Traditionally, dating apps are not the first route people choose or even consider when trying to find love. Because let’s be honest, how many are actually for dating and how likely are we to see people from our community? Thankfully, BLK is the largest dating app totally considerate of and focused on Black singles. Jonathan Kirkland is BLK’s head of marketing, helping the platform communicate and connect with the Black community. At popular conferences such as Broccoli Con and Afrotech, Kirkland has been spreading the word by engaging new users about innovative features and communicating how using the app can form real relationships. Swipe right!—G.E.