African dating marriage
And why was it better to date a white person rather than another African?
A recent article in the claims that African-American singles are abandoning traditional approaches to dating and orchestrating matches on Twitter and Facebook instead.Language “The problem is language; it’s the major issue” 36-year-old Alexi from Congo told me.“For most of us English is not our first language, we think in our mother tongue then translate it into English.Am I saying that those who date outside of their culture are not in tune with their own?Certainly not, but they certainly have embraced other cultures more and are willing to look past any real, imagined or expected obstacles.Furthermore, as a new generation embracing and becoming more comfortable with cultural differences, might not some of us become examples for future generations of the mixed-culture couples that lasted, if we last?
Most daters on mainstream sites like OKCupid, Tinder and are white.
Outside our homes, we spoke the same street language, ate the same type of food, listened to the same type of music and were attracted to the same type of guys (or girls).
There were no cultural preferences, except they had to speak English and couldn’t be a “freshie” (someone who’s recently moved to the UK from Africa). However, as I got older and continued to date people from other countries, I realised there was always a barrier in the way, almost like a culture clash, and language, I felt, was the ultimate clash as it is one of the key markers of culture.
And the statistics say that most of those white men are looking to date someone who “share their racial background.” That means that, for the most part, black women’s profiles are passed by.
For all the talk about how African Americans use the Internet and social media these days, there's an even larger conversation taking place about why more black couples aren't married.
I went to a secondary school that was predominantly West African and attended a university that was predominantly white, so my choices were wide and I dated a few of those choices.