Online dating in Kenya grew significantly during the first decade of this century thanks to an influx of high speed fiber optic bandwidth that led to a reduction in internet prices.
More and more people in Nairobi, Mombasa and other cities across the country are connecting to the web everyday.
Many of these people are singles in search of love and have signed up for the best online dating sites in Kenya.
Whenever this happens, however, it is only a few questions at a time, and generally speaking, I was surprised at how much you are able to do on the site with an incomplete profile.
How to Locate Potential Matches Afro Introductions’ browsing system is refreshingly robust, with 4 browsing options: Searches can be highly specified.
Beyond basic details like age, location, and education, you can specify body type, ethnicity, lifestyle choices (smoking, drinking, etc.), marital status, whether they have kids, religious views, even their star sign.
Having lived and worked in Kenya, I can tell you that your best success with online dating in the country will be in the big cities such as Nairobi and Mombasa where there is a larger pool of people from which to choose. Having traveled in and out of the country on numerous occasions during my days living in Mauritius (a small island country east of Madagascar, in the middle of the Indian Ocean), I grew an appreciation for the silky smooth brown skin tones of the people that live in this country.
Nairobi and Mombasa have an electric nightlife and an infectious energy.
The food is terrible and traffic can be horrific, but the upsides of warm, friendly people far outweigh the downsides.
As I advised in my article on online dating in South Africa, should you decide to sign up for the online dating sites I recommend below, be sure to read member profiles carefully as you might come across a lot of fake profiles. A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a tight bikini and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear. Afro Introductions is an African dating site under the Cupid Media Network umbrella.
Without further ado, here is the quick list of the top three dating sites in Kenya. Started in 2002, Afro Introductions is now 2 million members strong, and growing.
Its main member base is located in the USA, the UK, and many African countries, including Kenya, South Africa, and Ghana.
Like any dating site these days, you may run across a few sketchy profiles, but if you are black or of African descent like me, or if you’re looking to meet singles in this part of the world, then this is the site for you. To start, link up your Facebook account, or enter your email, gender, age and location.
Share a few words about yourself, and what you’re looking for in a partner, and that’s it! Occasionally the site will prompt you to fill out more of your profile to continue, which can be bothersome if you’re not looking to complete your profile right away.