5 Ridiculous Things Women Expect from Men

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I haven’t dated a lot but I’ve dated enough. Over the years, I’ve learned that women – and ladies, I love you dearly – have some ridiculous expectations when it comes to what a man is supposed to do in the relationship. I’m not talking about things like courtship in 2012 even though a lot […]

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5 Things You Should Never Do When You First Start Dating

"No, please explain it to me, what's wrong with using this LivingSocial deal for Nobu?"

The embryonic stage of your courtship, relationship or whatever you call it when you first start dating is quintessentially the most important time. While you’re excited to have met someone new or actually moving on to a new part of your life, it’s a time where you have to make sure you don’t ruin things […]

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10 Signs You’re Too Old for The Club

(202): Mom seriously?! I'm about to watch Scandal. You should do the same.

A few weeks back a friend of mine who recently moved to the DMV area asked me, “What’s up with all the old guys at happy hour?” I reminded her that I told her this would be a problem. The fact is, at 21 you want to party, at 25 you want to go clubbing, […]

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Out in the Open: A New Understanding of Frank Ocean’s Novacane

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I remember clearly the day I first heard Frank Ocean’s Novacane. It was the earlier part of last year, on an unseasonably warm March day. I remember the day specifically because I couldn’t help but drop the windows in the car; partly because of the weather and partly because of this weirdly infectious groove streaming […]

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Urban Male Chronicles: What Are We Supposed to Do? What Are We Supposed to Say?

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I was grabbing lunch with an acquaintance of mine that also happens to be a Black male HR professional. He’s the HR expert assigned to my organization by his massive and well-known company. Despite our frequent email exchanges, occasional meetings, and catch up calls, we’d never really gotten to know each other outside of business. […]