"He told his family, "I am marrying this woman, so either you're on board or you're going to have to watch from the sidelines,"" says Meador.

But the reality often hits home during the holidays, when discussing your love life becomes an appetizer at meals with the family.

What can be even more disheartening than seeing your beautiful, professional, well-educated sisterfriend still unattached is seeing a successful Black man settle down with someone of another ethnic group.

"It felt like confirmation of my insecurity as a dark-skinned Black woman who was single."But Brooks, a pediatrician, says she no longer cares who Black men date.

"There are some who really think that White or non-Black women are superior," Brooks says.

That common interest will help make dating easier and more effective.

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