Yesha Callahan

White Man Fever

Tidbit # 3,490,430.

When I was a kid, I had a MAJOR crush on John Travolta. If my memory serves me correctly, one of the first movies I saw him in was “The Boy In The Plastic Bubble” but “Grease” & “Saturday Night Fever” were in heavy rotation in my house. And, don’t let me forget Vinnie Barbarino, from “Welcome Back Kotter”. Yes, I was quite young and lusting after an older man, but to me he was the epitome of sexiness. The dark hair, the dimple in his chin and those dance moves had me in awe.

Ever since my fascination with John Travolta developed when I was younger, I guess you can say that I’ve developed “White Man Fever”.  “White Man Fever” is what I call my love/lust affair with white men. Now, with saying that, I am in no way implying that I don’t date black men and statistically speaking, I have dated more black men than white men.

Now, not just any white man will do. I will not, and do not, date the thugged out white men, as I don’t date thugged out black men either. Also, a pointdexter will not do either. With any type of man I date, I need a fair balance. I also do prefer dark hair white men, compared to the Nordic, blond hair look. The piece de resistance in my book, is a white man with dark hair & grey eyes!

I’m not sure how many women out there remember Brian Bloom, but, WOW!




A couple of years ago, I was hanging out with a friend in NYC and we were doing some shopping in the East Village. I walked into a shoe store, and saw this beautiful specimen of a man with this thick curly dark hair and the cutest smile I had ever seen! We were all sitting there trying on shoes and he was pretty friendly as well. Of course no matter how handsome a man is, my major deal breaker is height. Being that he was a few inches shorter, that kinda killed any possibility of me trying to flirt with him. Low and behold, a few years later, I came across him again, but he was on television and not shopping. Who would have thunk it, I was <<<this>>> close to being a part of his “Entourage”. LOL!

Recently, a friend of mine wrote a blog on Myspace with her list of white men who ‘could get it’. What’s pretty funny is that she listed a pretty close friend of mine, Jeff. Carla (yes I used your name) typically doesn’t find white men attractive, but she has declared Jeff, “The Sexiest White Man That’s Not On TV”. Yes, I must admit it, Jeff is a beautiful piece of man candy.  I remember when I first introduced Carla to Jeff. He met up with us at an impromptu dinner, right after his gym work out. He had on a pair of baggy sweatpants, a wrinkled t-shirt and a hoody on. I swear when Jeff walked into the restaurant, every one’s mouth dropped! Yes, Jeff looks that good, although he’ll always claim otherwise.

Recently, Jeff and I had a conversation and our ‘friendship’ was the subject of that conversation. Jeff & I have been friends for the past 5 years, and yes, even though I always felt he was very attractive, I can’t say that I was attracted to him. So during this conversation, he felt that since we were both ‘single’ that maybe we should try dating each other.

(record scratches)

“Jeff, uh, remember you said I was like a sister? Where is all of this coming from?”, is what I asked.

Now, will  Jeff & I ever “go there” in regards to dating. I highly doubt it, partly because, I’m fine with just being friends with him and I’ve already tried to pawn him off on a couple of my girlfriends. But yes, if I didn’t consider him a ‘buddy’, he’d definitely be up there on my “White Man Fever” list.  But for now, I’m dealing with “HWSRN (he who shall remain nameless) Fever”, and no, he’s not white.

So who’s on your current, “White Man/Woman or Black Man/Woman Fever” list?

I came across this video on “Black Feminity”!

  1. October 7, 2008 - Reply

    I would have to say my fever is for Johnny Depp and Nic Cage but not necessarily because of looks. They just exude confidence!

    • October 7, 2008 - Reply

      @Lisa aka Serahs

      Lisa, they are definitely on the top of my list too!
      Johnny Depp was all over my walls b/c of 21 Jump Street!! Peggy Sue Got Married, is still one of my favorite Cage movies!

    • March 24, 2009 - Reply

      @Lisa aka Serahs

      hmm. yes white men are nice…but what about hispanic, east indian, asian, multi racial men? Have you tried dating them also?
      I wish more black women would date across ALL the racial lines.
      Let me know if you have or better blog about it. If you haven’t try it out and blog about that. Just a suggestion cause I’d like to see your witty personality write about it. But, as always you can continue to date how you choose.

  2. October 7, 2008 - Reply

    I had the hugest crush on Jason Priestly, it seems like we both have a thing about the dark hair…..

    • October 8, 2008 - Reply

      @Naturally Alise

      Ohhh the 90210 crew!
      Luke Perry was more my Austin Green was cute, but his ‘hip hop’ white boy act was a little too much for me!

