You can always tell a woman's age by her attitude towards relationships. Women in their 20's are constantly second-guessing themselves; worrying about maintaining their crush's interest, and obsessing about how cute or athletic their beau is. Women in their 30's, on the other hand, are purposeful. They don't waste time; they have a five-year plan (which… Continue reading Dating In Your 30’s Vs Dating In Your 20’s
A couple of years ago, I was interviewing for a position at a start-up. I had been on the job-hunt for several months and was becoming more and more desperate to land a job. The interview was going very well. The interviewer seemed impressed with my experience and credentials, and we were developing a good rapport. Given the engaging conversation we were having, I didn't think anything of it when he so casually asked me where I was living and whether I planned on moving away from home. In a sly manner, he added, "And you don't plan on having children anytime soon, do you?" It was so sudden that I didn't even have a chance to think about it. I was 26 at the time, so having children was the furthest thing from my mind, for I was married to my career. I quickly answered, "No." He offered me the position the next day.
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
Hollywood is more than just glamour, parties, and paparazzi. In some cases, Hollywood can take the best of you and leave you at the edge of a balcony ready to jump, as portrayed in the movie, Beyond The Lights. Before this movie, I did not understand the motive and circumstances behind celebrity suicides. I'm not… Continue reading Hollywood’s Deepest Secrets: A Movie Review of Beyond The Lights
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.
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.
"I feel like a grown woman, now," I told my girls on my most recent birthday, "Ain't nobody got time for that!"
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…
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.
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
I don’t make much commentary on pop culture nowadays because frankly, I don’t care about it. Very few artists on the scene inspire me and on a typical day, I listen to music from artists who do not even live in the United States. Beyoncé is the epitome of Pop Culture today. This leading lady… Continue reading Free Write Friday #2: Why I Heart Beyoncé
Never underestimate the power of listening. It could help you get a date for Valentine's Day.