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Eritrean dating culture

My Dating Life as an Eritrean-American

I—at the very least—thought I was sure of how the story began: But it only took a couple of weeks in my hometown of Seattle to realize that even this chapter in the book of courtship had been accepted, on my part, in error. I should explain first that I am a 1st generation, American-born woman of Eritrean descent Eritrea is the farthest, eastern corner of Africa. It is the presence of a new participant in this nationalistic romance roulette that eritrea dating culture me redirecting my side-eye stare.

Rewind to a few weeks ago. An uncharacteristically sunny Sunday in Seattle, at church with a predominantly Eritrean congregation. Having mastered the balance of having intense cultural pride and, explaining that, yes, I can wear a mini skirt and still be considered a lady, I suggest that the older generation in question slightly adjust their approach to playing Cupid.

One solution would be to let them date. So how and why, all of a sudden, upon graduating from college, am I expected to swiftly find Mr. Perfect out of this pre-approved pool of Eritrean men? Most of you probably never heard of Eritrea dating culture so you can imagine just how small that pool is here in the States. Instead, leave the manic, intensely critical inspections of our mate-titude to us: Our initial instinct will usually be to do the exact opposite of what our parents tell us to do.

This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher! The article was real… Very real. Kinda exhausting to see it written down but we love who we are and will not lose that, regardless of who we love. This is a perfect glimpse of the realities we go through. Semhar, I am in love, Love, LOVE with this article!!!!

You so rock, my amazing cousin. Fab article as always with plenty of well written insight. Love your writings and you of course! I found your article to be soo true, myself being an Eritrean-American, I can exactly identify with the sort of pressures that you may be feeling. I noticed you mentioned you are about to be 27 and you feel like your biological clock eritrea dating culture ticking, so I wanted to ask you, why not for the sake of your own happiness, go out find the eritrea dating culture that makes you feel wonderful and MARRY HIM?

This is just my. Entertaining read and very true! I must say that I love who I love, and can not help that. The last line is TOOO true I still love you mommy! Thanks for sharing such a great piece. Sem, as a dude who has dated women of other cultures, I can say the scariest thing is being outside of that pool of men and trying to prove yourself a worthy candidate… The obstacles you have you to navigate around are equivalent to minefields.

In either case, this eritrea dating culture great work as usual! So well written and insightful!! As an Eritrean American woman myself I feel very connected to the experience that you write about. A couple of years ago, and after experiencing eritrea dating culture couple of eritrean relationships, I decided to not worry about what my family thought and find the man that made ME happy!

At thirty, I was over worrying about everyone from my family to my future children. I am happy I did. I just got married to a loving non-eritrean guy. Eritrea dating culture find an Eritrean women is still top priority but I am hopefully going to meet some one that is the most compatible regardless of any other factors. Well written article and I think it may get through to your Eritrean American audience who grew up here more than those who are newer to this country.

Any way the ultimate decision is yours and the person whom you would like to be with. As for me after being in a non-Eritrean relationships for many years, I was able to find eritrea dating culture Eritrean that I thought would be good for me and it was a horrible experience, but I never say never and ended up meeting another Eritrean American whom I am extremely happy with.

I think most parents would love to see their children get married to people with similar culture but at the end of the day it is the two people in love who make the final decision. Thanks Eritrean American living in the east Coast. I totally disagree with the writer. The logical way of describing the situation is misleading many innocent readers, which I think is a shame. We need to preserve our heritage. We should not forget where we came from, otherwise we will be lost, which is not a good idea.

As women we should be proud of our upbringing and the modesty that we inherit from our older sisters and mothers, it is just the way it should be. Needless to say, this rhetorical script is based on an antagonistic perspective that undermines our culture and is entirely self-indulgeous in nature. I say marry non Eritrean so that the poulatoin grows and diversiies in gene and nationality pool. If you go to Eritrea, you would see that a LOT of Eritreans are of mixed heritage.

As a 1st gen. I would have to disagree with that logic. As much as i would like to stay close to my heritage and marry an Eritrean woman that I can relate with…. Undoubtably enough, should i divorce the gossip mill will be even worse for having a failed marriage. Should they dare go as far as disowning you for marrying outside that circle that is definately a bigger crime and more shameful crime than inter-racial relationship. Thanks for the great article, its very refreshing and kudos for speaking what all of us are thinking.

All I can say is…AMAZING! I love, love, love your article. I appreciate and applaud you taking time to write this article and have it posted online. For the topic at hand, I say marry who you love and is compatible, regardless of cultural background. However, BE MINDFUL of what that means with implications for your social and cultural future. Make the decision and live with the consequences…both good or eritrea dating culture.


“Stick to dating within your own culture!”


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