US-based Ghanaian relationship blogger, Kwadjo Panyin has teamed up with two other US-based bachelors of Ghanaian origin to launch Afringle, a new dating site dedicated to Africans living abroad and back home in Africa.
According to Kwadjo Panyin, he developed the idea to start a dating website and app just like most entrepreneurs do, to first solve his own puzzle of finding compatible single women to date in the United States.
Coincidentally, he has fellow bachelors who were having the same problem of finding a pool of compatible professional single African women to meet and date abroad. One of Panyin’s colleagues, Kwame Fosu equaled finding an African woman who meets your needs on the mainstream dating site to finding a needle in a haystack.
Having met like minds, it became possible for Kwadjo to come up with something a bit different from what have been there as regards dating sites. According to ameyawdebrah’s report, there’s scarcely any of the mainstream dating sites these bachelors have not delved into in search of what suits there needs as far as dating women is concerned, all to no avail. The trio individually admitted they have all tried all the mainstream dating sites including, tinder, match, Zoosk, plenty of fish, and so on. But since all these never met their needs, they decided to develop a new and better one themselves – Afringle.
Unique Features of Afringle
Afringle holds the promise of exposing Africans living abroad to a larger pool of eligible singles and also help them find good dating matches.
On the business model front, Afringle is using the tried and true model most mainstream online dating sites use which is, charging a moderate fee for subscriptions. Afringle however, comes with a little twist. The site according to the developer, will be perfectly suited for the African professional who also wishes to maintain a level of anonymity.
In Afringle, users will find a robust dating site with a compatibility chemistry algorithm which seeks to make matching easier. Users will also have the option to hang out in the clique or chat rooms on the app.
Plans are underway to add a verification process to the site to ensure that only serious minded single African professionals or individuals can join the group.
Meet the Afringle Team
Below are brief profiles of the Afringle developers:
Kwadjo Panyin is the CEO of Afringle. He is an Operations and Human Resources business professional located in Los Angeles, California. He holds three degrees; a Bachelors degree in Management and Labor Studies from Rutgers University in New Jersey, an MBA from Franklin University in Ohio and a Masters of Science degree from Northern Kentucky University in Kentucky. Kwadjo is a business professional who blogs for fun.
Kwadwo Panyin is the founder and writer of The African Bachelor website.
Kwame Fosu is the Creative and Marketing Director for Afringle. He is currently an Associate Engineer for the City of Palo Alto in Silicon Valley, California. Kwame is part of the Industrial Waste team in the Environmental Services Division of Public Works which protects, restores and improves Silicon Valley’s watershed and the San Francisco Bay.
Kwame holds both Bachelors and Master of Engineering degrees in Chemical Engineering from McNeese State University in Louisiana, USA.
Isaac Osei is the Cheif Technical Officer for Afringle. He is an Electrical and Computer Engineer and third-year medical student living in Nashville, Tenessee. Isaac worked as a GIS and Network engineering consultant for several multinational corporations including Att Centurylink Corning glass and Windstream. Isaac is a graduate of the University of New Orleans, Florida Atlantic University and is currently associated the Vanderbilt Medical Innovation Laboratory.
Prior to medical school, he worked as a senior broadband site solutions expert for Ericsson in Dallas engineering the city of Las Vegas with engineering workflow he developed himself.
Afringle is set to be officially launched on Sunday, 24th December of 2017, and Kwadjo and his team are offering a free three months subscription to the first 100 users to sign up and create a profile.