Dating Out: Why Black Women Are Least Likely To
It’s Not Just For Celebrities
Even though we see more and more black women with non-black men, the numbers are still much lower than other interracial couple-combinations. Scientific polls aren’t really necessary to prove that black women don’t date out much, just look around. After all, only 7% of all married couples in the US are interracial so the numbers for BW and NBM must be minute.
...are black women least likely to date or marry outside of their race than any other demographic of women? According to statistics and research all women have adverse reactions to ‘strangers’. So is this the case; black women view men of other races as strangers? If so, then it should be the case for other women, right?
Why do you think black women hesitate to date out?
Is it by choice or not that BW don’t date out?
If asked, you’d get a myriad of responses from black women. The most popular is, “I love black men” and “I don’t find myself attracted to men of other races.” Similarly you may hear, “If I met a guy of another race that I was attracted to, I’d consider dating him.” But is this the whole truth?
Or could the truth be that the men of other races are just not overwhelmingly excited about black women? And because they are not, black women, in turn, are not reciprocal in that same way. After all, it’s human nature to find those that desire us, desirable.
What does everyone else say?
There are many opinions on why black women are least likely to D/MOTR and among those are that BW are viewed as having masculine characteristics. Whether you agree with that assessment or not, you may see how others arrived at this opinion. Historically BW have been forced to take on responsibilities that men hold.
The Swirlr Affect
There is increased intermingling among BW and NBM and this is exciting news for women in this group who have struggled along the way to find marriageable men in their own group to date. Part of the reason this is still slow to catch on is that BW feel a strong sense of loyalty towards BM that subconsciously keeps her from dating out. Whether this loyalty is well founded or not is certainly up for debate, but BW have found it difficult to shake. And some of them who have embraced dating NBM use the fact that BM are not loyal to BW in the same way so it is sort of a revenge tactic, convincing themselves they’re not bitter where BM are concerned. They are angry with their fathers who were not around and the black men who they feel have rejected them. I don’t fault them for that. And I think it’s great for those who found and receive love and affection from someone who eagerly expresses it towards them.
In any case, whatever the reason black women are least likely to date out, their standard of living and various ranges of successes are on the rise for them. Unfortunately, without a man by their side, many won’t feel the need to celebrate.