Tag: single

5 Benefits of the Friend Zone

5 Benefits of the Friend Zone
By A Comeaux I’d be lying if I say it’s never happened to me: Rejection. When you approach someone you feel/hope you have a chance with, a solid yes is the goal. You pursue, be it subtle or blatant, with the undaunted ambition of a love connection. Life has taught me that one plus one... Read more »

Warm Heart, Cold Bed: A Love Letter for the Lonely

Warm Heart, Cold Bed: A Love Letter for the Lonely
Sitting here sipping my Baileys spiked hot chocolate. Faintly in the back of my mind I wish I wasn’t single. (*cues The Emotions – What Do the Lonely Do at Christmas?) We all can attest that no matter what religion or lack thereof one may practice, the holiday season is a time to be enjoyed... Read more »

Holiday Dating: What NOT To Do

Holiday Dating: What NOT To Do
By A Comeaux It’s that time of year again; the anticipated or dreaded holiday season, depending on whom you ask. The thing about this time of year is that no matter what you celebrate or what your beliefs are, we’re flooded with reminders that this is a time meant to be shared with those closest... Read more »
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Relationships: 5 Things Ms. Independent Should Know

By Jasmine Browley Earlier this week, The Singer’s Room ran a story touting the headline “Keyshia Cole Recording Next Album, Themed Around the “Fight for a Good Man.”’   The upcoming project is to be a “woman’s guide to keeping a good man.” I guess. Besides the obvious eye roll  that the aforementioned statement garners... Read more »

Single and Loving It!

By Shanti Ray Basking in My Singleness: Do You See My Glow? Have you ever been too tired to keep your eyes open for just a minute longer because your most recent break-up felt like the world had swallowed you whole, chewed you up and spat you out lonely and powerless? Don’t sulk around in... Read more »

National Orgasm Week: A Poem for My Best Lover

By A Comeaux I suffer from an acute case of insomnia. I don’t get laid often, honestly, not since last Fall. Before that, last Spring. So my nights are typically filled with books in bed and journals of poetry where a warm body should be. This night was different. After my hot bath and red... Read more »
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Being Mary Jane: Who Saves Super Woman?

Being Mary Jane: Who Saves Super Woman?
By Sylvia Snowden I grew up longing to be a “superwoman.” But that’s what everyone encouraged me to do, after all.  “Study hard” my parents said, “so you can grow up and get a good job.”  “Speak up and assert yourself,” my pediatrician used to tell me, “that’s key to having a successful career,” she’d... Read more »

Sex Survey for Married Men: 10 Things We Want to Know

Married, engaged, and otherwise committed men, we want you to speak your mind about sex. National Orgasm Week is more than a month away, but as your hosts for the Explorgasm Women’s Health Initiative, it is our job to start the conversation about achieving healthy, mutually fulfilling relationships.  And guys, we need your help. Please... Read more »

Travel: Four Tips for a Solo Vacation

By Toya Nicole Recently I left the Windy City behind and headed to Vegas with a group of long-time friends. It was a fun time! However, next month I will be taking a solo adventure to NYC and Philadelphia that I’m equally excited about!  It’s not often that I travel alone but I believe every... Read more »
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Life...After He Walks Out

Life...After He Walks Out
The breakup wasn’t easy for you. For him, it seemed as inconsequential as placing a breakfast order. He wants the sweet pancakes and eggs, but not the wake-up cup of commitment. You wanted more than sweet nothings, so you pushed. Then he ran. The harder you pushed, the faster he ran. Now there’s no race... Read more »