For those who don’t know, Buppies are highly-educated professionals of color. They often graduated from top universities and are quite influential in their prospective fields. BuppieSingles creators, Devin Davis and Alexis White noticed that though there tons of online dating sites, even several aimed at Black singles, very few served Black professional daters. So, they decided to attempt to fill the void.
Davis says that BuppieSingles will be catered to the Buppie community. “General dating sites are ok, but if two people of a relatively small niche want to meet, then it may be difficult navigating through these sites only”. So, he intends to include criteria that Buppies, specifically can relate to, such as “Would you only date someone with a degree”, or “Did you pledge a Greek fraternity”?
However, Davis expects that some members will not be Buppies so to speak, but will be compatible with them, due to the fact that the Buppie community is quite diverse.
As far as funding goes, Davis states,” though the site is mostly already funded, we still require a modest amount of capital to market BuppieSingles. In the coming days, we plan to pitch our project to at least one crowd-funding platform to raise enough money to execute an aggressive marketing campaign.” Partner, and networking guru, Alexis White has already started using word of mouth marketing, and is reaching out to blogs related to internet dating.
Like most other dating sites, BuppieSingles will allow standard members to create free profiles, search for other members with various criteria like intent, religion, city, etc. Davis also explains that “All members regardless of membership status will be able to send 2 messages before being prompted to purchase a membership”, which is a unique feature I was adamant about including on our site. This way, people can see if they like it first before committing."
To learn more about BuppieSingles, you can get on their email list at www.BuppieSingles.com
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