Q: Is Modern Black Book locally focused, or is it a regional/national site? Modern Blackbook costs .00/month, and clients are asked to sign up for 6 month packages.
Badr: We are locally focused on Asheville and a 45 mile radius and cater to singles of all ages. The 6 month time frame helps facilitate our mantra “it’s not magic, it’s matchmaking”- meaning no overnight results–it’s a slow burn kind of process. Badr: I don’t think Modern Blackbook appeals to an age demographic, as much as it does a personality type.
The approach, the opposite of “the exposure and insincerity” people find in online dating sites, harkens back to a time when people valued face-to-face meetings over swiping through photos and profiles on a phone.
It sounds like a combination of a personal service and online dating. Badr: There is actually very little online interaction with Modern Blackbook.
The site is our first point of contact with anyone who wants to outsource their search for love with a very personal and human matchmaker.
I quickly realized that the desire to find love and meaningful relationships is not geographically restricted, and that I could offer the greater Asheville area this amazing service that doesn’t exist here. Badr: Unlike online dating sites, client’s don’t pay a monthly fee to be wished good luck with our service.
Based on survey responses, a one-on-one interview, and completion of a background check, Modern Blackbook will determine if our services are right for our clients before encouraging them to sign up for a 6-month package.