Interracial dating isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. There are certain precautions that you need to follow or you might end up making things extremely difficult. This article deals with some of the big no-nos of dating a black woman.
- Do not try to speak in the local dialect: Never make an attempt to speak in the local dialect, particularly if you are in the Caribbean. Your black partner might think that you are either mocking her.
- Never have a discussion on races to show how “non-racist” you are: Do not speak about topics pertaining to race and which race is superior with her family and friends. These desperate attempts will only go in vain.
- Point out differences between your cultures: Don’t compare her culture with hers. This will lead to a clash of opinions on who is better and such talks don’t always go well with the family of your prospective soul mate.
- Don’t wait to get married before telling your parents about her ethnicity: Don’t be ashamed that your spouse is black. Tell your parents whom you are dating. Abstaining from doing so will create unnecessary complication with your family always criticizing hers.
- Asking her to braid your sister’s hair: Never ever make an attempt to do this. Black people are known for having eccentric hairstyles. It isn’t a great idea to highlight it and ask her to experiment with your sister. Although you might be a fan of black braid hair, never ask her for this favor.
- Ask her to go diving/swimming after getting her hair done: Braiding hair isn’t child’s play. It takes a great deal of effort and patience to get it done to perfection. Asking her for joining you in the pool or for diving will be regarded as an insult or simple mockery.
- Make fun of her for using a hair product with the word “mayonnaise” in it: Love it or hate it, your girlfriend is very likely to use a hair care product called Hair Mayonnaise. Honestly speaking, Black people don’t have the best hair on the planet. This is why they prefer using products that moisturize and strengthen damaged hair.
- Take her square-dancing in a small town: Black women are not very open to square-dancing. If you love dancing and feel that your partner does too, the best alternative could be a ball where she can dance with you.
- Forget you both had or will ever have different racial experiences: Never bring out an incident where you were mocked at by a black person. Also, be prepared to face what others tell of you both being together. Be mentally strong to deal with any adverse comments or mean stares.