No matter how far we’ve come across racial lines, it seems that black women are getting the short end of the stick when it comes online dating, dating, and marriage, and Jenice Armstrong suggests that maybe it’s time for black women to reach across the color lines and look for a compatible man, rather than a black man.
According to an OKCupid study, black women are least likely to get responses to their online dating email queries. Middle Eastern and Pacific Islanders top the list, followed by white women when it comes to which women get the most responses.
A new book by Karyn Langhorne Folan, called Don’t Bring Home A White Boy ventures into the option of a black woman moving beyond her own race and seeking a compatible partner in another.
And considering there are 1.8 million more black women than there are men, it looks like they’re not going to have a choice. Think about it; even if every black woman and man partnered up and got married, there would still be 1.8 million black women with no partner.
And that’s before we delve into the black men who are in jail, gay, or simply don’t want to get married. Add to that the 14% of black men who marry outside their race, and the chances of a black woman finding a black man to settle down with becomes slim to none.
Karyn Langhorne Folan addresses the issues that some black women have with dating outside their race, including:
- They’ll be considered “sell outs”
- They have to look like Beyonce
- White men aren’t well hung
It’s no lie; black women have it tough in the dating game. Do you agree?
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