No one is swiping…right? Time to fix your online dating profile | #blackpeoplemeet


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Dating on the dating apps in Kenya should come with a manual. Why isn’t anyone swiping right for me? is this person even real? Don’t they have a boy/girl friend!

When it comes to dating apps the list of mistakes made are endless resulting in no swipes, no likes and a sense of insecurity. Remember always know what you’ve come to do/get on the app. Is it a hook up? meet up? friendship? marriage, babies and house? Once you know, you’re ready.

Tips to a successful dating profile:

  1. Profile photos matter! 1 photo, cartoons, cars, T.V characters and memes are holding you a back. Your favorite photos will have you feeling confident and your best photos will help you get the best partners.
  2. Who is 114 on Tinder? Your real age helps other people looking for a similar age, an age group you like and people find you easier.
  3. Bios are such a brilliant ways to say hello. Be witty not rude, keep it straightforward and leave them laughing or wanting more.
  4. Attach your socials. Dating apps allow you to connect Spotify and Instagram. That’s a great way to bond through music and network outside of the app.
  5. Verify your profile! This isn’t like Instagram and Twitter where you can buy verification. Some dating apps will help you verify your account to stop catfishing.
  6. Miles and Kilometers. How far are you willing to go to find someone? Open the distance as much as possible. The more limited you are, the more limits you’ll get.
  7. Say something! Somebody has to start the conversation, you both know you’re interested. Taking control of the conversation gives you that advantage to steer the conversation.
  8. For those in the LGBTQ community living in less tolerant countries, there are safety tips the apps will provide you in order to avoid cat fishing and to stay cautious.

Dating app terms to look out for:

  1. Sapiosexual – Sexually attracted to highly intelligent people, educated and can hold a conversation
  2. SB/BD – SB= Sugar Baby, while BD= Baby Daddy. If you’re looking for a sugar mummy sugar daddy experience and nothing else.
  3. Catfishing – When they look nothing like their photos. The filters are hiding everything, It’s not even their photo or they don’t sound like what they put forward. Then you’ve been conned/catfished.
  4. Cuffing Season – Dating somebody because you’re bored or  just to have a warm body next to you for short periods of time.
  5. Ghosting – Ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation stopping all communication.
  6. NO HOOKUPS! – Looking for something more “meaningful” other than a quick fling.
  7. MC – “Married Couple.” You typically will see MC looking for a third in the bio to indicate which type of third party they choose to engage with.
  8. Benching – This is when someone you’ve been dating stops agreeing to meet in person, but continues to contact you over message and social media.

Best dating Apps in 2020:

  1. Tinder
  2. Bumble
  3. Badoo.com
  4. Christian Mingle
  5. Grinder
  6. OkCupid
  7. Blackpeoplemeet.com
  8. InterracialDatingCentral.com




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