black Crush a scam or real?
The Black Crush scam is real. The entire website is garbage designed to get your money and that’s where it ends, unfortunately.
We did see some chatter online about a Black Crush scam and we’re sorry to say it’s correct. Do not hand over your credit card info.
How do you send messages on Black Crush?
Black Crush gives you two options for messaging “women” — both require a paid membership.
You can send “Messages” which are basically internal emails to other members. All levels of membership allow this function.
If you want to “Chat” to other members though, you’ll need to sign up for the six-month “Gold” membership. This allows you to chat to members in real-time, much like Messenger.
How do you search on Black Crush?
Searching on Black Crush is very simple. You’ll find a “Search for Women” panel on the right of the home page.
Here you can select your preferred age range and distance, then hit “Search”.
This will refresh the grid of profiles in the middle of your screen to show profiles that meet your parameters.
Have you tried Black Crush? Tell us about your experience!