Love + Dating


Dating // May 20, 2013In many ways, I'm quite the typical guy.  I like football, fast cars, and I love a good home-cooked meal. I quote Coming to America whenever I get the chance.  And I love to turn things into a competition, just for the fun of it.  Like I said - typical.But because of my unique journey, I'm also very different.  Growing up in Oakland makes you develop…
Dating // May 6, 2013This article was originally published on Bauce Magazine and was written by Ahyana King.I don’t know how the dating/sex/marriage conversation went for most of you. But for me, it was this dance between random guerilla education tactics by my parents and the church. Then, it  was my human sexuality class freshman year, every Tuesday and Thursday, and church. Then, it was my work as an HIV…
Dating // April 22, 2013Give me a “Hell yeah!” if:- you want to have a drama free relationship.- you want to euthanize insecurity.- you want to end the dating exasperation you have experienced up until now.Hell yeah?Good. We agree.Let’s start with a heart-centered strategy.Why?Because you are SO ready to have what you want.Like what you're reading? Join Made Woman Mag's mailing list for updates, special promotions and more. Click here!The…
Dating // April 8, 2013It’s always hard to find yourself in that situation: it’s just not working out ... you and your boyfriend/lover/husband have come to the end of the road. We all cope with break-ups in different ways. When a relationship ends, regardless of how it went down, you may need some help picking up and carrying on. If you are having trouble shaking off your ex you need…
Dating // March 25, 2013 Oh, the world of online dating…it seems every time we turn on the TV, there’s a Match.com advertisement. Click here to find true love and happiness!”Yet, when (heaven-forbid) some of us try the online dating experience to meet someone new, it doesn’t seem to always end in butterflies and rainbows like we think it might. In fact, sometimes it ends in some ridiculously creepy story that…
Dating // March 11, 2013 Scrap your Mr. Perfect list.What if I told you that when you annihilate the borders of restriction you allow in a tide of eligible men?Would you be willing to release and let go of what you think will make you happy in a man?Yes?  Cool.  Stay with me a minute.Courage is key here.Up until now, your checklist has been a self-erected barricade to love and…
Dating // February 25, 2012Thirty. The big 3-0. Dirty 30. What exactly is it about this number that makes it synonymous the word “married” when mentioned in relation to a woman’s age? Who decided that the minute a girl is no longer a twenty-something, she must be, better be, should be married? It’s as if a secret memo was sent out to everyone in America stating: Dear Americans, Since most…
Weddings // February 24, 2013One of the biggest compliments a woman can ever receive is being asked to be someone’s maid of honor. It means that you are the one they trust to make sure their wedding day is the happiest day of their lives. It means that (minus the groom of course!) you are the one they want standing beside them during all of the festivities.  It also may…
Valentine's Day // February 11, 2013 What is it about Valentine’s day that brings out the haters in full force? I mean for real, it’s like as soon as the red boxes of candy and heart-shaped Hallmark cards hit the shelves everybody and their stank-faced aunty suddenly has a problem with the “forced commercialism” of the holiday. These people have never even said the word “commercialism” before in their lives…
Dating // January 28, 2013The 1960s: the era of mod, The Beatles, beehive-shaped hair... and idyllic dating. Dates were formal affairs where guys picked you up, dropped you off and, most importantly, always paid.  If you’ve seen the 1963 musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” you know all about “getting pinned,” which is where a boy bestowed upon his love a club or fraternity pin to indicate that the two were “going…
How To Fight in a Relationship // January 14, 2013No one really likes doing it (at least, I hope not), but the truth is that fighting is inevitable in any relationship. It just comes with the territory. If the gloves are going to come off, it is best to fight clean. Yes, there is a right way to fight in a relationship, and here’s how to do so without hitting…
Best of 2012 // December 31, 2012If you’re anything like me, the first thing I think about when a man asks me out is, “what in the world am I going to wear?”  Made Women are always fly, but the first date outfit should involve a bit more thought and effort than your everyday look-- you want to make a lasting impression!What you wear on a first date depends on…
Marriage // December 17, 2012 Fortunately for Made Women, marriage today is a joyful choice we make instead of a societal tradition that is expected of us. With this choice comes the question, “How will I know if I’m ready to get married?” Only you will truly know if you are ready, but here are a few signs that may help you understand whether or not to-have-and-to-hold is the right…
Relationship No-Nos // December 3, 2012 We women can be a host of emotions, instincts and insecurities, which influence our behavior on a daily basis.  Think about image alone: We sacrifice comfort to wear sky-high heels because we like how they look. We spend crazy amounts of money on products that add colors and contours to our face that nature never intended to be there.  When it comes to dating…
Weddings // November 19, 2012When we think of honeymoons, we imagine ourselves reclined on a sunny beach and fully submerged in a state of pure bliss. The pictures we paint for ourselves are so naturally calming that we easily forget the effort that goes into creating such an unforgettable experience. Yes, it would be lovely if the perfect honeymoon came gift wrapped with a pretty bow and a bottle of…
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