AfricanWomen.name is a casual dating site that caters specifically to Black African, Caribbean, and other Black ethnicity singles. The site is free for a basic profile and match capability, with paid-for enhancements such as increased visibility and webcam chat.
The sign-up process is pretty straightforward, allowing new members access after designating a few profile details such as match preference, birthday, and ethnicity. After setting up a password via email, users are allowed to fill out more in-depth profile information. This includes an “Ice Breaker” introduction message, a detailed “about me” section, and what they are looking for in a match. It also recommends users upload a photograph to increase their visibility.
Users and Profiles:
There is a good diversity of Black singles on the site. Along with African and Caribbean decent, there are also mixed designations. Specifically, users have the choice to designate themselves as Black/White, Black/Asian, and Black/Other. The most represented age group appears to be between the ages of 20-35.
While it is a site focused mainly on matching men to women, users can also search as women for men, as well as same-sex users. Members can ask to see more detailed profile information from other users. These details include dating preferences and desired relationship type (casual, long-term,etc.). Users can also share interests, hobbies, and appearance details.
There is a basic, limited messaging service for free members, while those with a subscription have access to other social tools like live chat. With a free membership users still have access to the in-site email service. Emails are typically stored for 30 days, longer with a subscription. All users have access to the “flirt” feature, which sends a simple alert to another user that they are interested.
1 month: $24.90
3 months: $19.90/month
6 months: $14.90/month
VIP add-on: $14.90/month
In addition to accessing webcam and live chat features, a paid subscription gives members access to advanced search and other member’s media galleries. The VIP add-on further upgrades user accounts to let them access both free and paid member profiles, priority listing, and visibility to all members.
AfricanWomen.name is a simple dating site with a decently sized member base. Free members have more access to features than some other sites, but it can still feel lacking for some. Those looking to socialize with a lot of new singles may want to consider purchasing a subscription. Unlockable features are available in the form of previews and demos to give users an idea of how they work. This way free users can get a peek into these features to decide if a subscription is worth it.
Overall, the site is easy to use and has many features some other sites lack, even for free members. The subscription price is reasonable, given the quality and amount of new features it unlocks. Singles who are looking for Black women are likely to find the site satisfies their needs.