Over at Black.Girl.In.The.City I came upon this article in which she interviews her friend, Nina Brown. The basis of the interview was..."Why is she single?"...Since she is a beautiful, well educated black woman, with drive and determination but is still single. If you would like to view the entire article click here. I am truly loving the "Reasons" she lists as why she is single:
*********************************************I’m single because I will never allow a man to make me feel like I’m anything less than fabulous. I have an amazing Daddy who raised me well; because of him, I know what a stand up dude is.I’m single because I work in a male dominated industry and most men can’t handle the fact I’m around other powerful, popular and well-connected men 24/7.I’m single because I have more backbone than a lot of men and I don’t always want to be the “driver”. I expect my man to lead, and quite honestly, the majority of men these days have no idea where they’re going…I’m single because I can carry my own weight. Most men have egos that need to be stroked, so they seek needy women to make them feel empowered, looking down upon independent women.I’m single because my male mentors expose me to things most men can’t, like fine dining and traveling to new places some only experience thru the Discovery Channel.I’m single because I have a zero tolerance for ignorance. Zero! I’m single because I run at the first sight of a “red flag”. I will not tolerate being lied to.I’m single because I will not sweat or stalk you, regardless of how gorgeous or successful you might be…I’m single because I choose to keep a good reputation, I will not sleep with you because you drive a flashy car, rock $500 designer jeans or have an icy watch and chain to match. Often times, that’s all you’ve got… these 4 things.I’m single because I’m attracted to the hip hop culture and often times shy away from everything else.I’m single because sometimes I’d rather sleep than be on the social scene.I’m single because I was taught the difference between personality and character and I need a man with character.I’m single because I’d sometimes rather hang out with my fabulous girlfriend’s then play the “get to know you” game with some new dude.I’m single because I don’t want to inherit your baby mama drama.I’m single because I was taught life is much like a theater and I’m the superstar on stage!I’m single because I refuse to play the sideline chick.I’m single because I think male groupies are the lowest form of man.I’m single because I understand, what God has for me, is for me.I’m single because I realize some men want to be affiliated with my connections and reap the benefits of the many blessings I’ve received.I’m single because the most important men in my life told me, I deserve the best, and now, it’s the ONLY thing I’ll settle for.And again, I’m single because I have an extreme phobia for the down low. I need a man who digs women only.But most importantly, I’m single because I CHOOSE TO BE.