Bicupid is a site that caters towards the bisexual dating market and is part of the SuccessfulMatch group. With more and more people helping to fight sexual repression, dating sites that cater to this market are rare but do a beautiful thing for humanity. While in operation, the website has brought over a million bisexual people closer together. Let’s take a look and review whether this is a competent site.
The website Bicupid this primarily a dating site for bisexual women and men and comes with a free to download application for both Android or iOS users. The website has several different communication features to enable users to find their match. The vast majority of users subscribe to premium membership.
The signup process is for couples and singles who are at least 18 years of age and is remarkably simple to finish. Once you fill out a mandatory form after clicking through on the home page, you can begin the process of creating a profile, uploading photos, writing about yourself and what you desire from a match.
One of the great things about Bicupid is that there isn’t a lengthy sign up process. Only a few details are mandatory. After this, there is plenty of room to fill out your profile with information. You can add information on who you are, what you are looking for, your ethnicity, relationship status and so on. You are free to provide as much information as you want. However, it is great to see that there is a lot that you can write about yourself. Not only will this help your chances, but it will also help you search for the perfect match.
Uploading a photograph is quick and straightforward – you can easily choose an image from your Facebook gallery. We think the approval process for a photo is also speedy, only taking around an hour which is uncommon for most dating sites.
As we mentioned, member profiles can be detailed and comprehensive. The website certainly makes it easy to both supply and edit any information that you provide, plus you can easily upgrade to view full-length videos and full-size photos. Any user can get a good impression of another on Bicupid, and as a premium member, you will be able to view user’s profiles anonymously.
There is a comments section on all of the profiles that display all of the comments you have received. Users can see how popular you are, and this helps to boost user credibility. It is a neat feature, but it does exclude those who are starting and haven’t had the time to accumulate comments. Other users may think this person starting is not as popular as a result. The Activity board section of a profile helps users to check if a member is acting in any suspicious manner.
A free account will give you the ability to view a complete profile, yet subscription is useful when it comes to looking at videos and photos. Subscribers will also be able to browse anonymously, so users will not be informed that you saw their profile.
The primary method of communication on the website is text-based via the website’s text feature. If you find someone you fancy, you can simply start to communicate with them via chat. However, when you are using Bicupid as a free member, you will not be able to initiate direct messages. Free members will be able to reply to a message, but only if it is sent from a premium member. It is quite limiting to get by on a free account because it makes you appear more like a larger car than someone who is actively pursuing. Subscription is very much necessary to take things further and lands actual dates in the real world.
Sometimes when browsing a dating site, you can’t find the right person who has caught your eye. This is where the favourites list comes in. Users can save the profile of someone they like and this is an excellent feature of the matchmaking process. You can never lose interest in somebody as you’ve got them saved!
Other than text-based communication, you can interact by sending winks. Both standard and premium members will be able to send vast numbers of these flirtatious emoticons at their discretion. This is unusual to see because almost every other dating site out there requires you to pay a lot for them. There is also a flirtatious feature called Spark where you can browse one profile at the time, deciding if it’s either a pass or a yes in your eyes. This feature is much like Tinder’s famous feature and provides a more casual approach to the proceedings.
Last but not least, because Bicupid is evolving into a large community, it facilitates blogs where users can interact. These are brilliant places to meet like-minded individuals and to share any ideas or tips on anything from dating to life in general. The greatest thing about this is that all members have access to both forums and blogs. Very generous indeed!
Bicupid has been around since 2003, and over the years they have amassed a large following. Every month the website gains 50,000 new members and receives 230k visits! For a site that has mainly bisexual users, and this is undoubtedly a niche in the market, this is an impressive number of users. You can tell that they are diverse because there is almost a 50-50 split between male and female users. Couples are also able to sign up together too, although we admit that this is probably not the place for couples over the age of 60.
This particular dating service is primarily for the younger generation, and the average age of the user is 25, so the age range where men are most sexually active. This is not to say that older people can’t have a good time too, but there are very few people over the age of 60 engaging with the website.
Regardless of who you are, Bicupid gives new users a warm welcome, and this is a place where people can explore their sexuality freely. Most of the members are looking for hook-ups and casual dating, but there is also a large user base who look for committed relationships. Whatever gender you are and whatever personality you have, we would say that Bicupid pulls out all the stops to create a safe and happy dating space for the LGBTQ+ community.
Despite being a service that embraces diversity, most of the users are Caucasian people from Western countries. 70,000 members come from the United Kingdom alone. However, anybody can join, regardless of where they come from. Besides the Western world, Bicupid is also popular in Latin America and Asia.
Bicupid never discriminates on the grounds of religious orientation. You will find plenty of members from all religions and walks of life. If you are interested, the forum section of the website is often populated with religious individuals who are having some interesting discussions on their sexual orientation.
