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But what about the guys? Could we expect the tropes of simplicity and predictability with regard to African-American males and the same subjects?
Again, the were surprising and complex. Welcome to Nearly African-American males, whose s were spread evenly across educational and financial demographics, participated in the survey.
Fifty-four percent of respondents have never been married, 31 percent are currently married and the remainder are either divorced, widowed or separated. Black women are more conservative than Black men, certainly, but men are far from cavalier when it comes to first having sex in dating relationships.
More than half of Black men 52 percent surveyed want to marry their current partners, 38 percent indicate not being sure and only 11 percent say they have no interest. Fiftypercent have no problem dating without a serious commitment; surprisingly, this figure is actually lower than the one for Black women, which is 60 percent. Parallel to our research on women, physical networking is still tops when it comes to meeting potential mates. Twenty-two percent of Black men see friends as the primary way, and online dating comes in second at 17 percent.
The study also found single Black men are hopeful as far as finding companions: 86 percent say they are optimistic about being in a relationship; 56 percent are confident they will one day marry. Only 11 percent of participants state they are not optimistic about finding a companion, but 15 percent believe they will never be married. By comparison, 26 percent of Black female respondents are not optimistic about landing Mr. So do African-American males even want to get married? Getting back to tropes, there is a famous or infamous one that Black men secretly want to cross the racial divide with regard to matrimony possibilities.
When it comes to Black men, though, the are closer to the film Undercover Brotherwherein the protagonist, played by Eddie Griffin, becomes a hero to his colleagues including the paranoid David Chappelle character for being in a relationship with a White woman.
The crossing-the-racial-divide trope is dope, it seems, and Black men better keep this under their hats or many may end up sleeping on the couch or isolated with the boys at a bar. Ninety percent of study respondents state they are straight, and 16 percent of those claim they have ever been attracted to another man. Sixteen percent state they discovered during a relationship their partner was a lesbian, transgender or bisexual.
When it comes to same-sex marriage, here is what African-American males say about it being legal:. Do Black men believe a gay person can become straight? It should be noted that, as with the study on Black women, the lower the income, the more conservative the attitude of African-American men. Overall, however, 51 percent of Black men say if celebs were to come out as gay or bisexual, their opinions of those stars would remain unchanged. What does this data tell us? Rudly Raphael is the president of research and insight for QuestionPro.
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All Rights Reserved. Gain access to exclusive interviews, videos, special events, and product giveaways delivered right to your inbox! Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. February 7, Photo by Eric Froehling on Unsplash. No hard, fast rule: 42 percent 47 percent for women 2. Two or three dates: 21 percent 3 percent for women 3. First date: 9 percent fewer than 1 percent for women 5. Not until marriage: 8 percent 16 percent for women Black women are more conservative than Black men, certainly, but men are far from cavalier when it comes to first having sex in dating relationships.
But can the brothers commit? Where do Black men go to find partners? After friends and the internet, here is where Black men find someone to date: 1. Social club: 12 percent 2. Work: 12 percent 3. Bars: 11 percent 4. Family introduction: 8 percent 5.
School: 5 percent Here is the breakdown on where they actually met their current partners or spouses: 1. Through friends: 23 percent 2. Online dating service: 20 percent 3. At work: 15 percent 4. At school: 12 percent 5. Family introduction: 5 percent 6. Church, mosque or other place of worship: 5 percent 7.
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