Which Living Single Lady Are You?

by Stacia L. Brown

Thanks to the magic of syndication, we can revisit Living Single any night we want. Thanks to cable networks like TV One and Oxygen, we get to see a pre-jazz-singing Queen Latifah play den mother to her friends, while pullin’ a crazy number of fine men, from Morris Chestnut to Grant Hill. We can laugh at Max’s callousness to Kyle and her bottomless moocher-y appetite. We can smile at Sinclaire’s wackiness and side-eye Regine’s bourgie demeanor.

Living Single was among the first sitcoms of its kind. Its premise was simple: chronicle the life and times of upwardly mobile blacks in their late 20s. No weird gimmicks, no project backdrop, no big scandals or dramatic family secrets. In a reunion, the stars called it a precursor to NBC’s mega-hit Friends, and lamented that it never won the same level of acclaim.

Even so, among black viewers, Living Single has always been revered and is still considered a classic. Many believe it’s aged surprisingly well in the 15 years since it first aired–and its four main women characters remain accessible today.

So are you a Khadijah, Sinclaire, Max, or Regine? Take this quiz to find out.

1. How would you describe your friends?
A. They’re great unless you need time to yourself. Then they’re nosiy and clingy and you wish you could get rid of ‘em for a full 24 hours every now and again.
B. They’re giant rays of sunshine.
C. I love them, but I’d drop ‘em like a bad habit for richer, higher class acquaintances.
D. They all need help, if you ask me–but they do keep a stocked fridge so I’ll keep ‘em around.

2. A friend needs money. Do you loan it?
A. Please. I barely have enough for myself–but they could work for it. I believe in the barter system.
B. Of course! How much does she need?!
C. I’m too fabulous to associate with people who need to “borrow” money….
D. My friends are too proud to ask. So I’d disguise it as an anonymous gift. Or charge interest, like a bank would.

3. Do you like clubbing?
A. Only if the music is tight and the men are on point.
B. I can’t dance, but sure! I’m always game for a good time.
C. Are you kidding?! The more exclusive the club, the better. I LOVE being the center of attention.
D. No! I’m a gold-tooth magnet and who can get her groove on when she’s being harassed by Flava Flav lookalikes?

4. Your dream guy is _________.
A. A best friend who gradually becomes a lover.
B. A down-home, blue-collar type with as many idiosyncratic interests and values as I have
C. A billionaire
D. Someone I love to hate. I thrive on the contrast.

5. Are you close to your mother?
A. She’s my best friend.
B. She’s GREAT, though my friends always thought she was a bit strange.
C. If I weren’t so embarrassed by her and if she’d deign to let me style her, rather than rockin’ lime green polyester on holidays, I might be.
D. No. Ever since she missed my performance of as the Rat King in elementary school, our rapport has been nil.

6. How do you handle break-ups?
A. I throw myself into my work.
B. I’ve had so few, I really don’t know.
C. Block your number and call him at 3 am for a week. Order something deliciously expensive from Neiman’s and charge it to his business account. Invest in several new wigs and get right back out there.
D. I pretend I never loved the man and spit out an insult than goes for the jugular.

7. How do you comfort others?
A. I give them practical advice and don’t let them wallow.
B. I let them borrow one of my many good luck talismans. I also “woo woo woo” them. A lot.
C. I suggest a shopping spree–on their dime, of course.
D. … “Comfort?”

  • Sha_Ri_ta

    I’m watching it right now and I’ve always felt I had a little of all the ladies in me.

  • http://www.thewritelifeshow.com WLS

    I’m Khadijah…but I knew that even before I took the quiz! lol.

  • tt

    Im Khadijah according to the quiz, but I think I have a little bit of all of them in me

  • http://afrikanmami.blogspot.com African Mami

    Oh miiiiiiiiiiii gosh THE best COMEDY series on the entire planet!!!! I watch Living Single, everyday on youtube!!!!!!!!

    I am definitely, MAX! I didn’t even bother taking the quiz!!!! I AM sooooooo her!! KRAYYYYYYYYYYYY, except for the food part.

  • http://guulo.wordpress.com/ Guulo

    I love love this show!. I’ve been watching it non-stop during study breaks on youtube it is helping keep sane with all these exams….love all of the characters, Max and Regine are my absolute favorite characters because they are the least like me and make me laugh the most i love big personalities,…..but i have mostly 4 B’s and 3A’s…personally more like Synclair except for the woo wooo and goofiness. Fun quiz :)

  • Candy 1

    I’m Kadijah. I miss Living Single.

  • Dalili

    I’m Khadijah but I wish I could be more like Max. I L.O.V.E.D this series! Still watch.

  • binks

    I was neck in neck between Khadijah and Maxine (not surprised) but my inner Maxine pushed ahead…lol love this show. I wish Queen Latifah pushed another show life this instead of Single Ladies

  • The Taker

    I don’t even need the test. I know for A FACT, that my character is Sinclaire. I’m silly, quirky, aloof, kind almost to a fault. I would say I have a little bit of Max dashed in there as well, my views on sex, love and my tendency to be a tad bit insensitive and apathetic at times. I really love this show and oh how I wish they would bring ALL the seasons out on dvd. How you only gonna have one season out on dvd. Dude, that is bogus.

  • Elle Michelle

    Ditto!

  • NY’s Finest

    I was just talking to my friend yesterday while watching Living Single about which characters we most likely resemble and the quiz said that I’m khadijah with a little Max.

  • Skai

    I thought the same thing, with a mix of Maxine

  • http://twitter.com/shethrives11 SheThrivies11

    I’m a cross between Khadija and Sinclair

  • Yeahright2011

    Max. All Day Long! (my poor husband)

  • Brasilia

    I don’t think I need to take the quiz, I am Synclaire. Watch this show every morning as I get ready for work.

  • Introverted Leo

    Ha! So was I.

  • Alexandra

    I thought I’d be a Maxine, cause I loved her, but this quiz states that I’m a Khadijah.
    After reading the description, I have a lot of Maxine qualities.

  • iQgraphics

    I thought I’d be a Kadijah but apparently I am Mostly Maxine Shaw Attorney at Law with a little Kadijah thrown in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406116533 ALi

    Well, I wouldn’t call him an enmarrassbemt. He’s a pretty damn successful guy. So is Donald Trump. That doesn’t make either of them POTUS Material but tell you the truth Fred, I’ve got a lot more respect for Cain than I do for Obama. I’d vote for YOU vs Obama, Hell, IF Hilary was running I’d vote for her over Obama. Cain’s answers to these allegations were what killed him? Was there any answer he could give that would have saved him? I don’t think a POTUS candidate can answer Allegations anyway and not be ripped apart. And they can’t NOT answer. That’s why I say, pay attention to all this is a bad precedent. I’m thinking around October, someone needs to come forward and Allege a gay love affair with Obama in his college years Oops already did and it’s buried. Someone might come out and allege Obama had an affair with him while he was married to Obama, and what will happen? The accuser will get RAKED, seems Cain’s accusers are getting red carpet treatment.I don’t give a damn about Cain’s candidacy I’m PISSED about the double standard we have to deal with. Cain or anyone. And it should concern everyone and it should stop right fuckin now. It won’t but it should.

  • Whahh???

    Ummm…how do you get the answer?

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