My boyfriend and I are approaching our 2 year anniversary and I just turned 30 years old. I understand why so many relatives and friends are becoming increasingly more curious about when will tie the knot. As my elder no-nonsense cousin so eloquently stated during the early stages of my boyfriend and my relationship, "You're not… Continue reading What To Consider Before Asking A Couple When They Are Getting Married
Recently, my friend mentioned to me that she was done with relationships that are "long stories." We all have friends that when you ask how her boyfriend is doing, she says, “Let me tell you what happened yesterday or last week” and then, she proceeds to tell her version of a long story. Long stories, in my friend's experience, never ended well. Her advice: leave any man that gives you a long story and move on.
Shoshana Roberts, a 29-year old actress residing in New York City, recorded an experiment on street harassment. She installed a hidden camera and had it record 10 hours of her walking the streets of Manhattan. Thank you, Shoshana for sharing your video. Here's my own story.
After being single for a long time, a woman can't help but wonder whether she has missed Mr. Right. Here's how I cope.
No one told me it was going to be this way. Not that this is a bad way; it's just that no one really tells you about some of the ups and downs that you'll experience in your first real relationship. Your annoying friend who is always making updates about your relationship status on Facebook and Twitter forgot to mention a few things.
She's in a relationship now. Flirting with other men is no longer an option. She receives a text message from an old admirer. Gently, she tries to tell him that she is no longer on the market. And this is what happens.
"I feel like a grown woman, now," I told my girls on my most recent birthday, "Ain't nobody got time for that!"
This is a real text message exchange between me and some creepy guy I met at a networking event. To this day, I still cannot figure out how he got my phone number. I am also uncertain about what led him to the conclusion that I am an angry American woman. Contrary to his belief, I am proud of my Ghanaian roots. Creep.
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
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.
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
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.