AfroRomance, like its sister site InterracialDatingCentral, is a dating platform designed to bring singles of different races together. The difference between the two sister sites is that InterracialDatingCentral was specifically designed to unite singles across many different races, whereas AfroRomance, was specifically designed for Black and White dating. However, any race is welcomed to join on either site. Both sister sites are operated by Chellaul Corporation, an online multimedia and social-networking company that operates several platforms. Chellaul Corporation is not only known for their interracial dating sites, but they are also known for operating Swirlr, a dating platform and reality web series produced by Shawn Miles, the co-executive producer of E! Network series, Ice Loves Coco.
AfroRomance claims that their dating site not only offers the opportunity to meet Black and White singles, but their members also come from different demographics, facilitating the process of meeting your right match. AfroRomance claims that if you are looking to date singles of a particular religious faith, or age range (including seniors), or if you are seeking specific characteristics or traits, then you need to look no further as their dating site covers it all. AfroRomance also offers its members a 3-month money-back guarantee, if they are not satisfied with their Premium Subscription. AfroRomance also provides its members advice, coaching, inspiration, etc. through their dating blog, FYOOZ.
Is AfroRomance everything it claims to be? Keep reading as we reveal everything you need to know!
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Although AfroRomance was designed for specifically Black and White dating, anyone of any race can join. AfroRomance is for both heterosexual and homosexual singles looking to date a different race of their own. AfroRomance also has a designated webpage for its gay members to sign up. However, gay members can also utilize and sign up through any of AfroRomance’s webpages, as they all are connected.
AfroRomance is an active dating site, with 1,300 logins a day. AfroRomance has 80,000 members worldwide, with 25,000 of those members residing in the United States. AfroRomance provides services around the globe making it possible for any member to meet singles near them. In fact, AfroRomance facilitates the process of finding singles near you by allowing you to select your country, state, and city making it possible to view all the singles that live in your city. This is available to anyone, even people who haven’t become members yet.
AfroRomance’s gender disparity is actually even, with men making up 50% of the members and women making up the other 50%. With an even gender disparity, the possibility of finding a potential match is pretty high. You can find members of different age ranges on AfroRomance, but you will notice most members are between the ages of 25-44.
Creating a Profile
To create an account you must indicate your gender, whether you are seeking a man or a woman, the type of relationship you want, and ethnicity. You will also have to provide your email address or Facebook information to continue the sign-up process. It is also important to note, that if you already have an account with InterracialDatingCentral, you can also use those account details to sign up. This makes the process even faster. You will then be prompted to upgrade to a membership, but this can be disregarded and you can proceed to view your matches.
AfroRomance provides its members with the opportunity to answer additional profile questions to have a completed profile. The sections to complete are: My Details, About Me, I’m Looking For, and Photos. Each section has in-depth inquiries, allowing members to depict a picture of who they are and what they are seeking. Once each section is complete, a green checkmark will appear, replacing the red x that was there prior to completing. AfroRomance will display a percentage of profile completeness in different parts of your profile page, prompting you to thoroughly complete it. It is recommended for members to fully complete their profiles, as other members do look at these details and it can make all the difference in meeting a special person.
Using the Site
AfroRomance’s display and layout are easy to read and use. Upon logging in you have access to different tabs and options. On top of the dashboard, you will find different icons giving you access to your profile, searching members, messages, who’s sent you flirts, favorites, and views. At the center of the page, you can also access your profile and account settings, and you can view other members’ profiles. You can also access AfroRomance’s dating blog, FYOOZ, along with relevant dating articles, on the right side of the page.
If you have an account with both sister sites, you will be able to view messages and any notifications of members trying to contact you from both sites. This makes it easier to manage communication with other members without having to log in and out of either site. On AfroRomance, you will be able to read messages, add to your favorites, send flirts, and see who sent you flirts, for free. If you wish to see who favorited you, viewed your profile, browse invisibly, and reply to messages, then you will have to upgrade.
As mentioned earlier, members of AfroRomance and InterracialDatingCentral have access to FYOOZ, which is their dating blog. This dating blog provides members with dating advice, tips, opinions, coaching, inspiration, and access to their Date Whisperer and love expert, Carson Simons. If members are uncertain about the effectiveness of their profile, they can also refer to a Coach, who will review their profile and provide suggestions on how to make it more effective at no cost. A coach can only be reached Sunday-Thursday between 1 pm-8 pm PST. This free service is a plus especially for someone who is new to online dating and has never created an online dating profile before.
