Internet dating for black people
On the whole, the process of online dating is a great thing.Singles dress up their bios with pithy zingers in an attempt to match with other bae-less individuals.Don't get me wrong, some standout guys were pleasantly sweet.
I met lovely men—many of whom remain my friends—but by my mid-thirties, I still hadn’t met anyone with whom I felt that same degree of connection and passion I had known with my first love.As a black woman, however, trying to find love online isn't so simple. You see, it's an established fact that dating for black women is terrible.On dating apps, which were created to increase the chance of finding love, prejudice abounds.I skipped over the whole "witty bio" thing, then got back into the groove and browsed through my colorful options.I was looking for medium brown-skinned cuties who were at least 5-foot-10 and had decent jobs. If you can't even find good lighting, a date with me certainly can't save you. There I was, poised to reply to 28 matches I'd gotten based on mindless right-swiping.