He was very pretty to look at and I was hoping there were brains to back up that face…
At a local café, somewhere near the end of a first lunch date
This piece is not meant to discourage “swirling” (interracial dating). I am “pro-swirl” and always in favor of all women choosing to be with someone who loves, respects and treats them well, regardless of race. Content of character above the color of someone’s skin is what is important.
“I’ve never been with a Black girl before.”
I wasn’t surprised that “swirling” was new for him. The popularity of characters like Olivia and Fitz on shows like “Scandal” seemed to have opened up a new world of dating doors for Black women.
“Well, there’s a first time for everything,” I said.
I decided to assume that his use of “been” really meant “dated”, otherwise he would have been getting way ahead of himself. He was very pretty to look at and I hoped he had brains to back up that face.
“Wait until I tell my friends!”
He sounded like some five year old who couldn’t wait to show off a new toy at “Show and Tell”.
The glee and tone of his words wreaked of a man eager to earn his “Black belt”.
Any hope I possibly had about brains and brawn flew straight out the window.
Needless to say, there was no second coffee date.
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Originally posted September 24, 2015