Well said. I really agree with the part I bolded. When I was growing up in the 70's, a lot of black mothers, and fathers too were aware of the stigma of being a single mother, plus add being black to that. Nothing wrong with being a single mother, it's just that there was a stigma attached to young black girls that you were "fast" especially if you had a large behind (I kid you not).
It's not just black folk who tell all kinds of stuff to their daughters. I used to know a woman who was told that "only prostitutes and Gypsies have their ears pierced" so she never had her ears pierced. Now, to be fair, ear piercing was probably more about hygiene, but why not just say that? Why tell tales?
I think Deonna is more into Greg than she lets on. She knows he's into her, but maybe she has seen (as I have) what happens when you let a man know how you feel a little too early, i.e Matt and Amber. Also there's the issue of the camera and these folks being produced. When Greg and Deonna were making their decision, Greg looked like he was about to start laughing and when I looked at Deonna, she too looked like something was funny. Probably the producers told them to drag it out for the show and they felt silly doing it. I think Deonna will stay with Greg because deep down she knows she might never find a better man than Greg. She may not be as into him as he's into her but I think she's grown enough to realize, "damn, I'm lucky to have this man."