AfroIntroductions aims to connect people of African descent with other Africans or others who want to meet them. They have members seeking friendship, foreign marriage or dating. It's free to join but upgrading to Gold membership is required to fully communicate with others on the site.
Afrointroductions has around 264,000 active members -- making it one of the most popular online communities of its kind. It has a good layout and excellent range of features which are common across the Cupid Media network of sites. A mobile version of the site allows you to conveniently view your matches on the go.
Firstly I recommend creating a good profile right off the bat. If you don't you run the risk of being deactivated before you even get going. Once the registration step is done you can immediately begin browsing and bookmarking their favorite profiles.
There is also a block feature, dating tips and advice and advanced search options that will make finding compatible matches an easy, enjoyable task.
Opting for the basic (free) account is a good choice to start. It allows unrestricted access; allowing viewing of profiles, searching, and flirting with others. It even allows you to send (but not read emails). In order to unlock messaging, at least sender or receiver need to be a paying member.
The detailed (advanced) search includes a whole range of additional criteria for filtering men or women matching your preferences. If you complete your “match info” section on your profile, you'll find you receive more accurate suggestions via the automated matchmaking tools.
Gold membership allows access to email and chat privileges or the Platinum membership for video and instant chat. In addition, Gold/Platinum members appear at the top of searches.
Afrointroductions openly welcomes men and women of all races, nationalities and backgrounds. This favorably adds to the variety of the user community. That makes it a worthy choice if you're looking for a romance that crosses racial lines.
To help with language barriers, they offer basic translation software for translating messages between other languages. While there are online tools available, this one is integrated with the messenger. A Platinum membership is required for the translation service.
By Tara Miller
- User friendly format
- Huge range of features
- Free account holders can communicate
- Very large, active user community
- Members can fully customize their profiles including privacy and notification settings.
- Standard layout means it is not customized to its audience as are some other ethnic sites.
- Site has been known to attract scammers.