According to research from dating site Ok Cupid, men often don’t write Black women back when it comes to first-contact attempts, even when Black women write back the most.
Although New Hampshire is over 94% “white alone”, (and zero percent Native American) my high school proudly flaunts the Red Raider mascot, a stereotypical Native American with a face tinted blood red (Census Bureau, 2014).
If you like a profile, you hit the “meld” button on the right; if not, go left to “pass.” If that member has also “melded” you… Instead of 150 characters to explain who you are, Meld shares your current job title from Linked In.
Though the platform uses your Facebook and Linked In info, it never shares your activity with those platforms, so discretion is maintained.
“We use Linked In as well as Facebook because it is a trusted source,” explains Tona.
“Where you work and what you do is a big part of who you are, it is where you spend most of your time.” Raïssa Tona and Wale Ayeni met while pursuing MBAs at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, and came up with the idea for this platform to fill a void they saw amongst their peers who were underwhelmed by their online dating experiences.