Why dark-skinned black girls like me aren't getting married


Black women in the US marry less than others - and the numbers are even lower for darker skinned black women. Is colorism – favoring lighter skin – to blame? Dream McClinton puts herself on the line to report


I take a deep breath and ready my fingers. I admonish myself for being theatrical about something so mundane. Another deep breath.


“Here we go,” I mutter, pressing enter.


My profile has been created. It seems simple enough: swipe left to dismiss, swipe right to express interest.

The first eligible bachelor appears – not my type, I swipe left. Then another follows – too y