It can be quite difficult to find love and romance in real life, which is why online dating is becoming a more and more popular for those single men and women who aren’t able to have any lucky offline. You may be too busy at work, or have too many hobbies to devote any significant time to your dating life which is why you can start looking for that special someone over the Internet.
However, your personal desires and wants go beyond just the general population and you would like a dating site, which reflects your particular niche of dating. Luckily, with the rise of ‘niche’ online dating sites you can find any kind of person regardless of the circumstances. There are ‘niche’ online dating websites for people of different racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds and one of them that has become pretty popular is called InterracialMatch.com.
If you’re from a certain race of people and you’re particularly attracted to a member of the opposite sex who happens to be of a different racial background, this website may be the one for you.
Singles will enjoy the fact that InterracialMatch is designed specifically to members of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. This user base from InterracialMatch includes members of different races including Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and Caucasian users who can specify which races they are attracted to when they decide to sign-up and register.
This website isn’t the most international compared to other dating sites but members of the site are represented from nations such as the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Germany.
It’s likely that InterracialMatch will continue to expand into other countries as the membership base continues to grow and get even more popular.
Currently, the website is also available in only the English and German languages but it is possible that other languages will be added to InterracialMatch soon.
While the official membership numbers aren’t published by the website, it is estimated that the total amount of members who have registered to use InterracialMatch is around 250 thousand. With thousands of new members registering and signing-up for a membership each month.
When you join this website, you have the option of having a free membership, which includes a basic profile and other features or upgrading to a paid membership subscription that is pretty affordable when compared to other similar ‘niche’ dating sites.
Many of the features that are utilized on other ‘niche’ dating sites are used on this website as well. You can rest assured that InterracialMatch is the largest dating site on the Internet that focuses specifically on interracial dating.
You don’t have to pay any money in order to use the free version of the website and InterracialMatch.com is known to be apart of the SuccessfulMatch.com dating network. The network offers a wide variety of other ‘niche’ dating websites. This website is also one of the oldest ‘niche’ websites on the Internet with it being founded back in 2001 and has been active for over a decade and a half.
- Signing Up and Registering
When you’re ready to begin your membership on InterracialMatch, you’ll have to sign-up first. Luckily that only takes about ten minutes to complete and confirm your registration. In order to fill out the sign-up form for the website, you’ll need to create a username, password, date of birth, and ethnicity. You also need to specify what you’re seeking on the website whether it is a “man”, “woman”, or a “couple.”
Make sure to add your current location relative to other users on InterracialMatch in terms of which country you’re residing in, the state or province within the country, as well as your city / town. This will help to geo-locate your area so that the website can show you other compatible users in your match results.
- Creating a Profile
Once you have completed your registration, you’ll be ready to begin building and filling out your profile. The general information that you entered in for your sign-up form will be displayed towards the top of your profile page including information such as your name, age, gender, race or ethnicity, height, country, and zip code, etc. (current location). This is all mandatory for you to input in order to create the basis for your profile.
After that, you can add other profile information, which will be optional but if you choose to leave most of your profile blank, it’s likely that you won’t be getting much attention from other members of the website in terms of profile views or unique visitors.
- Physical Characteristics
The more profile information you enter in, the more visitors and messages you’re likely to get as a new member. Certain physical information can be added such as your weight, body type (athletic, average, overweight), along with your hair and eye color.
- Personal Background
You can also discuss your personal habits such as whether you drink or smoke and how often you partake in these activities.
You can go into detail about what kind of relationship you’re looking for (casual hookup, serious relationship, marriage, etc.), and highlight your current relationship status whether you are single, in a relationship, married, divorced, separated, etc.
Beyond just your race and ethnicity, you can also talk about other personal background details regarding yourself such as your religious beliefs, current job, salary level, and your career path.
You can highlight what you’re looking for in a potential partner in terms of their appearance, personality, interests and hobbies by answering multiple-choice questions regarding your future relationship.
You should also specify if you’re looking for a long-distance relationship or a short-distance relationship. You can give your preference when it comes to where your romantic partner should be located in terms of distance.
It’s important to note that InterracialMatch will be able to assess your compatibility with other members’ profiles if you go through answering questions about your preferences when it comes to a partner and also sharing about yourself on your profile.
By doing all of this, you’ll get better matches on a regular basis and may be matched with members on a much deeper level.
- Personal Headline
You are allowed to create a title for your profile as well as a personal headline that can sum up who you are and what you are all about. Lastly, you can also answer a required essay about yourself where you can describe in your own words the kind of romantic partner you’re looking for to show other users your opinions when they decide to visit your profile.
- Uploading Photos
No personal profile would be complete without the ability to upload a couple of profile pictures of yourself to show off what you look like to other members of the website.
Make sure that these profile pictures should mainly be of yourself and not of your family members, friends, pets, etc. instead. These people are allowed to be in the pictures with you but the focus of the picture should be on you as the user.
