Review: "Don't Bring Home a White Boy"

I’ve recently had conversations with four of my friends about the lack of dates, mates or love in their lives. They are attractive, educated, active and fun.  Three are well-traveled.  They are heterosexual.  They are black (as in African-American).  They range in age from mid-twenties to sixty.  (The 60 year old friend was featured in Essence a few years back because of her fitness and active lifestyle.)  In each conversation, the idea of dating outside the race has come up.  It is an idea they consider but most have not practiced. ...more
WOW this book sounds like a great read. I may have to pick it up. I was thinking, why does it ... more

Does Money Make a Man More Attractive? Income Disparity in Love

"I married beneath me," Lady Nancy Astor once said. "All women do." It's been a century since the viscountess ditched her first husband, and by all indications, she was right. According to a Pew Research Center report, the number of married women making more money than their husbands has gone up to 22 percent from four percent in 1970. Intrigued by the figures, I brought up the topic with my girlfriends last night over dinner at Boa. ...more
It really depends on who you’re asking. In my opinion money can make a man look better for the ... more

Should I Give My Boyfriend a Marriage Ultimatum?

Whenever I talk to my boyfriend about planning our future life together his answer is always the same: "You know that I love you and we already share money, an apartment, and (formerly) a car so what more do you need?" I need progress. Should I give him a marriage ultimatum? ...more
This appears to be a common theme with women who allow men to get a little too comfortable in ... more