Founder, and author of The African Bachelor blog, Kwadjo Panyin has teamed up with two US-based bachelors to launch a new dating site dedicated to Africans living abroad and in select African countries.
“Like most entrepreneurs, 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.” Kwadjo said
Joining hands 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 pushover. Kwadjo’s fellow bachelors were in the same situation of not finding a pool of compatible professional single African women to meet and date abroad.
“Finding an African woman who meets your needs on the mainstream dating site,” Kwame Fosu said, “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 brings on board a little twist.
According to the main website developer, Isaac Osei, Afringle will be perfectly suited for the African professional who also wishes to maintain a level of anonymity.
The app enables Users to have 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 with 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 site would officially be launched in December of 2017.
By: Gabla Godwin/ Showbiz Network Ghana
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