Staying in Love: Why I Quit Ghosting on Relationships

What exactly is ghosting? Ghosting is the act of ceasing all communication with a person without providing any explanation. This action often leaves the other person in a state of wonderment and confusion; uncertain of what they have done wrong. What are the reasons for ghosting? These are numerous and usually, case and person-specific, but…

Staying in Love: Is It Ever A Good Idea To Get Back With An Ex?

I haven’t written about relationships in a while, but I’ve been pondering this question a lot and figuring out if it is worth writing about. One of my closest friends is currently “getting to know” an ex again after not dating each other for a number of years. They have dated other people over the…

2 Simple Ways to Ask Women Out

Happy Pride Month! Most days I’m unsure whether I’m an extroverted introvert or an antisocial extrovert, either way, I enjoy the art of flirtation. Sometimes, I even want that dance to continue beyond the present moment, though most times I don’t. In those cases, someone has to make the move and acquire the other’s number,…

Part Deux: Guide to Having a Tear Free Valentine’s Day

*Sniffs the air vigorously* Anyone smell that??? *sniffs more* Ahhhhhh… I know that smell! Yes… It’s that undeniable scent of sweet nothings being engraved into small, sugar-covered tarts all around the globe. The lovely scent of roses, tulips and, carnations being snipped, wrapped and delivered to homes and office buildings alike. The pungent scent of…

Cause We Love Ourselves?

There is this poem by Nayyirah Waheed, “i loved you because it was easier than loving myself” And I think we’ve all fallen guilty of doing this at one point or another. However, the question is when do we then alter this behavior? For example, I recently shared this poem with one of my closest…

“How to Do First Dates”

There are moments in your life when you read something and it resonates at a very close and relatable place. This was one of those moments for me. The writer, Ron Anahaw, is a twelfth grader from Towson, MD. His essay perfectly summarizes the first date experience. So much so that I just had to…

Rule #2 – Thou shalt know when to go back and get a good thing

Rule #2 – Thou shalt know when to go back and get a good thing. Theme: Humbleness & Self-evaluation Rule #2 – Thou shalt know when to go back and get a good thing. Situation: El, an old friend of mine, has recently gotten back into contact with “the one.” I say the one because…

From a Bachelor to You: How to Not be Lonely This Valentine’s Day

Well, well, well…ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. The time of year where all of those “Relationship Goals” posts are put to the test! Half of you all are reserving tables at lavish dining establishments, while the rest of you are compiling playlists with Bryson Tiller and K Michelle at the forefront….

5 Artists You Need On Your Playlist This Valentine’s Day Weekend

Whether you’re single or booed up, you’ll need the perfect playlist to get you through this weekend. We’ve got you covered with the artists we’re sure will make your Valentine’s Day a memorable one! 1. Bryson Tiller He has been writing his own music for quite some time–since the age of 15, but it is…

Rule #1 – Thou Shalt Not Willingly Play the Fool

Theme: Self-preservation Situation: I have a friend, we’ll call this friend Casey. So, Casey has been “dating” this guy for a few years now. The dude? Well, I guess he’s nice enough; If you’re into the “I love you, but I still want to sleep with other people” type. This is the first guy my…