Black women are the least coupled and least dated of all races and the problem is getting worse. Is online dating the answer? Black men have embraced interracial dating.
Is it time for black women to do the same? Why are black women single? First, few single black women said they were looking for long-term relationships LTRs. These questions touched on communities, finance and dating. So the question must be asked, are single black people even interested in a LTR?
It would appear not. There is no shortages of theories about this phenomenon. Some black women blame interracial dating while others say a racist criminal justice system that imprisons black men in horrendous numbers is to blame.
What is happening to black relationships? Black women graduate high school and college at a greater rate than black men. Black women are also more likely to be employed in professional occupations than black men and are higher income earners.
There is advice for black men dealing with strong black women. Does a black woman need to be submissive to her man? The issues and questions are powerful and often answered only in individual situations. Black women have it tough even on the Internet. Black people who go to a main stream site like OKCupid.
Other dating sites such as BlackPeopleMeet. But strangely some black women said they receive more messages from black men on interracial dating sites than they do from men of other races.
As the population migrates from urban centers to suburban settings, an online community acts as a common meeting ground, a place to gather and find each other. Research indicates that this may not be a good option either. Segregation thrives in online romance. The UC Berkeley study revealed that 80 percent of communication initiated by whites went to other whites with only 3 percent going to African-Americans. Black people were ten times more likely to contact whites.
And black men were more likely to contact white women than black but only slightly. The study revealed black women were the least likely of all groups to be contacted.
Is it even a choice? Even though black men are dating interracially, black women seem to be forbidden the same choice. It seems that black people are not accepting of black women dating other races. Even fictional characters are not immune to criticism. They are given a pass. They can date anyone they want to — black women, white women. So what is a sister going to do?
Damned if you do! Black women understand beyond anything I can write here what is happening.