Why African American Women Are Right For You

Why African American Women Are Right For You

African American women are often the subject of relationship debates. Many believe they will never get married because of their high standards for potential partners and their hesitance to date outside their race.

The five characteristics below describe many black women I know. These characteristics were taken from ‘s 29 dimensions of compatibility. The idea is that if you and your potential mate are compatible on 29 dimensions, your relationship will succeed. While I do not cover all 29 dimensions, taking a look at five dimensions was beneficial. This notion of matching based on these attributes seems fair to me. After reading these five characteristics, you may realize why black women are right for you.

Strong Self Concept. A black woman believes in her own ability. Many have been told from a young age that they are wonderful and that they can do anything they want. I know this is not consistent with the images sometimes shown in the media. Yet, I remember positive validation from both my mother and father. They encouraged me to be independent and follow my dreams.

Industrious. She is strong and self-sufficient. She often works two or three jobs to make ends meet. After work, she makes time to prepare meals and catch up with the family. She oversees all of the activities of the household to ensure a stable environment. She may even go out for fun on the weekend. Her life is active and energetic.

Artistic Expression. A black woman enjoys the arts. She is often a part of a dance team or book club. She attends and may participate in plays. She can make meals that require inexpensive food that her family will love. She knows how to balance the finances when someone loses a job until another job is secured. She …

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