Black professional online dating service
Do a few Facebook pictures, pages liked, and job titles provide valid reasons to select a potential mate for a serious relationship?
Does sharing occupational information before even meeting a person create a climate of opportunistic dating?
If you like a profile, you hit the “meld” button on the right; if not, go left to “pass.” If that member has also “melded” you… Instead of 150 characters to explain who you are, Meld shares your current job title from Linked In.
Though the platform uses your Facebook and Linked In info, it never shares your activity with those platforms, so discretion is maintained.
We’re all on the go, so who better to connect a busy professional to a potential mate than our constant companion: our cellphone?Tona and Ayeni’s solution is a space where the under-connected blend socially.The Meld mission is to bring these disparate groups of Black professionals onto a single platform for social and romantic discovery.“We use Linked In as well as Facebook because it is a trusted source,” explains Tona.“Where you work and what you do is a big part of who you are, it is where you spend most of your time.” Raïssa Tona and Wale Ayeni met while pursuing MBAs at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, and came up with the idea for this platform to fill a void they saw amongst their peers who were underwhelmed by their online dating experiences.
A couple of weeks ago, an ad kept popping up on my Twitter timeline.