Through a series of questions, the company’s website and app invite you to describe what you are doing with your life and to list your favourite music, books, and TV shows.
This mirrors gender patterns in the overall Internet population.
Women have driven the growth of the black Internet population and they outnumber African-American men with Internet access.
In addition, parents are a large part of this expanding population.
Like many singles, I had created an online dating profile. Now I decided to take it more seriously—these days, I seem to hear fewer and fewer stories of real life meet-cutes.
Meanwhile, online, I could decide between sites with free memberships, such as Plenty of Fish; paid sites with an older, more earnest clientele, such as e Harmony; niche sites such as and Gluten-Free Singles; and many others, all slightly differentiated by price, demographics, and objectives.
The daily divide The gap in access between African-Americans and whites is closing, but African-Americans still do not have the same level of access to the Internet as whites.