Marriage has been a declining institution among all Americans and this decline is even more evident in the Black community.
In 2016 only 29% of African Americans were married compared to 48% of all Americans.
Half or 50% of African Americans have never been married compared to 33% of all Americans.
After viewing the available data, we can see that although fewer black women are “now married”, more black women than Black men have been married at least once.
This is because a higher percentage of Black women are divorced and widowed than men.
Also in 2016 just under half or 48% of black women had never been married which is up from 44% in 2008 and 42.7% in 2005.
It is also believed that a large percentage of Black men marry White women.
They discovered some startling statistics when calculating marriage by race.They found that African Americans age 35 and older were more likely to be married than White Americans from 1890 until sometime around the 1960s.Not only did they swap places during the 60s but in 1980 the number of NEVER married African Americans began a staggering climb from about 10% to more than 25% by 2010 while the percentage for White women remained under 10% and just over 10% for White men.The first two charts below are charts included in the report only the headings have been altered by Black to outline these findings.The third chart illustrates how closely the marriage graph for Black men aligns with the incarceration numbers which also experienced an abnormal climb beginning in 1980.This does not prove causation however it shows that they are related due to the assumption that men in prison are less likely to marry. With so many new members joining each day, there's always an opportunity to find new love. Discover why so many have met that special someone on Black Planet Love, create a free dating profile today!Below are our experts' reviews of the top online dating sites for black singles, based on the size of each site's user base, success rate, ease of use, safety and other factors. Dating is a free online resource that offers valuable content and comparison services to users.To keep this resource 100% free for users, we receive advertising compensation from the sites listed on this page.Along with key review factors, this compensation may impact how and where sites appear on the page (including, for example, the order in which they appear).Dating does not include listings for all dating sites.