When the Internet first introduced this form of matchmaking, at first it was scoffed at. Singles were not sure what to make of it, wondering if it showed a sign of desperation or if it would truly be a quality way in which to meet others for potential dates. As the popularity of these sites grows, the stereotypes are slowly stripped away. Internet online dating is all the rage now and almost everyone has a friend, co-worker or family member who has decided to see what is out there.
For African American people, the online dating experience can be a bit daunting. Many sites offer their members the ability to choose which race of people they desire to meet. This can be an obstacle, but certainly can be overcome. Some issues may arise when an African American person is browsing through the site; spies someone that they feel they may be interested in and then click on their profile. Once reading the profile, they may discover that this person who had that wonderful smile or beautiful eyes has chosen to not date an African American person. This can be distressing and disappointing, but it is not something that should stop a person from continuing on in the online world of dating.
If this situation occurs, with all good reason, an African American person may feel irritated and take disinterest in the site. However, if a person stays calm and cool, no matter what their ethnic background, they will discover that for every person who limits themselves by color, there are ten more who know that color does not matter.
Once joining, an African American in the dating world of the Internet needs to have a very positive outlook. It is not just African Americans that are faced with prejudice, it is all races. There are African Americans who choose to not date Caucasians, and the list goes on. It is better to focus on one’s own personal journey, then to try to figure out the why or when’s of another personal decisions. Having a first-class attitude regarding the potential to meet another person is what really matters.
When it comes to dating African Americans, what matters most is creating a likeable profile, making sure photos are complimenting and likeable, and that one devotes some time each day to check emails and correspond with others. Just as in the word outside of the computer, if a person does not put some effort in to meeting someone, it is far less likely to happen.