One of our favourite things about Bicupid is just how many unique features it has. By no means is that the most advanced dating website, but users like the simplicity of its features. Bicupid offers a no-nonsense approach to dating, providing their user base with comprehensive tools that can get the job done. Here’s what you can expect to find:
This is a popular feature and is based on a swiping motion. Users swipe left or right to indicate a “pass” or a “yes”. The best news is that all members have access to this feature, so you can try before you buy.
Dating ideas for bisexuals
The dating service managed to fully engage their community by letting users submit any quirky or fun ideas for dates. As a bonus, there are prizes for helpful and active members.
Forums and blogs
The community is open and welcoming on this site. If you go to a blog or forum page, you will see people pouring out their opinions, asking questions and providing interesting ideas. Believe you and me, there is a lot of thought-provoking and engaging material that comes from the forums and blogs. One thing is for sure – you’ll never be bored reading them!
To add some fun to the proceedings, subscribed members can get a list of everybody who is not likely to be compatible with them. Have you ever tried out a dating approach like this? The cliche of opposites attract can be true once in a while! Results are populated based on the information you provide, including your preferences, lifestyle and plans. Maybe somebody who is not your natural type will click with you, and you will click with them?
Users have natural concerns when using dating websites. A lot of sensitive information is passed on and this is brilliant for hackers to exploit. Bicupid has never been, plus it probably never will be either. The website uses the latest in encryption technology to keep data safe. The anonymity of members is protected if they do not wish to reveal themselves. Last but not least, there is a team of moderators that quickly acts to ward off any scammers or nefarious users swiftly.
Dating websites have undergone a severe PR problem over the years due to scam profiles and more importantly scan dating websites. Unfortunately, some bad apples spoil the market for everybody. However, Bicupid is not one of them. We tried out the service for ourselves, plus we talked to hundreds of online users and can categorically state that Bicupid does not operate any scam enterprise. It is very much a legitimate website with thousands of satisfied users.
We thoroughly recommend that when you are using a dating site, you should always exercise caution. It is good to see that Bicupid encourages their user base to take precautions and have a strict code of conduct that people need to adhere to. It’s nothing militant, but instead, it helps to keep this service running smoothly with limited scam profiles.
The service offers four different packages for a monthly subscription, covering either one, three, six or 12 months. To get an idea of prices, one month will cost you £24.80, and the 12-month package will only cost £9.93 a month. Members can pay with their credit card, PayPal or cheque.
Users can turn on auto-renewal to ensure that they enjoyed our subscription without any effort. It is just as easy to cancel as well, by merely pressing a button on the settings option. No tricks! If you do become a successful user, don’t get worried when you see a bill for “Successful match” – this is the name of the company that has control of Bicupid. Overall, we think that this service is moderately priced compared to other websites in the dating market.
One thing that we liked about membership is that you can quickly identify if a member has paid or not. Badges will appear on profiles with the word “Premium” or “Standard”, allowing you to determine the likelihood that a person is a scammer easily. You can see who takes the dating game seriously, as they will be a premium member.
The amount of functionality as a free member is remarkable for a dating website – this is great if you want to try it out for yourself and see if it is right for you. Here is what you can do as a free member:
In our opinion, it is thoroughly well becoming a paid member. On top of the three functions, you will also be able to do the following:
The user base of Bicupid is rather young, so you will find a friendly and straightforward layout. When you look at the homepage, you will see that it is not catered towards tech-savvy individuals. We think that the design seems a little bit outdated and similar to other social media platforms such as MySpace.
Despite a rather strange orange and brown colour palette, browsing the site is intuitive and easy. The mobile application is a bit different, using bubbly shades of pink. However, the simple layout echoes the website’s no-nonsense approach to dating – it is built to retain the purpose it set out to accomplish and to facilitate order dating functions that members signed up for.
Today, smartphones are very much where people will use dating services. Bicupid supplies a mobile app that users can download for free on their Android or iOS device. When we reviewed the website and the app, side-by-side, the app has a sleek and more modern appearance – this can be seen instantly through the icons, short words and a playful shade of pink. Users should not worry about different sense and functionality because all of the features available on the website can be accessed on the app.
A definite positive is that navigation is incredibly smooth on the application. Information is coherently laid out, and the features are plain and simple. Compared to other popular dating apps, this one is very comprehensive.
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Bicupid quickly became one of the first bisexual dating websites and has become a major player worldwide. Although the desktop layout leaves something to be desired, all of the features are interesting, intuitive and guarantee a lot of dating fun. Bicupid does remarkably well to welcome people from all walks of life, whether they are bisexual or not. The forums are particularly brilliant places to go if you are unfamiliar with the dating world, as they offer a lot of help. When we tried out the premium service for ourselves, we thought Bicupid is the kind of site that provides a solid way of meeting like-minded individuals.