Have you tried those match making services to no avail? Created an online profile on a half a dozen dating sites and still dateless on a Saturday night? Maybe you’ve been fishing in the wrong pond.

As technology continues to boom, finding love is no longer constricted to dimly lit bars or awkward blind dates. Now, all you need is a smart phone to find the mate of your digital dreams. We found the best black dating websites and apps for anyone on the prowl for a summer love buddy.

Black Cupid – Free with in-app purchases
Claiming to be the most exciting dating site for blacks, Black Cupid offers free membership to mix and mingle. With access to an exclusive chat, video messaging, email and instant messaging.

Soul Swipe – Free with in-app purchases
To the left, to the left Tinder. For those who want to see a more colorful array of options, Soul Swipe swoops in to the rescue. With the tag line, “black dating done right,” Soul Swipe allows you to meet available singles in your community with a simple swipe to the right.

Delightful – Free
After two successful books of advising women on how to find true love, Steve Harvey has created his own site to assist women in their search for The One. The radio, television and comedy mogul is helping women not only find love, but keep it.

MELD – Free
“The Meld mission is to bring disparate groups of Black professionals onto a single platform for social and romantic discovery.” Now, black professionals can have their share of picking and choosing with MELD, a dating site dedicated only to sophisticated blacks, where you can mingle with like-minded professionals and keep your social interactions meaningful.

Black Fling – Free with in-app purchases
Well, the name says it all. If you’re looking for a casual fling, simple companionship or love, Black Fling in the site for you with no annoying ads where you can flirt without hassle.

Black Dating for Free – Free

Put down your wallet and leave it there. Black Dating for Free, also known as BDFF in Apple’s iTune’s store, is 100% free.

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– Angela Wilson (@SheisAngela)