“It’s after midnight and she’s on your phone, saying come over cause she’s all alone. I could tell it was your ex by your tone. Why is she calling now after so long . . . What you gonna do when you can’t say no? When the feelings start to show boy I really need to know. How you gonna act, how you gonna handle that? What you gonna do when she wants you back? (Case of the Ex, R&B Song by Mya) This 1996 R&B hit asks some reallyRead More

WHO PAYS?: Old School Etiquette vs. New School Rules

There are some questions in life you have to ponder. I mean seriously, like sitting at a desk with hand on chin, while the jeopardy music plays in the background. Then there are other questions we have the answer to before the speaker even finishes the question. Sad to say, in this day and age the question of “who pays for the date”, is a question that can fall in either category. Well, depending on the person. A long time ago-back when they still listened to radio. Wait, no that’sRead More


Is there a difference between settling and compromising? I’m in a number of single’s groups on Facebook, as well as signed up on dating sites. When I’m not being an introvert, and hiding from the world in my comfort zone, do go on dates. Well, maybe I should call them social experiments, or learning experiences. Or, I should say, comical episodes in this sitcom I call a life. No matter who I go out with on dates, there’s always one topic I love to debate and discuss; the age oldRead More

No Sis, Not You Too

Le sigh. Excuse me while I take a deep breath before I touch this topic. 2017 ended with an influx of allegations of assault touching nearly every part of American society. From Hollywood, to Congress, to the White House, to the subway, to the workplace, women came forward exclaiming #metoo in solidarity. This proclamation swept broadly across social media with several women, myself included, sharing stories of sexual assault and harassment. Harvey Weinstein was fired, Russel Simmons stepped down, House of Cards was pulled (for a moment), an entire movieRead More


The holidays are right around the corner and I’m sure everyone is making their list and checking it twice, regardless whether they’ve been naughty or nice. I figure I’d make a list as well in hopes of giving you inspiration for what to get that special woman in your life. Think of it as similar to Oprah’s favorite things. But I’ll name it Dena’s Wish List. Here are the things I hope Santa delivers to my house: 1) BITCOINS This digital currency is at the top of my Christmas listRead More