A woman gets tired of being let down. She gets tired of men cheating on her; she gets tired of being a man's back-up plan. She gets tired of being mistreated. Time after time, her boyfriend breaks his promises and her eyes have no more tears to shed. Understanding that a dream must be written in order for it to be real, I recently wrote these words down in my journal. At that time, there was no 'Mr. Right' in the picture, but I am rest assured with a little faith and patience, these words will be true.
Along with dozens of other qualities I desire in a lifetime partner, his potential to make money, his current income, his beliefs and money practices have been recently added to the list. This is a huge deal to me, for I always endorsed the fantasy that all I needed is love in a relationship in… Continue reading I Ain’t Sayin I’m A Gold Digger…
Always have your vex money at hand, when a man takes you on a date. You never know when he may leave you with the check!
Some women behave as if the gates of hell will open up and snatch them up if they are still single on their 30th birthday. The pressure to marry is real to them, but not me. I am okay being an unmarried 30 year old. And here's why.
This link was a quick reminder that I do not have to do ANYTHING to attract a man. Being my beautifully amazing self is enough. A Daddy's Letter to his Little Girl
Birthdays present an opportunity for your companion to demonstrate how much he appreciates you. On this particular birthday, I received a rude awakening, I learned how much he cared for me. And unfortunately, it wasn't every much.
Poor self-esteem is one of the root causes of relationship problems for both men and women. Women, in constant search for validation, will look for a man who will tell her she is beautiful; she is valuable; and she is desirable. The sad part is that once she is receiving these intangibles from a man, it is difficult for her to see clearly.
Perhaps what we ladies refer to as intimidation could be the opposite. Maybe he is really overly impressed by who you are and what you have accomplished; maybe he is feeling a bit insecure that he hasn't accomplished as much. Or maybe he aspires to be just as successful as you some day.
A funny double blind date story.
You call it pickiness; I call it high standards. I know my worth and am willing to wait for what I deserve.
When he said he wanted to go 50/50, I knew that this would be the last time I'd ever see him again. - A Girl Friend If she had said this to me two years ago, I would not have hesitated to challenge her with an eloquent argument about how going 50/50 is the best… Continue reading He Pays/She Pays: A Recovering Independent Woman’s View on Going 50/50
Two weeks ago, I solicited your advice about which restaurant to choose for my first date with a guy. After much contemplation, I decided to go with a restaurant in the Low-Key-Yet-Nice-Vibes category. I selected Park's Edge for brunch on a Saturday afternoon.
Momma always told me to only date men as educated as me. Now I know why.
I'm tired of you playing these word games. Either you come over my house this evening, or I'll call someone else to come over. The choice is yours. - A Boy When I heard him say these words, I became both shocked and disgusted. He couldn't possibly mean what he was saying was my initial reaction and… Continue reading When She Lowered Her Standards
I have never been a huge fan of casual dating, but as my twenties come to an end, I've started to realize that I should embrace the single ride while it lasts. I am quite sure that one day - when I am married with kids - I'll want to return to my carefree days,… Continue reading Where Should He Take Me On Our First Date?
On three separate occasions with three different men; I have heard the same pick up line. It makes me cringe each time I hear it and has brought me to the conclusion that men are seeking advice from the same (bad) playboy handbook.
Conversations with an ex is one of the hardest things to endure after a breakup. Here's a typical conversation between exes.
Valentine’s days in middle school were always fun and interesting. Girls distributed candy and Valentine cards to everyone they knew. Boys gave their girlfriends chocolate covered hearts and teachers made pitiful attempts to teach a class full of distracted students. This particular Valentine’s Day started off as nothing special. I received the usual Valentine’s gift… Continue reading A Love Story for Valentine’s Day
Never underestimate the power of listening. It could help you get a date for Valentine's Day.
There is nothing quite like a woman's first heartbreak. But just like every other unpleasant circumstance that comes our way, it will soon pass you by. Let's keep things in perspective; the best is yet to come!