Apr 24, 2009

With recent statistics saying that over 70% of black women are not married, it look like some sistas have decided to take matters into their own hands. One of those sistas is a woman named Neenah from New Jersey. On her website www.52weeks2findhim.com she describes her experiment to find her Mr. Right as the following:

52 weeks 2 Find Him is a social experiment that focuses on a 43 year-old woman's journey to find her husband. It is an online documentary that is shaped by Neenah's actions and reactions, along with viewers' participation. What happens when a woman invites the world to become her dating coach? Each week, we invite you to tune-in and join-in by helping with Neenah's search, as she explores: the many methods of meeting eligible men, preparing for dates, and maintaining a healthy, romantic relationship.

Throughout the year, she will look to you, the web viewer, to provide direction, advice and support. Also, when you participate on her discussion board and with her online polls, you have a strong impact on how Neenah takes her next weekly step. The website will also give an account on how the viewers' interventions are impacting her search.

This website includes 5 minute weekly video episodes of Neenah's progression of finding her husband. Her daily blog about her quest, including triumphs, trials, fears and anticipation.

Also on this website, you'll meet Neenah's six friends who will be with her each step of the way. They will shed an interesting light on Neenah in a way she is unable to see or share about herself.

At the end of 52 weeks, if she hasn't found her life partner, she will take a full year off from pursuing relationships. For this executive, go-getter, the idea of sitting still for a year is like a death sentence. But always being opened to trying something new, Neenah will even acquiesce to the stillness to see what this new change of pace will bring. She is actually hoping it doesn't get to that point and is counting on the viewers' to help her meet her mate in the given time! If you, or you know someone who would be a great fit for Neenah and you want to set up a date, check out her "Him's" page to Request a Date.

Neenah is a business executive who lives in New Jersey. She's never been married, nor does she have any children. Neenah is a practical, yet adventurous woman, who celebrates tradition and at the same time loves to explore the new and unknown. Neenah doesn't consider herself a desperate single, but she does understand that at this point in her life, the odds of having a family of her own are against her. Where conventional methods have failed, Neenah decided to try a new approach to finding a husband.

If you enjoy tuning in each day to the morning shows to help plan a stranger's wedding on programs like Regis & Kelly or Good Morning America. You are the perfect person to help prepare a single woman for marriage. Who hasn't offered dating advice or wanted to become a matchmaker for a willing soul? Now, 52 Weeks… provides the viewer with the opportunity to help someone who is actually seeking them out.


Now, I'm pretty sure it's easy for a lot of women to write Neenah off as desperate, but is she really desperate or is she just taking her destiny into her own hands. I mean let's be real sistas we are talking about over 70% of black women not married. I'm not saying that all these women want to get marry but I'm pretty sure there is a large percentage of them that is craving that idea. Now, I'm one of those people who fully embrace my singleness, but I know a lot women who cringe at the thought of being single for an extended period of time. So what do we do about this problem? Is Neenah's actions the act of a desperate woman or is this a mark of a very savvy sista who saw a problem in her life and is willing to tackle the problem head on?

Tell what you think about Neenah and the fact that so many sistas are single?

Check out a video of Neenah describing herself.

3 comments:

  1. I applaud Neemah, not only for going after what she wants but also for sharing it with the rest of us. I'm in her corner, and I hope she finds her Mr. Right.

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  2. Hey there!

    I saw this story at a few blogs and I just think that if THIS is how this woman chooses to achieve her goal of marriage, then that's on her.

    Black women who think that the pool of eligible husbands is SMALL need to realize that no one is forcing them to keep their options LIMITED and they are entitled to find love and choose from ALL RACES.

    White women marry out of their race when they feel like it.

    Black men marry out of their race when they feel like it.

    Black women seem to be the ones who feel they AREN'T ALLOWED to choose from all races. We need to know that we can be and do ANYTHING that makes us happy!

    Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
    Lisa

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  3. I applaud Neemah on her 52 week journey and wish her success. Happy Hunting Girl!!
    As to Black women dating outside the race, take a bow, the Sisters deserve much love & happiness. Unfortunately, in many instances, that sojourn will be a solo performance. Many non-black men have no interest in us beyond, let's do our own rendition of "Jungle Fever", if that. But hey, I hope I'm wrong.

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