What are the strengths/weaknesses of your personality type? Personality compatibility is far more important than many think. If he doesn’t support efforts to demand more accountability for police, despite widespread images of black men, women and children being murdered where no one is held accountable — BYE! Do you have a problem with natural hair, permed hair, weaves, braids or any other black hairstyle? According to the NAACP, 1 in 6 Black men have and it is projected that if trends continue, 1 in 3 black men will likely spend time in prison during their lifetime. This does not mean that there is anything inherently wrong with ascribing to certain concepts of masculinity or femininity, but in a society that constantly strips black people from access to those “ideals”, it can become troublesome if that is all one’s sense of identity is built on. Would you have a problem running a household/taking care of kids while a woman worked?Some black men are quick to criticize women for their hairstyle choices, while simultaneously holding women to Eurocentric beauty standards. A black man can appreciate the beauty of black women’s personal presentation choices and self-expression. Depending on what kind of a record a man has, he may be barred from social services and many types of work opportunities. Many Black men have been or will be unemployed at some point in their lives. Sit around the house watching football all day, while you run about cleaning, cooking, taking care of kids and working?One thing you really don’t have is the luxury of time. The trick is to select from among these the questions that are closest to your heart and whose answers are important to you.If you are tongue-tied, you are out of the picture. You must go about the dating event with a positive attitude. Also remember never to be tongue-tied and paralyzed if you can't remember the important questions; there are so many inane things to discuss and enjoy!They scan the room, menu, and table setting, only occasionally making eye contact. Either way, it’s exciting to be able to get to know another human being and get a peek into his or her world.
My friends were all excited for my between-boyfriend time.
So, instead of shying away from being open with those expectations, it’s always best to confront the subjects that must be broached in order to establish a healthy, committed and honest relationship. What do you think about the #blacklivesmatter movement?
Do yourself a favor and ask potential partners these 18 questions to figure out if he may possibly be “the one.” 1. Not only will you glean many insights about yourself and your own personality, but it can help you consider whether or not you and your potential partner are a good match. Sometimes individuals are emotionally and mentally ready for committed relationships. When it comes to men, they will infrequently lie about what they are looking for, if you dare to ask. This especially applies to dates with non-black men. A man with very rigid ideas of masculinity or femininity best be able to live up to those ideas, or he’ll likely take it out on you or become depressed/despondent when his ability to “provide” is challenged (as it often is for black men in this society).
Why go outside and meet people when you can just swipe left or right on a screen from the comfort of your bed?
It’s all just so easy, especially when you’re desperate for a warm body come Valentine’s day.