Black People Meet
by Trish Williams
Where do black people meet, you might ask? Many of my African-American friends have met others of their culture and color through dating services, social clubs, and churches. I asked one of my dearest friends how she liked to be referred, and she said using the word “black” was fine, since she was not born in Africa. Having been born in North Africa (Casablanca, Morocco) myself, I always tease my black friends that I’m the one who’s actually an African-American. I get a few laughs and then the questions come…
Having gone to school with a black majority, I got to know a lot about black culture and history. I also learned that when black people meet, there’s an instant bond among them, one that should exist among all color and diversity of people.
Most of my black friends respect their culture and the differences as well as the similarities among them. As for the best places where black people meet to exchange thoughts, ideas and form new relationships, it truly depends on the individual and his or her goals.
If a romantic relationship is on the agenda, a lot of black people meet in school, online, clubs, sororities and fraternity parties, dating services and work. Let’s take a look at three of these in more detail.
Black people meet through dating services
There are dating services and singles groups just for blacks. When black people meet through a dating service, much of the preliminary work of finding someone who shares your interest, hobbies, work ethics and family values have been screened to match yours. This helps eliminate the embarrassment of having to tell someone you’re really not interested in him or her because they’re a smoker, or because they want to get married and have kids when you don’t.
Dating services are a wonderful place to find a potential mate or life partner. Black people meet other blacks that share their passions and interests through these services and the success rate is quite high.
Black people meet through church groups and spiritual activities
Many of my black friends found their husbands and wives through church youth groups and church singles camp. Black people meet some great friends through these channels, and have found that the spiritual and intellectual connections can be among the best.
Church groups and spiritual activities involving singles usually include seminars, support groups, divorce recovery groups and outdoors adventure where black people meet and share their love for camping, hiking and traveling.
Black people meet online and make life connections
Even if the person you meet online isn’t someone you plan to marry, black people meet online all the time and form wonderful friendships and relationships that last a lifetime. It’s true that you never really know who’s behind the keyboard, but you do get a sense about people. When black people meet online, or any person meets online, it’s a good idea to ask a lot of questions, and be sure you feel safe with the person you’re meeting. A group activity is probably the best way to meet someone for the first time from off an online site or dating chat room.
Black people meet and make life connections through so many wonderful resources. If you’re ready to meet someone, try the three channels highlighted in this article and see just how far a relationship will go…maybe marriage is in the cards after all?
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