7 things I've learnt about dating in South Africa
Not unlike Americans South African guys on the whole are very friendly. They easily chat up women, start conversations and like having a. Men in general are both complex and simple, making it hard to understand them at times. So here are 5 things that you may not have known about South African. Results 1 - 20 of South African single men. Thousands of photos and profiles of men seeking romance, love and marriage from South Africa.
It's something that's trained into us from a young age, and you'll hardly walk around in a South African mall and not find someone sporting a "Springbok" jersey somewhere. The hype around rugby in South Africa goes back decades and there's nothing more fun than chilling at a friend's "braai" on a Saturday afternoon with a Klippies and Cola, watching your guests cheer for their favourite rugby team and celebrating when the game is over.
Your girl should be a pro at this as well. She'll Have Her Own Name For Things A barbecue is called a "braai", a satsuma is called a "naartjie", and any form of alcohol is called a "dop".
If you start dating a South African girl, you'll start picking up on words you've never heard in your life before. If you're going to do something later, you'll start saying that you'll do it "just now" or "now now", and it could mean that you'll do it in 5 minutes time or in a month. You'll also abbreviate greetings and instead of saying "how's it going?
At first you'll probably struggle to understand what your South African love interest is saying to you, but you'll get the hang of it. She'll Probably Swear Like a Sailor South Africans tend to swear in one of their 11 official languages, and most of the time it isn't English. This is especially obvious in songs you might have heard from Die Antwoord or the movie District 9. Afrikaans tends to be a favourite because the words are very similar to Dutch and come out rather fierce and rough.
Of course, that doesn't mean that all South African ladies like to swear, some really detest it, but if she's mad, you can be sure that at least one swear word will cross those pretty lips of hers, even if it isn't a bad one. Mind you, you won't even know it because you don't speak one of the 11 official languages, except English of course.
But Will Still Be Super Polite Even if your girl swears like a sailor, you can be sure that she uses her "pleases" and "thank yous" like a saint. Especially when it comes to her elders.
Older people are held at a higher standard in South Africa and you'll probably hear your girl refer to older people by saying "uncle this" and "aunty that", and that's because we grow up with Afrikaans people that refer to their elders as "oom" and "tannie". She will also be a massive hit with your parents because she will ask before she does anything that she might deem disrespectful in your parents' home like leave the table before anyone's finished with their foodkeep her swearing to herself and laugh at jokes even if they're only mildly amusing.
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We're cool like that. She'll Probably Be a Carnivore As I've stated before, "braaiing" is a favourite South African past-time, so if your girl loves her meat a little too much then you know where it came from.
A favourite for Saffa girls is one big, juicy steak from their local Spur or Dros with a side of "slap" chips.Mixed Race Marriages in the South - The New York Times
This normally goes hand-in-hand with her love of spending lots of time with her family. So if you're visiting her family with her, expect lots of chatting, eating, laughing and more eating. Of course you do get the odd vegetarian in South Africa, they still love to eat big portions of whatever is being served, because we just love our food. Your girl will know what wine to have with which meat, she'll be able to tell you what type of spirit you're drinking with your cola and most importantly, she'll probably be able to drink way more than you and still keep her composure, and to keep your ego in check, she won't brag about it either.
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Again, this doesn't count for all Saffa girls, but if you do come across a girl who likes to drink, she'll be quite good at it. One thing you will notice though, is that most Saffa girls stay away from beer because it's considered "dodgy" in South Africa when a girl drinks beer. Mainly because our beer is the type that will make you grow chest hair. No Bud Light for us, thanks. Braaing In South Africa we have braais. Meaning we have barbecues. You bring your own meats, or veggies, and drink and then braai together.
After all a lot of wine is made in South Africa. A great way to educate yourself on this is simply to watch Invictus with Matt Damon. The movie about Mandela and his wish to unite the nation through rugby.
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And he was pretty successful in his mission. So there are plenty of fit men to go round! South Africa has a large population of which a very high percentage lives in poverty. There are townships everywhere and crime rates are extremely high. If you live in South Africa today you live behind fences and chances are you have an alarm and a dog too. Not to mention pepper spray and teasers.
As a result of this many men are fiercely protective.
They are not the kind of people who back down in a fight. They are also used to dealing with corruption and there are many rules in South Africa that can be broken.