Ethiopian dating and culture
When we landed in Addis, my host brother and his friend greeted me with flowers, and about six relatives came to pick up my two friends.
I should mention that my friends come from a tribe native to South Sudan called the Lou Nuer who are known for two things: their daunting height and ability as warriors.
Most children are raised to listen than to speak especially before the elders and guests.
Especially girls are raised to be more respectful to their family and relatives.
Make sure she is more comfortable with you before a single and simple kiss - yeah I know.. If you show some effort to throw some words in her language, it will flatter her out.
We decided that for the first two weeks, I would stay with a host family in Addis Ababa and volunteer at a local school while my friends visited family in Gambella.
Then we would meet up and travel around the country for the last two weeks of our stay.
During your early dating days, unless it comes from her, don't take her out to Ethiopian Restaurants especially the one near to where she lives. If you happen to be a non-ethiopian guy, chances are high to please her if you catch a few words in her language. Also, try to pick some videos from youtube that you like the melody of and ask her what that is saying or if that is her favorite.
The more you lean to the culture of hers, the more you would make sure she would be yours. These days Ethiopian women are seen to be a happily wives of lucky non Ethiopian husbands.