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Finding Love When You’re A Strong Wakanda Woman

We are in the midst of a revolution. Women have always been strong, but the media we consume is finally starting to reflect that. The hottest movie out right now, Black Panther, is a great example – Wakanda women are fierce.

Christen Johnson of The Chicago Tribune is finishing up a series right now on “Dating While Black: Stories and expert tips”, and part 6 of the series focused on dating tips for the black alpha woman – but the tips apply to alpha women of any color (because you know we’ve all got ’em).

What is an alpha woman, you might ask? A woman who is “unwavering in her convictions, steadfast in her pursuits and uncompromising on her purposes.” Simply put – a badass who isn’t going to take any shit.

Unfortunately, this type of woman can be intimidating and potentially experience difficulties in dating. Having strong convictions and not being afraid to take charge is great, but a relationship is a partnership, and partnerships mean compromise.

Johnson’s article offers these dating tips for the alpha woman:

Be realistic. 

Find someone who is a good balance for you and your life. You don’t have to find the male version of yourself – and that’s okay!

Make space in your life to receive somebody. 

Yes, you’re busy doing badass things. But you have to make the time for love if it’s something you want.

Allow yourself to be vulnerable.

When you’re used to being in charge, it can be difficult to take a step back. But when you find someone worth your time, you have to be willing to open up, let them in, and let them run the show (at least occasionally).

Hold on to hope.

You don’t have to change who you are to find love. When you do, it will be worth the wait.

 

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