- $2.97 for a 3 day temporary membership.
- $27.99 for a 1 month subscription.
- $56.97 for an 3 month subscription.
- $95.94 for an 6 month subscription.
- Inbox: This is just like any other email inbox, you can email people, you can send emails to them etc.
- Messages: You can view emails from other members.
- Chat rooms: The chat rooms enable you to chat with people across the world or right in you home town.
- Profile: Adjust your profile, upload photos and edit your personal profile info.
BlackWink.com is supposedly a dating site to bring black people together. But, is it a real dating site or does it just look like a dating site? We answer these questions and much more in our extensive investigation into the operations of this website. The first thing you need to know is this website is connected to other sites such as FlirtyDesires.com, QuickFlirt.com and VictoriaBrides.com. Read the full review below.
Fictional Emails From Make-Believe Profiles
When you have the experience that we do with online dating services you can easily and quickly identify when something is not right. From the get-go on BlackWink.com we knew things weren't on the up-and-up. We received in less than a 24 hour 12 email messages from all types of different black women. But none of this from our perspective is real. What we think is going on here is that this website is using automated bot software that enables them to send email messages to their male members. You can take a look at the screen shot below showing various email messages we received in our inbox. A couple of things we need to point out is that for our investigation we left our profile completely empty. Miraculously we still got 12 different women to email us. How was that possible? What exactly encapsulated these women to send us emails? Other dating sites such as Plenty of Fish you have to send out 100 emails to get even two or three replies back from women but for some reason on BlackWink.com it's the other way around where the women are chasing the mean. Is this real? Personally, we don't think this is real at all. We believe that software bots are being used to send people email messages. The reasoning behind this is that when you try to communicate back to these women who we believe aren't even real you will be asked to pay for a membership and that's the only reason that all of this is going on. The absolute end game here is financial gain for the owners of this website. This is our opinion.
(1 screen shot showing 12 emails from automated bots.)
Fictional "Winks" Used To Deceive You Into Upgrading
How many "winks" did you receive? We receive 29 "winks" from the female profiles on this site. Once again we need to reiterate that These "winks" aren't authentic. By using automated software bots, the administrators of this website send you "winks" that make it appear as if women are flirting with you. This is all a facade. It's all used to get you excited about communicating back to the women winking at you. This marketing gimmick is used to get you to upgrade. Unfortunately our opinion is that the women sending "winks" are not authentic. You can take a look at the screen shot below showing the "winks" that we have received.
(Screen shot showing that we got 11 messages from bots.)
40 Fake Instant Messages From Virtual Women
And yet another very popular marketing trick is to use the automated bot to send members of Black wink.com what we believe to be fake instant messages. Once again these instant messages are used as a marketing tactic to get you to try to reply back to the message at which time you will be sent to a secondary page where you will need to upgrade to send an instant message back to the women trying to chat with you. Our opinion is that the women in these profiles are completely falsified, they are not real members of this dating service. You can take a look at the screen shot below showing the 40 different instant messages that we have received in the last 24 hour period..
(Screen shot of the 40 different instant messages we have gotten.)
Proof Of Stolen Photos Used To Create Phony Female Profiles
When we do these investigations we try to include as much evidence as possible. The next piece of evidence is a photograph from what we believe to be a fictitious profile. This photograph was found on other the other sites as well and we have included those links. For us this is just more proof that this is not a legitimate profile. Just like we have proved in our other reviews it just showcase that this website is probably using pictures taken from other websites to create made up female profiles. Once again this is only our opinion.
(Stolen photo used to create a fake profile.)
The Terms Page Explain What They're Up To
Also as part of our investigations we read the terms and conditions page section #1 of every site we are probing. We have copied and pasted the most important part of the terms page below. You can read in their own words how they discuss that they do create profiles and use automatic notification systems to tell you of instant messages, winks and emails that you have received. Although in their own words everything seems justified all you need to do is register as a free member on BlackWink.com and you will see everything that we have written about in this investigation. Then you can come to your own conclusion as to if this is a real dating site or a site designed to look like a legitimate dating site. There's a big difference.
We may, from time to time, create profiles which are created, maintained and managed by our employees ("Staff Profiles").
To boost interaction between our members and in order to notify them of newly registered matches and any activity of that new user (i.e. registration, photo upload etc.) we may, from time to time, use an automatic pop up notification system and other communication channels e.g. inbox or instant messages to send Activity Alerts to you. Activity Alerts will be marked in your inbox with a specific icon, and some auto generated Activity Alerts may require an upgraded Paid Membership in order to see the content of message and reply to it.
All users accept and understand that in order to boost their profile amongst users, such alerts about their registration and account update activity (such as new photos) may be broadcast by us, on that user's behalf, and users consent to such distribution amongst members automatically by our system, from time to time.
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- Address Of Host: 75 Broad Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10004, USA
- IP Address Of Server: 126.96.36.199
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Contact Information :
- Phone: 800-867-3170
- Addresses: Office P.O. Box 146 Trident Chambers, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
- Email: [email protected]
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