Singer Nola Ade Explores Why Dating In 2016 Is So Hard [VIDEO]
Being a single woman on the quest for love in 2016 is hard. For starters, men today are moving at increasingly glacial speeds toward jumping the broom. The average American groom was 29 in 2011 compared to a fresh-faced 23 in 1960, according to Pew Research.
And if you’re a Black woman, specifically, the numbers only get worse. More than 35 percent of Blacks older than 25 have never been down the aisle. That’s a significant increase from 50 years ago.
Despite these odds, rising Chicago-based singer Nola Ade remains hopeful about relationships in 2016. Her new soulful EP, The Love Dance, talks about the necessity of love and its rollercoaster ride of highs and lows.
“Finding people [who] are committed, [who] want to commit, I think, is the hardest part,” said Ade, 27. She’s currently single. “I think that takes another type of maturity level, especially now in the millennial-era, where everyone is making money and getting their business on.”