AfroIntroductions is one of the top dating sites in the increasingly popular niche of African dating. If you’re interested in finding a mail order bride from Africa, then this site is worth a look. It’s also popular with a wide range of other people seeking relationships.
The members of AfroIntroductions are from a wide range of backgrounds and ethnicities. There are African American men and women, and black people from a wide range of countries. There are African women who dream of a new life in the USA or Canada as the mail order bride of a rich man. And of course there are plenty of African men who dream of being mail order husbands.
Although you can sign up to AfroIntroductions and look for friends or penpals, it’s worth bearing in mind that you can only contact other members of the opposite sex – the site doesn’t really cater for gay or lesbian black dating.
Like most of the other Cupid dating sites, you can only contact the free members once you take out a subscription. In practice this means that men usually have to take out a subscription, while women (especially ebony beauties) can sit back and wait for men to send them interests and emails.
The Gold and Platinum levels of membership are essentially the same, but if you can afford the extra fee then you’ll find that being a Platinum member makes you even more popular on the site.
AfroIntroductions has some great search facilities. If you’re interested in Ghanaian dating then simply use the country search (which even goes down to city level) to find members in Ghana, or who are Ghanaian in nationality. There are also a wide range of search options, including the ability to search on someone’s religion. This makes the site useful for anyone who wants to find an African Christian or Muslim partner for example.
The site offers both instant messaging and emailing facilities. Instant messaging is good if you want to chat, although you’ll often get chat requests from members who you’re not really interested in.
Scammers on AfroIntroductions
One major issue with online dating are the many scammers and undesirables lurking on dating sites. African dating sites are particularly hazardous. In countries such as Ghana and Nigeria there are thousands of men and women who make a good living from scamming people on dating sites. Often they pretend to be men and women from a wide range of countries. In one particular case reported by The Sunday Times, a Ghanaian man pretending to be an American man managed to cheat a British woman out of most of her life savings.
Thankfully the scammers are easy to avoid if you don’t send money to them. The scammers on Afro Introductions are far more likely to be free members, although it’s possible that they could buy membership using a stolen credit card. Be wary of new members and you’ll probably avoid this possibility.
Not sending money to somebody you’re talking to online is always good sense. In particular, never send money to somebody using Western Union, as this is only intended to be a way of sending money to somebody you trust.
Other than that, make sure you read up on safe dating, and take time to build up trust with somebody you’ve met online. Don’t lose your life savings to a nasty AfroIntroductions scam!
Alternatives to AfroIntroductions
If you want to find love in South Africa, then it might be better to head over to Cupid Media’s other African themed dating site – South African Cupid. This site is popular with South African men and women from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. It’s also popular with the many South African expats working the UK, USA or other countries.
Afro Romance and African Love are other African dating sites worth a look.
Two African mail order bride themed dating sites are Africa Beauties and African Bride.
If you’re more interested in interracial dating then Cupid Media’s Black Cupid site might be worth a look. For African American men who are interested in finding black partners, the Caribbean and Latin America are also good places to look for mail order bride types of women. Caribbean Cupid, Dominican Cupid, Colombian Cupid and Brazil Cupid are all worth looking at. All of these sites have a pretty much identical feel to AfroIntroductions although sadly you’ll need to pay for a Gold or Platinum membership separately for each site you’re interested in joining.
Of course if you’re interested in interracial dating then it’s also worth looking at Match.com or eHarmony. Plenty of Fish is a 100% free alternative, although it has a bit of a reputation as being more popular with men and women seeking more casual relationships than long term relationships leading to marriage.
While dating sites normally offer free trial membership, just check the membership fees before entering your credit card details. While rarer in African dating compared to Russian or Asian dating, it’s a good idea to stay well away from dating sites that charge you for sending letters or for video chats. These sites can often be very expensive.
So AfroIntroductions is a great African singles website. Whether you’re an African American looking for a partner with a similar background, or you’re interested in finding an African mail order bride, this site is well worth a look.