Posts tagged "Dating in NYC"

Meet The Guests: Who are Niara Sterling & Leeza Joneé?

It's been a long summer! For the very first episode of season three of Dating in NYC, I spoke to Leeza Joneé and Niara Sterling about the forthcoming "cuffing season," healthy ego, and the importance of being intentional. Get to know the guests below: Meet Leeza Joneé, a poet, writer, artist, and curator of the Breathing Space. The New York native is a child of Sonia Sanchez with her latest...

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New Person, Same Old Mistakes

History does not change, it only repeats itself. So when he texted me, I shouldn't have responded. When he expressed wanting to see me, I shouldn't have agreed. I knew better. We had damn near eight years of history between us and it always ended the same exact way. I was running late— 20 minutes to be exact, but it was worth it. I looked good. My chest bounced up...

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Lessons From “The Weekend” Girl

If you know me, read my blog, or even listen to my podcast, you know two things about me: My dating life is a series of unfortunate events and I learn things on my time which is a very nice way of saying I'm hard headed. While spending the entire weekend listening to the album that has become the soundtrack to my messy ass life, SZA's CTRL, one track really...

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Dating in NYC: The Art of Letting Your Guard Down with PSIMDOPE

I'll let you in on a little secret about me: Letting my guard down is one of the hardest things about dating. I struggle with hiding behind this facade of being a "mean girl"— it's my defense mechanism. My resting bitch face —which I've had since 12— works as a gate that protects me from men I've subconsciously weeded out and judged as a "believes." I've convinced myself that my "not with nothing"...

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Dating in NYC: Recognizing the Importance of Self Love with Olivia Jade

Contrary to popular belief, self love and dating go hand in hand. Healthy relationships with others start with a healthy relationship with yourself. I entered 2016 a heartbroken girl fresh from a break up of a relationship that I had based on other people's standards. I entered the relationship extremely self conscious and in so many ways forced my partner to give me the love I should've been giving myself. I was...

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Dating in NYC: Taking a Break from the Grind with Chelsea

In New York, everyone is busy. It seems like everybody has a day job, a night gig or a side hustle and if they don't, they're desperately looking for one. With the constant need to chase money, opportunities, or inspiration, it can be hard to find the time to date or to get to know a person at all. As a firm believer in making time for people and things...

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Dating in NYC: Sculpting Our Views on Love with Jelani Brooks

By now you've seen a "relationship goal" meme on every single social media platform from Twitter to Facebook. Even I've fallen into the "This could be us, but you're playing" wormhole. This could be us but pic.twitter.com/W353ZeIg8H — bby grl (@LifeWithJRDN) May 12, 2016 To say social media hasn't sculpted (even a tiny bit) the way we think our relationships should or shouldn't look like on the outside, would be a...

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Dating in NYC: Separating the Individual from the Craft with CRSLYRC

As a woman who has dated artists, rappers, and those who dabble in the creative realm, I have a hard time separating the individual from their craft. To simply put it: I'm "taking a break" from  dating rappers. I'm at the point in my life where once a man says he's a rapper, I'm automatically turned off. Why? Because according to my track record, they all do the same exact thing. ...

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Dating in NYC: Words with Noëlle

One of the love languages that I relate to the most is physical touch or intimacy. When I feel comfortable enough with someone, I'm as affectionate as possible. I've realized that I'm an intimate woman who constantly finds herself around unaffectionate people or people who show their love in non-physical ways. So when I'm in a relationship or "in like with someone," I'm extremely hands on. Missing intimacy — lil introvert (@LifeWithJRDN) April...

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Dating in NYC: No Expectations and No Limitations with ALTears

Being single for the first time in your adult life can be a liberating learning experience. After my break up, I spent time getting to know the person I am, the person I wanted to become, and somehow found time to be a little boy crazy.  One of the many things I learned during my "dating" moment was to not have expectations. Expectations lead to disappointments — lil introvert (@LifeWithJRDN) January 30,...

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