American women dating middle eastern men
I hopped on the plane to Jordan and never looked back.
The incredibly kind and attractive man sitting across from me one month later, was nothing like the prejudiced biased portrayals of Arab men, I saw in American media.
Yet heinous act of terrorism were committed in my own backyard.
As I watched reports of Zimmerman’s antics on the local news, I was once again reminded of the unjust death of the hooded boy, who was killed 30 minutes from where I live.
Lies, told by the media, former love interests, abusive family member had left fresh scars that refused to heal.
I had been falsely told, that if I was “a good Christian girl” I would meet my sweet, perfect Christian husband.
From then on, I chose to never allow the crippling fears, insecurities and prejudices of others to ravage my flickering spark of hope.When Myspace lost its allure from the fickle millennial attention span, Harry made one final appearance on my Facebook timeline. While scrolling through endless wedding pictures of Harry and his Korean love, I was once again reminded of my non-existent love life. I was plagued with nights of self-doubt and crippling insecurity.I longed for true love but was deathly afraid of rejection.However, since living in New York, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many different people from various backgrounds and it’s become clear that there are definite cultural norms specific to European men versus American men (especially New Yorkers).I’m not to judge that one is better than the other, and mind you, my observations are based on my own experiences as well as a group of women I’ve interviewed in the last two years.