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No one likes to be the odd woman out, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Your moment may come when your friends want to go retro and do a roller rink outing, and you never learned to skate. It might be on the eve of a new Jill Scott album’s release; everyone you know is beside themselves with anticipation, so you don’t mention you were over her two albums ago. Your coworkers decide on a working lunch at a steakhouse; you’re vegan.

Point is: it happens. There’s no accounting for taste, and sometimes yours run contrary to those of everyone else you know.

In my case, my odd-woman-out moments often center around my lack of excitement about popular black celebrity crushes. You’d be amazed at the flak I catch for not finding certain actors and singers attractive.

Ever been there? If so, you’re familiar with the widened eyes, dramatic gasps, and sidelong glances you get when you confess that you’re not feeling a dude who, according to your friends, is genetically predisposed to make you swoon.

Here are my picks:

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  • Eri

    I’m just not that into Idris, either. Pooch (is that his real name?) is just meh. But Maxwell, and Denzel of the past, and Michael Ealy (I agree with the author, I seem to like him better when acting than in photos). Loving them, especially Maxwell. Especially Maxwell. Somebody brought up Shemar Moore. I know he’s supposed to be fine, but he looks like he’s just way too aware of that fact to be attractive to me. And I think Boris Kodjoe is fine too, beautiful, in fact, and I don’t get a arrogant or “I’m too cute” vibe from him either, which just makes him all he more attractive.

  • Cute Light-Skinned Girl

    Amazing! I enjoyed reading this article. Waiting for the “hot sisters who leave you cold”.

  • George

    The point please??? as they say “horses for courses”.. You appear to be the true definition of “contrarian”…not unique as you may think you are…just contrary..

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