Meld finds your location via GPS, then presents you with profiles of potential matches based on the geographic and age range you’ve selected. Unlike Tinder, members must additionally be vetted through their Linked In profiles, have a bachelor’s degree, and be Black.
“It is a platform for people looking to date and find somebody special.” Like Tinder, this mobile application uses your Facebook name, age, photos of your choice, mutual friends and the pages you’ve liked to create a member profile.
The Meld mission is to bring these disparate groups of Black professionals onto a single platform for social and romantic discovery.
On one hand, the first mobile dating app for the African Diaspora is both clever and timely.
We’re all on the go, so who better to connect a busy professional to a potential mate than our constant companion: our cellphone?
Where there’s much hysteria about Black men not dating Black women these days, a recent census revealed that only 10.8% of Black men marry outside of their race, proving that most Black people are interested in same-race unions.
Once popular online platforms like Black Planet are past their peak, so where do Black people go to connect with other Blacks outside of their immediate social networks?
When professionals look for a significant other, finding someone equally yoked is often a priority, so vetting through Linked In provides intel that many consider important.