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With over 1 million black people in the UK from various countries, cultures and ethnicities, there is no doubt that black dating sites have a sizeable demand.
I was even more surprised when she actually messaged me back.
But she’s just as kind as she is beautiful and we’ve been happily dating for over a year now.
If OKCupid’s studies are anything to go by, black men gave black women the cold shoulder too and vice versa.
Hitting the town or meeting through family and friends is all very well, but when you choose internet dating you’re completely in control of who you search for and the type of people you date, so you’re much more likely to meet that special someone.
Raissa Tona and Wale Ayeni, recent graduates of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, believe so.
They’ve just created a location-based app called MELD, available on i Tunes and Google Play, that caters to college-educated black singles.
When OKCupid analyzed its own data, it found that black men and women get fewer responses than their counterparts from other ethnic groups. Last year, data from Facebook’s dating app, Are You Interested, showed exactly the same result: The odds on online dating sites are consistently stacked against black users.
Several sites have sprung up to cater specifically to the black community, including Black People Meet, Black Planet, and Black Singles.