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Don't think a famous person will fall for you.. (Well, they might)

They’re “famous” or “royals.”

Celebrities, princes, and archdukes can all be found through online dating sites. Unfortunately, they're not generally real.

A quick Google search will tell you if there is a prince or celebrity with the name on the profile. If that person does exist, look through the image results. Chances are, you’ll probably find the image that the person used for their fake profile.

If the person is really insistent or you’re not sure, ask them to video chat with you or to send a picture.

Tell them to write a specific word on a piece of paper and hold it up in a picture of them so you know it’s not just another picture they found online.

They’ll probably leave you alone entirely if you can show that you’re not going to fall for any old trick.

If someone says he’s the CEO of a well-known company, do some fact-checking of your own. Go to that company’s website and find out the actual CEO’s name, too.


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Are you ready to settle down and want to know how online dating can work for you? Here are some stats on online dating and how they ended up in marriage.

Research shows that people who meet online often head to the altar sooner than those who meet through friends, at work, at a bar, or other places like that. Michael Rosenfeld, a sociologist at Stanford, said there are a couple of reasons for this.

“You can be more selective because you have a bigger group to select from,” he told The Washington Post. “A lot of the information-gathering that courtship is really about is sped up by the information you can gather from the profiles and from a person before actually meeting them.”

According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, 1 in 5 relationships and a little more than 1 in 6 marriages begin online.

About 17% of marriages and 20% of relationships begin online.

We expect those numbers are only going to grow, as more than 49 million people have tried online dating, and nearly 8,000 dating sites exist in the world.

We also expect those numbers to grow because most people’s intent with online dating is to meet someone for marriage or at least a long-term relationship.

It can work for you!!!
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This is my story,

When I first moved to the U.S, I kept being asked the same question over and over; are you single? Do you have a fiance back home? Each time I would answer “yes” and “no”, the other person concerned would go on with comments such as “Too bad” “How are you going to do?” Can you tell your relatives to help you find a partner back home?” Of course I laughed, I thought it was funny till I realized that finding a husband, or a wife away from home ain’t no joke!

I did find one though... after few years. You could say I was lucky, graced, or favored. Whatever sits right with you.

But you and I can’t say the same of many of our brothers and sisters who have been here for several years and yet to find a soulmate. I am talking about good fellows, responsible, and hardworking. But maybe working too hard -to better their lives and that of their relatives back home- that they barely ever have time to socialize.

The heartbreaking thing is that several of our brothers/sisters in these situations live close proximity or maybe just a few miles away from each other, and would certainly be thrilled to meet and possibly build a lifetime relationship for a better future - it’s not good for Man to be alone. Remember?-

But how? How would they meet? If they work all the time? Besides, do you know anyone who would go from Houston to Dallas on a weekend with the intention to find a soulmate?

Hahaha... right? Who does that?

So, back to the question. How would they meet?

I may have been lucky, graced, or favored. But it’s that all? What about you? What about our single friends? 

Something had to be done, because no one has the right to be happy alone. A platform had to be created to make it easy to connect/get together within the comfort of our own home, thus africanabroaddate.com!

The World is changing fast and if no one knows with certainty what the after COVID 19 will look like, we all can agree on one fact; technology is fast evolving and is here to stay, so let's take advantage of it! Welcome to our site and we hope you make good use of our advanced features to find what your heart desires... your soulmate!
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In the world of online dating, does age really matter? We think that it does not. Why do we feel this way? There are several reasons. We will break down why age doesn’t matter when you are online dating and just what benefits to look for if you have started online dating at your age.

Starting Over

Online dating can give men and women a chance to reconnect with others who are starting over. Perhaps their marriage ended or their spouse has died and they want to start over. It can be a difficult transition, especially at an older age. It doesn’t matter in online dating though! There are men and women all over dating websites that are just trying to find love again and at their older age.

What can older people find when they are online dating? This is the chance of a lifetime for them to find love again. This could come in the form of a new partner who is their age or even younger. The chances that they will find a partner are very high and once they get back in the swing of things, anything can happen!

