KIM KARDASHIAN! Now that I have your attention -- KANYE WEST! Now that I have your outrage, here's a a snippet from a story I wrote Friday for Clutch Magazine Online about how fame messes with your head and how what looks like a terrible idea to us, makes perfect sense for train wreck romance lovers. I managed to work in references to the literary works of F. Scott Fitzgerald AND ... Paris Hilton.
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Friday for Clutch Magazine I recount the time my friend -- who sometimes struggles to relate to white people -- announced she was going to start dating white guys as if it was a "Coke versus Pepsi" kind of thing. We got a good laugh out of that one, but it touched on a deeper issue. Are you dating someone because they share your values and interests or are you just dating via stereotypes?
In a Friday post for Clutch Magazine Online, The Snob talks about the more dysfunctional end of serial monogamy -- namely your person who fears being alone so much, they routinely settle for horrible relationships. Then want to tell you all about them. But no one wants to hear about, gurl. Lemme talking you down from making this mistake again.
Snippet after the jump.
After a lot of heavy writing this week, The Snob decided to lighten things up a bit with a satirical post on rating the various dating spirit animals seeking to help you find the love of your life (or at least the love of your next five-to-ten minutes). In the post, I break down the different philosophies and ideologies of Steve Harvey, Tyrese Gibson, Paul Carrick Brunson, Patti Stanger and my loving grandmother. Who's advice is right for you?
In today's post for BP Magazine's Bipolar Blog I write about my reluctant, but purposeful "singledom" where part of the reason why I haven't had a serious relationship in a while is I've come to realize I have major trust issues: "For most adults dating is the way you get to know a person, but what do you do when you can barely commit to a date, let alone anything more than that?"
When my best friend Tiffany was in town for our birthday we started talking about the current dating environment (it's brutal) and in the middle of going through my usual lament about this and that she said what she always says, "I am so glad I'm married." I have a feeling that after Tiffany watches the much passed around on the Internetz "Black Marriage Negotiations" video she will turn to her husband, look at her adorable children and utter those words again.
She's out! OUT OF THE GAME! You're not gonna drag her back in!
"Well first of all they are lazy good for nothing tricksters, crack smoking swindlers, big butt having, wide nose, breathing all the white man's air. They eat up all the chicken. They think they're the best dancers. And they stink!" -- A "reasonable" critique of the black peoples by Clayton Bigsby
The Internet exploded recently. Did you feel it? Well ... exploded is a strong term. And it wasn't the ENTIRE Internet. Mostly just the Facebooks and the Twitters. What went viral this time? Why, a blog post on Madame Noire talkin' bout the eight reasons why you should date a white guy.
Somebody hold me. It's about to get all "racial" up in here.
Back in college I rarely, if ever, got asked out on dates. Some of this was of my own doing. I was pretty focused on my studies and activities to the near exclusion of everything else. I was always driven, career-focused and writing. I still wanted to date though, but often the men I liked either didn't like me back, were emotionally unavailable or were trying to put me in "the reserves."
Man, do black people love Jesus! (Jesus, be a reply to a wink!) But I didn't need OK Cupid's survey to tell me that. I also didn't need them to tell me that white dudes like Dave Matthews Band and The Big Lebowski. I would have been more interested in how many people defied stereotypes. Like, how many black women love Dave Matthews who aren't my sister Denise? How many Asian dudes quote The Big Lebowski? How many white guys read Harlem Renaissance fiction? How many black guys like Rage Against the Machine and The Killers? And once they find those menfolks, could the nicely send their contact info to my inbox? I'd like to ... um ... talk to them about something. (Source: OK Trends)