InterracialDatingCentral was launched in 2002, with the purpose of joining singles of different races together. InterracialDatingCentral is owned by Chellaul Corporation, an internet-based company focusing on social networking and multimedia entertainment. Chellaul Corporation also operates Swirlr, a reality web series that is executively produced by Shawn Miles, the co-executive producer of E! Network series Ice Loves Coco.
Chellaul Corporation claims to have more than 1.1million members combined across their social networking sites. Their leading social networking sites include Afroromance.com and InterracialDatingCentral.com. These two dating sites were specifically designed for people looking to date outside their own race. Chellaul Corporation prides itself in connecting thousands of people together through their dating sites, resulting in life-long relationships and friendships.
InterracialDatingCentral reports statistics from the United States Census Bureau, indicating that over the past 15 years interracial relationships have increased from 7.4% to 10.2%. This research was also replicated worldwide with results indicating that black and white dating has become more accepting as a whole. With statistics like this, it is very likely that sites like InterracialDatingCentral will continue to gain popularity and grow its interracial community.
InterracialDatingCentral reports that the majority of their members are primarily composed of Black, White, Latin, and Asian singles looking to form relationships. If you are looking to date a different race from your own then InterracialDatingCentral may be the dating site for you.
|Members from the U.S.||100,000|
InterracialDatingCentral caters to heterosexual and homosexual singles looking to date outside of their own race. InterracialDatingCentral also has an operating site that is specifically for gays; however, you can indicate your gender and sexual preferences through either site, as they appear to connect.
InterracialDatingCentral operates in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, and many more countries. There are members who meet on InterracialDatingCentral and are from different countries, who have formed long-term relationships. Members from the U.S. comprise a large number, 100,000. Members are also very active on InterracialDatingCentral, with 3,500 logins a day.
The gender disparity amongst InterracialDatingCentral is one of the few that is actually even, with women making up 50% of the members and men 50% as well. With gender disparity being exactly even, the chances of finding a match are very high. The age ranges are also pretty disbursed with 10% of members being between the ages 18-24, 30% of members being between the ages 25-34, 40% of members being between the ages 35-44, 16% of members being between the ages 45-54, and a small percentage of members (4%) being 55 or older. Members seeking to find matches between the ages 25-34 have a higher possibility as a high number of members fall within this age range.
Creating a Profile
Creating an account through InterracialDatingCentral is easy and only takes a few minutes of your time. To create an account with InterracialDatingCentral, you must first indicate your gender and sexual orientation. You must also indicate the race or ethnicity that you wish to date such as, Black/African, Asian, Indian, etc. You can select as many races as you like. You must also enter your email address and create a password. The email address does not require verification like other dating sites.
The user will also have to indicate their ethnicity and the type of relationship they are seeking such as, Friends, Long-term/Marriage, Penpal, Dating/Romance. The last step is to indicate demographical information about yourself, such as, your name, date of birth, and where you reside. You will also have to create a nickname and describe yourself using at least 20 words. The user then has the option of uploading a photo, however, it is not required and the user can upload it at another time. As a free member, you can upload 5 photos, but if you upgrade you can upload up to 15 photos. After you upload a photo or skip this step, you then have access to your profile and can view other members’ profiles instantly. Once a photo is added your profile goes live.
After creating an account, the user can add additional information about themselves by answering further questions that InterracialDatingCentral provides such as, eye color, body type, height religion, education, etc.
The My Profile page also has additional tabs on top of the page that allows members to go as in-depth as they want about themselves on their profile. The tabs included are Details, About Me, Looking For, and Photos. By completing the questions on all these tabs, the user can have a 100% completed profile. InterracialDatingCentral will have a red X on each tab until they are all thoroughly completed. The more the user completes the better, as the information provided makes it easier for members to determine whether or not they are compatible with you, and you can be discovered through filters when members search specific things.
Using the Site
The display and layout of InterracialDatingCentral are pretty straight forward, making it easy to read and use. Upon logging in to your profile, you have access to tabs on top of the page that include the home page, search, messages, flirts, favorites, and views. A neat thing about InterracialDatingCentral is that many features are available for free users, that other dating sites typically require a subscription to use. On this dating site, users are able to see messages sent to them and are able to reply at no cost. They can also see who has flirted with them and use the search filters without upgrading. The only features that require a payment are being able to see who has favorited you, who has viewed your profile, and initiating a message. If you do decide to upgrade, any member that you message can reply to you for free.