On InterracialMatch.com, you can upload up to 10 unique profile photos of yourself.
You can reply to e-mail messages sent by other users who are interested in getting to know you better. You will not be able to send them messages first but you are allowed to respond to those messages as a free member of the website.
On the InterracialMatch forum, you have the ability to post comments adding your opinion or point of view along with being able to do so on other members’ profiles or pictures. This is quite a unique feature that you don’t see on other websites.
- Instant Chat
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also an instant chat messaging system for users who are paid members. If they decide to contact you through the chat, you have the ability to respond to them without upgrading your subscription to access the system.
If they initiate with the first chat message, you can continue with the conversation without any problems.
- Profile Verification
In order to show that you’re a real person and a real member of the website, you can go ahead with both a photo or age verification process in order to prove to other users that you are not a fraud.
It’s easy to verify yourself, you need to upload and e-mail either your passport photo or a copy of your drivers’ license with your photo and age displayed so that the website can confirm both personal aspects of yourself.
If you don’t feel comfortable uploading those personal documents, you can instead choose to upload a picture or two of yourself with a sign that says “InterracialMatch.com” and your username on it to verify that it’s you. You can also verify your occupation by sending in a copy of your original job offer.
- Search Feature
The basic ‘search’ function is also available to you allowing yourself to have criteria in terms of age, location, etc. when it comes to finding matches who are most similar to you.
You can get some insight into who’s checking out your profile by looking at the official statistics you can see in your ‘account settings’ menu. This will give you details regarding the number of visitors and the number of views, etc.
Separately from the 10 profile pictures, you can create a photo gallery or two from a certain part of your life whether it is a trip, a birthday party, and other major events that have happened to you.
- Let’s Meet
There’s a fun feature called ‘Let’s Meet’. It will show you random members and you can decide whether you want to get to know them or not.
- Hot Topic
Another unique feature you can use is the ‘Hot Topic’ feature. You can find hot topics and share your opinion with other members.
- Customer Service
InterracialMatch supervised by admins. This means that your photos and forum posts are monitored. You can also find dating tips and articles on FAQ section of the website. You can contact the customer service representative by email or phone.
Unfortunately, not every feature on InterracialMatch will be available to you as a basic, free member. You can respond to chat or e-mail messages but you can’t start a conversation with either another free member or with a paid member of the website.
You also can’t use the ‘advanced search’ function which is much more in-depth when compared to the ‘basic search’ . Basic search has a smaller amount of criteria you can utilize for the search itself. However, the paid membership is an option if you can afford it.
- Gold Membership
When you decide to upgrade to a paid membership subscription, you’ll be enrolled in the Gold membership, which has over 20 unique benefits that separate it from a free membership.
You can use the advanced search function where you can use keywords, specific usernames, and a location radius in order to find what you’re looking for in addition to a bunch of different criteria including physical characteristics, personality traits, etc.
You have the ability to send both messages through e-mail as well as the live chat system, which can be directed towards both free members and other Gold members on the website.
Your profile will be more visible and highlighted towards the top of both the search results and the potential matches list when other members search for you.
You can also see full-size photos of every member on the website in order to get a better sense of what they look like. This feature is a lot more advantageous compared to a basic thumbnail.
Perhaps, most importantly, you will know which members have visited your profile and who has sent you a direct kind of interest in the form of a harmless ‘wink’. You can access these winks on your profile by pressing the wink button below your profile photo.
Costs of Membership
In order to pay for your Gold membership, you can do so with a few different options including paying by PayPal, by check, or by most major credit or debit cards that the website accepts.
There are three different Gold membership subscription options in terms of price and overall length:
- 1 Month Membership
For a one-month membership, it will cost you $30, which is the most expensive subscription option on a per monthly basis but also the shortest-term commitment.
- 3 Months Membership
The second option is a three-month membership at $60 total with each month costing $20.
- 6 Months Membership
The last option is a six-month membership at $96 total with each month costing about $16, which is the cheapest of the three options but also the longest-term commitment. With the third subscription option, you’ll save up to 60% on your membership cost per month when compared to the first option.
Positives and Negatives
- Largest Dating Site in this Particular ‘Niche’
InterracialMatch is the largest dating website devoted to interracial dating and is excellent for those singles who would like to get to know people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
- Many Features for Free Users
You can try out the website for free and use the many cool and unique features that are available.
- Mobile App
This dating site is already mobile friendly but there are also apps for both Android and iOS systems. These apps have their own design and icons fitted with easily usable icons, while keeping the overall features
The paid membership options is quite expensive.
If you’re not into interracial dating and don’t find it up your alley, you may want to pass on this ‘niche’ website and look elsewhere.
Have you ever signed up for InterracialMatch.com? If yes, did you have a pleasant experience with this dating site? Help other readers out by commenting below.