Beware of the Ides of September! Cuffing Season Has Begun

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We are one weekend away from Labor Day. That’s right it’s all over. The fun that we had from Spring until now is ending. Soon the trees will change from green to brown. Galoshes will replace sandals. Boyfriend sweaters will replace summer dresses. And, rooftop rendezvouses will all but cease to exist. As the seasons […]

Should You Drink On The First Date?

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For the most part, having a drink or two is not a big issue. If it helps you feel more comfortable and it adds to the ambiance of your first encounter, why not? Drinking Can Become a Problem A couple of beverages are no big deal, but drinking can become a problem when you: Look […]

How To Get Off The Dating Rollercoaster 101

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You’ve reached a point where you’re tired of exerting energy into the wrong guys so you take time to re-evaluate yourself and your approach to dating. Then, finally, one day you wake up and say “Okay, I’m ready to get back out there and try again” only to find yourself in the same cycle, repeating […]

Melyssa Ford Says She May Have Provoked A Man To Punch Her

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Recently, model and actress Melyssa Ford sat down with The Brilliant Idiots podcast (hosted by Charlamagne Tha God and Andrew Schulz) , and  she was honest as she described a time where she knew she provoked a man to punch her in the face. She said he wasn’t the type of dude who hit women but she pushed him to […]

Why Being In Love Shouldn’t Feel The Same Every Time

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“I Think I fall in love a little bit with anyone who shows me their soul. This world is so guarded and fearful. I appreciate rawness so much.” The above quote was “screenshotted” by me from instagram. It speaks almost directly to what I’d like to get into today. I have become an avid listener […]

Stephen A. Smith: Men Shouldn’t Hit Women and Women Shouldn’t Provoke Men

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My father once told me, “You should never put your hands on a woman. If you are dating a woman that makes you feel angry enough to hit her, than she isn’t the woman for you.” Basically he meant, it’s up to you to be a man and never blow your cool. He also meant […]

Trouble With The Swirl: My Boyfriend Was Ashamed Of Me Because I’m Black

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I learned that love isn’t blind the hard way. “I didn’t think you’d want to know.” This was how my boyfriend of three years told me that he was leaving me for a different girl. A white girl. As I watched him struggle with what to say, I remembered that I had seen them together around campus […]

Does Someone Deserve To Be Cheated On?

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“Maybe this might sound rude. I’m Taken but I want you.”  Trey Songz – “Cake” This is certainly a predicament many have been in. The above quote references Trey simply being greedy. That’s why the track is coined “Cake.” Today’s post isn’t about cheating for cheating sake. Today’s post is about my thoughts on our […]

4 Signs He’s Finished Playing Games

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I found myself watching Boomerang over this past holiday weekend. It’s one of my favorite flicks. This time around the experience was a bit different. Something tells me the Taylor Port had something to do with that, but I digress.  I noticed something towards the end of the movie. Angela (Halle Berry) was hurt. She […]

Why Men Don’t Put in Work in Dating

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“Why don’t men want to put in any work?” I guess this is an age old question. Hell, I might get get a question like this at least once a week. It’s well documented that dating if nothing else can be tricky. So many nuances are involved. You’re always thinking so defensively. What should you […]