Julia Yarbrough is a woman on a mission. She wants to find her a man this time and keep him, but it seems that she’s already started making some classic “no no’s” in her quest for the man. I don’t know if anyone told Julia Yarbrough, but today’s men really don’t find unemployed women anymore attractive than women find unemployed men attractive. But, nonetheless, she took off with her BFF, Silva Harapetian, to find a man. Another flag! She not only has a girlfriend to bounce all his faults off of once she goes to interview said potential mate, but she’s bringing her along for the ride.
Yarbrough, 44, was a successful television anchor and reporter for over 20 years in Miami, Fl. But, she decided to scrap all of that, quit her job and hit the open road on a quest to find her man. Now how long is this process going to take, we don’t know, but she’s willing to give it some time and she’s not restricting herself to black men. Now the BFF and her are blogging about their dating experiences. Harapetian was a reporter in Detroit who was laid off. She figures she can have a good time and get a man while she looks for a job.
Jacquie Reid gave the numbers on the TJMS saying that 43 percent of African American women have yet to be married in comparison to 23 percent of white women, according to a yale study. There are 1.8 million more African American women than black men and Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies say that by the age of 30 only 50 percent may be married. She doesn’t want to be a statistic and she’s taking the dating scene by the reins.
Jay Anthony Brown is cynical about the whole thing saying that this is going to be a reality show. He figures this is a major hustle. If you want to follow her on her journey check her out here: http://www.highwaytoahusband.com
You can listen to the interview with her and Jacquie Reid on the TJMS here on Tuesday’s show, April 20.