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How to date a Jamaican man: advice for non Jamaican women

by Empress Yuajah

The Jamaican mans culture and family is number one to him. It is important to show respect for all things related to his culture and Jamaica, especially his family. He may do some things that to you don’t seem necessary. Like putting a lot of lotion all over his body, or talking loudly with friends when they are having a good time, or playing reggae music really loud in the car while he drives. It’s not just your Jamaican man who does these things, it the majority of the people of Jamaica. In Jamaica your family is everything. They support family members 100% in any and all things. So, sometimes to others it may appear that we do too much for a family member, but this is what we as Jamaicans are used to. My straight advice to you, dating a Jamaican man, “Keep you opinions too your self” just be a good listener, allow time to smooth out any situations pertaining to his family.

As black people, we tend to have a very low threshold of when we sweat, and when that sweat starts to “stink!” The upside to this is “the darker the berry, the sweeter the juice!” and you know what I am talking about ladies. Personally I adore the smell of a sweaty black Jamaican man, but I know not everybody does. It is important if you are dating a Jamaican man, to be honest and tell him “honey you need a shower!” In Jamaican culture, honesty is soooooo important, and it is expected. Especially regarding issues of hygiene. Our mindset on bad breath, body odor, or food stuck in between the teeth etc is…its better somebody you know telling you, rather than somebody you don’t know, having to tell you. That makes sense! Cause if someone you don’t know has to tell you have food stuck in between your teeth, then the embarrassment level is very high. So, always tell your Jamaican man, if he needs hygiene or grooming, then give him a kiss, for a job well done.

If you plan to be in a long-term relationship with a Jamaican man, it is wise to learn how to cook Jamaican food. Why? Because to Jamaicans food is how we “get strong”, and rightfully so. But we know, being raised by a Jamaican mother, That only certain “yard food” can make us feel strong, and nourish our body, for optimal health. If you are not Jamaican and can cook Jamaican food, you will score brownie points from all his family members. I don’t care if you have to buy a book to learn how, but just do it. I have a recipe on this website for “Ackee and Saltfish” if you want to check it out. Besides if you can cook our home dishes, this will be less reason for him to call his mom, and to go over to her house for dinner, I just tell you this in case you want to see less of her….lol. Jamaican men need lots of freedom and space. Even when you are in the same apartment and house together. This is our culture, we spend much time with friends and family away from our partners. Black people in general don’t appreciate it when a woman who is not black tries to act black. Here is something you should know. If your man wanted a black woman, he would get himself a black woman. He wants you, so be yourself and don’t try to act black.

To Jamaican people being able to trust you is really important. Never repeat anything he shared with you intimately, neither back to him in the heat of the moment or to friends or family. Your affairs are your affairs, keep his secrets a secret.
Always keep the house clean. Show him that you know how to hold down the fort. If he is with you and you are not Jamaican, but can still keep house like a Jamaican woman, you score points big time. Make sure thing that shouldnt be on the floor are not, and always make sure the dishes are done, and oh yeah, keeping the bath tub clean is really important in Jamaican culture.

Never cheat on him! This is also very important! Jamaican women tend to have too much class, or non at all. You don’t want to mimic the behavior of the ones that have non at all. For the traditional self-respecting Jamaican woman, sleeping around, or “free for all fornication” is a no-no. So be sure if you did, or you do cheat on him, DON’T LET HIM KNOW. That is if you expect to marry this guy. Last but not least, shower daily. Even if you are staying in the house all day. This is so important to us. We Jamaicans put a huge emphasis on personal hygiene. You must wash daily. We believe (as Jamaicans) that the anatomy of a woman, means she must take special care to be and stay clean, especially between the crevices. So take head shower daily and wash those crevices with particular attention.


  • Real says:

    wat a coincidence ….mi deh yah a listen to DEPORT DEM MAWNIN MET

  • Brightlight says:

    @Real I don’t know why but your comment juss mek mi buss out a big laugh!

    Good morning Ms. Metsy and Co. 😉

  • LUNDUN says:

    ok so diss article is geared towards white girls dating or looking to date a jamaican man?

    reading diss was hilarious, but met, suzzane is a mad gal so she and girls like she will neva comprehend wat diss is saying. :ngakak

  • Real says:

    brightie and a it mi did a listen .n mi se mek mi go inna mi office ,,,,and on jmg
    and low and behold

  • LadyWoW says:

    I hope dem read and tek head Jamaican people come wid instruction booklet. mi cyan manage :bola out di park

  • good girl gone bad says:

    Didnt know we came with so much instruction…Does that mean we are difficult to deal with?? lol

  • eyecandy says:

    This is poorly written an poorly articulated.

  • Cindy Royal says:

    Ditto ur comment Candy. I thought it was me alone who had that issue – I stopped reading at the “sweaty” section.

  • Yep! says:


  • Realthing says:

    So Sean Paul never know seh she did mad? Is Jamaica him meet har or is him bring her come here? So much we don’t know but is not everyone will get hurt and roll over and forget about it, mad or no mad

  • eyecandy says:

    Mi seh Cindy!!

    One ah di time mi tink ah sean madeeks ah write:hammer

  • toni ann says:

    few questions..

    1. suh a jamaican men alone lotion dem body all ova? i tawt wen ppl a lotion dem lotion evert weh?
    2. a jamaican man alone talk loud wen dem a have fun? i tawt everyone do when they’re having fun?
    3. i tawt everyone tek dem culture and family seriously?

    4. dis all soun like shi did a diss him family because of the advice towards family, because naturally everyone stick up fi dem family, especially if your family didnt do anthing wrong or if someone a try stop yuh from help them

    5. suh wait, a nasty the smaddi a seh jamaican man nasty? because i fuss mi ever hear dis seh yuh affi tell jamaican man fi bade or brush teet, but a weh di rawse dis?

    6. the person who wrote this jamaican or the white gal? because if she a jamaican shi want a beating or white still a beating… it seems like the man she a talk bout talks like this: “me john, john hungry, mek john food” cause these canna be sensible men we talking about… so basically jamaican are dunce, dont know when to bade, “eat food because it will make dem big and strong,” an use a whole bakkle a lotion pan dem kin?

    7. suh is jamaica alone bathtub must stay clean?? an what kind of idiot share dem private intimate momemts about them an them man/women with family and friends??

    8. all women/men must shower daily, cheating is something ppl must try not to do whether to jamaican men or not, its just a no no….. i see no valuable info here, does this person speak english? and if so did they past third grade?

  • Cindy Royal says:

    Doe look Toni, doe look, turn away, cuz as mi seh, mi stop at di “sweaty” section cuz it’s so nonsensical & in no way speaks to any Jamaican men I’ve ever met. Kmt.

  • Jules says:

    Some dese comments are just too funny. I didn’t read it, a just teck di warning from di Metters and bypass di f000ery.

  • lisa says:

    empress whoever u suppose to be go sit yur ass down somewhere !!!!!

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