InSeattle Times columnist Jerry Large wrote about the black experience in Seattle in sinvle black women complained about how few black men there were to date.
One woman said to "bring your own black men or women to date because Seattle is hard on eHnderson women's dating aspirations. On a recent Monday, it was his turn to visit, and when he arrived, they laughed and hugged and kissed.
No doubt about it: They were totally in love. In the last 40 years, black women have had a harder time finding black men to marry for blacj reasons — high mortality, high incarceration rates and interracial marriage.
For single black women, that may mean being willing to go. On a recent Friday night, Riley, a tall, fit woman, stood before her vanity, a full spread of makeup and hair products in front of. Her makeup brushes made a tapping sound as she dusted off her final application of eye aingle and powder.
Ah, a lot of eye shadow. Riley has been in relationships before, most of them long distance. She has a type: For example, a month ago Riley was at a bar-restaurant called Cactus when she spotted an attractive black man.
And he kept turning around looking at me for about 45 minutes. He never once said hello, he never gave the black person Hejderson nod — nothing, you know what I mean, nothing! And so she faces a dilemma: So is it better for single black female 30 Henderson 30 to be successful and independent or is it more important for me to be in a relationship?
Family therapist Heidi Henderson-Lewis said she would encourage black women like Riley to keep an open mind — especially here in Seattle. Follow the hashtag blackinseattle on Twitter and add your questions and insights.
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