Are Those Extra Pounds Hurting Your Dating Life?

I've been wondering for awhile if the collective weight of Black women is affecting our ability to pair off. And by weight, I mean the numbers on the scale, not our emotional baggage, although for some of us, that is heavy, too. I can't help but notice that in nearly every rundown I read of what it is that Black men are looking for in a Black woman, weight inevitably sneaks onto the list, usually in the form of a passion for "working out" or "staying fit" or "is concerned about her health or personal appearance," ie, she's not fat. (Although "thick" in the right places doesn't seem to be a concern.)... Read more: For more "A Belle In Brooklyn," click here.Commentary: Black Love Is Under Attack


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