Would You Date A Married Man?

Man On the Street: Would You Date A Married Man?
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 23, 2009

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Resisting temptation can be a hard battle to fight, especially when a “good” Black man is involved. But what happens if that brother has a wife and wants you to be his side chick? Would it matter?
ESSENCE.com polled a number of our readers to see if they have ever considered dating a married man. Keep clicking to see what they had to say.

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City: Dallas, Texas

“Dating a married man is an absolute no-no. It’s not option for me. It’s off limits. In fact, nobody should do it because it’s just wrong.”

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Age: 31
City: New York, New York

“There’s no need to get yourself into a situation where the man is already taken. I’m not too thrilled about women who go there. I would never do it because it’s just not worth the trouble.”

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Age: 27
City: Chicago

“Obviously, it’s a phenomenon that’s been happening in relationships since the beginning of time, so I can’t say I’d never do it. I hope [if put into that situation] that my choice would be not to.”

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Age: 30
City: Little Rock, Arkansas

“A lot of the problems in the world would be solved if we all took a better moral stance. I would prefer if other people didn’t cheat on their spouses but to each his own.”

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Age: 35
City: Long Island, New York

“Well, actually I almost had an affair because the man I was seeing never told me he was married, until I eventually asked him. I was pretty upset when I found out because I was at a point where I started to like the guy, but I couldn’t go through with it because I didn’t want to be the other woman.”

Is it ever okay to pursue a married man? Tell us what’s on your mind below.

Reported by: Jenisha Watts


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