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9 Types of (New) Guys

The little world of dating has become just a bit bigger. The debatably wonderful worlds of social media and pop culture have given us a mixed bag of dudes--much more than just the normal "good" and "bad" guys.

When I ride the subway to work, I see almost any and every kind of guy--from the hipster dude, to the renaissance guy and even the Ted Mosby type (via How I Met Your Mother) but these types have showed us a new side of guys that we've never seen. Take a look at the top ten new types of men and figure out who will catch your fancy. --Desire Thompson

1. The Neo Non-Renaissance Man

This "mature" guy is the one who would like to think they’re wise beyond their years. It can be tricky to differentiate between a "mature" guy and a real one, but look for the signs. Does he suggest that Applebees is an upscale restaurant for a date? Next!

Hipster2. The Hipster One

The guy wearing the jean jacket with cargo pants isn't necessarily this dude. The guy constantly talking about his favorite Tribe Called Quest (who he just discovered in 2011) song and balling out at Goodwill is the one you should look out for.

The Professional3. The Professional One

The Professional will not only want a stimulating convo with you, but he will never be able to separate business from pleasure. Working together to balance it out will strengthen the relationship.

The Sweet Guy4. The Sweet One

The Sweet One is the guy that’s already in your life as a friend, ex or a co-worker. He listens to all your pointless banter about work, what you ate for lunch and even helps you prepare for the date you're going on this weekend.

While the sweet guy can have the potential to become more, you’d rather keep him in the friend zone.

The Emotional One5. The Overly Emotional One

This one can confuse your kindness for a form of affection, and when you don’t give him the attention he craves, he will be very blunt about he feelings in the form of tears or unnecessary arguments.

Now, it’s perfectly fine for a man to be in tune with his emotions, but when you forget to call him one day, he shouldn't be blasting “The War” and subtweeting you.


The Serious One6. The Serious One

This Ted Mosby type goes into all their relationships the same way: he wants love, stability, a candidate for marriage and everything else they need. They’re also not into catering your needs while you ignore theirs. 

Manchild7. The Manchild 

Watching cartoons on Saturday? Check. Avoids serious conversations with witty jokes? Check. Viewing you as an authoritative figure than a girlfriend? Check and mate.

Do you wanna play tit for tat with a manchild all day? Didn't think so. 

Instafame8. Mr. Instafame

He has garnered the "likes" and attention of many people online, which has given him some form of Napoleon complex. There's not much more than the fact that they take really good photos or can put an outfit together really well. In real life they want the exact attention they receive online. #Getoutwhileyoustillcan!

The One With A Past9. The One with a Past Life

No secrets here, just a lot of baggage. But when he’s been (almost too) honest with you about his 7-year marriage and kids, there’s no way you can erase his past from your mind. He may be older than you and that’s what attracted you to him, but prepared to accept a lot of things you cannot change.

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Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

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.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

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.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.


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Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

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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