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Finding Love in the African Diaspora

Oct 02, 2022 03:00PM ● By Anand Subramanian

Precisely what is Love? An existential question if we're talking about the present. Love has morphed and branched in this day of speed dating, internet dating, and a plethora of other labels for romantic associations. One thing that is constant throughout cultures is the fact that love is a very polarizing issue. Some aspects of love need to be grasped before one may really love themselves or another. What we think love is and how we display it in public have been profoundly shaped by cultural norms and normative. This view does not accord with the standards and practices of all societies.


Regarding dating, members of the Diaspora frequently prioritize finding someone of the same country or ethnicity. Black singles confront problems such as desiring to settle down with someone of the same race, relocating to a new city, and hoping to find someone who shares one's cultural background. An individual's experience of love as an emotion bears on questions of sexual morality and ethics. Philosophers and theologians with a shared commitment to social justice have done extensive work studying and criticizing various conceptions of love. The media has grown into an all-pervasive and all-powerful institution that profoundly affects people's worldviews and behaviors in terms of love. Given its potency, it has the potential to implant mental pictures that, if left unchecked, might lead to the development of distorted or false "realities."


So, in today's world, how can people in our African Diaspora find love? Let's dive deep into the world of love.

The worldwide epidemic, the tense political atmosphere, and the rallies against police brutality have made dating even more of a challenge. Aspiring, loving, and compassionate despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Black women and men want partners who will contribute to their resiliency rather than detract from it. Partners need to be ready to stand firmly while cultivating relationships based on empowering companionship if they want to be the most acceptable partners. All partners, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity, should educate themselves on Black women's and men’s unique challenges. They need to begin by recognizing the specific challenges that Black women and men face daily and are open to learning more about the root causes. Black partners are interested in people who will respect who they are and what they've been through but will also take the time to hear their specific issues. To become as well-versed as possible on the difficulties and concerns that impact society and the community subsets, partners should listen to them and show tolerance while learning about their unique intersectional experiences.


Online dating sites and mobile dating applications have skyrocketed over the last several years. The use of dating apps has skyrocketed recently, especially during COVID. Millions of individuals now regularly use them to meet new people and find romance or casual encounters. To find a suitable female or male partner in today's world, you must sign up for a dating app and swipe through the profiles. So, I'm curious: which are the finest African dating apps? We have collected the list to save you the trouble of having to join up for each individual site.

Dating Sites for African Diaspora 

  1. AfroIntroductions

  2. TrulyAfrican

  3. AfricanLove

  4. BlackPeopleMeet

  5. NigerianDating

 Anand Subramanian is a freelance photographer and content writer based out of Tamil Nadu, India. Having a background in Engineering always made him curious about life on the other side of the spectrum. He leapt forward towards the Photography life and never looked back. Specializing in Documentary and  Portrait photography gave him an up-close and personal view into the complexities of human beings and those experiences helped him branch out from visual to words. Today he is mentoring passionate photographers and writing about the different dimensions of the art world.

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