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Mature Women

Aren’t you controversial! How very Meghan Markle of you! How Iman-esqe! Honestly, move over Serena Williams, because you’re in town now! Maybe you have a specific white dude already in mind and you want some insider tips on how to navigate the ebony/ivory road. Maybe you don’t have a particular “Chad” in mind but you just watched the royal wedding or back episodes of “Scandal” or even re-watched…

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Meet. Assess attraction. Court her. (Or him. Or them.) Confess feelings. Discuss monogamy. Marry, maybe. Make babies, if you want. In many ways, the mechanics of dating are universal, regardless of whether you’re black, white, brown or “a colorless person,” as Raven-Symone famously described herself to Oprah in a 2014 interview. Still, race can color dating experiences in a minute and major ways. Many say there are common, cultural threads, and we’re here to tease them out. Call it a labor of love. The following is the fourth of eight in this online series.

Black Mature Women

Strong Mature Black Women seem to find it extremely challenging to find a worthy mate, companion, or life partner. Even when they do meet a suitable person of interest many times because of his emotional or past challenges, we (the men) take ourselves out of the game.  One of the things I hear the most from women is, “I’m not going to raise a grown man.” So while he seems suitable in some regards his ability to not handle his own business properly (whatever that may be) becomes a turnoff. Once she feels like she’s starting to settle or lower her standards in the relationship or dating phase her guard goes up and the distance begins.

Fellas, if you have found the woman of your dreams do everything in your power to work on yourself! Not for her, but for her! Let me explain; Don’t do it to impress her but do it to be a better man for her! As hard as it is for a woman to find a good man, it is equally as hard for a good man to find a good woman. So don’t let your past issues or personal issues sabotage a good thing. God has given us the ability to grow and overcome any emotional, or physical challenge we face in this dating game!

What people say

People say the darndest things sometimes, and when it comes to interracial dating, it seems they just can't help themselves.

Last week, we wrote two stories on the things black women hear when dating white people and the reaction was incredible. While some people seemed to appreciate us tackling a topic that affects so many, others were quick to dismiss it as racist and unnecessary.

Our political history fuels the scrutiny of interracial relationships. After all, South Africa is the home of apartheid, the Group Areas Act, which corralled different racial groups into different geographical areas, and the Immorality Act, which made it illegal for black and white people to marry or have sex.

And just because we're 23 years into democracy, doesn't mean people's minds have changed.

We asked white women to share their experiences too and it turned out to be uglier than we could imagine.
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