The Divine Nine dating circle is a complicated one. Along with everything that goes into the black dating scene, there are additional rules to follow with Greeks to make sure things go smoothly. Unfortunately, for the majority of non-Greeks, it’s tough to find out those rules until you violate them and get embarassed. Lucky for you, I’m here to give you some insight into NPHC dating.
The Divine Nine is like high school: everyone knows your business: It’s a sad truth, but when you date a Greek, you’re dating them and their chapter (especially in New York). If things go south, they’ll tell their line brother/sister, their dean, somebody who will open their mouth and spread your business. This is a fact of life that can’t be changed, just like how white people can’t jump, and how O.J. was guilty.
Don’t imitate Greeks: There’s nothing D9 Greeks like less than non-Greeks imitating them, whether in jest or seriously. I know it looks cool, but don’t Alpha train, Que hop, Skee-wee, or… whatever it is that Iotas do. This is the quickest way to get barked on (no pun intended) by an NPHC member.
Groupie love is not a myth: But the fact that everyone gets it is. Ladies, if your man is a ugly dude with bad breath, bad conversational skills, and a toupee, you don’t have to worry about groupies just because he got some letters. It’s a fraternity, not magic.
Those are some of the basic pros and cons (but mostly cons) of dating an NPHC Greek. What’s that, person I’m making up for the sake of writing more? You want more in-depth details? Okay, let’s do it.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc: Don’t say “stinky pinky,” even as a joke. Also, calling them pretty seems to work early and often.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc: A whole lot of mother-henning (mother-ducking?) goes on with the Deltas. Make a good impression with her sorors, and you’re in.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc: This may seem like common sense, but don’t call her sorors fat and/or ugly. Learn from my mistakes, people.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc: Probably the most “down” of all the NPHC chicks. Whether this is good or bad, I haven’t figured out yet.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc: Can’t say my advice isn’t biased here, but ignore the arrogance; we’ve earned it.
Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc: Don’t ask to “see the kane,” because you might get more than you bargained for.
Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Inc: You know the girl who gets picked up and tossed into the air at their parties? Don’t be that girl.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc: One cup of Blu Juice is enough. Also, don’t talk about how you “love Kappas.” They hate that.
Iota Phi Theta, Fraternity, Inc: Don’t remind them that they’re Iotas, and don’t even mention Living Single.
Any other dos and don’ts you have, feel free to mention. Also, non-Greeks, what other pros or cons have you run into while dating a Greek? Feel free to share.