I am in an area where there are alot of Ethiopians, so I see Ethiopian men and women quite often. I find myself attracted to Ethiopian men somewhat frequently. I was in the store today and I heard this man speaking Amharic and I turned around and he was this incredibly attractive Ethopian man, I actually did a double-take, which was silly. He saw me looking and smiled, but I think it was inappropriate to be so obvious, especially because he had kids with him. But anyway, I notice Ethiopian men dont' date other black americans. In my experience, Ethiopians are very proud and exclusive about their culture and rarely marry non-ethiopians. I think this is a good thing to have a cultural pride, but has anyone else noticed this?
Most of the Ethiopian men I see have dark brown skin, kinky or sometimes curlish hair and almond shaped eyes. So, I wonder why is it that I can usually tell the difference between an Ethiopian black man and a black american man. Their features are pretty much the same, yet to me we look quite different. Both unmistakably black, yet both look quite different. I wonder...can wp tell black people from different countries apart?? I've wondered that.
There is also a Ethiopian woman who works in my building. This is off topic, but she has only been in the US for 3 years, she is very very nice and wears her hair in braids everyday. We speak to eachother everyday. the first time we spoke, she asked me where I was from and I said "from here," (the us) then I asked her where she got her hair braided because I was looking to get mine done and I didn't feel like spending 95 dollars to get some cornrows w/ hair added. She said her friend did it for her and before I knew it, we were having a detailed conversation about hair braiding. I just thought that was cool, I think hair bonds black women across cultures. Because our hair is so unique.
Most of us actually can bond w/ eachother over this commonality. I just thought it was cool that she's from Ethiopia, new to the country and I've never set foot anywhere near Ethiopia, yet we had this common bond as black women. I thought it was cool.
Btw, I saw on a guy's profile on some site that he marked himself as "mixed," and when I looked at what he was mixed with he had "ethiopian," and "african-american," marked down...
FYI Most Ethiopians would be classified as black africans...meaning same race as black americans, so that's not 'mixed' techincally. For some reason some people seemd to exclude Ethiopians when it comes to the black race and I don't really understand why. Most of them look black undeniably black. from what I've seen most of them are dark or medium brown with kinky or sometimes curly hair. Most Ethiopians that I see do not have straight hair and most are not light either (of the ones I've seen) so I don't know where people get the idea that their not black...its mind boggling to me...
Anyway, reply what do you think of Ethiopian men, do you interact w/ them ever? Have you ever known one to date a black american woman???