Despite the bullshit, the sweet talk and the dance moves can be very seductive. ) and an absolute certainty that I’m just one of a number he’s playing with. – what’s the attraction between Muzungu women and Rastas? I fell in love with Uganda the moment I set foot here.
UPDATE: After one dating disaster too many I joked that “if another guy with dreadlocks wants to date me, the first thing he has to do is shave his head.” Next in my dating series: Downtown dreadlocks. Despite the challenges of life in a developing country, there's nowhere else I’d rather be.
On Facebook, Tio commented “It’s all about perceptions of “exoticness”, which is why you have Bazungu women falling all over themselves for Masaai men, drape, spear and all.” One attraction of the Rasta is that they’re easy for us Bazungu to recognise them. Because with their shaved heads, every Ugandan man can look the same from a distance – at least when you first arrive in the country.
So for the sake of this article, I have thrown the cosmetic and the real into one big cultural melting pot. I echo the sentiments of this guy, who said: “Come on people, think about it before you all start judging dem Rastas. You must be joking – you don’t know what’s living in that hair! Anja echoed my thoughts: “Rastas are generally a lot more liberal than most Ugandans.
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Jane added “They (and many African men) can talk your pants off. their suppliers happen to be Rastafarians, I guess one thing leads to another …” This Muzungu’s theory is that black, white or brown – ‘girls like a bad boy’ – and in this case Rastas often fit the bill (superficially at least).
Even if you are unattractive by your culture’s standards, they will make you feel like the most beautiful person in the world.” One Ugandan male advised “if you are gonna hit on a mzungu girl in Uganda, never wear a freaking tie or talk about your big meetings.” He asks “why do mzungu ladies stay clear of corporate/learned Africans? That’s why the Muzungu girls are going with them rather than the corporate Ugandans.