Lately, our news outlets have been rife with stories of love between foreigners and our local girls. Not all are the happily-ever-after type. Just recently, we were treated to a free drama when an older man and his former flame had a marital spat aired in public with the German accusing his Kenyan ex of stealing from him. It didn’t help matters that the two had a considerable age difference; well over 45 years.
The reaction to their tussle on social media expressed the views of the majority of Kenyans. Black women, most feel, would sell their own souls to the devil for a chance to marry or even have a tryst with a white man. There are bolder black women who have even brazenly proclaimed that they have no time for their fellow countrymen.
While there are some genuine love stories, other popular reasons that lead black women to shun their own include:
The greatest stereotype about dating a white man is that it’s purposely for financial reasons. “Why else would a 19 year old marry a man old enough to be her grandfather?” is the typical question bound to be raised. May be true, but it goes beyond being wealthy. These men are more than willing to finance their ladies’ extravagant lifestyle, a big contrast from a Kenyan who may be moneyed but would easily lose a limb than spend significantly on his.
A white man will make no fuss about showing his love for his African queen unlike his black counterpart who is hell bent on never even taking part in a public display of affection. Romance, it seems, comes naturally for a mzungu. He embodies the knight in shining armor, that’s ready to care and protect his lady. “Feeling like the only girl in the world,” isn’t just a saying to a woman with a white sweetheart.
Point 5 babies
The prospects of having a mixed race baby appeals greatly to some women. In their heads, such kids have an aesthetic edge. What with their curly hair, lighter eye color, smaller facial features and other Caucasian-like physical attributes.
Is there an easier way of becoming a Swiss citizen than having to live in the country for 10 years? Oh yes, marrying one. It helps that he will pay for the plane ticket.