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Dating tips for sistahs who don’t get it




Hard as it might be for sistahs to believe, everything that goes wrong in the pursuit of life, liberty and a relationship that works out is not necessarily the man’s fault. Much as the ladies like to believe the only mistake they ever make is picking the wrong guy, they can rethink that one, too. It’s not hard to understand Black women who feel they can do no wrong. For one, they are among the sexiest, most profoundly alluring creatures on the face of the earth. Two, women of all colors — most of ‘em, anyway — dodge personal responsibility like a cat avoiding a sprinkler. Like Jack Nicholson, playing the best-selling novelist in As Good As It Gets, said when asked how he was able to so successfully create female characters, “I [leave out] reason and accountability.”

You put the two characteristics together and you have someone who’s thoroughly convinced that when they go out of a first date, this guy should be so grateful she gave him her phone number — much less actually let him take her out — he’s supposed to put up with anything and everything she says or does. Continue Reading →

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