The dating scene has changed a great deal in the last twenty years or so. As more and more of our interactions have begun taking place online, the method of finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with has changed too. Dating websites like eHarmony and Match.com have become much more mainstream, and admitting you found someone online is much less taboo. Something else that has become much less taboo is interracial relationships. It used to be that there were actually laws prohibiting interracial relationships, but that is generally no longer the case. With that shift in societal norms, came the rise of dating sites dedicated to helping people who wanted relationships outside of their own race find people that were looking for the same. If you’re interested in dating outside your race, here are a few dating sites you might like to check out.
Finding an Interracial Dating Site That’s Right for You
This website is pretty similar to the regular Match.com. It asks a lot of the same questions at the outset to establish a little about you and little about what you’re looking for. The website is also fairly easy to navigate, and allows you to easily filter your matches based on your own preferences. However, in contrast to Match.com, in addition to the male seeking female (and vise versa) option, Interracialmatch.com gives the searcher (or searchers) the option to search for a couple. The couple search appears to lean more toward casual encounters than lasting relationships, but it’s not an option generally found on mainstream dating sites. A couple of other interesting applications on Interracial Match are an interracial dating news section, and a section which allows users to view blogs discussing the joys and challenges of interracial dating.
This website is similar in a lot of ways to Interracialmatch.com. It allows for the standard relationship seekers, but also provides an option for either couples to search for an individual or for the individual to search for a couple. Mixedspark.com professes to have in excess of 30,000 users all over the world, which greatly increases the likelihood of finding what you’re looking for. The website is fairly easy to navigate, and unlike eHarmony which constantly tells you what you need to do to get noticed, Mixedspark allows you to set your own terms. Your inbox isn’t constantly flood with suggestions to add more pictures or be less stringent in the requirements you want in your match.
This website was different than some of the others in that it only asked the basic questions of who you are (either male or female), what you’re looking for (either male or female and the age range) and where you’re located. Based on that information, the website generated some matches. Once the website provided the initial list of matches, the user could provide more information to filter their matches to better accommodate their tastes. Interracialcupid.com is also unique in that it provides a translation feature so you can communicate with people who may not speak your language. The site also allows you to do a type of bookmark on profiles that you’re interested in but not ready to communicate with yet. In addition to sending emails, winks, and the like, users also have the option of video chats and instant messaging. However, if you intend to communicate with other users, you have to complete a detailed profile. It is also one of the more expensive dating sites, but depending on what you’re looking for, it could very well be worth the expense.
This website is very similar to Match.com. It has essentially the same layout and tools, but is generally easier to navigate. A free membership on InterracialPeopleMeet allows an individual to provide basic information to get some matches, upload a profile photo, and complete a profile. The site also allows the user to send emails, flirts, and see who has viewed their profile. If you’ve only got a little time to check the site, there is also an instant match tool that show you other users’ profile pictures, and basic info with the option to select whether you’re interested or whether you want to move on to the next profile. The website is also fairly economical, and purchase of a full membership allows access to some of the more advanced features.
A free membership on this website allows an individual to view unlimited profiles, read and reply to emails, and see who has flirted with you. This is different than most of the other websites as they usually require purchase of a full membership to gain access to those functions. The site does provide more options to amplify your profile if you purchase the full membership though. Another useful feature is the option to establish what kind of relationship you’re looking for (long-term, friends, penpals, etc.) on the main profile page. You can also filter matches by this feature, so if you’re interested in a casual relationship, you’re less likely to get matched someone looking for a long-term relationship.
This dating site is unique in that it allows you to indicate your sexual orientation as part of your initial matching criteria. It allows you to indicate whether you are bisexual seeking a member of the opposite sex or whether you’re seeking a member of the same sex. Another benefit of this site is the ease with which users can start a conversation. Unlike most other dating sites, some of the profile sections on InterracialMatcher have a comment section much like you would find on a Facebook post. It’s pretty cool in that it allows users to comment on the individual’s answers to specific profile questions and start the communication ball rolling. The website does provide an option for a free membership, but there are also options for paid memberships in one, three or six month increments that will get you access to advanced search options and a sort of highlighted profile.