Now that I’ve been back for quite a while, I’ve had a chance to sample the Windhoek dating pool. I set myself to the task and got myself onto Tinder and went on maybe a dozen dates? Initially, I’d wanted to try something fun and maybe vlog the whole experience – something focussed on first impressions and the assumptions we make about people before we’ve had a chance to get to know them. But too few of my subjects were thrilled to appear on my YouTube LOL. I think I’ll tweak the idea and give it another go later. But this time I thought I’d share some of the biggest differences I found between Namibian and European (Russian) men in particular.
‘’When we get married, we promise a person the rest of our lives, ‘’Till death do us part’’. But what if in another life we promised someone forever? …
By Rautia Nakanyala
If there’s one great belief or habit I have come to unlearn this year is, feeling entitled and having an uncommunicated expectation. No one owes us anything except for the people that have made a very clear vocal commitment to us: either in friendship, relationship or family but even in commitment your entitlement is very limited. I have saved myself from so much emotional distress ever since I came to accept the fact that no one owes me anything. Sometimes, also, I expect too much from people who are limited when it comes to my expectations. Let me try and break it up for us: