CurvesConnect was founded by a person who had been studying the field of dating for over a decade, which evidences a great knowledge base about the sphere. Jerry Miller knows all pros and cons, all ambiguous and dubious issues in online dating. Once, he noticed that people whose bodies do not correspond to the modern view of an ideal body suffer from a lack of attention on dating platforms. Moreover, some of them even suffered from bullying and abuse. Miller decided to eliminate such problems and develop his own platform where people with extra kilos would feel safe and comfortable. This is how CurvesConnect was created.
In this review, we will check how the platform works, whether it is reliable, who visits it, whether it is costly, and so on. We will analyze every aspect in detail to help you decide if the website is suitable for you. Keep reading, and you will find answers to all the questions that you might consider interesting.
As has been already mentioned, CurvesConnect is specially developed as a safe space for curvy girls and boys with extra kilos where they can feel comfortable and loved. This platform aims to help overweight people or those who admire curvy bodies to find their love. The dating website aims, first of all, at providing possibilities for dating and serious relationships that can later end up in marriage. Therefore, if your body is curvy and you feel insecure on a regular dating platform, CurvesConnect may be the right place for you to be safe. And even if you are slim and happy but love to look at, touch, and hug curvaceous bodies, you probably need to consider registering at this platform.
The most significant point is that people here are not looking for casual dating. All who come here seek a meaningful relationship and expect the same from you. Though this is an international platform and anyone can join it from any country, the biggest share of visitors belongs to Americans. Though usually women dominate dating platforms, this is not the case with CurvesConnect. This platform has more men than women, which places multiple possibilities for single girls but not boys. As such, there are about three times more men than women.
As for age distribution, it will be safe to say that this platform is for those who are over their 40s. Rarely will you meet someone who is under 30 here. Regarding sexual orientation, homosexuality is well-treated on this platform. Nevertheless, gender options are limited; you can be only a heterosexual man/woman or a gay man/woman. The platform does not imply that transgender people and other minorities will visit it.
Talking about particular functions and options of the platform, it offers several exciting options. For example, there is a game well-known to those who visit online dating platforms a lot. This is the hot-or-not game when you have to choose if you consider a person’s profile attractive or not.
Next, a chat room serves as a place for communication with different people. However, it is worth noting that the chat room is rather inactive. Therefore, you should write private messages to those in whom you are interested in. And it looks like the chances to find someone to talk to there are low indeed.
The last interesting function is the “Flirt” button. Once you decide to click the button, a pop-up window will appear that will suggest several phrases to choose from. A sentence that you choose will become a starting message, which will be delivered automatically to a person of your interest. Thus, the feature can be considered good for people who are afraid to initiate conversations themselves.
User-friendliness is an aspect of great importance that needs to be thoroughly analyzed before considering whether it is worth joining a platform. Without a user-friendly and comprehensive design, it is not possible to navigate a platform probably, which, without any doubt, will create a negative impression about a site. Below you will find a detailed analysis of CurvesConnect.
First of all, the colors are quite calm and do not irritate the eye. The dominating colors are white and blue. The only accent is made on bright pink notifications and such buttons as “Like,” “Message,” “Flirt,” etc. of the same color. Overall, it may be concluded that the design is rather harmonic and attractive. However, some people may consider it minimalistic and a bit dull. Nevertheless, regarding that a regular user of the platform is over 40, it may be assumed that they will like such a design.
As for the usability, all sections are clearly separated and can be easily navigated. The sections have proper titles, so you will quickly understand what and where is placed, even if you are not a proficient user.
Unfortunately, we failed to learn any information about the availability of a mobile application of CurvesConnect. Though Google search gives some results of the corresponding request, we could not find the app in the Play Store. This means that most probably, you will find an app neither for Android nor for iOS. Nevertheless, the website is well-adapted to any mobile browser. This way, you will be able to access the platform any time from your mobile or tablet as easily as from your PC or laptop. Thus, using the dating opportunities right on the go is not a problem, but it might hinder the process and impact the overall impression since mobile applications are usually more convenient.
The platform does not provide you with its email address or phone number or any other contacting information. Still, a separate section that is titled “Support” is offered. When you choose it, you are directed to a separate window that will offer you to type your message and submit it. Therefore, if you encounter a problem or a question, contact the support team for help. However, the speed of their replies is not defined. Some customers of the platform complain about a long time of response, which is a significant point to consider before registering.
Another important aspect that always requires consideration is the ease of registration. People nowadays seek quick and simple actions, so it is necessary that registration can be made just in a few steps. Moreover, a good website needs to have substantial information on people’s profiles, or it will be meaningless to browse them. CurvesConnect has quite a simple registration process; however, you will not be allowed to begin exploring the platform without fulfilling a few requirements.
It takes literally about a few seconds to sign up. First, you will need to state your ZIP code, how old you are, and your gender. The gender of your potential date will also be required. After creating of a password, you can click “Sign Up” and start browsing the platform.
