Freesexlinenumbers - Problems dating black women
When I was a young Christian, I had several older women take me under their wings.
Research on online dating indicates that black females get much less interest than women of other races.
They also have to contend with stereotypes of the angry, loud, or “ratchet” black female.
Although discipling African American men is part of the solution, I’m concerned more with discipling my black sisters and, in the midst of an ongoing crisis, drawing them into Christian community.
As Jasmine Holmes writes about being black and single, “I still find myself looking back and wishing that my white friends knew—or at least admitted—some of the unique struggles that I had to face and that I still watch so many of my [black] sisters in Christ face every day.” The church has both a crisis and an opportunity on its hands.
Naylah, 16, reported that if she is sandwiched between white friends, someone will inevitably comment on “the swirl.” She also reported that, because her skin was lighter, she was more accepted than classmates who were darker and more identifiably African American, as judged by their neighborhoods or accents.