Although the research provides a grim reality for the up to 70 percent of professional Black women who are single, dating apps like MELD are working to combat these statistics with a curated platform specifically for black professionals looking for love. Raissa Tona and Wale Ayeni, the co-founders of MELD, saw the market for a platform for Black professionals to meet and match online a year ago, and have grown since their app launched for iOS six months ago. We designed the app in such a way that it is welcoming and not intrusive.
For the last few years my area of dating and relationships that I have been most intrigued by is mobile dating applications. They just seem to fascinate me. Online dating is a fascination of mine too.
This is a dating app for meeting people near you. It is common for teens often early teens to want to be treated like adults and to experiment. Most of them do not allow minors to sign up, but even in those cases there have been numerous incidents where minors signed up as adults and ended up the victims of sexual assaults.
Baewhich stands for Before Anyone Else, is aimed at black singles, and so the tour hit the campuses of historically black colleges like Morehouse and Spelman. Why self-select by race, anyway? Black people can join any number of these.
In theory, dating apps are simply a way to meet potential love or sex partners. These smartphone-dwelling matchmakers can even facilitate experimentation, helping users code for and discover what they want from another person in any given moment. Honestly, who can afford to go out every night?
Important : Want to watch more black woman related entertainment? This platform is called MELD. This is because most black professionals spend a lot of time using their smartphones.
In a sea of dating apps and websites catered towards Black people, MELD emerges as a distinct option for black professionals. This double layer of legitimacy provided former MELD user Jade the security she needed to give the app a try. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
A couple of weeks ago, an ad kept popping up on my Twitter timeline. Yes, yet another dating app to add to the likes of Tinder, OkCupid and Match. They were definitely not sophisticated.