I would prefer to date someone from the same country as me.It’s just easier.” Bridgette (25) Congolese “I don’t mind as long as I am happy and loved, that is all that matters.” Dora (28), Zimbabwe Immerse within your own culture What I found was that those who immersed themselves exclusively in their own culture (i.e mono-cultural churches, parties, gatherings) – even if they lived in a very mixed society abroad – were the ones who were adamant that it was easier and preferable to date within their own culture.Dating back four generations it has been customary for Shona women in Zimbabwe to get down on their knees or at the very least curtsey when serving their husbands a meal. However, the more educated and westernised women do not follow this custom, which has patriarchal overtones linked to the subjection of women. Some women in my family embraced this practice from the early 70s – they still do.In another video, filmed in Myanmar, Stein asks out women on the street and is mostly turned away.Some women say their boyfriends or parents would object.Usually, people will ask you; they want to know more about you before going into any form of relationship.Obviously, humour comes in after you know someone quite well and not at first meeting.
Some field digging I did a bit of digging to get the views of other people of African origin on intercultural dating.
They will ask you the above including how much your car costs or your watch or dress, but usually in a social setting.
Zimbabweans are generally very polite, welcoming, respectful, and slightly formal.
Conversation usually flows quite easily, with a minimum of topics that might cause offence.
Common topics of conversation are work, family and where you/they come from.
As one uncle put it to me [I’m Congolese], “If you married a Nigerian, how would you cope if he wanted to retire in Nigeria? Could we really say that relationships would be easier if we were with someone of the same origin?