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Reappearing Act

From ClutchMag - It usually starts with a simple text. “Hey stranger” or “hey there.” It’s short and simple but leaves you scratching your head.
Or maybe it’s something a bit more public.
You upload recent vacation photos to Facebook at 10p.m. and by 10:05, you’re notified of multiple comments on your recent flicks. “Cute,” “Looking good,” or “You went on vacation without me? lol.”
It’s him. You know him. The guy you dated once upon a time and he mysteriously disappeared. No rhyme or reason, he’s just gone. Women are all too …

Commit or Die: Even Good Relationships Should Have An Expiration Date

Ive heard it said many times that men often know if they want to ‘wife’ you or not within 15mins of meeting you.  I contended with this at first but my experiences have since made me pause and wonder.  Do men really know what they want to offer you that early on? If so, regardless of some of the actions that may follow, women need to take note and keep it moving if the guy is not laying roots and committing – and I dont mean talking about committing but …

Laying on my back

Just felt like I needed to take a walk – some time alone.  Funnily enough, there’s nothing wrong.  Just need some air.  So much going on in my head yet it’s the silence that engulfs me.  No escape from it; not sure I want to.
I’ve been walking for so long. My legs are starting to burn.  Damn.  I forgot my cash card. Great. I’m gonna have to walk all the way back.  I was trying to avoid the familiar but seems like my subconscious wont let me rest.  I’m back …

Fighting fit

“We’ve got to fight for this love. If its worth having its worth fighting for. Quitting is out of the question. When it gets hard got to fight some more.”
These are the lyrics of a song that has been floating around inside my head. Whilst the tune is indeed very catchy, it’s not the melody that gave me cause to pause this morning. See when the song was first released, I didn’t necessarily pay particular attention to its lyrics. The artist had recently dealt with the revelation that her husband …

Online love dilemma

This was the decision I was confronted with in a heated discussion with a group of friends who were all convinced that there is absolutely nothing wrong with searching for a “potential” mate via the internet. Well if we put aside the crazed maniac with a bad case of mis-match identity, the pen pal from Africa who claims to have connections with royalty aka “Kings and Queens of 419” and the fear of the unknown, then surely it can’t be that bad.  It sounds like the easiest and convenient way …

What women want

Take it easy now men!  Don’t just start by saying all women want is a man with a BMW – or any other expensive car for that matter – a good job and a wad of cash.  O and it helps if the man is tall, dark and handsome!  I heard my girlfriends and all women across the border screaming ‘YES PLEASE!’
Now ladies, there is nothing wrong with wanting a man that can take you out for a drive and cause every head to turn but is that all we really want?  …

Fool for lust

Walking out of the theatre late one Wednesday evening, I remember thinking to myself, so what is this thing called love?  I had just finished watching a play centred on two characters that could not see past one another.  They hated each other and at the same time ‘loved’ one another.  Their passion was destructive and disintegrating to both of them.
So is that love?  Is passionately caring for someone meant to destroy you in the process? Can you love and have it last without ever feeling this way?  I …

Define instant gratification – I cant, it sucks

Saturday afternoon. I was sitting on the train promising myself that I am going to only spend X amount of my hard earned money in Warehouse (yes I got that 20% voucher in Metro!) then my eyes fell on the woman opposite me and I found myself staring and staring so hard that she shifts uncomfortably under my gaze.
To be honest, I must have been staring for about 6 minutes (a long time on the tube!) and I have no idea what she looked like. I was …

Should I stay or should I go?

I once heard someone say that if she found out her man was cheating, she would turn a blind eye to it and move on.  That is to say she would carry on as ‘normal’ in the relationship while pretending that nothing was going on.  She said this because she doesn’t believe it is possible for a man not to cheat.  The important thing according to her is that after he has done the deed, he returns and stays with her.
Not for me!  I’m so far away from that point …

Trial Run

Just coming back from lunch with two male colleagues and I must say my head is still reeling. I can’t believe how little I know about the male psyche. I always thought I was a master. Well, not anymore!
The issue that started this downward spiral was really a rather simple one. It was a rather light conversation over our lunch as I hadn’t seen the guys in quite some time due to busy workloads and demanding managers. I had been looking forward to spending time …