Within this study, we explored the dating and hooking up experiences of Black women interested in dating men while attending predominantly White institutions. Using a phenomenological approach, we investigated how participants’ dating and hooking up experiences influenced their college experiences. We used intersectionality, thriving, and belongingness to theoretically frame the study. Five themes emerged: defining dating and hooking up, the value of education, Black women’s wants, Black women’s experiences, and men’s expectations. We close with implications for practice and recommendations for future research.
Black women, dating, hooking up, intersectionality, phenomenology, thriving, belonging
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Carver, P., & Mitchell, D. (2022). The Dating and Hooking Up Experiences of Black Women at Predominantly White Institutions: A Phenomenological Study. The Qualitative Report, 27(8), 1726-1745. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2022.5541