Kwadjo Panyin, founder, and writer of The African Bachelor blog has teamed up with two US-based bachelors to launch Afringle, a new dating site dedicated to Africans living abroad and in select African countries.
“Like most entrepreneurs,” said Kwadjo Panyin, “I developed the idea to start a dating website and app to solve my own conundrum of finding compatible single women to date in the United States.”
Teaming up with fellow bachelors Kwame Fosu, an Engineer in Silicon Valley, California and Isaac Osei, an Electrical and Computer Engineer in Nashville, Tennessee to develop the site and app was a no-brainer. His fellow bachelors had the same problem of finding a pool of compatible professional single African women to meet and date abroad.
As bachelors, you will be hard-pressed to find a mainstream dating sites these bachelors have not dabbled in. By their own admission, they have tried all the mainstream dating sites including, tinder, match, Zoosk, plenty of fish, just to name a few.
“Finding an African woman who meets your needs on the mainstream dating site,” said Kwame Fosu, “is equivalent to finding a needle in a haystack.”
To increase their dating pool of compatible African singles living abroad, the three bachelors joined forces and Afringle was born.
Afringle will expose 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.
According to Isaac Osei, the main website developer, Afringle will be perfectly suited for the African professional who also wishes to maintain a level of anonymity.
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.
The site plans to add a verification process to ensure only serious minded single African professionals or individuals can join.
The Afringle Team:
Kwame Fosu is the Creative and Marketing Director for Afringle.
Kwame is 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.
Isaac 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.
Kwadjo Panyin is the CEO of Afringle.
Kwadjo 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.
Kwadjo and his team are offering a free three months subscription to the first 100 users to sign up and create a profile.
The official launch date is in December of 2017. Stay tuned.