Author Archives: S.C Rhyne

About S.C Rhyne

I created TheReporterandTheGirl blog to journey among life’s most uncertain and abysmal path when forming love-lust-hate relationships. I’m in my mid–twenties and have moved back to New York City after 6 years of term papers, tailgate parties, and three day weekends, on all 4 corners of the United States and abroad. Now that I am semi-permanently stationed in the Empire State and in my white-collar/blue jeans career; I thought that I could venture out and make a romantic connection. Breaking News!!! I met someone that I was instantly and deeply attracted to; not just his body, but I thought he was very smart, unique, and had great passion for things he did. He is also ardent and well versed in his interests, WHO WOULDN’T LOVE A GUY LIKE THAT? He works as a reporter in the city, and though has suburban roots; the reporter seems to enjoy the eclectic, diverse, and fast paced lifestyle as a New Yorker. There are no heroes, villains, or love triangles in this story. He isn’t a mild-mannered, and definitely did not have the strength of a hundred men, but he still managed to lift and carry me away to another planet.This is where we box-stepped (because he couldn’t tango) around each other while keeping our eyes on a coveted prize. He stole my heart, and now my experience has taught me a lot about what it means to trip head-over-heels. This is a piece of my life that is published in real time and laid out in chapters as our relationship grew and progressed. I’d love to hear some of your experiences and comments and hope that you enjoy reading my own.

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Guest Contribution: 4 Ways to Get a Second Date

Getting back into the dating game can be rough if you’ve been out of it for a few years (or decades). Maybe you once considered yourself a Romeo, but now you’re out of practice and not sure how to proceed. Plus, you know the dating rules have changed since the last time you were on the market. So how do you make sure you score a second date with a nice woman, next time someone piques your interest? Here are four ways.

1. Don’t Come on Too Strong

Many men who re-enter the dating scene again after a long break make the mistake of coming on too strong and scaring the woman away. She may be beautiful and amazing, but don’t keep telling her so over and over again. This will put you in “potential creepy stalker” territory in her mind right away. In addition, avoid:

  • telling her you could fall in love with her
  • planning a date that is too extravagant or too romantic
  • kissing her too deeply and too long when you say goodnight
  • lavishing her with overly expensive gifts

Instead, be polite, alert, and give her a small gift at the beginning of the date, or even before. Consider having flowers delivered to her office the day of your date to show her that you’re looking forward to the evening ahead.

2. Be a Good Listener

Another mistake men make on first dates is talking too much about themselves. While she does want to know certain things about you, she also wants you to know about her, and she wants to see if you’re a good listener. Make sure the conversation is two-sided and ask plenty of questions about her childhood, family, job, and hobbies.

3. Keep the Conversation Light

There’s an old saying that you should never talk about religion or politics in polite company. The same is true for a first date. Avoid discussing anything that could lead to potential arguments. Now is also not the time to talk about things that are too intimate, such as your most recent colonoscopy or your ex-wife’s cheating ways. Keep the conversation topics light and positive to make way for enjoyable conversation.

4. Pay for the Date

It may sound old-fashioned, but most of today’s women still expect the man to pay for the first date. Going Dutch on subsequent dates is perfectly okay, and if she really likes you, she may even offer to pay on future dates. However, you won’t get any future dates with her if you don’t pay for the first. Lack of paying shows a lack of consideration and general lack of manners on your part. Make her feel like a lady, and insist on treating her to a nice meal on your first date.

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Foreclosure Rates on Homeowners

Hello Blogworld,

I recently published this article at Atlanta Black Star, about a woman named Ruth, who is trying to work with her bank for hardship assistance. You would think the best interest on both sides would be to keep her home, but it looks like PNC Bank is pushing foreclosure on this elderly woman.

What should she do?

Please click on the title to read the article.

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The Taste Of A Woman!

Ladies, would you let your partner take a trip down there? Click on the title to read this article on why you should!

“Muff diving.  Giving head.  Eating out.   Eating a box lunch.  Eating at the Y.  Clam diving.  Kneeling at the altar.  Pearl diving.  Going down.  These are just a few of the many euphemisms used to describe the act of cunnilingus, that glorious joining of mouth and vagina…”

via @Sexy Single Mommy Blog