Finding a Match
AfroRomance provides its members with search filters to help them find their ideal match. These search filters are extensive allowing users to search by personal preferences, characteristics, traits, etc. Examples of search filters include body type, eye color, religion, languages, smoking, keyword, nickname, etc. You can also sort your list of matches by Recently Active, New Members, Popular Members, and Close Birthdays.
Members’ profiles on AfroRomance are easy to read and maneuver. Upon clicking onto a profile, you have access to their photos, you can send them a flirt, and view the history of communication between you and that member if messages were exchanged. There is also a drop-arrow, where you can access additional things such as, Horoscope, Add Friend, Report Concern, and Block. You can also view their age, location, what they are seeking, when they were last logged in, and anything else they decided to share about themselves and the person they wish to meet. You will find that most of AfroRomance’s members have pretty detailed profiles, giving a good glimpse of who they are and the type of match they are seeking. This makes it possible to determine right away if the two of you would be compatible, and whether initiating communication is worth the try, especially for those who are a bit on the shy side.
AfroRomance is only available through their website and currently does not have a mobile app available for its members. If you wish to access your AfroRomance account while you are on the go then you will have to access it through your mobile web browser. Accessing it through the mobile web browser is also very easy to use and maneuver. It doesn’t differ much from its’ website counterpart. The only difference is that its layout is formatted differently to fit the functionalities of a mobile device. Instead of viewing members, tabs, options, FYOOZ articles, across the page, like on the website; The mobile browser version has it all displayed in a downward manner, making it easy to scroll down and use the site. The features that are offered are both the same on both the mobile web browser version and its’ website counterpart.
AfroRomance is serious about keeping its members’ personal information safe. In fact, AfroRomance reports that only authorized employees are permitted to access members’ personal information for acceptable business purposes only. AfroRomance also uses SSL encryption to keep sensitive information safe when exchanged between members’ systems and theirs. AfroRomance also uses firewalls to keep scammers from gaining access to their members’ personal information.
AfroRomance does not offer member verification to assure the validity of its members. However, they do encourage their members to report any abusive or fraudulent users they encounter. Members can also block and report any user that is offensive by clicking on “Block” or “Report Concern” under the drop-down arrow, next to messages, Flirt, and History options. These options are located towards the top of every members’ page.
AfroRomance’s headquarters is the same as its operating company, Chellaul Corporation:
1135 Terminal Way, Suite 209
Reno, NV, 89502
U.S. and Canada (Toll-free): 866-338-7218
To get the most out of AfroRomance you will be required to upgrade, as communication features such as sending messages can only be utilized as a Premium member. AfroRomance offers three different subscription plans: 6 months for $2.69 a week, billed in one payment of $69.95; 3 months for $3.03 a week, billed in one payment of $39.50; and 1 month for $5.99 a week, billed in one payment of $25.99. It is important to mention, that AfroRomance will automatically renew your subscription until you cancel. Members are able to manage their subscription anytime under the Billing tab found in the Account Settings. AfroRomance accepts Credit Card and PayPal as methods of payment. Some of the acceptable Credit Cards are VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
How can I change the amount of email notifications I receive?
Email notifications are e-mails sent to your e-mail address to alert you when you have a new visitor to your profile, a new message, a new favorite etc.
- Go to the “My Account” page.
- Select the “Notifications” section.
- Select which notifications you want to receive.
It’s up to you, but remember: if a potential match is visiting your profile, you might want to know about it immediately!
How can I change my e-mail address?
- Go to the “My Account” page.
- Select the “My Details” section.
- Select the arrow to the right of your current email address.
- Enter your new e-mail address and select the “Save” button.
Note: You must confirm your new e-mail address by clicking the link in the e-mail AfroRomance sends to your new address.
How can I block users?
On all profiles, you’ll find a “Block” option that allows you to block that member. Blocked members can no longer contact or visit you. You won’t see them in your “Viewed Me” list or in your search results. You can also to report abuse by selecting “Report Concern” on the member’s profile.
How can I unblock users?
In the “Blocked” section of your Account Settings, you’ll find an overview of people you’ve blocked. Select the persons that no longer should be blocked and click ‘Unblock’.
Why were my profile changes rejected?
There are a number of reasons why your profile changes were not approved:
- You have added contact details which are not permitted.
- Obscene language has been used which is inappropriate.
- The content is not relevant to who you are.
- You have not provided enough information about who you are and what you are looking for.
Where can I find my Subscription details?
- Go to the “My Account” page.
- Select the “Billing” section.
- Here you will find all your subscription information, such as when you subscribed, for how long and the date of renewal or expiry.