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” I tried to help this sister see that calling herself “regular” was a sign that she was comparing herself to other women.Therefore, she was keeping herself from seeing the men who actually did want to date her. But what she didn't know was how much it mattered in matters of the heart.
And my experience was different than the ones my friends and people I overheard at the coffee shops and bars were having. And I had a suspicion that my blackness was playing a role.
I had a fellow Ph D student who was nice enough to let me do a photo shoot with her.
But I've never actually been on a dating app as myself, a black woman. Yes, online dating seems fun from where I'm standing, but I think doing it as a woman of color would damage my faith in humanity.
Of course, women of all races have to deal with BS online. But women of color lack that extra race-based privilege, which can cause some mind-bogglingly stupid reactions from people in the online dating world."As a plus-size black woman attempting to find a suitable mate or at least a date, the results can be pretty sad," Christian S., 30, a Dallas, Texas-based fitness blogger and the creator of The Plush Cyclist, tells SELF.
Describe what happened when you first tried online dating?