Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
Today, Atlanta-based Attorney Lisa D. Wright and author of the book “Oh No He Didn’t! Dating Advice for Men & Women Based on an Attorney’s 15 Most Outrageous Dating Experiences,” kicks off the Oh No He Didn't! To The Rescue campaign, a comprehensive national effort to dispel the myth that Single African American women can't find good men to date and marry.
African American women are not in the midst of a “dating crisis.” However, that is not what the national media wants everyone to believe. The national media regularly publicizes outrageous statistics regarding the number of single African American women, including that 70% of professional black women are unmarried. But according to 2008 U.S. Census Data, only 44% of African American females have never been married. Additionally, the media fails to mention that African American males are in a similar position because 47.6% of African American males have never been married. Clearly, there is no dating crisis solely for African American women.
The Oh No He Didn’t! To The Rescue campaign educates African American women on how to meet a good man. Many single professional black women sit at home alone and complain that they can’t find anyone to date. However, Attorney Wright has never met an eligible bachelor that just randomly showed up at her front door. When she wants to meet date worthy single men she puts on her MAC makeup, Gucci accessories, an outfit from Express or Macy’s and then she goes to NFL football games, college football games, NBA basketball games, tailgating events, golf courses, sports bars, fraternity events, or the airport. Typically, she meets at least one eligible bachelor each time she goes to one of those places or events.
The campaign also deals with the issue of meeting men to date on Facebook and dating websites. According to the June 2010 Consumer Reports Magazine, Facebook has more than 400 million active users. Single professional black women can meet plenty of bachelors on Facebook; however, they need to make sure that those men are in fact men that they are comfortable going out with. In 2008, Attorney Wright joined Facebook and began communicating online with a man she thought she knew previously and then she decided to go on a date with him. However, after she began communicating with him by telephone she determined that she didn’t know him from her past and that a free online criminal records search was needed before the date. Her legal research skills paid off and she avoided going on a date with a convicted bank robber. Attorney Wright advocates that “basic research should be conducted before dating any “strangers” met on Facebook or dating websites, including at a minimum a google search of his name and a check of publicly available criminal records.”
Oh No He Didn’t! To The Rescue will also advise women on issues involved with dating divorced men. There are more than 9.7 million divorced men in the U.S., including 1,190,000 African American men (2008 U.S. Census Data). However, before dating a man that says he’s divorced or in the process of getting divorced, women should verify the divorce filing information in the county court records where he lives (or used to live) to confirm that a lawsuit for divorce was filed and that the divorce was actually granted.
The Oh No He Didn’t! To The Rescue campaign is dedicated to ensuring that African American women are not discouraged away from the dating scene because of this media created “dating crisis.” Single African American women must remain focused on discovering new and exciting ways to meet those eligible bachelors.
For more details on the Oh No He Didn’t! To The Rescue campaign, including upcoming campaign events or to request Attorney Lisa D. Wright as a speaker, please visit http://www.LisaDWright.com. Oh No He Didn’t! Dating Advice for Men & Women Based On An Attorney’s 15 Most Outrageous Dating Experiences is available from online retailers or your favorite bookstore.