Eide hamatoon mobarak.
While I have no qualms getting funky on the 31st of December, the first day of spring is my new year. Not only because it is the Persian New Year, but based on the solar calendar, frankly it makes the most sense. Nevertheless, I never miss Iran and my family as much as I do during Eid. All of them in Shomal, eating fish, rice with herbs and raw garlic. Being surrounded by my family is what I miss most during Norouz. While an unhealthy amount of coddling meant I had to move away from my family, I wouldn’t mind sitting around being overfed by my mother just about now.
Happy New Year to all of you, but a special Eid to those who couldn’t be with their families for whatever reason.
I love Persian girls. I am easily most attracted to them from a superficial standpoint. Their hair, their eyes, their skin, frankly I’m a sucker for Persian girls. Having said that, why is it that every time I end a relationship, no matter how serious or casual, with a Persian girl, I take a huge break from them?
Not from girls, from Iranian girls. The truth is, relationships I’ve had with Persian girls have been by far the most mentally taxing.
Numerous occasions I found myself thinking “just date another ethnicity”, it is much easier. However, after awhile, I always find myself slowly gravitating towards another Persian girl.
I’m not here to bash Iranian girls. There are things about dating them that I adore. Oh, what is it you ask?
1.) Farsi: I love speaking Farsi with my partner. I always find a special connection when I can speak Farsi with a girl. She doesn’t need to be fluent or perfect, I’m definitely not, but I’ve always been infatuated with a girl who speaks it. Also, for some reason, I always revert to Farsi in two instances: When I want to tell her how much I love her and when I want to tell her how upset I am. Those two emotions are conveyed perfectly in Farsi.
2.) Culture: It is always exciting to date someone of another culture, but I always like it when I can share my Persian culture with my partner.
I find that having this connection with someone in the western world is something special.
We can make Iranian jokes, have plenty of Persian food (no, she doesn’t have to cook), listen to Namjoo and talk everything Iran. Also, it is always helpful if a girl knows the rules of tarof.
3.) Beauty: I am mesmerized by Iranian girls. I can play with their hair for hours. I get lost staring in their cat-like eyes. Their beautifully toned skin that doesn’t need to wait until summer time. It’s superficial yes, but they are just so pretty.
Now that you may not crucify me (how fitting as it was just Easter), I will tell you what I don’t like about dating Persian girls. The generalizations that lead me to losing my mind every now and again.
*I would like to say that I’m only referring to Iranian girls I’ve dated in Canada. Due to obvious political situations and customary norms, my points aren’t about Iranian girls in Iran.
1.) Gossip: There’s a chance Persian men gossip, but it cannot be nearly as much as Persian girls. Unfortunately for their general image, every Persian girl I’ve dated would spend so much time gossiping. She would tell me everything from who Niloufar slept with to how much Maryam spoke behind her back (ironic?). The problem is that I know for a fact this isn’t a phase.
When my maman and her friends get together, it sounds like “The Persian View.”
2.) Foozool: I will say right away that this is applicable to ALL Iranians. However, I am discussing my experiences with dating Persian girls. I can’t stand it when someone is being foozool around me. I’ve had Persian girls whose favourite past time was prying in the lives of others, even being por rooh enough to ask me about my close friends’ relationship problems. This includes a couple of them going through my phone and texts. A big no no.
3.) Drama/Jealousy: Persian girls feed off drama. Again applicable to All Iranians, but much more to girls. Of course when there’s a big group of them congregating at a social event, you just know that there’s beef somewhere. The most dangerous Iranian girls are the ones that say “I’m not like Persian girls, I don’t like drama.”
4.) Volatile: There are men who flaunt their womanizing ways. My talent is that I’ve managed to piss off my share of women. Trust me, no girl can come close to matching the fury of an angry Persian girl. I’ve been smacked, had things thrown at me and have heard phrases I didn’t know existed; all by Persian girls.
You cannot get more fiery than a worked up Iranian girl. Confession, this also turns me on about Persian girls.
5.) You are no Geisha: You may have noticed I find Persian girls to be beautiful. That’s why I don’t want to share her with her mirror. You do not need to put so much makeup on. Persian girls have a very unique look to them, which is actually accentuated when they don’t look like a Moulin Rouge dancer.
Conversely, there is a valid argument to be made about how Persian men suffer from terrible traits.
The generalizations being that Persian men are needy, jealous and uptight. Just as Persian girls need to tone down the makeup, Persian men need to lay off the hair gel and cologne. Just as Persian girls need to tone down the drama, Persian guys shouldn’t be so sensitive, as Persian guys are just about the worst when it comes to sensitivity issues.
Perhaps it is because our mothers coddle the adult right out of us. Which, by the way, leads to the many Persian men who seek a mother figure in their partner.
Many of them who don’t think that’s true, just haven’t realized it.
Either way, I’ve talked a big game, but it is extremely difficult for me to stay away from Iranian girls. I will always remain drawn to them. I have met numerous strong and independent Persian women that don’t fit negative generalizations, so I don’t need to act like a doodool about it. To be honest, I’ve met more needy, sensitive Persian guys than gossipy, volatile Persian girls. Just barely.
Also, I wanted to say that an excellent post was just written by Yassi entitled “I have a little problem”. A definite read so check it out.