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75% of Women Wouldn’t Marry an Unemployed Man

June 21st, 2011 - By Veronica Wells
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According to recent study conducted by YourTango and ForbesWoman 75 percent of women would not marry a man who was unemployed. And 65 percent of these women wouldn’t marry if she was unemployed.

With the unemployment as high as it is (9.1 percent), Andrea Miller, founder and CEO of YourTango says “joblessness is an increasingly pervasive issue— especially from women as they consider the fiscal and emotional stability of their romantic future.”

Meghan Casserly, a reporter from ForbesWoman says “A job can make or break the longevity of a relationship and the results of the survey demonstrate just what an important role careers play in romance.”

Do you believe that?

To read more about what women think about the bridge between career and work head over to YourTango.com.

Ask A Very Smart Brotha: Teeny Weeny Afros and Unemployed Husbands

June 15th, 2011 - By madamenoire
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Dear Very Smart Brotha,

I’m currently dating a guy who seems to have a real issue with me wearing my natural hair. I have worn my hair naturally for over 4 years now and have never had any guy I’ve dated since tell me directly to my face that he has a problem with it. This guy however has expressed numerous times how he “likes me better” when I wear micro braids. I’ve only worn my hair like this twice since I’ve known him. When I met him I had my fro braided up and as we got to know each other I told him that I wore my hair natural. He stated to me that he does not like the ‘Florida Evans” look, even though my hair looks nothing like that, this is what he equates all natural hair to be. I feel like even if we do not take this dating thing any further and be friends, he should still respect me enough to cool it with the disrespectful and in my opinion, ignorant remarks. I love my hair and would never change it for a guy, I’ve told him this on many occasions and he said he is cool with that, but based on his words and actions, it doesn’t seem like that to me. Should I let this relationship go if he won’t accept me for me?

Sincerely,

Natural Woman…

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