I tend not to take things to seriously when it comes to the dating scene. It seems absurd to me that with so many hundreds of single men and women available in any city in any country, that there wouldn't be a problem finding a date. Ethiopia and Ethiopian dating are no doubt the same. But after some serious fact finding I have come to a conclusion - and this certainly isn't the only conclusion - that Ethiopian singles are looking for a lot more in their potential partners. And they're not finding these qualities in whatever Ethiopian men are available.
Now, I can only make these assumptions based on what I have seen and what I have read regarding Ethiopian dating and the Ethiopia singles scene. There are quite a few Ethiopian singles websites that offer up quite a selection of photo's and biographical information for some truly stunning Ethiopian singles. There are photos of Ethiopian singles that make me wonder why these women aren't making big money modeling somewhere.
The issue at hand though is what are these Ethiopian singles looking for that they can't find "at home". Maybe it's the traditional Ethiopian dating culture. Even in today's modern age, Ethiopia still has at least some of its dating culture firmly rooted in the past that is dependant on arranged marriages and parental approval. These are modern woman! And I get the feeling that many of them want to break away from the bonds of tradition. Perhaps Ethiopian singles have gotten a taste of Western influence and culture and understand that they - the Ethiopian woman - have a say in who it is they will spend their life with.
Outside the typical Ethiopian singles ads, I do not believe Addis Ababa is a city where you will find 'speed dating" and other matchmaking tools. In fact, the site I research for matchmaking and marriage were actually operating in the United States and the United Kingdom - acting as kind marriage brokers so to speak.
Now, what I have read and researched is that when it comes to Ethiopian singles it apparently is kind of like a double edged blade - the women know what they want, but the culture as it exists today in Ethiopia doesn't necessarily create the right situation for these women to achieve their dating goals. Many times Ethiopian singles are forced to put up a front, act like someone they are not and suffer the consequences as a result.
What is interesting I that Addis Ababa is a very cross-cultural city. With over 100 different embassies, Ethiopian singles are exposed to an amazing cross-section of other races and other singles. And I imagine this type of environment influences their dating habits.
I won't know for sure until I actually involve myself in some Ethiopian dating, but I imagine most Ethiopian singles want to be swept off their feet, they want to be treated well and they want to be respected. And that's the way it should be. In terms of Ethiopia singles and dating, the sky SHOULD be the limit. These women should have the opportunity to find the man of their dreams and that person may not necessarily be of Ethiopian descent.