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"Hang out in places near colleges and downtown areas, which will have the highest concentration of educated and multiracial folks."

I totally agree with this one.  I have hung out in Detroit.  I have hung out in Ann Arbor (very educated, diverse, and multiracial).  The difference is light day and night.

2 days, 2 hours ago on Interracial Couples and a Word on Safety: Memphis Couple Needs Our Advice.

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Dude... you like what you like.  You are attracted to what you are attracted to.  Are you limiting yourself?  Arent we all "limited" by our preferences?  Also, ALL women have their guard up for awhile before they begin to date.  Seek what you want and dont settle.  If that doesnt seem to be a fruitful search in a time frame you are hoping for, well, then you can always settle I suppose.  Personally, I would rather seek what I seek and NOT settle.

4 days, 11 hours ago on QOTW: White Guy Worried He’s ONLY Attracted to Black Women. Here’s My Take.

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@Brenda55 "

The sanctions for doing so have loosened and in most cases disappeared so what is to stop anyone from making that choice? "


Which is a huge part of why we are seeing this "explosion" of people feeling free to now pursue interests that they may have been reluctant to pursue in the past.

1 week, 2 days ago on The Great Debate: Should WM and BW Get Together Because Their Same Race Counterparts Are High Maintenance? Some Say Yes

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I am not sure that is a reason to specifically date someone of a certain race.  I just think that you are attracted to what you are attracted to and you like what you like.

1 week, 2 days ago on The Great Debate: Should WM and BW Get Together Because Their Same Race Counterparts Are High Maintenance? Some Say Yes

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Corporate America again flipping off haters and doing with their checkbook... they know where their bread is buttered and how the changing face of America is the one that buys their products.  LOVE IT.  The world is changing one couple, one young person, one commercial at a time...

1 week, 3 days ago on Like Cheerios, Honeymaid Sticks It To the Haters

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"But it’s just painfully obvious, you only need to look into those eyes to see all you want is for your passion, loyalty, dedication, fire to be reciprocated. You just want to be given priority in your man’s life, because you’re giving so much of yourself to him. I could think of nothing better."

Very well articulated... and I co-sign this totally....  I can not think of anything better, either.

2 weeks ago on A Heartfelt Letter from a White Guy, Wondering How He Can Approach Black Women. Have At It, Ladies.

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"holidays and all special occasions were spent with my new extended family.  (I had no idea green beans could taste so good.)"

That one got me laughing because I totally relate... I, too, never knew green beans could taste so good....

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Essay by the Newest BB&W Blogger: ” The truth was I loved black women.”

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Fantastic......

2 weeks, 2 days ago on The Picture That Changed My Life

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"It felt like someone was punching my vagina in the face. "


Eloquent and articulate as always, Maam....

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Photo of the Day: I Smile, Through Chaffed Thighs.

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@RogerTheSpear @Browncow  "So I could not disrespect any woman because by doing so I would be disrespecting the women in my life. "


I am with you on that one Roger.  Point right on...

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Did You Know? Black Women Are Bashed On You Tube for Page Views.

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@Brenda55 @Browncow @RogerTheSpear  "He is here by my side taking care of me as I recuperate from the surgery I had yesterday. "


Hope you are OK.....  you are a fave, Brenda.  And Sir does deserve the props.  He is a good one...

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Did You Know? Black Women Are Bashed On You Tube for Page Views.

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@TotallyNotGangster"Why wouldn't nonblack men be disturbed by the way black men treat their women?"

I know I am very disturbed when I see that.  Although, I am disturbed when I see ANY men mistreat ANY women.  I just dont get it.

3 weeks ago on Did You Know? Black Women Are Bashed On You Tube for Page Views.

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Dont people have better things to do in life?  Geez....  I think the world just needs one big group hug.... ;)

3 weeks ago on Did You Know? Black Women Are Bashed On You Tube for Page Views.

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Without this turning into a matchmaking service....  my son (the same age) would be delighted to meet this young lady.  SixteenOnSeventeen....  get my email address from Christelyn (I hear she is good at matchmaking anyway...) and I will give yours to my son CJ -  if you are interested.  

And you sound like you are one fantastic young lady.... I would encourage you to continue to follow your dreams.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on A Letter from a Teenager Who Found BB&W

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Wow, this young lady is a fantastic writer...  OK, the teacher in me cant help myself sometimes....  But I respect and admire when someone has a talent...

3 weeks, 1 day ago on A Letter from a Teenager Who Found BB&W

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" Not just me. This is a COLLECTIVE operation. All of us are contributing to the betterment of black girls and women."

No, pretty much just you, Christelyn.....  We are just along for the ride....   ;)

3 weeks, 1 day ago on A Letter from a Teenager Who Found BB&W

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Good for Tamekia.  What an incredible woman.  Kudos to her.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Stand Up Sister Protects a Stranger and Her Child

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@dippedingodiva"he stated that naturally white men/boys flirt differently; however, when it's with a Black woman specifically they are extra careful (not wanting to say or do the wrong thing to give off the idea that they just want to "hit it and quit it" or experimenting with a Black woman)."

I totally agree with your boyfriend on this one.

 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Lesson: Black Chicks Need to Know When Non-Black Men are Hitting on Them!

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As always, Christelyn's advice is right on point.  White men express interest and/or flirt differently.  We just do.  Very much more subtle.  Much more carefully and cautiously.  And look for feedback at each step before we take the next baby step.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Lesson: Black Chicks Need to Know When Non-Black Men are Hitting on Them!

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@markhaaseth @18andlegal @EarthJeff @onmywayup  "We should do a SE mich swirl meetup! Bonbon and I would love to meet others!"


I seriously like this idea....

1 month ago on Sh!t Haters Say to Discourage Black Women From Dating Out

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@onmywayup @markhaaseth @18andlegal  "live in the metro-Detroit area. Yes, it's racially polarized...but I definitely see BW/WM couples from time to time. "


I agree with that.  Detroit itself was bad and some of the metro areas are still bad... like Downriver... but Western Wayne is decent.  I suspect Macomb and Oakland counties are OK.  I live out in Washtenaw and Ann Arbor is very swirl friendly, no surprise at that though.  We need to start a Detroit area BBW group...

1 month ago on Sh!t Haters Say to Discourage Black Women From Dating Out

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@Law Wanxi @SirLoinDeBeef @kia  "Yeah, don't bother with the multi-state Powerball or casinos. You hit the Lotto with Brenda and used up most of your luck."


I have to agree here...... Sir already hit the jackpot...

1 month ago on I Told Tyler Perry I Want to See More HEALTHY Swirl Relationships on the Tom Joyner Show This Morning

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@kia  " A woman that  is attractive and healthy, has an education, a job, is a good cook, gives good sex regularly, can have a good conversation. Did I miss anything. Isn't that what most men look for in a wife. Love to hear from the men on this one."


Sweet and loving too....and....   ah....all of those are what I look for in a mate....

1 month ago on I Told Tyler Perry I Want to See More HEALTHY Swirl Relationships on the Tom Joyner Show This Morning

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@kia  "Black men complain that BW think that just because they earn a good living, can cook, and sexes them down on the regular that they deserve a ring. LOL,most men of any race except DBR's would love to have a wife like that that's smart enough to earn a decent living, and loves to cook and sex. "


Damn, honey, do you HAVE to go to work again?  Why the hell did you cook that nice meal when I wanted frozen chicken nuggets and tater tots?  And do we HAVE to?  I am getting tired of that stuff.... and I have a headache...

1 month ago on I Told Tyler Perry I Want to See More HEALTHY Swirl Relationships on the Tom Joyner Show This Morning

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