All-New Strives to Build Stronger Black Communities

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Sleek new website design, expanded features, and simplified navigation improve members' ability to establish relationships.

Our mission is connecting lives and creating relationships

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Hollywood, CA PRWEB) September 15, 2008 -- People Media, Inc., the leading publisher of niche-focused online dating communities, today launched the All-New as part of its campaign to build stronger Black communities.

Expanded features on such as "Who I've Viewed" and "My Profile Completeness" aim to improve users' abilities to find relationships. The new look is designed to be easy and intuitive to use for its broad audience. Early polls reveal that more than 70% of users prefer the new site, with nearly 40% indicating they "love" the new site and find it to be a "huge improvement" as compared to the prior site.

A project several months in the making, the All-New will make it easier for its members to find one another and forge new relationships; an effort the company took to heart considering U.S. Census reports indicating that only 47% of Black households contained a married couple. In fact, the report suggests Black single people are far less likely to get married than the general population. As a result, 70% of Black children live with unmarried parents as compared with 39% for all other races. People Media believes the All-New will better enable its members to build stronger relationships, which it hopes will embolden the Black community online and off.

"Our mission is connecting lives and creating relationships," People Media CEO Josh Meyers explains. "We were the first to launch an online dating destination serving the Black community back in 2002, and the All-New leverages our experience and ongoing dialogue with our users to broaden the appeal of the site, give members more powerful tools, and ultimately increase member interactions and the likelihood of meeting someone special."

Since 2002, has been providing Black singles with a powerful solution to meeting new people, and has grown to become the web's #1 online destination for Black singles, with nearly 1 million monthly visitors and 300 million monthly page views.

"For Black singles looking to meet other Black singles for serious relationships, is clearly the best option", says Twanna A. Hines, publisher of popular online dating blog, In fact, attracts a higher percentage of Black visitors than popular Black content sites like, AOL Black Voices,, and even These visitors also spend more time and generate more page views per visitor on than these established media outlets (comScore Media Metrics).

Joining is free and easy. Visit and create a free profile for instant access to the site. To fully experience the community, upgrade to a premium membership, which is available for as low as $9.95 per month. Premium memberships grant full access to all the features of the site like searching profiles, viewing member photos, sending and receiving messages, and matching.

With the number of African-American web visitors growing by 88% annually and more than 1 million new African-Americans joining dating sites in the past year (comScore Media Metrics), PeopleMedia sees a bright future for Black community.


Founded in 2002, is the web's #1 online destination for Black singles, with nearly 1 million unique visitors per month, over 80 minutes of time spent per visitor, and 300 million monthly page views.

About People Media, Inc.

People Media, Inc. is the leading provider of niche focused online dating communities, operating more than 20 individual web properties, reaching more than 1.5 million unique visitors each month (comScore Media Metrics). Many People Media sites are the most popular in their category, including, the #1 online destination for Black singles. People Media, Inc. is a major force in the online personals space, which is expected to reach $1.2 billion in worldwide revenues by 2009 (Jupiter Research).

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