Thursday, May 8, 1997

Italian guy refers to african-american woman as queen/black queen. what does it mean?

is this common? i was on vacation in italy, where i met a guy. he calls me queen or black queen. what do you think he means by this?

Answer on Italian guy refers to african-american woman as queen/black queen. what does it mean?

Probably he's an avid chess player...

OK, now seriously. Italian men are charmed by foreign girls, and the more "exotic" the girl looks, the more charming she looks to him.

To be called "princess" or "queen" is a compliment in Italy. And he calls you "black queen" simply because you look, well, black. (Sorry, but politically correct language still has a long way to go over there).

Look at the deeds behind the words. If he acts kind and considerate to you, just let it go. If he behaves like a jerk and brags with his friends about you (you'll know if he does as soon as you'll meet one of them and he'll start hitting on you right away) then dump the guy. He doesn't deserve a queen like you...