The actress believes that negative images work against Black women and their self-esteem.
It's not always easy to throw yourself into the dating game, only to strike out and be told to get back on the field, but Regina Hall feels that the key to meeting good candidates is to focus on yourself first. In an interview with Atlanta radio station V-103, the About Last Night actress shared her dating advice to Black women.
"Well you know, I think you should search within yourself first," she said. "That's the truth. I say you just go out into the world as your best self and you hope to meet that."
Hall also explained how negative portrayals of Black women make it difficult for them to see themselves as strong, amazing, and worthy of someone's love and affection. Instead, they put themselves down or accept less than what they should.
"I think Black women are pretty phenomenal and I don't think we know it," she said. "I think we're bombarded with a lot of images that may make us think differently, but I think walking with that certainty as a woman, the good parts of you, the bad parts of you — all that makes you, you. Walking into the world and presenting that as who you are as a being, you'll attract that person."
That's not to say that you need someone in order to be awesome, Hall added.
"And you're already phenomenal without him, but you can meet a somewhat equal," she said.
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