Kenya Moore has been lucky at life, but unlucky at love. Even still, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” diva has vowed to keep her belief in true love, alive. Hello Beautiful scored an interview with Moore. Kenya opens up about interracial dating, age, and unconventional (online) dating.
When asked about the best thing about dating outside of race, Moore responded:
“For Black women, we just have to be open because there’s not a lot of eligible bachelors, that are Black, for us to choose from anymore. If you take away the ones that are gay, in jail, this is a real issue. Statistics show why we don’t have the choices. You take the ones that are gay, in jail, don’t have a job, the ones that are already married and the ones that are dating and marrying outside our race, what do you have left? You don’t have much to choose from. The nicest thing is that you have options.”
On her feelings about age, she believes that:
“…you know who you are at 40. Women over 40 are the baddest women on the planet. Really, we are. You own who you are, you have so much confidence. You’re in a place where you have a career, you have a place, you have money, at this point you should be successful. You’ve learned patience.”
When asked if she prefers traditional dating to match-making services, Moore comments on the transition from the once taboo online dating, to realizing the role technology can play in making it easier to meet others. The RHOA star describes the internet and matchmaking services as making dating “efficient” and find them as acceptable as having meeting others through friends.
I’m an exasperated soap fan who keeps hanging on – waiting for the daytime I once loved to return to its former glory! Hey, it doesn’t hurt to have a dream. I learned to love soaps thanks to my wonderful mother and grandmother. I’ll always have fond memories of daytime, most especially of ‘Another World’, my first stoap love. The ever great, but sadly defunct, daytime shows like Ryan’s Hope, Search for Tomorrow, The Doctors, Loving, and many others keep a special place in my heart, as well.