So, a very good girlfriend of mine and I have both been in the midst of some tumultuous affairs of the heart as of late. So in an effort to have some fun and start fresh, we have pledged to play matchmaker for each other. Sound crazy? Probably, but I’m game for it. Listen, it makes sense: we sometimes don’t know what is best for us, while our close friends know exactly what we need (and vice versa). This little social experiment can’t hurt, especially if I am able to get a few good blogs posts out of the deal (anything that will force me to update on a regular basis can be all bad, right?).
To kick things off, we are each going to make a list of “deal breakers.” For example, I CAN’T date him if he is under 5’10 (and that’s being generous…I know, I know, you don’t grow as a person by limiting yourself, but c’mon–I’m 5’9 flat footed and I rarely leave the house w/o 4 inch heels on. So, give a sista a break). I am going to be very liberal when it comes to race, ethnicity and cultural background (I may even temporary lift my unofficial ban of West Indian men. However, the ban on men from Nigeria and Ghana remains (I’m referring to 1st Generation only), I don’t care how fine they may be–yeah, yeah, yeah, let the hate mail begin but IT IS WHAT IT IS.Anyway.
Wish me luck. This should be a very interesting experiment.