date other men instead of Black men; I’m suggesting you date men of other races in addition to Black men.
America has truly become a melting pot. Pew Research found 39 percent of U.S.-born Hispanics and 46 percent of U.S.-born Asians newlyweds intermarried. In other words, everybody is doing it.
I love and see the value in Black love. However, I know all Black people won’t marry another Black person. While there are some cultural differences, you might find men of other races aren’t too different after all.
4. Men without a degree.
Until recently, we believed college degrees were a sure way to enter the middle class. So, we placed value on getting a degree and partnering with someone who also has a college education. If we’re honest, there are social expectations as well.
When you’re in environments where people ask what you do for a living or what school you attended as quickly as they ask your name, you want someone who has a good answer. You want your partner to fit into your circle. However, we’ve learned college degrees don’t always lead to success.
There are high-paying blue-collar jobs without the costly education. Men without degrees can become successful entrepreneurs too. Look at the success of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. Don’t miss out on a great guy because he doesn’t look good on paper.
My challenge to the successful but single sistas is to take a look at the single men you already know. Consider the ones you disqualified because he’s not tall enough, he’s not charismatic, he’s not Black, or he didn’t go to college. Suddenly, you’ll find the number of eligible men available to you is a lot larger than you initially thought. There isn’t a shortage of quality men. You’ve just been excluding them all.