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HOW BLACK WOMEN ARE DITCHING THE DATING RULEBOOK

Updated: Jun 12, 2023

HOW BLACK WOMEN ARE DITCHING THE DATING RULEBOOK

According to the BLK dating app’s latest survey.

Gigi Fong at hypebae

Leading dating app for Black folx, BLK, reveals dating trends amongst Gen Z Black women. For Black women, not feeling safe in America is no secret. However, these stats also translate into the dating app experience with 66% of Gen Z women not feeling safe on mainstream dating apps. Thankfully, 78% feel safer on BLK.

As for finances and love, BLK’s stats reflect a different story than social media’s constant debates. 73% of women are looking for long-term relationships, with “good communication” and “trust” cited as the most important qualities. However, in the case of finances, 82% of women would “date someone long-term who made less money than them,” putting the splitting bills conversation to rest.

Surprisingly, Black women are no longer swayed by partners who describe themselves as “ambitious, determined,” or “resourceful,” BLK states. “Black women have historically been discriminated against in the workplace, and have had fewer opportunities to advance their careers. This can make them less likely to value ambition or determination in themselves, because these traits may not always lead to success.”

However, the biggest issue for BLK’s users is “finding someone who shares their cultural experiences and values.” Due to women of color having a unique experience regarding racism, a partner who understands this and provides support is non-negotiable. On a worse note, 73% of Gen Z Black women “feel they have to work harder than other races to be seen as attractive when dating, highlighting the impact of societal beauty standards on individuals’ self-perception and confidence.”

Lastly, a small few — exactly — 16% of black women on BLK are seeking friendship. So, for those of you prioritizing community, in hope of finding your singles tribe, BLK may be a good match for you.

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Ok so don't describe myself as ambitious, determined, or resourceful! Aaahh! Foolish me, no wonder I haven't been having any luck! Jobless bum profile coming up! And i may come off sarcastic but I'm soo serious! I have been realizing myself but thought I was crazy! The better, more put together i make myself sound online, it has the opposite effect!

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Might I suggest for you to describe your authentic self. Rather than squeeze a bunch of words into a short moment, pull one that genuinely describes you. Then write a visual picture of how it does or the moment you noticed. Regardless to the generation brand, people have not changed much. We all seek to be with someone other than ourselves as we traverse through this journey. Only now, people explain it differently cause they are more concerned about how they will be perceived rather than gaining the truth of what they seek.


But then I'm the end of the baby boomer generation and tend to level advice and thoughts where they are not sought. Peaceful journey ❤️

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Ms. Sharpe
Ms. Sharpe
Mar 20, 2023

Thank you BLK! We appreciate you taking the time to conduct these kinds of polls and presenting this to your audience. We definitely need to have these discussions. Keep the studies coming PLEASE!

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victor inman
victor inman
Mar 20, 2023

Most of the women are overweight, so the idea if them being less particular to finding a man to date isn't mind boggling. Women that are more attractive and have standards for themselves want men of higher standards as well. Most men know this.

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Your first assumption truly lessens the effect of your second thought. Peaceful journey. ❤️

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