Unlike the writer, Ralph Richard Banks, I believe that the factors of fetishization and exoticism are often magnified in the online dating world; framing the explanation by a matter of "desirability" or at worst, the consequences of self-segregation, blatantly ignores the roadblocks that prevent a higher marriage rate among Black women. Hiding behind the relative anonymity of the Internet allows all walks of bigots and sexists to vocalize their views.
Some are so bold as to state this "preference" in their profiles, listing which races they don't want to date. What woman wants to be constantly reminded that she's deemed unwanted every time she logs into her OkCupid account? I've decided to give up on online dating as an act of self-care. In the more eloquent words of Audre Lorde, "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. The suburbs of Connecticut aren't shining beacons of racial diversity. If you're an over-educated Black woman of a racially-mixed background, Connecticut may not be the best place to find a date, let alone a relationship.
Sometimes strangers make a game out of guessing my ethnicity; I've been asked if I'm Puerto Rican, Indian, Spanish, mixed and Hawaiian. White people are always fascinated by my natural hair. I was once in a restaurant when an older, white, weathered-looking man decided to pet my head without warning. When he later bought me a shot, I promptly told the bartender to send it back.
The people in my lunch party, who had witnessed the entire awkward exchange, couldn't understand why I was "being so sensitive. When I did add pictures, I got a barrage of poorly typed one-liners ranging from, "Wut are you? There were a few who would adamantly make plans, only to stand me up. For example, when I was contacted by one particular man, I thought I'd finally sorted through the endless reject pile and found someone who was respectful, interesting and thoughtful.
On to black women-That being said, I dunno where you live but all over my facebook are educated black women craving and praising black men.
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I mean posts like this are everywhere. Some black women date 'thugs' because they might have things in common. Yea, I'm dating a white guy now, but the last one was a black guy who wasn't a thug, went to college, and fucked up cause he lost me lol, I had too XD That being said, I'm not going to say you aren't experiencing difficulties within the black community in finding a partner-why not go on Black people meet.
Lots of black people with similar education, place in life, etc. And lastly, that guy in picture one isn't a 'thug', he's a hipster dammit! Well, I'm educated, tall 6'2" , funny awkward humor , family oriented and look good lbs. But not white or Latino, I'm Asian. I think this take gives some insights into a black man's world and feelings so I like it. I think both black women and black meb suffer from that, i can tell as a white person whose closest friend is a beautiful black lady. She states that she prefers to date black men but she can't find a nice looking guy with saggy clothes and with good education since she has a ms degree and works as a manager of a data analysts team in her company.
She said so far the ones she dated were nice looking educated by still somehow had that thug feeling in the relationship. Though I do not know what she means by that. As a white women I have dated and been attracted to black men. But most of who approached me were thugs, and very rude and sexually explicit when approahing me. I dont and have not used online dating but the trust in those platforms, i am sure, also the chance of finding a good man whether white Asian or black must be very low so please do not discourage or despise yourself in dating arena.
I am sure your significant one is out there waiting for you. It is very hard for short non-muscular guys but tall muscular guys.
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Being Tall Being Muscular If the guy doesn't have both of these qualities, then it can be fuckin difficult for the guy to date a girl. Even a cm girl doesn't want to date a man who is under cm. She says a man can't be under cm. How the hell can a man be under cm? I think its more of the soft facial features..
This is why I'm isolating myself from dating until I'm ready to date again because I am fed up. Rick-Lewis If he attractive and I like his personality I would date him unless something happen. I am one person who doesn't really care about the physical attribute of a man as long as i like him or love him. Dating or having a relationship with someone need not dependent on his or her skin color. What matters most is how you will treat her or him. I always give my all when i love someone.
All the stylish black men get the best looking women. You see it everywhere.
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Of course not all are created equal so not everyone has a sexy attitude. Its easier for a black guy to look clean cut and fresh for some reason. Plus you are better at chatting up women. Maybe its cause in the UK we have a lot of Jamaicans! Lol 2nd generation after their parents arrived in the 70's I have been to California and American black men are sexy!!
Mmmm But there are a lot of black men who have no class and go after easy women. These black men tend to gather in large groups of guys that dress the same - loosing individuality and lowering the quality. As long as you aren't like them - you just need to believe in your advantages. I am pretty sure Asian men have a harder time dating.
Anyone who has a racial preference is a twat and not worth dating in the first place. Probably can't attract a turd in real life thats why they enjoy putting others down.
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They need to learn to keep it to themselves: No one is forcing anyone to date against preference but the fact people feel the need to say it means that there is a consensus that these groups of people are inferior dating material therefore you can show disrespect and get away with it. Which is messed up!! Can you elaborate on why you think Asian men have a harder time dating. I agree with you, but would like to know your take on it. It could be a cultural thing! That Asian men don't necessarily date. I assumed cause I don't see it often compared to white or black men.
I actually hate the "thug" type, that guy in the first pic looks really good to me though.
I see where you're coming from, it's a bad stereotype, and just being black in general you'll get those kind of assumptions made about you. If I'm dating a black guy then I want him to be the opposite of the thug type. More similar to me in many of those things, just like the way you described yourself. The amount of black men dating and having kids outside their race is growing.
Statistically in the next 20 years biracial people white and black eill ne the face of the U. S and fashion industry exotic biracial people are being created at high rates. Has anyone ever told you assumptions are the mother of all fuck ups? I'm not always attracted to thugs.
White guys are cool but I'll always have a thing for black men Nerdy, athletic, funny, romantic, thuggish. Black men are sexy.
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You think being a black man is hard? I have to ask myself if someome is interested in me because I am black. Because a lot of people are not interested in dating because they assume I'm hood or only interested because I'm black and think I'm a freak in bed or that I'm easy. Don't even get me started on black men who think black women are shit and don't deserve to be happy. Its just that black men have such a bad Reputation that my parents will not accept.. Its not that people are racist, its more about preferences What you said here - "black men have such a bad reputation" and "black men have took it too far", just shows it comes down to race.
What people fail to realize, is that, not all black people are bad. The media only shows the ugly side of black society. There's also an ugly side of white society and an ugly side of hispanic society, but those are downplayed by the media.
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Based on my personality and credentials I listed above in my take: One i was out with once was a nerdy black guy, he was a wimp but i did like him. And another one i like acts kinda like a thug but he is going to college far away now. I haven't seen this at all. All I see when I go out is black guys being with either white or Latina girls.