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I tend not to look at the emotional side of things. For me it actually comes down to numbers. The truth is that there are more Black women than there are Black men. When you eliminate the 30% of all Black men who have been in the criminal justice system, those who are unemployed (20%-40%), the crappy ones, the already married, gay, etc. it becomes hard. It has nothing to do with quality per say. There are good Black men out there. It is really about quantity. Don’t believe me? Take a look and then click the link below to the U.S. Census:

BLACK POPULATION-SEX AND AGE 2011
Total population 39,189,528
Male 47.70%
Female 52.30%
BLACK POPULATION MARITAL STATUS
Total Black Population Black Males Black Females
Population 15 years and over 30,512,899 14,288,168 16,224,731
Now married, except separated 28.90% 32.60% 25.60%
Widowed 5.80% 2.50% 8.80%
Divorced 12.00% 10.40% 13.40%
Separated 4.40% 3.70% 5.00%
Never married 48.90% 50.80% 47.20%
AGE OF BLACK POPULATION AGES 18 YEARS AND OVER BY GENDER
18 years and over 18 to 34 years 35 to 64 years 65 years and over
28,611,229 10,181,266 14,862,350 3,567,613
Black Male 46.50% 48.90% 46.60% 39.30%
Black Female 53.50% 51.10% 53.40% 60.70%

Source: U.S. Census American Community Data Survey 2011 – 1 Year Estimates table S0201

So as you can see Black women are at a statistical disadvantage when they just date Black men. That is why I believe Black women should date all kinds of men including Black men. The chances of finding a premium partner of every hue including Black men will increase when you expand your choices. Sadly, when Black women just stick to Black men they have less of a chance of finding a mate because of the increased competition from Black women and non Black women. Simply put the numbers are not there. Why am I telling you this? I want Black women to have every advantage including this one. So think of dating like a buffet. Get a bite of everything until you find the right one. And remember have fun doing it.