Dating services for professional black men
Linking online dating apps to Linked In was “a stroke of genius”, according to Rick Nguyen, a 28-year old entrepreneur and co-founder of Spot Trender.
“A lot of dating sites are trying to distance your professional life and your dating life as if they were two separate things.
Often, they just haven’t found a compatible match, or they’re self-aware enough to realize that they still need to work on themselves before bringing another person in their lives. This feeling alludes to the common stereotype of the successful black women and her unrealistic and uncompromising standards—think any character Gabrielle Union has ever played—an idea Berook quickly shoots down: It’s not that sistas’ standards are too high.
If I had an already successful daughter, I’d want her to date an already successful man.
There is an association of success with a certain type of man, a certain type of occupation, and the more low-key guys tend to get overlooked. Yeah, you might need to do some extra to get a chick, but if your input-to-output ratio isn’t the same, you’re a sucker because you’re devaluing yourself. He should have just continued being him, the way he always was.
As a man, I’d feel a certain way if I had a girlfriend but I wasn’t able to take care of her.
but I’ve actually stopped dating a woman I was interested in because I wasn’t where I needed to be financially. Census report—“Number, Timing and Duration of Marriages and Divorces: 2009”—shows that Americans across all racial lines are waiting longer to marry.
It’s a pride thing.♦◊♦While this train of thinking does seem like a big fat pile of excuse, the numbers back it up. The The median age at first marriage last year was 28 years for men, and 26 for women, up slightly from 2009. In 1980, the median age for men was just under 25, and 22 for women.
Perhaps these figments of my imagination are ahead of the relationship curve and just haven’t quite realized it yet.
It’s fitting that both Shawn and Berook work in science- and tech-heavy fields, occupational paths black males rarely choose.