Advice Columnist Deborrah Cooper Keynotes Interracial Dating Convention

| 09/16/2011 | Comments (0)

Keynote speaker Deborrah Cooper

Single professionals of all ages and all races are invited to America’s first Interracial Dating Convention.  The Convention will be held on Friday, October 14, 2011, at the Marriott San Mateo/San Francisco Airport, 1770 S Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo CA 94402.

Dating advice columnist, relationship expert and author Deborrah Cooper will keynote the convention.  Highlights of her presentation will include:

  • The pros and cons of interracial dating
  • Dating and racial stereotypes, such as “Asian women are submissive,” or “Black men are sexual studs”
  • How U.S. media negatively impacts the romantic options of women of color
  • Why Black/White interracial relationships are the most fraught with tension
  • How and why Black churches keep African-American women single

“The chances of an African-America single woman marrying a quality man of her race are slim,” says author Deborrah Cooper, citing a recent study by Best Black Dating Sites. Results of the study show that only 3% of unmarried black males meet the following criteria:

Good looking
Successful (earn at least $30,000 a year)
Have not been in jail
Have a high school diploma

“In spite of these sad statistics, Black women have a great deal of fear associated with interracial relationships. Much of it revolves around being accepted… there may also be concerns about motivation,” says Ms. Cooper. “In reality, interracial dating is neither superior nor inferior to dating within your own race; there are advantages and disadvantages, as well as special challenges to each. People who exclusively date a different race usually have a fetish for that race, which is no less foolish than refusing to date a particular race because of unfair stereotypes.”

“Additionally, the U.S. media has a great deal of impact on males of all races, as they have been spoon fed a particular look as the one standard of beauty, a standard Black women can never meet. I believe this is one of the underlying reasons Black women have been hesitant to become involved in interracial relationships on a large scale,” she concludes.

Deborrah Cooper is the author of the award winning Sucka Free Love! How to Avoid Dating the Dumb, The Deceitful, The Dastardly, The Dysfunctional & The Deranged. She is the dating advice columnist for the San Francisco edition of She is the veteran of numerous media interviews, including CNN, BET, Ebony, Essence, Dallas Morning News, Oakland Tribune, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Rev. Al Sharpton Show, American Urban Radio, amongst many. Her website, full of information on creating better relationships for singles is Deborrah Cooper is available to the news media for interviews by calling 510-863-0320.

The Interracial Dating Convention begins at 7:00 pm. Ms. Cooper speaks at 7:30 pm. Dance party follows, 9:00 pm-12:00 midnight.

The Convention is sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization. The cost to attend is $15 in advance (if purchased by Oct. 13th) or $20 at the door. Overnight rooms at the hotel are available at the discounted rate of $139. Anyone wishing more information about this and many more parties for singles may visit or call 415-507-9962.

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Veteran social researcher, relationship advice columnist, author and radio host. Author of hundreds of articles on American and black culture, gender issues, singles, dating and relationships. Author of "Sucka Free Love!" , "The 24 Types of Suckas to Avoid," "The Black Church - Where Women Pray and Men Pray," and "Why Vegan is the New Black" all available on Amazon.Com. Her unique voice and insightful commentary have delighted fans and riled haters for 20 years. Read her stuff on SurvivingDating.Com and AskHeartBeat.Com.

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