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More money, more mixing?

Possibly. In the never-ending task to find a partner, there are more obstacles to accomplishing this feat than ever. As a successful black professional, man or woman, chances are, you’ll be looking for a mate whose income matches your own salary or something near it (more in the case of women). According to our friends over at Uptown Magazine, a recent U.S. Census statistic claims that there are only 36,000 black men bringing in over $250,000 a year. Compare that to the 16,000 black women, and the probability that one person from each group would actually meet and it seems we may have a problem. Now compare the 36,000 balling black men to the 211,000 non-black women making that same amount of money. If a black man is looking for a woman who can compete with him financially, it seems there may be more options easily and readily found in other racial groups.

In my mind, I doubt black men are running around determining whether they want to be with a woman based on her income, and I know that’s not the main reason they date outside their race. But I can see the black women who are raking in higher incomes looking to date bachelors doing bringing in similar salaries or more. And if they happen to be of another race, then hey…It seems the more money you have as a black woman or man, the less likely you’ll find an individual of the same race to date who’ll be making the same. But does that matter when you’re dating?

But what do you guys think? Does income have an influence on interracial dating? To get more info on topic and read the whole story, check out Jesse Byrd’s article on Uptown Magazine‘s website.

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