Many of the events take place at DC Black Pride's official host hotel, which this year is the stately and well-located Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Ave.
NW, 202-737-1234), which is offering extremely reasonable rates to participants this year. For more on where to stay during DC Black Pride, also have a look at our Washington DC Gay-Friendly Hotels Guide.
On the final day, Sunday, there's a DC Black Pride Health & Wellness Expo.
You can buy tickets and Pride Passes to many of the parties taking place during DC Black Pride in advance.
Though this renewal may be intimidating, don’t fret.
With some planning and perseverance, you’ll be laying the foundation for your new life and career in a different city. Young black professionals need to settle in cities that inspire their work and provide them with the opportunities they need to thrive.
While not everyone in these groups may be single, these are all great ways to meet new people. But at some point, when you think you’ve found the right person, it might be time to scale back on your online dating life and start to enjoy your offline dating life.
And you never know — they may have friends for you to meet. A few options in the area are Professionals in the City and Hurry Date. This is where you’ll find the largest number of singles, especially those who you may not cross in your regular social circles."How should you dress for a first date? Some first dates are right after work (a happy hour drink), so that’s easy — just go in your work clothes. I always have to laugh because on my first date with my boyfriend, I wore a very heavy sweater dress because I had actually made plans afterwards to go to this après-ski party in case he was a dud. But remember, don’t log into the online dating site immediately after a date.
DC Black Pride comprises dozens of events and parties, which have typically included several men's and women's parties, a speed dating night, town hall meetings on a variety of topics, a myriad of different workshops, the DC Black Pride Film Festival, a poetry slam, and more.
Between dodging lame pickup lines, sifting through online profiles, agonizing over the perfect first-date outfit, and hunting for that elusive spark, finding real, lasting romance in the nation's capital can feel like a full-time job.
Even though we've earned a rep as one of the best cities in the country for singletons, that doesn't make life (and love) any less complicated.
So, if you're not happy with your love life, it's time to bring in the big guns.
Enter, six of Washington's savviest dating coaches, who've made careers out of helping singles hone their romancing skills.