Best Online Dating Sites for Black Singles - Cool Dating Advice

Best Online Dating Sites for Black Singles

Best Online Dating Sites for Black Singles

Dating has been made so easy with all of the new technology and websites available across the world. Although you may still feel that you are having trouble finding the exact person you’re looking for. If you are a black single there are some sites that are catered specifically to you and they may help you find the perfect match. Even if they aren’t directly for black singles, some websites have so many members and great opportunities that are bound to work well for you.

Here are some great websites for you to start your process of online dating.

Elite Singles

Rate: This site has a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Age Range: 20-55

This website has over 165,000 members per month and 82% of their members have a college diploma. It is definitely one of the higher priced dating websites at $59.95 for one month or $104.85 for three months.

How to Get Started:

To get started with this website, all you have to do is go to the website and fill out your information. It is very similar to an eHarmony process where they are using a matchmaking algorithm to have a better matching system for singles. When you fill out your information, you will be asked questions about your location, dating preferences, personality, what you’re looking for in a partner, and much more.

The Process:

This is a very diverse dating website, so it really caters to any color, race, or culture. If you are looking for diversity, this is definitely a good site to go to. The website does a good job of making sure each individual is a good person to be on the site. They remove non-active members and have profile checks. They suggest 3-7 high matches per day to ensure that you always have a pool of people to choose from. I know this can be kind of overwhelming when all of these matches pile up because they give you so many per day. The downfall is that because they give you so many matches per day, some could not be very good matches.


Rate: With 40,000,000 singles worldwide and 3 million messages sent daily, Zoosk has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

Age Range: anywhere from 20 – 90

Zoosk has the number one grossing dating app on mobile devices and is available to singles in over 80 countries with a translation I almost 25 languages. The membership is $25.95 per month or $59.85 for three months.

How to Get Started:

Go online or get the app to start filling out the typical matchmaking information about who you are and what you like. Paid members have the access to send and receive messages and see the profiles of people who have viewed their profile. A free membership can preview the site and see the other members of the site but will not allow you to send messages.

The Process:

As you go through the site you use “smart pick” to pick who you like and don’t like. Smart pick updates daily to help ensure it is matching you with great matches. Zoosk is another diverse site as well. There are millions of black and biracial singles looking for matches on this site. Zoosk also has almost an even split in percentages of men to women which leads to great matchmaking odds. The site and app are very clear and easy to use and understand. The downside to Zoosk is that there are younger singles, than older ones, so it is easier for someone under the age of 25 to find a great match than someone older than 25. The other disadvantage is that it doesn’t automatically match you with anyone, you have to manually search for matches yourself.

Black People Meet

Rate: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Age Range: 30 – 50

This is the leading website strictly for African Americans. It has been around for over 15 years now and has built up a great website to actually find a romantic relationship rather than just a fling or hookup. If you are a black single looking for another black single, this is the perfect website for you. It is $66 for 6 months or $39 for 3 months which is a lot less than most other sites.

How to Get Started:

Either get the app and sign up online with the typical questionnaire for matching singles. This website has very similar matching concepts as most others, you only get out of it, what you put into it. The free trial only allows you to browse and not actually communicate, so it is in your best interest to use the paid membership. The website also has users who are very accepting of all body types and lifestyles which is great.

The Process:

There are many different ways you can show someone you are interested in this site. You can message, ask questions, “flirt”, like pictures, and favorite profiles. This may be overwhelming to someone who is not that familiar with the internet or the website, but it also gives you many alternatives to just straight up messaging someone if that isn’t your style. The downside to this website is that when your subscription runs out or you run out of tokens to promote yourself, it automatically bills you without asking. If you are looking to date others of different color and culture than you, this may not be the site for you.


Rate: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Age Range: Anywhere from 20 to 90

Match is still the leading matchmaking website no matter what color or gender you are. With over 7 million users, the pool of matches is endless. You are bound to find someone with similar interests and lifestyles as you. There are approximately 1.2 million black users who use match every single month. Your chances are endless, and it gives you the opportunity to meet matches of any race or culture that you may prefer to date. It is $20.99 a month for 12 months.

How to Get Started:

This website really focuses on asking you about yourself and what traits you are looking for so that it is not simply finding identical matches to your personality and hobbies. The questionnaire is extremely in-depth and works very well to find accurate matches for you.  It is an open dating site with no limitations as to who you can connect with. Once again there are millions of people with different backgrounds, cultures, and races all looking for matches. You are able to see everyone’s profiles and search anything you would like to find new people to connect with. Just so you know only paid members have access to all the functions on this site.

The Process:

You can search for partners using keywords, however, match finds specific people for you that they think will be a good match based off of your profile. You can message whoever you would like. Match gives you so many people to choose from but does not give you so many matches a day that you feel overwhelmed. Overall, between the millions of users, and diversity, it is a great site to find a long-lasting relationship on. Most users on this website are not looking for a short-term relationship or hookup, they are looking for a long-term relationship.

Christian Mingle

Rate: 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Age Range: Anywhere from 20 to 90

ChristianMingle is really based on faith and it has millions of members that you can browse through. The site started in 1997 to give people of faith a chance to meet someone of similar faith and beliefs. People connect all the time on this site and many will go on to marry. ChristianMingle has a free members section that can let you try it out.

How to Get Started:

This website is really the most popular religious dating site on the market today. Like most sites, they have a matching system where you can set preferences by gender, age, religion, relationship type and where you are located. When you sign-up you need to provide your email which I think most sites require. You have to fill out the profile and I would not skimp on the information in the profile. Check out our article how to answer the online dating profile questions. You also need one picture to get the ball rolling. The site will look at your profile picture and if they think it is not real or inappropriate you will not appear on the site until corrected.

The Process:

One great thing is you can see who has viewed a person’s profile, who has liked a profile, and you can see what profiles they may have viewed. If you are a paid member you have full access to the site. If you are just trying the free membership you have limited features. Safety is a high priority so you have to pick an original username to use on the site. This site works hard to keep scammers off it and any fake profiles.


Overall, there are so many dating sites and so many users that you should never be discouraged if you do not find someone at first. There are so many people to choose from and so many great ways to use technology to fund partners who will really be a great match for you. It all depends on what you want and what you’re looking for.

If you are looking for someone with the same race and background for you, Black People Meet will work exceptionally well for you by matching you with thousands of other black singles just like you. If you are looking for a partner who has a different race or culture than you, Match is probably the ideal site for you because of the millions of users and diversity. You should never feel limited with all of these opportunities to find the perfect match for you.

It also seems that with most sites, to get the full advantage you need to buy the membership. So, if you are really serious about finding a long-lasting relationship online, you should choose the best site for you and get a membership so that you have full access to whatever you need to find the perfect person for you. Make sure that whatever decision you make is solely based off of what you want and that you open yourself up to the opportunity of meeting all the people and getting the full benefits of online dating that you can. There is a site out there for everyone to make a decision to pick one and try it out for 60 days. Worst case you do not like that site so you can always try a different site.