Guest Post #7 - The Unluckiest Demographic in Love by Twyla Turner
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The Unluckiest Demographic in Love by Twyla Turner
educated/nerdy/classy/fashionable/chic/Chubby Black chick has to be one of the
most overlooked demographics of women in the country, in regards to L-O-V-E.
Speaking from personal experience and seeing the world with my own eyes, we get
the short end of the stick more often than not.
Most of us aren’t interested in someone that
is quote unquote “hood”, but every time I look up, I got some dude with a full
gold grill on his ten-speed shouting out, “Hey Girl?! Hey! Can I get yo
number?” More than likely, they see a woman that can take care of them,
domestically and financially. A "mothering" type woman that can
probably throw down in the kitchen.
Or we get the hick or wannabe “hood” white
guys that like thick black girls. Unfortunately, we’re still too classy for
that life. I want to be taken to the museum, not the Monster Truck show. I’ve
dated one, trust me I know. Nothing like going to a NASCAR event and watch a
pickup truck filled with white dudes, flying a Confederate flag. But hey, I was
there for the free Goo Goo Dolls concert.
And let’s not forget the old perverted men of
ALL races. Yep, we get the horny old lechers that still want someone young but
no longer care what people think of the candy on their arm like their young
counterparts do. Too bad I’m not into old balls, either.
We’re not necessarily picky people. But can we
at least get someone with all of their teeth, not showing their drawers, and
isn’t carrying their AARP card? Many of the black men that are similar to us,
are only looking outside their race to date. And we all know that the majority
of white guys out there are looking for someone slender. And even if they say
they like a woman with meat on their bones, they’re talking big boobs and booty
with skinny everything else. And that doesn’t even include their fear of dating
someone black. Heaven forbid!
To the well-rounded men, we’re placed solidly
in the “friend’s zone”. Most of them love and absolutely adore us. They think
we’re hilarious. They ask us to help them dress to get the “hot chick”. They
come to us for dating advice. Some of them even have sex with us (which ends up
grudgingly being the best they’ve ever had), but still can’t see walking with
us on their arm in the light of day.
But what these men aren’t understanding is
that our demographic is an untapped goldmine of sweet, intelligent, loving, fun
and dare I say…sexy, group of women. Many of us just as satisfying, if not more
so, than any other woman. Open those pretty eyes, guys! We’re here and we’re
Which is the main reason why I decided to
brand my books as Novels with Curves.In
the past, I couldn't find a romance novel with a character that looked anything
like me, so I took matters into my own hands. Why can't the curvy, Black girl
get the hot guy? So that's what I mainly write... Adorably plump and sexy black
heroines that snag the hot hero. My latest series Chasing Day, Daylen Daniels,
the shy cellist meets Chase McCoy, the popular quarterback. They become
unlikely best friends and soon find they have an undeniable attraction that
leads to a tumultuous romance that spans 30 years.
All my novels are for the underdog. To give
her a voice. If we can't find ourselves on TV or on the big screen, surely we
can at least find characters like us in the most intimate of
To find more characters like Daylen from Twyla
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