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Just What We Need In 2016, A Dating App That Lets You Choose Matches By Skin Tone And Hair Texture

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The paper bag test lives on in digital form, thanks to a dating app for black people titled Smoochr and, sadly, the creators aren’t the least bit shy or ashamed about their divisive creation. On its homepage, the app boldly invites users to “Discover Black...

Why I Don’t Pay For Dates As A Black Woman

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I absolutely refuse to even touch my wallet while on a date with a man and I think that most Black women should do the same. However, this wasn’t always the case. As a 26-year-old Black woman, in the past, the fact that I always...

Forget Pokemon Go! Black Women Need A “Find-A-Non-F-Boy Go” App NOW, Thanks

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Last week, last night, today and presumably the last hour, I’ve been trying to maintain my sanity, while raging against injustice and trying to explain to the next generation, in my classroom, that social change will come. I’ve also been garnering equilibrium through delving into...

The 18 Questions Black Women Should Ask All Men While Dating

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Dating is quite tricky, especially for heterosexual black women. With the prevailing stereotypes of the “angry black woman,” many of us don’t like to be too forward or ask too many questions out of fear that they may seem pushy and turn a man off....

Dating in America While Black Ruined My Self-Esteem, Traveling Fixed It

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In one of my first “real” relationships, my then high school boyfriend– a popular jock– cheated on me with a White girl. Then he broke up with me to make things official with her. I began to see them everywhere, walking the halls together hand-in-hand....

Tasha Smith Advises Women to Run Background Checks on Potential Mates

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Tasha Smith is fresh off an annulment and is giving some sage advice to women when it comes to a potential mate. Two words: background check. Had Smith done one she would have known that her then-husband had been married and divorced several times, and...