NEW YORK (PIX11) -- In New York City, all women seem to be empowered when it comes to dating.You can meet a match on the street, at a club, or even online.So I just said to myself let me date other and see how it goes.” And she found that by focusing on a man who would make a good life partner – regardless of his ethnic background. We’re all people, we’re all human, we all stem from the same thing. via GIPHY I know this seems like common sense but all sense ain’t common.But there’s one final dating frontier that still seems to be taboo.
But I do know a few things about dating in the city.Going straight home after work every day or binge watching Netflix on a Saturday night while texting your bestie about her adorable new baby will not get you a boo.“I realized I had to step out of the box because dating in New York City was hard,” she said. Shaw was a business owner, beat cancer, and was surrounded by great girlfriends – but to find the last piece to her puzzle she had to switch it up.“I was dating African American brothers, and I love my brothers but it’s just that, it didn’t happen for me.
But those women still struggle with a perceived stigma.
“They will say the black community is very patriarchal so while black men sort of have carte blanche to date whoever they want to date, as black women we’ll get a lot of backlash.” But Kugel says the black women who are able to overcome their nerves are often able to find lasting love.