Why Black Men Marry Certain Women – From Obnoxioustv

20140308-154254This morning this blog post about why certain men marry certain women, popped up on my Facebook feed and I had to share it for a number of reasons:

*Although I think it’s all common sense, it’s nice to see this list of reasons in print.

*I immediately thought, “My book Stages: a handbook on men and relationships” says all of this in a much more entertaining package.

* I also said my book “A Man’s State of Mind: A Novella” really goes into more detail about how guys can be conflicted and then make a decision about marriage.

What I ultimately realized is that a series of blog posts I wrote here on CBP deal with this topic… kind of. Check these out and share these:

1. My Annual ‘Valentine’s Ruins Perfectly Good Relationships’ Post

2. Being in a Relationship is Hard Work

3. Breaking Down The Myths: The Funny Thing About Relationship Advice

4. The Commodification of Love

5. Breaking Down the Myth: Is It Possible to Love An Ugly Person?

I’d like to know what you think about the list/book posted below. I happen to think it’s pretty doggone accurate, but when there is this much on a list it kind of captures every aspect doesn’t it? If I write as many things as I can think of, eventually I’m going to be right. Maybe this list is less right and more throwing a knife at the target until you hit the center. I think when women look for reasons that they aren’t married, it’s a waste of time since a woman just can’t know the mind of a man. It’s kind of like women buying a book by Steve Harvey to explain how to get into a relationship… Steve Harvey has failed marriages, is he really the guy you want to listen to about how to get a man? Hell no. If I’m a woman, I talk to guys who are married to find out exactly why Black men marry Black women, or any woman. Anyway, here is the link to the list on Obnoxioustv.

Reblogged from Obnoxioustv.com

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Ladies that are single and wondering why you need to read this essay.
This book is based on over 3,000 interviews conducted by Molloy and his researchers. They interviewed couples coming out of marriage license bureaus, and then a control group. The results reflect the statistical tendencies of marriage. Many of the lessons are common sense, but what sets this book apart is its specificity and the statistical backup for its assertions.

Editor’s note: One interesting fact is that this book got positive but mixed reviews on Amazon. It seems that the statistical truths that women who are A) over 35, and B) overweight are much less likely to marry were not well-received by those women who fell into those categories…