Regina King encourages black women to date outside their race. This is a blast from the past (2010) but just as relevant as if spoken this afternoon. Black women are the last to date out for a number of reasons. One is a misplace loyalty to black men. One’s preference is one’s preference. But if a single woman wants marriage and family, it is only logical that she opens up her dating pools to include all races of men thereby increasing her chances of finding a good friend, husband and father — of course after extreme vetting him to determine his worthiness. After all we are talking about a life partner and possible father to your future children. Although she faced some backlash for her opinion, what Regina Kings says here is on point.
Scandinavia – Find Your Love In The Faroe Islands is quite the challenge these days. Are you up for a visit to the Faroe Islands? I may be. . I was interviewed by Anna Poulsen of KVF, Faroese media two weeks ago. I should have the link but the interview is in Faroese so I doubt most would understand anyway. I am trying for a project later this year in Iceland and the Faroe Islands. I would like to take a few ladies who have expressed interest in finding love in the Faroes for a visit to see what we can see (and who we can see)
Swirl Date and Marry has noticed that more black women are taking the chance at online dating. Some give up, some hang in there and actually find their future husbands. You can meet a mate almost anywhere like at the supermarket, library or bookstore, coffee shop, at a bar, or online. Although online dating is just one of many ways to meet other singles, it is one of the easiest ways to get yourself out there. There is still a stigma associated with online dating but that is fading fast due to the success of many couples who met online. Most eventually marry and many even have families and are happy.
Stella and Tim Parker – Colorado: A Mother-in-Law’s Hunch
When Stella Parker ventured west to Denver, Colorado from her home in Indiana, all she had was a dream and determination to be successful. Working hard at her job and completing her education, Stella hoped she would find a nice man and settle down. It took some time, but Stella would meet her future husband Tim through the most unlikely of situations —- her mother-in-law.
Relationship quirks black women married to white men will understand on its own may give one reason to reflect. Marriage is already a tough game, and interracial relationships have their own share of drama making it even trickier to figure out. In this modern-day and age, color preference in relationships should not be an issue anymore. Unfortunately, that is not the case. There are still a few struggles that black women married to white men face, and here are some of them:
Last year, the cereal brand Cheerios released a commercial that featured an interracial couple and their biracial daughter. The racist backlash against seeing a black man with a white woman was so severe that Cheerios had to disable comments on its YouTube account. During the Super Bowl this year, the brand double-downed on its efforts to be reflective of a diverse nation and released a second commercial featuring the same family. In the new ad, the mother is pregnant with the couple’s second child. This commercial was marked with far less backlash.
Could You Live On An Island For Love? Woman Shortage In The Faroe Islands according to recent reports, women seem to be disappearing from the Faroe Islands, an island group and archipelago set between Norway and Iceland (and about 200 miles from Scotland). Young women leave the Faroes to pursue their education or work elsewhere and they are not coming back. Their departure has resulted in a shortage of women on the Faroe Islands. They have such a shortage of women, that some of the men have taken to importing women from the Philippines and Thailand to marry and increase the population. Living on these beautiful but isolated islands is not for the faint or weary of heart. The climate is windy and colder but not all the time.
Want to meet Scandinavian Men? Black Women Scandinavian Marriage is a traditional, interracial dating site for singles who want to date and marry nationally or internationally. So once you join, you put in your criteria and see who comes up. It has a general data base so criteria is important.
Swirling and Marriage is very proud to introduce April Poindexter French. Not only is this veteran swirler one of our own bloggers, but April is a multi-talented, multifaceted wife, mother, author, make up and hair entrepreneur (get your eye lashes to die for) and celebrated singer.
Wade Martin shares: I am 41 years old been married to my wife Nicole for 18 years and have three boys. I am an ordained Elder in COGIC, musician, a Major in the National Guard, and work with the Dept. Of Veteran Affairs. When me and my wife got married in Alabama in 1996*, it was still illegal for us to get married.
OMGoodness, a friend in the UK sent me this article posted on Essence.com. I could not stop reading. A black woman seeking advice wrote in to Abiola Abrams’ Intimacy Intervention column. Seems the writer’s wonderful, white husband likes to use racial slurs during sex. “Oh baby, nigger bitch, oh baby.” Come again? What the what??? I liked Abrams’ answer to the sad advice seeker and if she were real, I would hope she took the advice. I felt little sympathy for this sister as she did not know how to vet. Any woman who would put up with such from any man has some esteem and other issues. I don’t want to go a rant but, why anyone would allow and actually like this kind of behavior, treatment or talk is beyond me. That is the excuse the carefully crafted, deep seated racist author gave the writer Where is the self respect? I when I read this post, I couldn’t help but picture Django Chained.
When I first introduced you all to Lissette Gonzalez five years ago, her interview got the most responses ever. People were drawn to Lissette’s (Lisy or Lady Elle) outgoing, loving and crazy personality and the heart binding super love she and her husband share with each other.
Meet Noella Coursaris Masters. Her mother is Congolese-Zambian and her father was Cypriot (from Cyprus). Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this woman is elegance, grace and class personified. Then she wraps it up nicely into down home spirit of good old fashion niceness and girl next door. I can’t say too many wonderful things about her work as a wife, mother, model and philanthropist. Hubby James Masters must have been smitten by her drive and passion as well as obvious beauty.
Some of us knew that Bob Dylan liked to swirl since it came out in 2001. Remember Mavis Staples turned down his marriage proposal. I don’t blame him for keeping his marriages secret and out of the spotlight This is definitely easier to do as his born name Robert Zimmerman. He took care of business and was obviously a good dad, as his ex-wife says. No hidden racism as some of the comments in the various articles suggest.
No. Because Asian men and black women have always gotten together and this is nothing novel. Though not as numerous as bw-wm couples, depending upon where they were geographically Asian men did marry numerous black women. While researching, I found Providence’s Black Chinese: A Love Story, a report by Luke Tsai. There were probably more couples as documents suggest a Chinese presence in Rhode Island as early as 1801.
ISO BLACK WOMEN LOOKING FOR INTERRACIAL LOVE
by Jenee Darden for NPR All Things Considered.
For many black women in America, finding love has become a serious issue. Census data show that roughly 40 percent of black adult women in the U.S. have never been married. That’s nearly twice the percentage of white women. One entrepreneur in Los Angeles is fighting the odds. Her mission: move black women from no man’s land to a diverse dating world
If you are a black woman with an advanced degree, there’s a good chance you’ve never been married. New research from Yale University suggests that highly educated black women are twice as likely to have never been married by the age of 45 as white women with similar education.