In today’s society, online dating has not only become more popular, it’s become more widely accepted. Match.com, the “leading online dating site for singles and personals,” notes that 20 percent of relationships start online with the simple click of a mouse. With that in mind, more and more black singles are taking to the Internet to find love. Not only is there Match, Eharmony and Plenty of Fish for black women seeking a suitor, there are also sites such as BlackPeopleMeet, BlackSingles and BlackScene, specifically targeting their demographic.

While it can seem harmless, there are a few things to consider when seeking out your perfect match in cyberspace.

Here are six tips for black women looking to date online. –danielle canada

  • Barab1no2

     Women who “need a man” are the ones to stay away from!

  • Jane W.

    It’s easy to text. Everybody texts; we all do it all day long, every day. But actually talking to someone? Now, that takes courage. Meeting them? Even more. It can be a difficult journey from the first contact to a date, but it’s all worth it. Focus on someone’s voice, on their speech pattern. This is why I’m using party line. Is there a better way to determine their character? No, there really isn’t. I always loved people’s voices and talking idiosyncrasies. For me, that’s the most important thing about a person I meet on a date.