For guys who swing both ways and are looking for some action.
8/10 Overall Rating
8.0 Value For Price
7.0 Quality Of Members
8.0 Ease Of Use
7.0 Customer Satisfaction
Caters specifically to bisexual people
The site allows both couples and individuals
Allows you to browse by first date idea
No personality-matching algorithm
Free membership is quite limited
BiCupid is the world’s first dating site specifically for bisexuals, who are arguably a group that’s underserved by more mainstream sites. Since bisexual folks often complain that straight people don’t understand it or believe in their orientation, it makes sense to create a specialized community for bi people, where users don’t have to be afraid of any skepticism or incomprehension.
BiCupid is quite easy to sign up for. Registration is really quick, and, although you’re required to write a profile and tagline—both of which come with a minimum character count—there are no personality quizzes, nor is there a verification procedure of any sort. (While paid users can get verified as a way to add credibility to their profile, it’s not a required feature.) This has the advantage of making the site more convenient. However, the lack of personality information means it’s harder to be sure of whether you’re connecting to people with similar attributes beyond sexual orientation.
Once you’re on the site, you’ll definitely notice that it shows signs of being an old-school service. There’s a very old-fashioned feeling to the logo, typography, and layout. Unlike more modern apps, like Tinder, it’s not minimalistic—it’s got a lot of text and drop-down menus. This is not to say that it’s designed badly. The information presented is relevant, and it’s not cluttered. It’s just to say that, depending on your sensibilities and possibly age, the layout will either strike you as pleasantly retro or kind of ugly.
The most novel thing about the site is probably the fact that it explicitly invites couples to sign up. Whereas on many sites, like OKCupid, you’ll find couples profiles listed as single people, there is a specific category for two-person memberships on BiCupid. This makes it easier for couples to find thirds and vice versa. There’s also an explicit bi-curious category, which makes it possible to broadcast that you’re interested in having a bisexual experience without necessarily promising that you’re totally sold on such encounters.
Beyond that, there are a couple of other features that make BiCupid a little different. One of them is the ability to browse user-created first date ideas, see which members proposed them, and reply specifically to those ideas. This is a nice way to go about things. As an experienced user of dating sites will know, nailing down an exact plan is often half the battle, and with this feature, some of that work is already done for you.
Other features that fill out the site include community forums and a blog, about issues pertaining to bisexual lifestyles. This gives the site a good sense of togetherness—one of the advantages of having a site with an explicitly limited user base, after all, is that it creates a feeling of commonality. The forum includes stories of first bisexual experiences, as well as relationship advice questions. Additionally, there’s a feature called “let’s meet,” which is a Tinder-style alternative to the normal way of browsing the site, where you approve/deny users by their profile picture.
Unfortunately, a free membership to BiCupid doesn’t get you much. While you can browse the user base, and send free “winks” to anybody, you need to sign up to initiate messaging with non-premium members, whereas premium members can message anyone at any time, whether paid or not. Furthermore, the search functions available to non-paying users are somewhat impoverished. For example, while premium members can search for new users specifically, that feature is unavailable if you have a free account. Also, given that premium members are featured at the top of search results, it’s less likely that you’ll get messaged if you haven’t invested in a paid membership.
Overall, BiCupid is a decent way to seek out other bisexual or bi-curious people. While it does look and feel a little dated, it offers a welcoming environment and a nice set of features. As well, it’s worth knowing that the paid membership is fairly cheap as compared to some other dating sites, meaning that it’s not financially prohibitive to take the plunge.
Sign-Up & Login Process
BiCupid is super-easy to sign up for. You aren’t required to upload a profile picture or fill out a personal questionnaire. However, it is mandatory to fill in some information about yourself, in the form of a tagline for your profile, as well as some information about what you’re looking for.
Members & Messaging
The site’s members are quite diverse, beyond the unifying factor that everyone is bisexual or bi-curious. There are quite a few couples, as well as singles young and old. Messaging is simple, although initiating a conversation is a feature limited to paid users of the site. With free memberships, however, you can send a “wink” in lieu of a message.
First date ideas features allow you to browse the site in an activity-oriented way
Forums provide discussion about relationships and bisexual lifestyles
Couple sign-ups allow for easier searching for thirds
Safety & Security
Weirdly enough, a lot of bisexual dating websites you’ll find are actually just landing pages for BiCupid. See this page for a full list.
Total Price Per Option
Free trial $0.00
1 Month $29.99
3 Months $59.95 (33% Savings)
6 Months $95.95 (47% Savings)