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Gayle King shares her love for Black men and her experience dating

by The Grio

There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but when you’re someone like Gayle King, the pickings can start to feel slim. Recently, the journalist sat down with the hosts of The Pivot Podcast, where they discussed King’s love life. When asked if dating is hard with her level of success, King shared her reality in the dating world. 

“​​What’s difficult is that people say, ‘Oh, you’re so intimidating,’” she shared. “Somebody said to me once, ‘Gayle, look at your shoes … look at your bag, look at your coat. You’re friends with Oprah [Winfrey].’ A guy looks at that and says, ‘I can’t compete with that.’ But my thing is, it’s not a matter of competing. I’m not looking for someone to compete.” 

While some suitors may feel threatened by King’s relationship with Winfrey, who just turned 70, King explained that she’s looking for someone who “has a sense of humor, who’s very secure, who’s not intimidated by whatever all of this is” and, most importantly, someone who sees her for who she is as a person. But like most daters, King, 69, has her share of dating horror stories, which in her case involved a man making an uncomfortable request.

“I went on a date. I was really excited, very excited about it,” she said. “We’d gone out maybe two months and then he said he really needed to talk to me. He wanted to have a private conversation…[he said,] ‘Do you think you could lend me $4,000?’ I’m like, oh God. You know what Oprah said, ‘God, I would have felt better if he had said $40,000.” 

“I was so crushed because he was somebody who was making, you know, six figures, successful. And when I said, you know, could I ask what it’s for? He said, Yeah, it was for a child support issue and to pay a payment on some furniture. [And I said to myself] ‘Oh God, this is just getting worse.’” 

Long story short, King did end up lending him the money, which he paid her back but…

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