Faking an Instagram Boyfriend (Reloaded)

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Can you imagine that after a 3 year hiatus, my first blog post is about FAKING a boyfriend? I completely understand… the whole idea seems a little ridiculous, but here me out. I was inspired after reading an article by Cosmopolitan writer, Hannah Smothers who faked an Instagram boyfriend in one week.

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Surviving Valentine’s Day

As we stumble out of the frigid and often depressing month of January, we leave behind our broken New Year’s resolutions, our credit card payments from Christmas, and wait (impatiently) for the next holiday. February rears its shiny red and pink head over the horizon and showers us with chocolate hearts and roses. Valentine’s Day is coming!

7 DAYS AND COUNTING…..

As a single person you may be under the impression that I am anti-Valentines Day. Just to clarify,  I have nothing against what V-Day stands for; I am against what it has become. My concern stretches beyond the commercialization of Valentines. I ask myself, “What  ever happened to discrete romance and intimacy?” More

The Deal-Breakers

I know, I know… It has been forever since my last post. Honestly, I have no excuses. BUT these last couple of months have opened me up to new thoughts and ideas to share on my blog.

Damn... I thought he was 'The One'

Damn… I thought he was ‘The One’

Before starting, I would like to remind everyone that even though I am single I still have eyes, I still have ears, I still have likes and dislikes. There is nothing wrong with having certain preferences. It doesn’t make me a picky person. A picky person is someone who has requirements, not preferences. Usually these requirements are stricter than a background check for the CIA. If I were you, I would avoid having lists like the one on the right.

Putting requirements aside, sometimes there are deal-breakers that you just can’t get around. You should be able to have these preferences without  assuming the label of being picky. As usual, I will give you some of my deal-breakers so you don’t feel abnormal.

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What Does Single Mean?

In June, I treated myself to a visit to Chapters book store. I call this a treat because I was in the middle of summer school, and I had no business reading anything that was not mentioned on my class syllabus.

Maclean's June 2012On my way out the door, a magazine caught my attention. “The majority of us are singles. So why do we still live in a couples world?”  I had a wisp of realization. The article was talking about me! Okay, maybe it was not talking ABOUT me, but it was definitely FOR me. I snatched the magazine from the stack and flipped it open.

The entire article is an interview with Brian Bethune, a university professor, as he shares his thoughts and opinions on the stigma of being single. He points out some concerning issues about how society reacts to single people: More

#Reasons Why I’m Single

This morning I browsed through twitter and discovered an interesting topic posted by 99.9 Virgin Radio. They tweeted  #ReasonsWhyImSingle. The responses were both hilarious and embarrassing; unique and expected.

Here are a few of my favourites:

#ReasonsWhyImSingle because it’s not socially acceptable to be in a relationship with food

#ReasonsWhyImSingle because I’m an independent black woman who doesn’t need to rely on nobody

#ReasonsWhyImSingle because I tweet about reasons why I’m single

#ReasonsWhyImSingle because I don’t have a boyfriend.
(….I could only shake my head at this one)

#ReasonsWhyImSingle I’m not blonde

#ReasonsWhyImSingle I wear Crocs More

Third Wheel Problems

You just got invited to join some friends on a casual outing to the movies. God forbid the event with four friends (two being a couple) crumbles when that fourth person cancels. You are no longer hanging out, catching up, or chilling with buds. It is officially a couple’s outing plus a tag along …   YOU!

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