A black girlfriend jokingly told me she knew I’d be too high-maintenance for a black man.
So it's no wonder we're thrilled for Black women who have found love—no matter the ethnicity of their partner.
Though Black men are still twice as likely as Black women to date outside their race, it seems more and more of us are becoming open to dating beyond the color line.
And the reactions weren't limited to people we knew.
Strangers did double takes at the mall, at restaurants, as we walked down the street.
S Census Bureau released a report that studied the history of marriage in the United States.
They discovered some startling statistics when calculating marriage by race.What can be even more disheartening than seeing your beautiful, professional, well-educated sisterfriend still unattached is seeing a successful Black man settle down with someone of another ethnic group.The immediate thought for many is, With all the gorgeous, accomplished Black women available, why didn't he choose one of us?This is because a higher percentage of Black women are divorced and widowed than men.Also in 2014 just under half or 48% of black women had never been married which is up from 44% in 2008 and 42.7% in 2005.Related: 10 Valid Reasons You Should Get Married In Your 30s, Not Your 20s Cheating was never OK, but this seems a little too out the box — even for a social-media based society. Ashley Madison isn't the only site where you can get your cheating on, as evidenced by these successful dating sites for married people.