Unfortunately, like Lisa said, most Africans and African Americans never really ever get pass ‘first base’.It’s our hope at Dunia Magazine to begin to bridge these divides.Looking forward to hearing from you, please leave an honest comment.
The question is, are these perceptions justified or not?
Some African sisters are happily married to African American men.
Earlier this year, I believe in January, a client walked into my office, his name JD (I am sure he is going to read this article).
For the record, JD is an African American male and I am an African female.
A couple of girls felt that the African Americans tend to think that they are superior to Africans, showing less respect for them than the Caucasians who are more open to learning about different cultures.
Distrust African women tend to believe that African American men are ‘playas’, out looking for nothing but a good time.He was a first time client, so we began to chit chat as I worked on his papers.We talked about travels and different people we had met; the conversation turned to marriage as I was obviously wearing my wedding ring; he asked if I was married to an African, I said “Yes, of course,” then he asked if my husband was a doctor. Oh well, he says quite a few African men he knows are doctors … That’s when he asked me why it is so uncommon to find African women who date or marry outside their culture, especially to African American men. I kinda agreed – African women do marry outside their race and culture, but it’s more common to find them married to Caucasian men.Well, this is one of those testy topics that I am sure you will either agree with or think of as ‘utterly senseless’, but the truth is that since Dunia Magazine provides the platform for cross cultural discussions, I thought to ‘lay it out on the table’.By confronting and discussing these things, we may actually begin to break the ice …Online dating site is your ideal chance to change your lonely life and find thousands of new American friends, lovers and soul mates among American single people for dating women, dating men.