  3. October 8, 2008 - Reply

    Awwww hell…you should just give Jeff a piece and forget that other dude. Odly for me, I’ve never had a real crush on a white chick on TV. Ok, hold up, I’m lyin. I used to wanna blow Wonder Woman’s back out, and have her tie me up with her lasso and fly me around in her invisible plane.
    But then I grew up, and now, I just wanna have sex with “Stiffler’s Mom” from on American Pie. I think she’s hawwt!

    • October 8, 2008 - Reply


      LOL @ Wonder Woman!
      Nah, Jeff is definitely off limits. I’ve introduced him too one too many girlfriends, and those never panned out to well…so I’m not even going there. I’m going to stick with what I know, for now.

  4. October 8, 2008 - Reply

    LMAO!! Brian Bloom was my white man crush all through my teen years, when he was on As The World Turns, its the only reason I ever watched the show. Dusty and Lilly how I remembered them and Holden too (he was pretty cute).
    I love Adrian too! Entourage is a cool show I watch it by season on DVD.
    The dark hair light eyed white man is a beautiful thing.
    Pitt, Clooney, Wahlberg (Mark) are on my list. Robin Thicke, Timberlake ( I know cliche), Sean Connery (obligatory old white man especially since Newman has passed).
    I also like the guy in Pushing Daisies I don’t know his name, but he is cute and unusually tall, as most actors are on the shorter side, he’s 6’4″
    I thinks that’s all that come to mind off the top of my head, so this is my organic list. Oh yeah and Brian Bloom will always be on my list!

    • October 8, 2008 - Reply


      that’s the only reason why I watched it too!!! he was another one who was plastered all over my bedroom walls!
      so far i’ve only seen two episodes of entourage, for some reason, i just can’t get into it…I’ll have to look into Pushing Daisies, I’ve never seen that either, as you can tell, I dont watch much

  5. October 8, 2008 - Reply

    never knew u was a vanilla ice type lol

    • October 8, 2008 - Reply


      if u knew me well, you’d know i don’t discriminate 😉

  6. October 8, 2008 - Reply

    yeah that first dude can get it…. and I have a soft spot for Channing Tatum…
    I used to love me some Freddie Prinze, Jr but I got over that right about time for college…
    and I saw that PSA late night… I think I was watching Man&Wife… ad I was like WTH… cute ad though

  7. October 8, 2008 - Reply

    Maybe I’m not the readership you expect to have, but I’m a white straight guy. I enjoy reading your blog. I had never heard it called white man fever before. That’s a cool term. Personally I date women of all races. I love them all. Since I can’t do white man fever, I thought I would do black women fever. My top crush is on Alicia Keys. When I was a teenager, I had a big crush on Tina Turner. She had some sexy legs. I think Tina is still gorgeous after all these years. There are others as well, such as Halle Berry, Angela Basset, Jazmine Sullivan, Thandie Newton, Queen Latifah, Solange, and so on.

    • October 8, 2008 - Reply


      Now that I think of it, i’m definitely going to edit my last sentence 😉
      I see you have great taste there as well!

      • October 9, 2008 - Reply


        That’s a great video. Thanks for posting it. Wow. She’s got. That’s one lucky guy. It really puzzles me that it was illegal at one time for interracial couples. That’s so ridiculous. I’m glad I was born into an age where it’s legal. There are too many beautiful people of all races for us to have to limit ourselves if we don’t want. Glad you think I’ve got great tastes. I appreciate it. 🙂

  8. October 8, 2008 - Reply

    Some say I resemble a heavier Joey Fatone. LOL

    • October 8, 2008 - Reply

      @Mikey Balls

      Uh, hmmmm….
      I’ll have to get back to u on that one..llol

  9. October 8, 2008 - Reply

    My white man fever list: Gerard Butler, Tom Welling, Jude Law, Shia Lebouf and James McAvoy, off the top of my head.
    I’ve gone on dates with white guys, but haven’t had a relationship with one. I’m still kinda shy so showing interest is difficult for me.

    • October 10, 2008 - Reply


      Jude Law is soo handsome!
      We need to break u out of that shyness!

  10. October 8, 2008 - Reply

    White Fever? I miss my white fever as you know I was a founding member of WBC (White Boy Connoisseurs) and 12.5-term President of the Anne Arundel County, MD Chapter (we do our elections yearly.) I was also a pioneer in the emo boys in high school and the “I didn’t think he even liked black girls” boys. I however had to step down during my 13th term as President due to a strong case of The Black-Man Plague. I have been suffering from this plague for over 3 years now and I have not even been able to serve actively in the organization that I founded and named. I only attend few meeting where I am regularly met with shameful looks of disdain. I will however try very hard to remember who I AT LEAST used to like and maybe who I would consider now…
    I used to love Collin Farrell. This I know.
    Marc Broussard is lovely?
    I don’t know. LoL. I give up.
    As for my black men, I will take the one you call Keebler Elf – Lupe Fiasco!
    And props to Keith for the Solange love! PROPS!!!

