Dale shares: This is my wife is Jamie. We met 3 years ago and will be married for 2 years in March. It was love at first sight for both of us. It actually took me a month to be brave enough to ask her out. Neither of us thought the other was interested, but obviously we were mistaken.
Nathan shares: This is my wife Courtney. We met at a bar in Indianapolis, Indiana in April of 2010. She couldn’t resist my wicked dance moves. Courtney is 28 years old and I am 31.
I’ve said it numerous times. And I didn’t think it was possible. It certainly isn’t possible with that attitude. But here’s an interesting modern statistic: 1 in 5 relationships start online.
According to research recently published in the journal “Psychological Science in the Public Interest,” 20% of all relationships begin on the internet. Apparently, the stigmas once attached to dating online have disappeared and been replaced with a real appreciation for the effectiveness of finding love digitally. No longer is internet dating an escape for the desperate, the lonely and the dirt-bags of the world. These days single people all over the world find each other in that vast digital environment of 1s and 0s.
Erick shares: This is my wife Justine. We were married on 8/23/2014. We met at 13 Stripes Crossfit in Linglestown PA on 12/21/12. She crushed me in a workout by 24 minutes and of course I was in love ever since!
Anna shares: This is my husband Bryne. and we met in college in 1998. We are expecting our first baby on Christmas after nearly 13 1/2 years of marriage. We cannot wait to see how he or she looks.
According to recent reports, women seem to be disappearing from the Faroe Islands, an island group and archipelago set between Norway and Iceland (and about 200 miles from Scotland). Young women leave the Faroes to pursue their education or work elsewhere and they are not coming back. Their departure has resulted in a shortage of women on the Faroe Islands. They have such a shortage of women, that some of the men have taken to importing women from the Philippines and Thailand to marry and increase the population. Living on these beautiful but isolated islands is not for the faint or weary of heart. The climate is windy and colder but not all the time.
As I am always encouraging black women to explore the world outside the United States, I finally get to discuss Iceland, first in a series about Scandinavia. Before you envision a permanent frozen tundra, be aware that the temperature in Iceland is closer to that of the US Atlantic Seaboard. Anyone from Maine to Virginia should be used to the winter weather and elements experienced with cold. Iceland gets all four seasons. And there is a warm current from the Gulf Stream so you are actually able to withstand the temperatures. There is a lot of darkness in the winter, but midnight sun brings light in the summer for long days.
We originally met over 4 years ago briefly. We reconnected a year and a half ago and since then my life has never been the same. I’m biracial mixed (Italian and Black Foot Native and African American. Jimmy is a pure southern gentlemen we are getting married in March 2015 and I cannot wait to become his wife!
I first met Paula when I came across her post on Weddingbee.com talking about she and Mr. B., her hubby moving to his country, Macedonia. I introduced myself and the next thing you know we were friends on Facebook. That was 2013. I have gotten to know Paula over the past year through our posts and pictures. As a black American woman married, living and working in Eastern Europe, Paula’s story is especially fascinating. She is holding it down for the sisters over there and doing a fantastic job of it I might add.
This is another online dating success story. Chris and Masa met in February 2013 on Match.com. Chris was looking for and found a guy who met all her criteria. She was looking for a quality, marriage minded Asian man who wanted a family. Masa on the other hand was not having so much luck and was about ready to close down his account when he got Chris’ email. From Chris’ profile, she was too good to be true and Masa was intrigued. He responded to Chris and they hit it off. Masa was smitten and after a few phone calls they met. Masa was everything Chris wanted and Chris was the answer to Masa’s prayers.
I came across a fab blog by a woman named Grace Buchele Mineta. She gives the good, bad and ugly of Asian Male white female relationships as she sees it. I found her post very refreshing. It looks like she has loads of fun with her Japanese husband. Read her story…
Excerpted from The Learning Community.
The size of the typical American family has gone down significantly in the last two centuries. In 1800, the average number of children was 7, in 1900 it was 3.5. With the widespread use of contraception, today the average number of children per family is about 2. However, despite averages, family sizes vary widely and some couples have a large family.
I happened upon this wedding shoot of Dehanza and Gabriel while browsing online. What a handsome couple. I am a former resident of Virginia and recognized the beautiful and historic landscape immediately. These beautiful wedding photographs were taken by Jenna of Creatrix Photography. I am sure you will enjoy them as much as I did.
My husband is great for so many reasons. But tonight, it’s because his hands are in my fro! It feels like the good ‘ol days when I’d spend hours in front of the television as my sister would braid extensions into my hair. Oh, the nostalgia!
I recently learned about Semester At Sea from my dear friend and mentor Madame Angela Shaw of France. She reported about an SAS presentation in Hungary. I became an information broker for a reason. If we don’t know about the opportunities available out there, then we lose out on possible life changing experiences. This information is for everyone, but minorities in particular need to be encouraged to participate in international programs that add to life experience and possibly make them more competitive in the various global arenas. I am so pleased we have more exposure to information just at our fingertips, but somehow that is still not enough.
If you grew up in the 90’s like me, you may know of the twin actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry. Recently the twins sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss their lives in one of Oprah’s “Where are they now?” segments. The twins, born into a multiracial family with a black mother and white father, discussed what it is like to be married to their own husbands amongst other topics. The interview took a tide for the worst as they began to detail the response to their marriages. You see, Tia married a black man while her sister, Tamera married a white man.
Most of us think of going home for the holidays. But getting away can be just as fun and without the added stress that extended family can sometimes bring. Since I enjoy travelling so much I thought I’d share my top five favorite places to visit for the holidays.
So often I get emails or private messages from black women asking how I landed my husband or how to even go about dating a white man or non black man.