According to the 2005 Current Population Survey, a single 30-year-old woman is more likely to marry by age 40 if she has a graduate degree than if she doesn't.
We’ve asked single Black men to share some of the real perceptions floating around about dating Black women, to help jumpstart the conversation and dispel some of the myths out there. Unfortunately Black women often have so many things we are trying to juggle that it can sometimes become second nature to not smile or take a moment to say hello.
Fun can take a backseat when we’re fighting to pay bills, continue our education and make a name for ourselves.
There’s not as much pressure on him to marry until he’s ready, but often they feel Black women are focused on marriage from the start – as we should be.
Yet another example of something we’re often judged for that is actually not a negative dating quality.
Black women are wonderful (we know this) but somehow many of our clients often believe that dating a sister is no longer “in style” for Black men.
Often times, if we are accomplished, we’re seen as too independent, and if we don’t have an established career and completely cater to a man’s needs, we’re often looked at as “gold diggers.” We can’t win!
Women today lead richer lives and settle down for love and companionship, rather than out of social pressure or economic neccessity.
And the good news is, some men find this to be a good thing.
Whether in a store or leaving the office, we often appear more focused on what’s ahead or the next stop and not on meeting someone new.