quote:Originally posted by Kweli4Real:quote:Relationships can be frustrating--no matter the race.
True, but with INTRA-Racial relationships, you are not [usually] stripped with racial/cultural differences; and you know [usually] you are not being dated because of some racial myth/fantasy.
Strangely enough black women seem to believe the negative stereotypes about black men more strongly than anyone else. So if you do something that even remotely strikes them the wrong way, they'll react far more quickly and strongly (negatively) than a woman of another race. And what's worse is that it's very difficult to convince them that they're wrong because they'll play the black woman card.
One example I can remember well is the time I met a sistah online. We started out emailing and then calling and then we started talking about meeting in person.
We were talking one night and she claimed to hear someone else in the room with me. I live alone and tried to convince her I was completely alone (which I was).
Infidelity was her issue (yep ... black men are dogs). And she was ready to see it in me at the drop of a hat.
Anyway, we never met in person.
Women from other backgrounds seem to be better able at giving the benefit of a doubt. Believing that you are who say you are and present yourself as. But that's JMHO.