Over the past several years, as Internet dating sites have grown in popularity, there has been an influx of African American and other African-American men flocking to online dating sites in search of "snowbirds" or single black women. For many black men, going on an African-American dating site is not only a way to meet new people but a way to use the Internet as a way to meet women that are looking for black men too. These women may be seeking men outside of their race but are clearly looking for someone who fits into their black man stereotype – and that’s what many black men find appealing about online dating. It’s more than just a game of chance or even a way to meet someone special; these black men feel that the Internet has opened doors that were previously unavailable.
While it’s clear that black men have certainly found love on the Internet, it’s also clear that they aren’t the only ones doing so. There are several black women dating black men on the Internet. These women obviously have seen the big picture when it comes to online dating and know how to use the web to her advantage. In fact, some of these black women have found happiness with their chosen partner after meeting him online.
Just because an individual is a black man doesn’t mean he cannot find black women too. In fact, those dating online are just as likely to be women of other races – like Asian, Latina, Jewish or anything else. The key difference is that online black men have access to a community that is much larger than what he would typically find in his own town or city. Because he’s not actually dating one of these women in person, he’s free to open up his heart to everyone else and get to know them. It could be the first black man with a Latina girlfriend or the first black woman with Jewish dating partners.
It’s also worth noting that black women who date online tend to look for men outside of their race. This means black women who post on dating websites tend to talk about their likes and dislikes more than they do with race or religion. It’s not uncommon for a black woman to be interested in European men, for example. She talks about the culture, the music and the art of each country she is interested in, without coming right out and saying she wants to date Jews.
One of the reasons why black women are successful at online dating is that the Internet allows them to feel as though they are really talking to people in their own home. The anonymity helps since no one will really question how a black woman thinks or feels about her black lover. Also, many of these black women say that their black guys treat them with respect since they know their true identity. Of course, all of this comes with a price. Some black women say they can’t date outside of their race because it will mean there is too much risk of being "taken."
For most black women, online dating has given them the opportunity to meet someone who shares similar interests, knows them well, and who will treat them like a queen. And, now they don’t have to worry about what society thinks. They can date who they want, when they want. The world accepts their online relationships and supports them with their choice of partners.