Black and Single: Meeting and Choosing a Partner Who's Right For You-Larry Davis

  • Title: Black and Single: Meeting and Choosing a Partner Who's Right For You
  • Author: Larry Davis
  • Released: 1998-10-20
  • Language:
  • Pages: 238
  • ISBN: 0345425820
  • ISBN13: 978-0345425829
  • ASIN: 0345425820


From Publishers Weekly Sociologist Davis fought hard to convince publishers in 1993 that black singles faced a different dating scene than whites, and now he presents the third edition of this landmark book. The professor relays culturally specific advice, in addition to universal dating mantras, on finding and sustaining romance. Backed by his own research among black college students and professionals, Davis explores everything from the coldly formulaic concept of determining one's "Romantic Market Value" to cultural questions on interracial romance and skin color and beauty. Much of the information is geared toward black women, who vastly outnumber men and have, Davis says, increasingly stepped into traditional male roles. Davis probes the sociological nuances of relationships without too much over-racializing, but this analytical look at the "Black romantic market," while provocative, may be too dry for the lay reader.
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From the Inside Flap Meeting and Choosing a Partner Who's Right for You

Tired of the man-bashing and woman-hating drama of the modern dating game? In Black and Single, Dr. Larry E. Davis--a social psychologist and voice of reason--reconciles the sexes, providing an indispensable buyers' guide for the romantic marketplace. His unique ideas start with appraising your Romantic Market Value (RMV), then assessing what your romantic budget can reasonably handle, determining the want vs. need ratio of the make, model, and type of mate you desire, and ultimately deciding how much power and handling you require. Inside, you will discover:

How to manage expectations from past successes and failures
The differences between liking, loving, and lusting
What color and perceived beauty have to do with everything
Why the most may not be the best for you
How to alter traditional roles to suit a changing you
Straightforward advice for avoiding the pitfalls that lead to heartbreak

With entertaining and thought-provoking examples from the real dating world, Black and Single is a practical, one-of-a-kind tool that will help you find the love you deserve. pdf
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