Online Dating

“BBPeopleMeet Review” — The App’s Pros & Cons (Plus 3 Alternatives)

Hayley Matthews • 4/03/17 •
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There are hundreds of acronyms used in online dating: IRL, NSA, DWF, M4W, TDH, WTR — just to name a few. All these options can definitely get confusing and make you want to say TTFN.

Some of the most common in the niche dating industry are BB, BBW, BHM, SSBBW, SSBHM, FA, and FFA. These stand for Big Beautiful, Big Beautiful Women/Woman, Big Handsome/Hunky Men/Man, Super Sized Big Beautiful Women, Super Sized Big Handsome Men, Fat Acceptance/Admirer, and Fat Female Admirer, respectively.

If these acronyms describe the type of person you’re looking for or are into, BBPeopleMeet (Big Beautiful People Meet) is usually one of the top choices. Here’s everything you need to know about the BBPeopleMeet app and site. Note: We’ve also included a short list of alternatives to think about.

BBPeopleMeet Review | 3 Alternative Choices

BBPeopleMeet Has a Very Niche Audience But Few Free Features (3.3/5.0 Rating)

BBPeopleMeet.com hit the web around 2002, and it was founded by People Media, one of the best online personals companies that also owns brands like Match, OurTime, and BlackPeopleMeet. The site has around 500,000 active members (56% men vs. 44% women) and sees more than 10,000 visitors and more than 1,000 signups every day. While that’s not as high as some of the more popular dating websites, remember it’s a targeted user base.

The first thing you’ll notice when you hit the BBPeopleMeet homepage is the clutter-free layout. There’s a collage of members and a signup box where you can get started — that’s it. To create a BBPeopleMeet login, choose your gender and the gender you’re looking for (gay singles are welcome), location, username, password, and email.

BBPeopleMeet asks you five questions during the signup stage, and then you can fill out more details or start browsing. You won’t be able to view or send messages with a free account, though.

After that, in the About Me and I’d Like to Add section, you can get more detailed about your appearance (e.g., height), lifestyle habits and beliefs (e.g., smoking and if you’re religious), and the qualities you want your date to have. The site encourages you to fill everything out so you can receive the best matches, and it’ll track how much you’ve done and how much you have left.

And speaking of receiving matches, BBPeopleMeet will recommend compatible members via the site and the email you used to register. You can also search on your own and utilize features like Who Do You Like (compare two profiles at once), I’m Interested (a Tinder-like system), and My Community (see who’s updated their profile recently).

A BBPeopleMeet profile has a lot of places to be specific about yourself and your wants, and the site will encourage you to fill out every section so it can send you the best matches possible.

A free account includes everything we mentioned above as well as the ability to send virtual flirts, save favorite members, and receive messages (but not view them). If you want to do things like send, receive, and view messages (including video and audio greetings) and see who’s sent you a flirt, you’ll need to upgrade to a paid account. These cost $14.99 a month for one month or $5.99 a month for six months ($35.76 total, which is due up front).

In regards to safety, BBPeopleMeet takes numerous steps to ensure members’ privacy, including SSL encryption, profile screening, advice articles, and around-the-clock customer care via the contact form.

3 Alternative Choices for You to Try

While BBPeopleMeet has the right audience if curvy women and buff men are your type, one of the biggest drawbacks is the site is lacking in certain free features, particularly communication, which is pretty important in dating, right? Below are three sites we believe can also meet your needs if you’re still on the fence about BBPeopleMeet.

Match.com is a well-known and trusted dating site, having led to more dates, marriages, and relationships than any other site. Full Review »

Overall Rating ★★★★★ 4.9/5.0
Gender Ratio M: 49% | F: 51%*
Popularity 13.5 Million*

We all know Match.com — it was the first dating site ever created, and it’s brought together more singles than all of its competitors, including those in the BB community. Match also has 30 million members and sees more than 13.5 million monthly visitors a month. You won’t find more compatible, plus-sized people anywhere else online.

BeNaughty is a popular "hookup" site that drops all the pretenses of dating and just gets down to the nitty-gritty of hooking up. Browse profiles in any town for free. Full Review »

Overall Rating ★★★★ 3.5/5.0
Gender Ratio M: 48% | F: 52%*
Popularity 13.3 Million*

If it’s a hookup that’s your online dating end goal, you can’t get much better than BeNaughty. Registration, profile creation, and browsing are 100% free, just like on BBPeopleMeet, but messaging also doesn’t cost anything for women. The site’s gender ratio is more evenly split (52% women compared to 48% men), and it has an 89% success rate. You could be next!

Zoosk's integration with social networks and its popular smartphone app make it one of the fastest-growing dating sites for casual and serious daters. Full Review »

Overall Rating ★★★★★ 4.6/5.0
Gender Ratio M: 48% | F: 52%*
Popularity 3.8 Million*

Zoosk is our favorite for larger ladies and gentlemen who are always on the go, as its app experience is one of the best. Because Zoosk is integrated with Facebook and Google+, joining is quick and simple — just pull your information and photos from your existing profiles. Then you’re on your way to finding a match.

Whether You’re Big & Beautiful or an Admirer, You Have Options!

BBPeopleMeet is a great place for singles with full figures and those who love them to come together. The signup only takes a couple of minutes, the interface is straightforward, and the price tag is affordable. However, you don’t have to limit yourself to one site. Take a look at the list we’ve given you and see if something else strikes your fancy even more. Just be sure to study up on your other acronyms, and you’ll find an LTR or NSA relationship in no time.

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