Seeking Love in their 20’s and 30’s

Older people are not the only ones seeking love on online dating sites. Those who are in their 20’s and 30’s are looking too. Many of them may not be looking to settle down quite yet because of their career paths, but they may be looking for a friend with benefits. Online dating works well for those who have their eyes on the prize.

These singles may find someone their own age or older too. No matter what, they are destined to find the right partner for them through online dating. Although, many singles do try to stick with someone close in their age range, age doesn’t matter when it comes to online dating.

Anyone of any age can start online dating. This is a chance to rekindle that flame inside of yourself to find love again. Once you make a profile and start looking around, you will be so excited about who you find online. If you start making connections, start sending those messages today!

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In our world filled with technology changes being made all the time, it is hard to be sure if online dating is the way to go when wanting to meet someone new. It can be hard to meet people face to face, so a great way to meet people is online. There are people who don’t trust it and think that it won’t work for them. We are here to tell you that it can work for you!


The First Meeting

When you start a profile on a dating site, it can be a bit scary. What should you include? How much information is too much information? There are many questions to ask when it comes to making a profile and it really is up to you what you want to share. Once you make a connection, make sure that you touch base with them as soon as you can.

Once you have started talking via phone and text, it is time to meet up face to face. You will be nervous and that is completely normal. Take it easy and slow and schedule a meeting at a place you know and trust. Make sure it is well lit so that you can see your date’s awesome features! There will be small talk, but keep it mind, if you two hit it off well, your conversations will go even further and you will be able to get to know one another better.

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

We know that you have heard this over and over again, but it is true. If you feel that the two of you have a lot in common, but you’re not sure if their looks make you excited, give me them another chance. Hang out with them as friends and see what happens next. You never know if the two of you will hit it off just as friends or if you will begin to have romantic feelings for one another.

If you have met multiple people online from the dating site, weigh them all out. Did you have more fun with one? Did you like the way one of them made you feel on your date, but not with the others? There is a lot to think about with online dating, so make sure that you take it as slow or quickly as you want. And remember that it is all right to date around until you find someone you feel most attracted to.

Are you ready to take the plunge? Once you have made your online profile, you can start looking for dates. Take your time looking around and remember to contact anyone that you find slight interest in. If you get a good feeling about them at the beginning, send them and message and connect. You will be very excited once you get your first message back and who knows, you may end up meeting the love of your life online!

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Online dating is all over the world now and many singles have found that it is the best way to find love again. Even if you’re looking for a no strings attached relationship, online dating may seem terrifying at first, but there is nothing to be afraid of. It is here to stay and we wanted to give you some of the benefits of dating online.


Inexpensive and Easy

Online dating is easy to do. All you have to do is sign up on a dating site and build a profile that makes you look your best. There are many dating websites and a lot of them have specific traits that people look for in a partner. The wonderful thing about online dating sites is that most of them are free or rather inexpensive. You don’t have to worry about shelling out money if you join up on one. There are trial memberships on a lot of these sites just in case you don’t like the set up or you’re not having any luck meeting anyone.

Saving You Valuable Time

Many people try going to singles groups and trying to go out with coworkers, but most of the time that is unsuccessful. You can save time out of your busy day and start online dating. You can do it from the comfort of your own home. You can work on laundry while trying to meet the love of your life. It’s so easy and you will notice how much time you save by doing it and not going out and trying to meet people at clubs and bars.

You Make The Rules

When you choose to online date, you design your own profile. This means that you make the rules. You can be as specific or vague as you want to. You won’t hurt anyone’s feelings by posting on your own profile. You can discuss everything you are interested in or just two to three things. You are in charge of who you want to find online, so make it your own.

No More Stress

Online dating is stress free. When you are going out and looking for people to meet, it can become stressful and defeating when you don’t find the right one. Dating doesn’t have to be stressful. It can be easy when you start online dating. It takes pressure off of you to have to go out and find someone to date. They come to you when you start online dating.

