Why Some Black Women Only Date White Men?
Why do we date who we date? Why are we attracted to some people and not others? For all of us dating is about attraction, interest and personal preferences. It may be a preference for a certain hair color, body type or personality trait. It is most likely a combination of any number of things. But why do some black women only date white men?
One of the most fundamental reasons of course is attraction. Some black women are simply more attracted to white men than men of other ethnicities. Black men may not be their type. Interracial dating is certainly not an issue for these women, or the men they date. Some black women find white men irresistibly sexy. White men have different eye colors and different hair colors. With all of these different combinations, it’s easy to find one or more of them attractive. Black women dating white men and white men dating black women is completely normal and quite common today. And it is easy for white men to meet black women on a regular basis.
Some black women feel that white men find a black woman to be more exotic, remarkable or intriguing. These women gravitate towards these affections of feeling unique and special. Black women love that white men are attracted to their skin tone, hair texture or exotic looks. The characteristics of black women are new to many white men and black women like showing off their special traits, teaching their man about their unique qualities and being appreciated for them.
Many black women find dating a white man to be a different experience than dating men of other races, and they enjoy those differences. White men tend to be more polite and chivalrous. They open the car door, pull out the chair, pay for dinner, or just make a special call to say “I had a good time last night.” White men also tend to be more sensitive to feelings and concerned about offending a woman of another race. This makes a black woman feel even more respected and loved.
Many white men are fiscally responsible, holding a steady job with a good income. Valuing financial responsibility does not mean a black woman is expecting lavish gifts, but at least she knows her boyfriend can show her a good time. Plus, being responsible with finances is an excellent trait to have in a lifelong partner and mate.
General trends in our current society show that white men tend to be more family oriented and are more likely to be planning on settling down and starting a family. This is not the case for a majority of black men who prefer to lead a more independent lifestyle. White men are more likely to have been raised in a two-parent household and therefore tend to gravitate toward desiring that style of nuclear family for themselves. This future is attractive to many black women.
Local and regional demographics may be a contributing factor as well. In some locations there is simply a shortage of eligible black men available. In a more general sense, interracial dating is becoming more and more popular. Singles of all nationalities are dating people of other races. Of all ethnicities, black women are especially interested in dating outside their race. Of all ethnicities, white men are the most sought after as an interracial dating partner. Therefore, it is serendipitous that black women are dating more white men.
Whatever our personal preferences and attractions are, successful dating really boils down to finding love and building a solid foundation for a long term relationship with someone you are compatible with. Attraction is certainly a key component to a great relationship, but it is not the only one and by itself does not guarantee long term success.