Black dating italian man woman

Before leaving for my study abroad trip I read the blogs of probably every black traveler to see the places I should visit or stay away from.

While doing this research, I came across a dozen of comments and blogs of how widely received we were in Italy, and I’ll admit they were one of the reasons why I was dying to go.

There are actually quite a lot of African women born in italy due to immigration who don’t receive any special attention, and are even sometimes looked down on. The negative image, again we can thank the film industry, is that American girls are super easy. I’m not saying it never happens, it just doesn’t happen often. (Yes, I said it, we still have segregation) We don’t usually live in the same neighborhoods or attend the same schools, so if there’s no interaction then the opportunity never strikes.

Italians simply can appreciate all types of beauty. We have a different culture, we carry ourselves differently. E: no MAC, no Remi, no Peruvian, no Brazilian, no 1B/2B, etc.) Most of the African women I encountered where rocking the natural fro, or had ethnic braids in.

Also, we have access to a lot of beauty products that they do not have access to in Italy. Therefore, we resemble more than African-American women you see in television and movies, which can be especially attractive because it’s something they are not used to seeing.

After reading up on it on google, you would think that flying to Italy would magically turn you from broke Cinderella into Beyonce!

From my own experience, I can say that this myth is indeed overhyped.

Italian women, as I’ve heard, are extremely hard to talk to (from an Italian man’s perspective). My italian boyfriend reiterated this to me as well, “Italy is a country of men.” In a piazza in Rome in front of the movie theaters, I observed that in every social group there was 1-2 girls and 4-5 guys. Simply meaning that dating an African-American woman isn’t the ideal, certainly not the trophy wife; unless of course you’re a Beyonce.

American girls are used to girl-boy friendships, (a concept that is unknown to the Italian men) and with this, are a lot easier to approach. If there has been some exposure to the culture, or the people, then the chances are greater.

Always let a friend or someone that you know exactly where you are going and who you'll meet with including e-mail addresses or phone numbers you have for the date.

A popular form of alternative dating that takes place face to face is speed dating.

There are a million comments on the internet saying, “Go to Italy, they love black girls there! Even white female travelers were recommending as a place to go.

Probably the funniest I’ve read was a site, dedicated to black women traveling to Italy, almost guaranteeing that these hopeless romantics would find the man of their dreams there.

They see us for us, not as an upgrade or a downgrade.

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