ESSENCE Finds Women Would Pick 'Player' Over 'Banker'
Readers would rather have a married player than 'blue-collar brotha'
In the September issue of Essence magazine, dating and relationship editor Demetria L. Lucas penned a piece titled "He's Got the Look." The gist: women who pick a man based off how he dressed were superficial. To compliment the piece Essence included photos of one man dressed in four different outfits and asked readers to pick one. The first look was a "blue collar brotha" dressed in coveralls holding a wrench. The next was a "the Boho" rocking Birkenstocks and cargo shorts. Third was a "banker" wearing a business suit with a New York Times in his hand. Lastly was the "player" draped in swag and sunglasses (also wearing a wedding ring).
When the votes were tallied, the "player" overwhelmed the competition raking in 45% of the votes. The "Boho" came in second with 25% while the "banker" and "blue collar brotha" split the remaining 30% evenly. So, what does this mean? Looks like Black women aren't interested in guys who look like they have a job.
"That made me question if some or our woes with the opposite sex could stem from the choices we make," said Lucas after revealing the results. "Confidence and swag are important, but what does that get us in the long run?"
She continued, "45 percent of you skipped over "The Banker" who looked like he could pay the mortgage on time, "The Boho" who looks like he might help with the housekeeping and child-rearing and "The Blue Collar Brother" who might work double shifts to make sure his lady gets what his lady wants."