Common Sense: I Talks The Realist, Toe Nails, Acrylics

Dating is fun. Dating is tangible. However it can be chaotic like a badly made egg sangwedge or over hyped like the waiting line to get into Mamak (shout outs to Mamak).

However it’s a pretty inevitable activity to participate in if your gonna, you know, love?*fxck*

But much like the Ukraine, men can be highly reactive creatures, where as women like to be a little more on the pro side, a little more idea driven and pragmatically sens(itive?)ible..

.. but sometimes, just some times..

Men aren’t all that shaken by the idea of date night. But like any good worker/artist/unemployed scumbag it takes a certain level of common sense.


Essence E-zine has offered some dating advice via one-time consultant, the floetic and insightful Common (hip-hop artist/actor/friend of President Obama).

Allowing Facebook users to ask him any questions on the topic, two lucky ladies received in-depth answers from Mr. Lynn. You gotta trust the guy whose black book ranges from Serena Williams to Erykah Badu #ghettodreams

We're all thankful this was fictional.

Check it out below and go cop his 7th LP, The Dreamer / The Believer hitting shelves on the 20th of December. We know women aged 23 to 35 will be.
“What has happened to our generation of men that they don’t seem to want a relationship with any substance, but instead just want casual relationships?”

COMMON: I believe that we as Black men really haven’t had the chance to see what it means to be a man and raise a family. Not all, but a lot of Black men didn’t have that example of a good father, husband, and man in their home. The glorified man was the one that did have more than one woman and multiple relationships.

I also think that we have had struggles with the responsibilities of relationships, the commitment and the work that it takes. And some of us deep inside have a fear of abandonment, so we keep our love at a distance to protect ourselves from being hurt. Because when we hurt, we HURT!

: “What is your definition of beauty, and more importantly, what do you do to make your significant other feel beautiful, even on those days when she doesn’t see it?”

COMMON: Beauty is this air and presence that a woman carries because of who she is and how she looks. When my lady is not feeling beautiful I first remind her how beautiful she is by highlighting a part of her that she knows is beautiful. It could be her eyes her skin or just her whole self. Once she is verbally reminded, I physically remind her with affection and love.

Excerpt courtesy of Essence © 2011

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