Ask a hundred random people what they consider to be the top three qualities of their ideal BFF or mate and I guarantee you the "L" word will be mentioned by 99 of them. And by "L" word, I don't mean "love." That's probably asking for too much anyway. No, loyalty is the word we're … Continue reading The Painful Truth About Loyalty
Dear Every Annoying Valentine's Day "Couple," The day millions of women dread is almost upon us. I used to be like those women. Sad, lonely, single little me, hating any and everyone who had a "bae," or whatever the hell people call their significant others nowadays. It is bae, isn't it? Well, that's just stupid... … Continue reading An Open Letter to Obnoxious V-Day Couples
It's been a minute since I've had a chance to sit and write, but something has been nagging me for weeks, and of course, I have to speak on it. I have my good friend Charlie to thank for this one. The last time I spoke to Charlie we discussed relationships and marriage. The conversation … Continue reading Is It Sacred?
It may be safe to say that one of the biggest problems in romantic relationships is infidelity, or cheating. People constantly worry about who their mate is talking to, who they are attached to, sleeping with, thinking about sleeping with, spending too much time with, and so on. People wonder if they're going to … Continue reading Infidelity: It Wasn’t Me
Okay, I know I am going to get into trouble for this one, but it has to be said: No one has a right to put their hands on anyone. No one has the right to verbally or mentally assault another person. No one has the right to cause another person to live in fear, … Continue reading Domestic Abuse: The Double Standard
For those who may not have read Part One of this series, allow me to briefly summarize: Women sometimes do stupid stuff when it comes to matters of the heart. Including marking their territory (e.g. leaving personal items in their men's cars and homes as a way to "claim" them and deter female pursuers). I highly … Continue reading Do You REALLY Need to Mark Your Territory? Pt. 2: Facebook and Other Evils
Before I dive into this one, I want to make something very clear: Though I'm a woman, I do not condone a lot of the ass backwards stuff members of my gender do when it comes to matters of the heart. Have I participated in some of this ass backwardness? Absolutely. However, as time goes … Continue reading Do You REALLY Need to Mark Your Territory? Pt. 1
The IdeaSometimes mothers just need to keep their suggestions to themselves. Not all ideas are good, even when the intentions are honest and well-meaning. For example, take my first date. My mom and her best friend, Ms. Essie, thought it would be a great idea for me to tag along on one of her daughter's … Continue reading My Forced Date
I'm not trying to seem slow or anything, but I don't understand men and women nowadays. I understand that you can't approach everyone the same way, but what ever happened to the basics? "Hi. How are you?" Those four words seem so hard to say nowadays. Especially when romantic interest is involved. Or maybe it … Continue reading The Last of a Dying Breed?