At the center of the home page, you can also view the most popular members of InterracialDatingCentral, and members that were recently online. You also have access to a few filters to search for specific members. On the right side of the page, you have access to recommended members, who are specifically selected for you by InterrracialDatingCentral’s “clever computer”. Recommended members become more suitable for you the more you use the site. Members can also hide their online status, browse privately, and hide their profile from search, if they upgrade their membership.
Members also have access to FYOOZ, at the right side of the page. FYOOZ offers articles, stories, advice, coaching, inspiration, etc. Two neat features of FYOOZ are its Coaching and Date Whisperer features. The Coaching feature helps members with creating the best dating profile, by offering tips along with being able to get a coaching session with an expert. The Date Whisperer feature provides a series of helpful videos on online dating from love expert Carson Simons.
The overall experience of using InterracialDatingCentral is quite pleasant, as you are able to use many of its features at no cost. However, to get the full experience of InterracialDatingCentral, you will be required to upgrade. Although it is very nice to be able to reply to members who message you, you will still need to upgrade to contact any members that you are interested in and would like to get to know further.
Finding a Match
InterracialDatingCentral doesn’t offer any particular algorithms to find matches for its members. It does however, provide recommended matches based on the type of matches that you search for and profiles that you look at. The more you use the site the better it can modify your recommended matches.
InterracialDatingCentral also provides search filters. Unlike other dating sites, these search filters are at no cost to members. The search filters can be very specific to personal characteristics and traits, such as, body type, education, eye color, languages, etc. to more general filters such as distance and age. You can also save your searches, making it easier to search members each time you log in.
When you click into another members’ profile, the user can see all the information that the member decided to share about themselves. For the most part, most members’ profiles tend to be fully descriptive, allowing you to have a glimpse of who they are and whether or not they are the right match for you. The profiles also inform you of the members’ age, location, whether they are online or not, and you can view their photos at no cost.
InterracialDatingCentral is currently only available through their website; however, they are currently working on developing a mobile app for its’ loyal members. You can access their website through your mobile web browser, and it functions just like the actual website accessible through any computer. The layout of the website differs a bit when you access it through your mobile web browser, but regardless of its layout, its functionalities are the same as the main website.
InterracialDatingCentral does not have any verification or safety protocols in place at the moment. However, they are vigilant of fake or fraudulent profiles, and they highly encourage their members to report any scammers. Members can block and report scammers or fake profiles by clicking on the drop arrow on the top of every members’ profile, and selecting Report Concern.
InterracialDatingCentral can improve its security measures by adding a verification process or a safety system. Because more communication can occur on InterracialDatingCentral on a free membership, than other dating sites, members should be more mindful of scammers. However, a scammer would have to solely rely on being contacted by other members to be able to swindle them. If the scammer would like to specifically target or contact certain members then they would have to pay for a membership, this might discourage the scammer to proceed. InterracialDatingCentral also does a good job of keeping members’ personal information private, making it hard for frauds to obtain this information.
InterracialDatingCentral’s headquarters is 1135 Terminal Way, Suite 209, Reno, NV, 89502. Their contact number for members in the U.S. or Canada is 866-484-0626, and their international phone number is 1702-487-7145.
InterracialDatingCentral offers three different memberships that members can choose from, 6 months for $2.69 a week or one payment of $69.95, 3 months for $3.03 a week or one payment of $39.50, and 1 month for $5.99 a week or one payment of $25.99. By upgrading, members will be able to contact anyone they want, see who is interested in them, browse invisibly, and more. InterracialDatingCentral also has a money-back guarantee if you did not enjoy your online dating experience with them after 90 days. This money-back guarantee is only available within the first 14 days of your 90 day period ending.
InterracialDatingCentral 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 Subscribe/Upgrade my membership?
Select the Upgrade button to find out all about upgrading your account. If you have any problems upgrading, please contact InterracialDatingCentral via their contact page and they’ll help you out.
How do I close my account and remove my profile?
- Go to the “My Account” page.
- Select the “Profile” section.
- Follow the prompts to temporarily or permanently close your account.
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 that InterracialDatingCentral sends to your new address.
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 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 change my profile Nickname?
- Go to the “Contact” page.
- Select either the Live Chat, Phone or Email option that you prefer.
- Let the Customer Support team know what you’d like to change your Nickname to and they will make the change for you (if the new Nickname is not already taken).
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.
Why won’t my photos upload?
Your photo(s)s may be too small or too large. Photos must be a valid JPG, PNG or GIF image and be larger than 400×500 pixels and smaller than 10MB in size.
How do I delete a Photo?
- Go to the “My Profile” main menu option.
- In the “Photos” section, select the “Edit” button under the photo you wish to delete.
- Select the “Delete” button.
Note: Deleting photos cannot be undone.