But in case you do not enhance your page, the browsing will be extremely limited. You will have the possibility to see only available sections but not their content. To proceed with searching for a partner for marriage, you will have to upload your real photo that will necessarily have to pass the verification procedure and provide some data about your preferences.
First, you will be asked to choose your ethnicity. Without this, you will not be able to continue. Once you have done this, you have access to all the features of the platform. However, it is better to pay attention to filling your profile before this.
You will need to fill in details about you, such as religion, body type, education, income, profession, your relationship status, and whether you have children. Such characteristics as length and color of hair, the color of your eyes are also suggested to fill. Next, it is desirable to state whether you drink or smoke. This is important to find potential partners that match you better. Moreover, there are several fields that suggest you to type in a few sentences. As such, there is a section where you can write some information about you, which you would like to let people know. Another section is for a description of a person you are looking for on this platform. You will need to be sincere and honest about these points to raise your chances of finding your love. The last section will be about your interests and hobbies.
The search process is rather simple and easy to navigate. You need to state who you are looking for. You may choose the gender of a person of your interest and their orientation. You can also select any age range that suits you. The last basic option that is suggested is to choose how near or far from your city you expect people to live. As you can see, there is not much to specify. However, two additional filters can be set. These are ethnicity and religion. Overall, the search options are minimal, and we cannot say it is convenient enough.
There are two ways you can match with a person. First, you can play the hot-or-not game. You will be notified when someone likes you back or when you have a match. Right from this point, you will be able to initiate a conversation. Or you can browse people’s profiles in search results and choose to either flirt with or message an individual of your interest. Moreover, you can visit each page that drew your attention. You can choose from several options, such as flirt, like, or message, on the page of a person’s profile.
Just as most dating platforms, CurvesConnect offers two options for subscription. The first one is called “Standard” and is available to users without paying a single dollar. Of course, the free version has its limits, and, to use all the features of the dating website, one will need to purchase the paid membership. The paid subscription is called “Premium” here. Once you buy a premium account, you will have full access to all features and functions of CurvesConnect. Below you will find a short comparison between the types of subscriptions as well as information about the prices for the paid membership options.
As a free member, you can create your profile and fill it the way you wish. You can also use all search filters and browse profiles of other members of the platform. You can visit profiles and send flirts to those who you like. However, these are all options that are available to standard users. Therefore, if you are truly determined to find serious relationships here, the free version will serve you only as a test to feel if the platform suits you. To start a real exploration, you will have to upgrade your account to premium.
As for the premium membership, you will have access to the same options described above; however, you will not be this limited. As such, you will be able to enter the chat room and try to communicate with people there. Next, you will have unlimited daily messages, and you can text anyone on the platform and receive texts from any person on CurvesConnect. Moreover, you will have the possibility to upload as many photos to your profile as you wish. What is even more interesting, you will be able to see the online status of all members, who visited your profile and who liked you. If there are people who you wish to block, you will have the opportunity to do this.
There are three types of paid subscriptions available. You can purchase a 1-month, 3-months, or a 6-months subscription. The first variant will cost you 9.95 USD per month. You will pay 6.65 USD per month in the second case, and half a year will be priced at 4.99 USD per month. As you can see, the last option is the most profitable. However, it is worth noting that CurvesConnect is a rather affordable platform, and one can certainly allow purchasing a 1-month subscription to test all the features and see whether the site suits them.
Canceling is simple. You can just send a request to the support team and wait until they suspend your paid membership. Or you can do this yourself. You will need to sign in, go to Settings, and choose “Manage Subscription.” Here will be a few options from which you will need to click on “Cancel Subscription.” And that is all. The effect is immediate.
CurvesConnect offers a great section full of important information devoted to safety. It provides answers to the most frequent questions. As such, here, you will find the answers to such questions as how to report negative or aggressive behavior, what one needs to do with weird actions and messages, how inappropriate behavior can be determined. Moreover, the developers care about their customers enough to provide quite a substantial guide on how to avoid scammers while searching for a date online. One should note that the platform does not analyze the backgrounds of its members, and it is not guaranteed that an individual with whom you communicate is not a criminal. That is why it is advised to follow their guides and be careful.
There are many people whose appearance is far from ideal icons that have been imposed by society. Due to this, there are enough alternatives to CurvesConnect. Large Friends, Curvy Women Date, and BBW Cupid are the main competitors of the platform under review. Though all of them have differences and similarities, the concept is the same for all of them.
CurvesConnect is an interesting specialized dating platform for people of curvy shapes and fans of such curves. The platform creates a strong impression of a serious community that aims to help people find meaningful relationships. The design is minimalistic, though nice and stylish. The main disadvantages are the absence of a mobile application and low activity. If you are a young man from some part of Europe, it is unlikely that you will find someone here. However, if you are an American woman who seeks a curvy man over 40, you will have quite high chances for success on this platform. Nevertheless, curvy people and their admirers will surely feel safe on CurvesConnect.