Blacks Get More Daring in Dating

July 11, 2011  |  

(Chicago Tribune) — Tamika Miller knows what she wants in a husband.  Her Mr. Right would be ambitious and driven, well-mannered and polite, smart, attractive, faithful and, of course, ready for family life.  But the 35-year-old Alsip woman has one thing hampering her dating search: she’s an African-American woman hoping to meet and marry an African-American man. And that puts her in the category of singles least likely to marry, according to U.S. census figures.  “I am getting older. I’ve never been married. I don’t have any children. And that’s something that I want in my life,” she said. “It’s hard to meet black guys who want to be in a committed relationship. And that’s what I’m looking for.”  Recently, stories like Miller’s have been recounted so often that they’ve created a boutique industry — comedian Steve Harvey and actor Hill Harperhave written books on the matter; there have been reality shows, blogs and YouTube videos; and ABCproduced a “Nightline” segment on the topic.

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