Don’t worry about what you may not find with online dating, think about what you will find. Think about all of these great benefits and just how much you can turn online dating into something fun and exciting

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The advent of the internet has brought us many things: social media, the 24-hour news cycle, and of course online dating. While online dating has evolved from simple chat rooms to dedicated websites to apps, the simple question remains: can you REALLY find love online? Apps like Tinder highlight the hookup culture embraced by millennials while other sites focus on creating lasting relationships. Still, success stories from people who found love because of an online dating app are few and far between. About 69% of women believe that online dating makes it harder for them to find love. Imagine that! Something meant to make dating easier making things more difficult. Why? The infinite options are likely an issue, as well as the pressure to start conversation once a match is made. With so many factors working against online daters, it’s easy to get discouraged. But there is hope! Here are some tips for a successful foray into the internet dating world.

1. Know what you want and don’t compromise.

If you’re looking for a committed relationship, let that be known upfront and don’t get talked out of it. Seeking nothing more than a casual friendship? That’s fine too. Just make sure the people you entertain want the same. One reason daters as a whole don’t find what they’re looking for is because they don’t know what they want themselves or because the people they’re talking to don’t want the same. Eliminate this hurdle by getting real about your wants and needs upfront and moving from there.

2. Talk to people!

This probably seems like Dating 101 but it still needs to be said. A main frustration of online daters is that people don’t talk or are unresponsive. In traditional dating it may seem taboo for women to make the first move but let's be real: online dating is anything but traditional. Reaching out with a simple “hey” or “how are you” can really get the ball rolling. On the flipside, fellas, this is where you can shine! Take away the pressure of thinking of something clever or witty on the spot and you can take your time to craft the perfect message to whomever you have your eyes on. This is the time to really sit and think about what you want to say.

3. Let Go.

So, here’s the deal: you’ve already taken a pretty big leap by venturing into the online dating world. Since you’re here, you may as well have a little fun. How do you do that? Move outside your comfort zone, talk to someone you normally wouldn’t, connect with new friends. The online dating world is vast so be sure to cast a wide net. Many people who have found love online have said that their love was someone they might not normally consider. That being said, let go of all preconceived notions of what love looks like and try something new.

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The best thing about online dating? The endless choices! You literally have the dating pool of the entire world (okay, maybe just your city + a radius of about 50 miles in any direction, but still) at your fingertips. You get to decide who you want to talk to and who is staying in the internet abyss, all from the comfort of your home. The worst thing about online dating? The endless choices! All the people you're scrolling and swiping through are probably doing the exact same thing you’re doing - and if your profile isn’t standing out or making the right impression, the love of your life could scroll right past you. So, how do you get seen in this online dating world?

The Profile Picture

This one should go without saying, yet here we are. The first thing that people are going to see is that awesome photo of you, so make sure that it's extra awesome! How? Well, start with a picture that’s recent - we’re talking within the last six months - and representative of any major changes such as hair cuts or color. Try to avoid group pictures. Next, make sure that the picture is showing off your personality. If you’re goofy and fun, make sure your picture shows off that personality trait. Love the outdoors? Make sure everyone can see your adventurous side. Lastly, make sure that the people can see your gorgeous face! Great lighting and flattering angles have never hurt anyone’s cause. Just don’t go full eighties glamour shot.

Now Shine in the About Section!

You know that “About Me” section that everyone seems to skip over? Go for the extra credit and fill it out. Really give it your all. This is a great place to stand out from everyone talking about what they’re looking for (save that for the first conversation) and ask a thought provoking question, tell a corny joke, or even explain that crazy profile picture. This is where you show that you’re an interesting person that everyone on the internet should get to know. Just be sure to keep it brief, lest people get bored reading it or start to think that you’re a total narcissist.

Get Some Help

What are friends for if not to help you craft the perfect online dating profile? Run a couple of “About Me” lines past your closest friends who you know wouldn’t steer you wrong. Your besties will tell you which picture to use and they’ll also help you pick potential matches so it’s a double reward! Give a trusted advisor a quick call or text and ask if your intended message is coming through the screen.