Excerpt from Black Girls Guide: How to Find & Choose the Right Man: Although enslaved Africans and African Americans formed unions and had marriages (“jumping the broom”), loving someone in the context of slavery was a risk. Your love for another could easily be exploited and used against you. Therefore, during the era of slavery, […]
Loving is what we are meant to do. However, it does not always last. Many times, it is not supposed to. Our hearts can break and ache after love is gone. Even at your most miserable point, know that it is temporary. You can and will love again. In the meantime, what do you do? […]
Excerpt from Increase Your Chances!: The Love Guide to Finding Your Match: Firstly, heal yourself with love by loving yourself. Self-love is the foundation from which we can love others: in order to want love, you have to know that you deserve love and to know that you deserve love, you must first love yourself. […]
African American Matchmaking began raising love awareness with our blog. Our new online matchmaking algorithm is brand new! See Reasons to Join. We hope that you will enjoy the process of finding matches based on well-researched compatibility factors and an online experience that is user-friendly and effective. With all of the sites out there, some […]
Making so much progress… we can’t stop! We listened to your needs and feedback as African American Matchmaking members and those concerned about the state of Black love. As a result, we have been working diligently on a new site that responds to YOU and your matchmaking desires. We have developed other aspects of the […]
“The sad truth is I can go weeks at a time without coming across a nice photo of a woman of color in lingerie.” Cora Harrington, a.k.a. Treacle Tart, cross-posted from The Lingerie Addict. Most of us are stimulated when we see something that appeals to us. African Americans wear lingerie, too! Do you?
Common responses to trauma include increased anxiety, emotional detachment, and addictive behaviors such as alcohol, drugs, sex, overeating, gambling, shopping, etc. Things that remind a person of a traumatic event can trigger avoidance symptoms. These symptoms may cause a person to change his or her personal routine. Have any of these behaviors replaced love in […]
WE NEED MORE LOVE IN OUR COMMUNITIES. The Goal of African American Matchmaking: To Help You Find a Loving Relationship! African American Matchmaking is a company that promotes Black Love: Advice, Inspiration and Matchmaking Services
I don’t watch a lot of shows on television, preferring independent films and Netflix binges to cable. However, the reality show Dating Naked, caught my attention. Not just because it is yet another show featuring naked people, but because the concept of a potential couple meeting for the first time without clothing is intriguing to […]
In The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life, author Judith Orloff, M.D. devoted a chapter to letting go of any patterns that keep you from loving. In her own words: One of these patterns in being drawn to unavailable, commitment phobic people. It’s important to be very clear about […]
Good things come to those who risk, who step outside the norm and who allow themselves to be vulnerable. Do something different to get a different outcome. When nothing is ventured, nothing is gained. Try it today!