I came across this article on my Facebook titled “US marriage rates may be dipping because of a shortage of financially stable men, study suggests.”
The article is based upon a study published in 2017 that believes the marriage rate is on the decline due to a lack of financially stable men and it also breaks it down into demographics.
An excerpt from the article reads as follows: “Unmarried women with either low or high socioeconomic status, as well as racial and ethnic minorities, especially black women, were found to face the most significant shortage of potential marriage partners, the study suggests.”
Now this #TJTuesday post isn’t a “black men ain’t shit” but just wanted to bring my thoughts full circle.
I 100% agree with the fact that there isn’t an equivalent amount of eligible black bachelors to bachelorettes. Partially due to women outnumber men but that’s another story.
I personally don’t believe that the black man has learned how to love or grow with the independent black woman.
Many want a woman who is about her business but yet don’t like it when the woman’s independence makes him feel like less of an provider.
Now don’t get me wrong, I understand that the way she carries her independence plays a factor. The “real ass bitch, give a fuck about a nigga” and the “I’m on my grown woman shit” are perceived as two different women.
But is the independent woman less deserving of a relationship because she’s capable of taking care of herself?
Or as Steve Harvey says, her expectations of the man are too high because there literally aren’t enough successful men to go around?
You can find the link to the article and the Steve Harvey video below. The statistics are mind boggling.