    • October 9, 2008 - Reply

      @Lisa M. Turtle

      Thanks. I appreciate that. I love Solange. She’s gorgeous and talented.

  11. October 8, 2008 - Reply

    I love white men with dark curly hair too, but I love black men especially with dark skin. And as for Adrian Grenier, ooh I had a crush on him ever since I saw him in that movie with Melissa Joan Hart. I wished that I was her in the movie.

  12. October 8, 2008 - Reply

    My favorite White guys are: Tom Brady and Josh Duhamel. *I was crushed when Las Vegas was canceled. How am I supposed to get my Tad Hamilton fix* lol I do not know if I am around enough “real” white guys to say that I find any attractive.

    • October 10, 2008 - Reply

      @Pumps And Gloss

      Fergie is one lucky woman, b/c Josh is handsome as well…I don’t even know what Tom Brady looks like loll

  13. October 9, 2008 - Reply

    My white guy fever list starts with
    1) Johnny Depp, Brian Bloom and Kirk Cameron when I was a kid I use to rip out their pictures from Teen Beat magazine and plaster them on my bedroom wall along w/ pics of LL.
    2) Donnie Wahlberg NKOTB( New Kids on the Block) because he was the bad boy of the group.
    3) Blue eyed soul brothas Jon B., Justin Timberlake, and now Robin Thick. My first experience dating a white guy was a guy that I met in under grad.(we attended the same HBCU) he looked just like Jon B. down to the edged up beard.
    4) Sean Connery, Colin Farrell, Christian Biel ( Batman Darknight) it’s the accents.
    5) Paul Walker from the movie Fast and Furious because of those blue eyes.

    • October 10, 2008 - Reply


      You done named all of mine! But Jordan Knight from NKOTB was my favorite!
      Jon B…eh, he was a little too hood lol

  14. October 9, 2008 - Reply

    Yes, I love the brothas but I mos def needs to try a white man!!!! 🙂 Its just something about a white guy with dark hair and facial hair!

  15. October 9, 2008 - Reply

    I am hopelessly in love with Gavin DeGraw and Ashton Kutcher…Adam Sandler could probably hit it as well. Ben Kingsley is sexy now with the bald head. Anderson Cooper has some GINORMOUS sex appeal, and yes, I have heard the rumors that he is gay. Nick Lachey has something about him that I find incredibly attractive. And dont laugh at this one but I used to have a serious thing for Adam Duritz and Garth Brooks too.
    Outside of guys on television or in movies, I am attracted to nerdy(intelligent?) musician (or otherwise artsy…earthy) types or big thick biker types with bald heads and goatees. But heres the clincher, while I too, like dark hair redheads are an insatiable turn on for me!!! Especially when they’re thick or a little pudgy. OMG!! My white (ultralightskinned) friends tell me that I am crazy for that but I dont know what it is about the fair skin, freckles and red hair and eyelashes that sets me off but it does.

    • October 9, 2008 - Reply


      Oh when I was a kid it was Leif Garrett all the way.

  16. October 9, 2008 - Reply

    Now that I think about it Jimmy Kimmel is cute too…OMG what have you done to me??!! I cant stop thinking about this…

    • October 10, 2008 - Reply


      I can never do the red hair/freckles thing…they’re always too pale. The big biker white men scare me lol

  17. October 10, 2008 - Reply

    Brian Bloom has zombie eyes, when I was a kid, I was scared of him. Seriously, he scared me.

    • October 10, 2008 - Reply


      LMAO!! Zombie eyes?? I’m sitting here cracking up, I’ve never thought of that description, I’ll never look at him the same again..
      and to think, i thought they were just

  18. October 11, 2008 - Reply

    Okay I definitely had a crush on the oldest guy in Backstreet Boys (Keith I think his name is)…but I loooove me some Billy Zane!!!

  19. March 7, 2009 - Reply

    I like Orlando Bloom–esp. when he wore that blonde wig in “Lord of the Rings”. Adrien Brody (“Cadillac Records”) is cute, too.

  20. March 24, 2009 - Reply

    * sorry added me comment to the wrong place, please delete the first comment*
    hmm. yes white men are nice…but what about hispanic, east indian, asian, multi racial men? Have you tried dating them also?
    I wish more black women would date across ALL the racial lines.
    Let me know if you have or better blog about it. If you haven’t try it out and blog about that. Just a suggestion cause I’d like to see your witty personality write about it. But, as always you can continue to date how you choose.

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