In my effort to remain connected to things related to Nigeria and Africa, I caught up with Tunde, one of two founders of a new invite-only dating site for Africans, If you're a professional of African descent, this website is perfect for meeting like-minded professionals in your local area or abroad.
What's also cool is when you delve deeper, there's a bigger mix with Africans in New York, D. We've done events in ten cities across the continent and people have been able to come meet someone face to face.
If you find someone there that's a new friend or a love interest that's great, but you could also go on the site and find someone as well.
Some say that more races are approachable than other races or there's nothing against black women or black men but sometimes we just want to try something different.
We may start out thinking the discussion may start one way but then things come up that we can all learn from. The outcome of the conversation was that it can happen in a relationship but the key thing is communication.
What seems to happen is people go into relationships with certain expectations and then for whatever reason they're not communicating as frequently.
When that communication link breaks down that's when you have problems and those problems can lead to infidelity.
And we found that amongst Africans it's a bigger problem because you are far from home -- you are in a different city and still want to connect with other Africans but there is nothing bringing you together.
We thought, why not have something that can be a platform to connect Africans regardless of location?
When we first launched we had a lot of members that were consultants, bankers, and a few graduate students. We have found that women are more comfortable discussing their issues with finding someone.
As it grew we started to see diversity, so we have entrepreneurs, people in graduate schools and different professions, which I think is cool. Men also have the same complaints but they might be a bit shy and afraid to admit it.
Tunde: I'm not sure there's a big difference in standards.