Native American Dating
Dating in any race or culture has been intensified by the presence of online dating sites. Just as with any demographic, there are Native American dating sites that are designed to help Native Americans meet other people who share their interests in culture and life. Some are exclusive to Native Americans while most allow anyone to participate in posting profiles and messages. Regardless of cultural background, there are many things to keep in mind when utilizing dating sites.
Many singles may choose to participate exclusively in Native American dating sites because they are deeply connected to their heritage and culture and would prefer to make friends and start relationships based on those same connections. Native American dating service websites and communities are a great way make those connections, but you are exposing yourself to the possibility that other people are less than truthful.
Online communities of all sorts are like casual face to face interactions in some ways, but online there is more opportunity to lie and falsely present one’s self. If you are prepared to take everything at face value and weed through what might be less than scrupulous people, then you might make a few good friends.
If practicing exclusively Native American dating is important to you, then consider other ways to meet fellow Natives. Online communities are fine, but nothing can replace face to face interaction that permits eye contact, facial expressions, and better conversation. Look for places within your community to volunteer or spend your time where you increase your chances for meeting new people.
You might also want to consider joining online communities that are not designed exclusively for meeting people. There are communities that are open to people interested in discussing the Native American culture and traditions, which are more generalized conversations and topics and less about making romantic connections.
If you do decide to utilize a Native American dating service online, always follow the standard policies. Do not provide too much of your personal information to people and never agree to meet a person you have met online in a private place. If you decide to arrange a face to face meeting, make sure it is in a public place or take along a friend. Teens should be especially wary and should not agree to meet anyone without a friend and without their parents or other adult knowing where you are going and why.
While interracial dating is widely accepted today, there are still those who prefer to date exclusively within their race or prefer to only pursue relationships with those who have deep knowledge of their heritage. It’s all a matter of personal preference and while looking for quality places, both online and off, to meet people may seem challenging, there is someone out there for everyone. Using common sense and safety measures, you could meet someone very special regardless of from where.
Joseph Paige © 2006