Relationships

8 Life Lessons I Learned From Becoming An Aunt

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About three years ago, I became an aunt. At the same time, my family was struggling financially, I just finished college, the nascent era of #BlackLivesMatter activism was about to take the nation by storm, and I launched my writing career by publishing a personal...

12 Creeper Messages to Completely Ignore While Online Dating

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Online dating can feel like a digital space filled with quantity over quality men. Most of us ladies get our inboxes filled with messages from guys, but the number of them actually interested in getting to know the lady behind the profile (and not merely...

Black Women Dating Older Men: Don’t Be Afraid To Tell Them “Pay My Bills, Thanks”

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While dating, there is one (often left unstated) rule that gives men far too much freedom and power: Men are entitled to seek out younger women, but have no obligation to date older women. As a 26-year-old single Black woman who frequents dating websites, I...

Here is How Personality Tests Could Save Your Relationship

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Disagreements and fights in a relationship many times involve harping on the habits your partner has that don’t exactly jive with yours. “If only you weren’t so unthoughtful!” you may say. Or, “You’re not being logical!” But what if you could go into it understanding...

Women Need To Stop Telling Men Lies About Sex

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I am absolutely tired of the charade that is masculine sexuality. And I am also thoroughly fed up with the women who continue to protect fragile male egos in the bedroom with lies and stroking. This is a problem of epidemic proportions and we have...

Does Being Single For Too Long Ruin Your Potential For A Successful Relationship?

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“Do you think living on your own for too long is bad for you?” That was one of those kinds of questions my best friend asked me that I hate the most — the kind that makes me reexamine my own life while I assess...