Teyana Taylor is teaming up with a Bumble to amplify Black voices regarding dating. The star will host and interview many Black stars in the new project, “Luv2SeeIt.”
Bumble prides itself on being a dating app for women, but Black women have complained about how hard it is to connect on dating apps in general due to lack of representation.
According to Essence, “This is a timely series considering a 2022 Bumble survey found 35% of respondents said they feel mainstream media doesn’t adequately represent the Black experience when it comes to love. Also, 45% of African American respondents shared that they would feel worthy of love if they were to see more representation of it in the Black community.”
The new series was inspired by Teyana Taylor’s production company, The Aunties, an all-women production company.
The six-episode series starts Aug. 10, and some guests expected to stop by, including Sean “Diddy” Combs, Lori Harvey, Madison Bailey, Iman Shumpert, Jidenna, Niecy Nash and daughter Dia, Joey Bada$$ and more.
Christina Hardy, Bumble’s Director of Talent and Influencer, says, “It was important to us to honor the wide range of what love in the Black community looks like and tackle conversations from a variety of viewpoints, preferences, and generational lenses.”
She adds, “Luv2SeeIt aims to recognize, reflect, and represent the Black community – my community – within our brand. I hope this series inspires all walks of life to continue making the first move in their lives.”
Taylor will explore relationships, sex, polygamy, intimacy, red flags, and dating profiles with her guests.