“My mother feels like she ruined her family because she’s light-skin and nobody in her family is dark except her kids,” said Peyano. “If he’s decent and light skin, that’s a plus.” All the girls interviewed said their parents encouraged them to date fair-skinned men or to date within the Dominican community.
Peyano’s mother, Elizandra Peyano, 35, said skin color is not the primary consideration for who dates her daughter. Dahiana Pena, 16, said her parents would prefer her to date someone who’s Dominican, but they let her make her own decisions.
Though the teens disagree with their parents’ sentiments, they said it can still affect their dating preferences and views of African Americans in general.There’s an odd saying floating around about Dominicans.It goes something like noticeably Afro-looking Dominicans deny their African ancestry and try to hold strong to the Latin ancestry.hen it comes to dating and relationships most men have the same overall complaint, “I just don’t get women.” Well if you don’t get the average woman then prepare for the Rubik’s Cube that is la dominicana.Should you find yourself contemplating the conundrum that is a relationship with una dominicana, we have some tips you might want to heed before thinking that you know what you’re getting yourself into.There are a lot of (light and dark) who acknowledge the full breadth of their ancestry and pay tribute to both. Stop putting such a heavy emphasis on race/ethnicity when it comes to attraction.Sidenote All in all, I’ve found Black-Americans (Americans in general) to be too preoccupied with phenotype and race. 9/10 if you’re an attractive woman, men of all backgrounds will find you attractive. The only reason I say this is because Black-Americans should tread very carefully when they perpetuate this stereotype.Every society is unique and every individual person is unique.They say ‘do your hair’ when they talk about straightening it.I feel like it would just be better off if I dated someone that was Hispanic.” These expectations are not exclusive to Dominican girls.