Date ‘n Game

Dear “The Way Things Are Supposed to Be”, Boy meets girl and girl meets boy and they live happily ever after with a dog, a cat, three and a half kids and a white picket fence. Or do they? What happens if boy makes it into his thirties without meeting girl and girl is in … Continue reading

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Not the Righteous Rape

If it wasn’t for Date Rape He’d never get laid. Aaaahh… Sublime circa 1992. There I am at 12 years old rebelliously using my parents’ coffee table as a stage with three of my best friends, belting out the lyrics to Date Rape. To us there’s nothing more to that song than a catchy beat … Continue reading

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Stage 5 Clinger

Dear Male Species, I want to share something with you that I know at times you are vastly unaware of: NOT EVERY WOMAN WANTS TO MARRY YOU! I love my male counterparts but so often they walk through life interacting with every woman as if she only sees him in visions of being down on … Continue reading

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He WAS Your Boyfriend

Dear Ladies, While my last post was a hit amongst the ladies and many of us found ourselves relating to it on some level there were many men who were not excited about the gender bias it showed. Much the same as Ntozake Shange stated in her the foreword of her most recent release of … Continue reading

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She WAS Your Girlfriend

Dear John,  There’s is a difference between a girlfriend and a girl you were just dating. There is an unwritten rule somewhere, somehow that says you have a bigger obligation to an amicable breakup than you do to maintaining peace with the woman you just went on a few dates with.  Here are 5 things that might … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got to Do with It?

I love you. I love you.I love you. It doesn’t matter how it’s said, where it’s said, when it’s said or why it’s said the words are the same but the meaning never is. So, what does ‘I love you’ mean and more importantly what’s love got to do with it? My best friend is … Continue reading

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Speed Dating

Hello Salon Stories, Thank you for the amazing adventure of Speed Dating this weekend. It was delightful and wonderful and nothing at all what I’d expected it to be. I opened my email a few weeks ago and the invitation to come Speed Dating at the Salon Stories event was there waiting for me, beckoning … Continue reading

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Bad Date #1113

Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? – 1 Corinthians 11:13 To be honest I had given little to no thought about this passage before the night I went on a date with a man that boldly brought it to my attention. You see, the … Continue reading

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Why Are You Reading My Diary!?!

Dear Vanessa Williams, When I went to sleep last night I made sure to lock every door, close every window and I placed the pepper spray squarely on my bedside table  in case any intruders should try to invade my home in the middle of the night.  Yet, you still somehow managed to sneak in … Continue reading

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