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The Checklist: Qualifications of a Spring and Summer Boo

Unless you're living under the cool shade of a rock, you've realized that the cold weather is breaking and making room for warm, sunny days. Spring and summer are approaching, and with that, men of your interest are sure to follow. Clothes are bound to shed for bikini season and lust begins to suffocate the oxygen.

And this is all fine, as long as your beau meets specific qualifications. Yes, qualifications.

Now, we know. Having a "list" of requirements can land most women in Singleville, but if you're the Vixen we know you can be, you'll be able to make the warm months the epitome of fun while bagging the joint of your interest (benefits included).

Peep the checklist and see if your crush qualifies for boo-dom...

A car

Unless you live in New York City, not having a car is a huge no-no. How do you expect to navigate the foreseen great times of the warm seasons without mobile ability? As shallow as it sounds, access to a car and a legit driver's license are a must! If your boo doesn't have at least that, next him and keep looking. (ATTN: do not next him just because he doesn't drive an expensive whip.)


Imagine: laying out on the beach enjoying the ocean breeze and chiseled Adonis walks past. Visual orgasm, right? Exactly! As the clothes shed, your boo's body needs to be red carpet-ready, even if you never walk one. Is your boo a little chunky? Then exercise together. Getting fit for the summer is always fun, so start there and get beach ready!

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Any thing can happen at any moment during those beautiful, sunny weekends. Bar hopping? Museum stop? Concert flow? It can all happen at the drop of a dime, and you're boo should be ready and willing. There's always time to stay in and relax, but he at least needs to able to get up and go...

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High sex drive

Speaking of getting up and go... The sex should not be wack! This actually is not shallow at all because sexual compatibility is top three traits in a good seasonal relationship (because we said so!).


This is where there should not be a grey area. Make very sure that you know what your role is with this dude. If he's trying to parlay summer bun-ship into a long-term thing, cool. If he'd like to keep you as only one of his 31 flavors, then keep your emotions at bay. Even when it comes to sex, you need to know if you're dealing with a reckless lover or not.

Ultimately, keeping it 100 is the safest way to stay of Adele-esque moments under the blazing sun.

Willing to try new things

Lastly, your dude needs to be able to get into new things; this goes hand-in-hand with spontaneity.  To be able to spend time with someone who is smart, can hold conversation and who is willing to experience something he's never done before is priceless. A person like that is sure to make a warmer cuffin' season that much more enjoyable.

What are we missing, Vixens? What other qualifications must your potential boo meet?

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In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

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Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

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Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.


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