An African romance site created for people seeking relationships with South Africans. The numbers are quite low at 19,500 active users but standard membership is free. This grants basic access and email privileges.
Who's It For?
South African Cupid is an online dating site for anyone who wants to meet someone of South African descent - whether or not they are from that country themselves.
You can join with a free account to test the waters so to speak. Upon joining, you can keep the Standard account for an unlimited time at no charge or upgrade to a Gold or Platinum account for a nominal fee (full price list see here). This will allow you to initiate chat and reply to messages from standard account holders.
How It Works
Upgrading also gives you full access to high-end privileges such as video chat and voice messaging. Unlike other sites that charge per message or per address, members can have access to unlimited messaging by paying a monthly charge.
There are some other benefits to "going premium" as well; surfing without leaving a "trace", ability to view full sized photos, and no ads on the site.
What About other Backgrounds?
SouthAfricanCupid is not just for South African singles but for all who appreciate South African culture and heritage. It follows the standard format of other CupidMedia sites with a robust and highly effective selection of features that ease the process of communicating and getting to know other users.
Their companion site "Afrointroductions.com" (read more) is also worth considering. It draws its membership from all African countries and as such has a much larger community.