Black Twitter Is NOT Here For New Dating Website Smoochr!

Dating websites apps are all the rage when it comes to millennials finding a potential bae and it looks like everyone wants a piece of the pie. After mainstream apps like Tinder made their mark in the dating app industry, then came niche dating apps for Black millennials such as SoulSwipe and Bae to name a few.

On Sunday night, a new dating website by the name of Smoochr, whose target audience is African Americans, became a trending topic on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. Smoochr’s tagline is “Discover Black Singles by complexion, hair type, and more!”

READ: Black Dating Apps: The Good and The Bad!

When filling out a profile, you’re literally asked to describe your hair type (weave, natural, afro, locks, short hair, big hair, etc.), complexion (almond, pecan, etc.) and body type (ripped, curvy, thick, skinny, petite, a little belly fat, athletic, rather not say, etc.). But Smoochr’s not done yet! The app also asks if you would date a single parent, if you have children yourself, if you have a car and are employed. That was enough for the jokes and shade to fly on Twitter from last night into today.

Besides the app being all types of shallow, it shows no type of recognition for the LGBTQ community. There are only two options and they are “woman seeking man” and “man seeking woman.”

It’s safe to say if you have a Smoochr profile, you’re getting all types of side eyes, which is exactly what Twitter is currently giving the app.






Photo Credit: Smoochr

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.