Monday, November 30, 2015

Flashback To That One Time I Was A Side-Piece.....


So I'm pretty sure you already judged me as soon as you read the title of this article but I promise it's not what you think. Yes, I was a side-piece at one point in my life but unknowingly! Haven't we all?

Here's the back story, I was dating this guy named ****** and we were dating for about a year. Our break up was a normal breakup, honestly, it was just time to call it quits. So, two years later, thanks to social media, I found out I was a side piece because he posted his girlfriend/baby's mother to his Instagram page and in a long caption he thanked her for putting up with him and dating him for five years!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Rant #3 "Bringing Bae Home"

Rant #3 comes just days after Thanksgiving and we couldn't have picked a better topic! Did you see any new faces at the dinner table  this holiday? When do you think it's acceptable to bring Bae home? Rant Below.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Dating Game

Being single is tough but that's not breaking news. As I sat down to write, I tried to think of my least favorite part about being single. Don't get me wrong, it isn't all bad; the freedom and self-awareness is humbling but come on, everybody wants somebody to love. I think, for me, the worst part about being single is the dating game. All of the small nuances that go into this cat and mouse chase can be overwhelming and frustrating.

If you like someone, you can't tell them directly, or if you do, and the feeling is mutual, you can't call too much, because you don't want to look thirsty, but you can't be too distant because they will lose interest. Don't get me started on bringing social media into the mix. You check their various social media accounts several times a day; you can generally tell them who their closest friends are before you've met them, but you have to be silent and pretend not to know these things for fear of being committed to the looney bin.

I wish we could just say exactly what we feel to people when dating. Wouldn't that eliminate a lot of wasted time and energy spent on someone so that you could get closer to the person you're supposed to be with? I mean why can't you just say "I like you, let's make this work." Why must we play the games and follow all of these made up rules just to hope someone may like this facade we've painted?

However, my distaste for the dating game is probably the reason I am single. I'm still trying to learn how to flirt and stop ending up in the friend zone, so I may not be the best person to be listening to right now. There has to be a healthy balance between the game and reality. I do honestly think that people respect you more when you're honest and upfront about who you are. I'm going to continue to be the real deal Holyfield and hope for the best, but if it hasn't worked in a few months, I'll be writing "Beyonce's baby cousin" in my E-Harmony profile. **Kanye shrug**

What do you think? Are all of the dating games actually worth the time?

Monday, November 23, 2015

5 Things To Consider Before Bringing Bae Home For The Holidays!

 Singles, don't you just hate the Holidays? Hear me out. When we were younger they were all about seeing distant cousins, grandma's cooking, getting a whole new wardrobe so you can go back to school in the New Year flexing, no bed time, and did I mention....grandma's cooking!!! But as soon as we became an "adult" things got complicated.

Seriously, now when you sit down at the dinner table during Thanksgiving and Christmas it's "Tell me, what's been going on with you? Are you dating anyone?" can't even get a fork in your Aunt Suzy's mac & cheese before the questions start flowing. It's exhausting!

So when you do finally start dating someone and want to bring them home you begin interrogating yourself with questions, "Is it too soon?", "Is he too rough around the edges?", "Will he/she like Aunt Suzy's Mac & Cheese?".  Now instead of hating on the fact that you actually have a potential Bae to bring home this year, here are 5 questions you should ask yourself before you bring him/her home.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Rant #2: "Netflix & Chill"

In this hilarious rant, singles dish on the ups and downs of "Netflix & Chill" dates. Bringing you this episode was not easy but we made it happen, 6-hours after our scheduled air time. So, when was your last "Netflix & Chill" encounter? Rant below.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What's The Hurt That Could Happen?

If you aren’t sleeping under a rock, you are probably up to date with the madness that follows ABC’s hit drama, “How To Get Away With Murder”. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers here! However, a recent episode prompted a very interesting discussion amongst my friends.

In an intense scene, one of the leading characters, Nate, tells Annalise that no one could ever love her the way he loved his wife. Ouch!

This painful attack brought on a conversation in one of my many group chats. The question: What’s the worst thing a lover has ever said to you?  The responses were overwhelming and ranged from “You’ll be a terrible mother” as one woman expressed the news of pregnancy to “You are nothing” during a break-up.

It wasn’t the hateful words that tripped me up about these conversations; it was the damage it had done to us all. People say really mean things in arguments, that’s not breaking news. The part that was so common was that each of us could actually remember how our self-esteem changed, how we internalized these moments and allowed them to create delusions about ourselves. We had all been holding on to these words and added them as a guard to the secret box of insecurities we’d all been hiding under our beds.

I was grateful for this conversation because it made me take a good look at all of the other things I’d let myself believe as a result of something someone has said to me. I think it’s so important to address the things that make us strong, but additionally, we must take a good look at the things that have made us weak. If we ever want to find a mate that will enhance our beauty, elevate our minds and capture our true hearts, we must let go of the toxic memories from the past.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Dear Diary: My Latest "Netflix & Chill" Encounter

Dear Diary, 

You won't believe what the hell I just saw! Okay, you know by now that I am just a little bit (maybe a lot a bit) dramatic but eyes didn't deserve this! 

So I get home from a long day, hang my coat and my keys up, put down my purse and a text comes in on my hotline bling, it reads "You want to chill tonight?". Knowing me Diary, you know I then replied "What does this "chill" situation or nah?". In my mind I was thinking......I know he is not trying to hit me with the "Netflix & Chill"?! 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Rant 1: Why Are You Single?

It's finally here! Rant #1: Why Are You Single? Watch and Enjoy!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

You fell in love. Now, what?

Anyone who has ever watched a romantic comedy should know the recipe by now. Boy meets girl, boy chases girl, conflict and drama ensues, boy eventually gets girl. Happy, happy, joy, joy. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a hopeful romantic that still dreams of the fairytale love that Hollywood leads us to believe is waiting at a club or a grocery store or during a coffee mix up at your local Starbucks. Honestly, it would be great if it were that simple.

A question came up during a gossip session with a close friend the other day. We chatted about our current crushes and the people we were dating and then I said, "I wonder what would happen with the rest of my life if I fell in love right now." It seemed like such a superficial thing to even consider but it has me stumped. Up until now I have looked at love as this unseen treasure floating around in the air waiting to be inhaled when I was ready, but, when would I be ready?

Monday, November 9, 2015

You Ever Ask Yourself "Why Am I Single?"

At this time in your life everyone is probably getting married, having kids and living the "American Dream" but you, you attend weddings alone and sit on your couch on Sundays and binge watch TV series on netflix. Not trying to make it seem like being single is completely bad but seriously, have you ever asked yourself "Why am I'm single"?

According to Seventeen Magazine's "Why Am I Single" quiz I'm single because, and I quote