Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Afternoon Randomness--Searching for Love with an Afrocentric Personal Ad on Craigslist



I troll these Internets looking for excitement. I usually don't find any...until I start perusing the personals on Craigslist--truly a hive of scum and villainy...as well as the desperate, sad, and hopeful.

We know that love is hard to find. And according to some recent articles on internet dating, love is doubly difficult for black women to find online. So how do we rate this sister's effort? Ridiculous or heartfelt? Funny or sad? Will she attract a king or a court jester? Will his home be decorated with African art purchased from Marshalls by way of China? Does her Ipod feature Jill Scott on perpetual replay?



Courtesy of Craigslist:

I am a neo soul bohemian afrocentric human centric earth life lover. Seeking The Next Level. MANY seeds, deep family root creation, spiritual intellectual depth
My equal in a Like Minded Active Working brother. Working for the common good type of brotha... Or working for himself, with vivid dreams of where he is going in life.
NO STUFFY BROTHA-(ethnically challenged brothas please)Im out the box and often deemed radically progressive from this earthly
perspective. I am love light truth. a Great spirit woman sista Queen and -To be divine mama wife and partner. Are you a soldier of real Black Love?
If you are a Queen seeker, I am a King Searcher....and I have been ready for his arrival. The longer I await the better i get , im ripe fruit now.
READY. and yes many queens are still standing brothas! unfortunatly some sistas just lost their crowns but many will find them eventually. Here Is One Of Them. Where are You King? lets be friends join one anothers cipher..and go from there. Now is the time.

im 29. pretty round face. short and thick. organic vegetarian. honey colored. very healthy. glowing. clear skin no make up. vivacious. curved out! (super curvy)corn bread fed southern looking little brick house woman ( so now you know). please be 25-45 only and ready for the ultimate union, if blessed with the obvious.

CURRENT & ASPIRING !organizers for community etc. counselors. givers. poets. artist. entreprenuers, teachers ( in any form) TO THE FRONT. but all are welcome to say peace to a sista.

Peace Good People.

5 comments:

Jon said...

You got no poetry in your heart. This is one of my favorite internet dating profiles ever. Give her credit for putting herself way out there and asking for what she wants. At least she didn't say she enjoyed walks on the beach. I hate walks on the beach.

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

That first link was an interesting read, for sure. I think I lost my breakfast... lol.

I was thinking while watching Ms. Afrocentric that she's probably appealing to a small, specific group of men that like her very specific style. Betcha a lot of African men like her.

While Jon above saw the ad as poetry, it is, but at the same time, there is something about it that goes a bit too far, into The Land of Flaky.

All this reminds me of how many subcultures in American life there are that unless you're in it, these folks are off our radar.

Marianne said...

"please be 25-45 only and ready for the ultimate union, if blessed with the obvious"

The "please be ready for the ultimate union" will probably scare a lot of eligible men, and attract guys who will promise her the world just to get her into bed.

I like the woman in the Miss Afrocentric video, bc I like quirky people who don't act and sound like robots, but I have no idea what men would think.

gordon gartrelle said...

Let me translate:

I am a neo soul bohemian afrocentric human centric earth life lover. Seeking The Next Level. MANY seeds, deep family root creation, spiritual intellectual depth

I spent years as a jumpoff/ho, now I want to reinvent myself as an Afrocentric Queen. I spend most of my time in black bookstores listening to Black Israelites rant about Amerikkka's plot to kill off black people with AIDs and crack.


NO STUFFY BROTHA-(ethnically challenged brothas please)

Ex cons preferred.


Im out the box and often deemed radically progressive from this earthly perspective. I am love light truth. a Great spirit woman sista Queen and -To be divine mama wife and partner. Are you a soldier of real Black Love?

Are you willing to put up with a lunatic?


If you are a Queen seeker, I am a King Searcher....and I have been ready for his arrival. The longer I await the better i get , im ripe fruit now.

I'm old and undesirable.


im 29.

I'm 41.

pretty round face. short and thick.

I'm fat.

vivacious. curved out! (super curvy)corn bread fed southern looking little brick house woman ( so now you know).

I'm really fat.


CURRENT & ASPIRING !organizers for community etc. counselors. givers. poets. artist. entreprenuers, teachers ( in any form) TO THE FRONT. but all are welcome to say peace to a sista.

Unemployed brothas welcome.

Pandora Bunny said...

Gordon-- that was a hilarious, and probably correct, translation. I'm in full agreement.