The Pre-Date: Safeguarding Jamaican Men’s Pockets Against Uncertain Pum-Pum since 2013

Dating is a form of courtship consisting of social activities done by two people with the aim of each assessing the other’s suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse. While the term has several meanings, it usually refers to the act of meeting and engaging in some mutually agreed upon social activity in public, together, as a couple. -WikiPedia (at time of publication)

As defined above, there is no dating scene in Jamaica, especially not among Jamaicans. In fact, there is hardly a social venue or event that is not dominated by cliques and this makes it very hard for us to interact with persons from different backgrounds and circles. When individuals do meet and find some romantic interest, it does not usually progress in a manner to facilitate

Jamaicans go out together as couples, usually when their relationship is cemented. Being seen at a movie or dinner with someone implies that you and he/she are an item. To add insult to injury, the ideas presented by my tweeps, earlier this year, regarding ‘dating’ persons you may have met online or only briefly before suggest that a sort of pre-date of meet up is necessary before undertaking activities that will require spending. I didn’t want to believe it either but here are the tweets…

What’s wrong with being high-chested? You can afford it or you cannot.

I was somehow led to believe that that was the point of a date, but clearly I am doing it wrong!

Ah, Twitter; lovely Twitter.

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One Comment

  1. Posted December 30, 2013 at 5:06 PM | Permalink

    You will be hearing from my lawyer…….

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