Support for interracial dating and marriage has been on the rise for decades, and Millennials are particularly accepting: 88 percent of those surveyed by Fusion last year said they were open to dating outside their race. But the reality is that only 54 percent said they had actually done so.
Most people don’t intend to be jerks when they start online dating. But in a whirlwind of elusive communication, evasive e-mails and dropped texts, we unknowingly might be leaving behind a trail of bruised or miffed feelings – or just unnecessary unpleasantness that doesn’t help a process that’s already hard on the heart.
A study by the University of South Florida suggests the ideal time to meet your online date in person is between 17 and 23 days after the first message is sent. This survey of 433 online daters showed the longer people waited to meet, the more likely they were to feel let down.
If you want to lessen your chance of feeling let down during online dating, here are 6 ways to quickly go from messaging to meeting: Continue reading
You weren’t technically dating, but that doesn’t make things any easier.
You meet a great guy online. You love everything about him, his photos, his profile, his interests. Maybe the two of you even go out and meet face to face over coffee. The chemistry is undeniable—you think about him constantly, and every text sends your heart aflutter. But that’s where the classic love story ends. For whatever reason, it doesn’t work out. Things are over, even though you were never officially a couple. Continue reading
From voodoo and potions, to spray tans and boob jobs, we’ve all done crazy things in the name of finding love. As the plot of every romcom ever has taught us, romance often comes when we’re least expecting it.
Married at First Sight is a popular reality television series that uses scientific matchmaking from a sociologist, sexologist, spiritualist, and psychologist to pair compatible couples. As the title indicates, those couples are married before meeting. Married at First Sight then documents the first few weeks of their marriages, including the awkward honeymoon. At the end of the season, the couples decide to either remain married or get divorced. Two Black couples have been featured since the show began airing in 2014. Yet, one of Married at First Sight’s dating experts claimed in a clip from the show that “none of our African-American men have any interest in marrying African-American women” because of their preference for interracial relationships. Continue reading
Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to romantic partners. I prefer to date Latinos. I love that they walk around with puffed chests like gallos in a fight, even if he’s shorter than the rest of the boys. I love how Latinos know how to sweet talk. I love sharing my culture with a man who understands where I come from — the traditions, the food, the Spanglish.
But, not all Latinas love Latino men. According to a 2012 report, Hispanics make up 45 percent of interracial marriages. So, what makes black men more appealing to some Latinas? I asked, and a few women spoke to me about their love of black men:
Many of us have been stood up for a date at least once. While the fact it happens to many people does come a bit comforting, being stood up and handling it like a lady is a pretty darn hard. The worst part is most certainly realizing he won’t show up, but right after that, there’s the part where he calls you on the phone to apologize. Continue reading
If you’ve never tried online dating before and you have just started considering it, you’re probably very hesitant and nervous about the whole thing. You might think you’ll only meet some creepy guys, or you might think no one would want to hook up with you – whatever the reason, some singles would rather go to the dentist than start an online dating profile.
Since you’re already considering taking this step, here are some important things you need to take care of: Continue reading