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Choices for skin tone are mocha, caramel, vanilla, pecan, almond, chocolate and latte.
In spite of the egalitarianism that permeates millennial culture, and wide-spread acceptance of interracial couples, on-line dating is anything but color-blind.Cofounded in 2013 by tech-savvy brothers Brian, 28, and Justin Gerrard, 30 and friend Jordan Kunzika, 22, a first-generation, Angolan-American, Bae grew out of a conversation that came up over a dinner for young entrepreneurs in NYC.When the topic turned to online dating, the three began to discuss the difficulties that their peers were facing when trying to meet people on Tinder and other apps.“For many of our friends of color, particularly black men and women, the experience on mass-marketing dating apps like Tinder and Match was unfulfilling, and at times degrading,” says Justin Gerrard.Questions about income, which are common on other dating apps, were absent, users noticed.The site also asks no questions regarding education, also found on other common dating apps.Related Story: College-Educated Black Women Least Likely to Have a Well-Educated Spouse Kenebrew has not yet commented on the media circus surrounding his app.
Black Dating: Inequalities for Well-Educated Black Women Black women already face barriers when it comes to seeking a potential partner, research has found — particularly college-educated Black women.
Smoochr, a dating app marketed for Blacks to meet other single Blacks, has not been a hit among the Black community.
The app focuses on stereotypical questions regarding physical appearance and does not make any reference to things such as education level or income.
After explosive growth and praise from Techstars and Facebook’s prestigious Fb Start Accelerator Program, as well as plenty of media profiles, Bae was officially acqui-hired by if(we) last month.“After watching Brian and Justin’s success positioning Bae and growing its audience, it was clear to me they could make an even larger impact working with us at if(we) leveraging our scale and resources,” says Louis Willacy, head of M&A at if(we).
“It’s rare that you find a team that fits so well with your immediate needs, so the stars were truly aligned here.”Brian and Justin moved from their New York City headquarters to San Francisco to lead marketing and growth across if(we)’s entire portfolio, which includes Tagged, Hi5, Fandom, and new social streaming site We Chill.
One section asks users to describe their character — but includes choices such as hotep, hustler and angry.