The world of modern-day dating is not an easy one to navigate, especially as a person of colour. And, Bumble is well aware of this, which is why it is looking to empower and discuss at its latest pop-up, The Hive.
In the hopes of spotlighting black-owned businesses following on from the statistic that claimed that almost two thirds (65%) of Black British people say that they actively choose to go on dates at Black-owned small businesses in the name of avoiding racial bias, the dating app has looked to some bright industry voices to lead the empowering affair. A joyous day filled with music and food courtesy of Food Junkee and Treats Club, The Hive will hope to both excited and inform as the likes of Reggie Yates, Zeze Millz and Sharmadean Reid lend their voices to a series of thought-provoking discussions throughout the day, all of which will hark back to the wildly successful #MyLoveIsBlackLove campaign.
When speaking on his work with Bumble, Reggie claimed, “Creating welcoming and safe spaces for Black British people, both online and offline, is so important. Black-owned businesses have had a tough year and I’m proud to partner with Bumble to celebrate businesses from across the UK, which give the community spaces that empower Black British singles and couples to date.”
To discover more about the event on Saturday the 9th October, head to bumble.com and download Bumble to get tickets.