Dating a congolese man
If you can communicate with someone in a language that you both feel comfortable with, it makes being with that person easier.
In Africa, those who speak the same language have a similar culture.
Am I saying that those who date outside of their culture are not in tune with their own?
Certainly not, but they certainly have embraced other cultures more and are willing to look past any real, imagined or expected obstacles.
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A Ghanaian friend of mine told me “My (Jamaican) boyfriend really tried to speak my language because he realised that it was important to me.”Ethnic capital of the world For me, a twenty-something year old Congolese woman who grew up in the city of London – a city I like to call “the ethnic capital of Europe” – dating someone from a different culture was not a problem.However, even in Congo a country that boasts a long history of tribalism, there came a time during the Mobutu regime when he encouraged tribes and regions to unite because he understood that a united Congo meant a stronger state.Can we apply the same line of reasoning to our argument and suggest that perhaps if we as Africans remain open to marrying people from other African countries, could we also have a stronger and united Africa?I went to a secondary school that was predominantly West African and attended a university that was predominantly white, so my choices were wide and I dated a few of those choices.In fact I wasn’t into my own culture as much because I grew up along a lot of other nationalities, in what I call “London culture”.
An older woman asked me: “How many mixed cultured couples do you know who have grown old together?