Mix and match dating
They papered the town with fliers seeking “non-African American men who love and want to date African American women.” “Often black women don’t seek men outside of their race, because they assume that those men aren’t attracted to them,” Grimes says.“I also think that men of different races feel the same way—they assume that black women don’t desire them.We take out all the guess work by choosing a great venue, bringing in the best professional singles and setting the mood.MIX & MATCH events are held throughout Oklahoma City and surrounding areas covering a wide range of interests.“At least that’s what it said on the website.” We’re at an interracial speed-dating event, the first of its kind organized by Outside the Box Dating, a local website launched last year by a trio of flight attendants.Their mission is to get people together who wouldn’t normally think about dating outside of their own races or cultures.Once all the cards have been reviewed, the host will match all the singles who have mutually picked the other and considered a Perfect Match.Safety is extremely important, so no one gets your personal information without prior approval.
No awkward dating profiles to scroll through, just good old fashioned singles events where you get to see if there is chemistry right then and there!
One was Puerto Rican, and one told me he was 1/16th Cherokee.
But most of them were white, and most expected to meet only African American women.
So you have these two groups of people who are truly open but there is somewhat of a communication breakdown that is keeping them apart.” Speaking of communication breakdown: I didn’t see those fliers. The organizers corralled the participants into a backroom, where the guys sat at high-top tables, waiting to be approached. As a last-minute addition, I suspected he didn’t pay .
I just saw the website event listing for interracial speed dating. I didn’t know this event targeted white men seeking black women, of which I am neither. The women spoke to a different man every three minutes, and in that short time, had to classify each potential mate as “yes,” “no,” or “maybe.” The second guy I met looked familiar. In fact, several of the guys I met appeared to be game-time recruits.