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The Hookup: A Friend of A Friend

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The Hookup: A Friend of A Friend

Once in a while a friend of mine will attempt to “hook me up” with an associate, co-worker, friend or bum they passed on the train. “He’s such a nice guy!” They say. “You guys really have a lot in common!” They coerce. “If you shave his 8-inch beard and give him a hot shower, he wouldn’t be half bad!” They plea.

Ok, so I lied about the last example, but I have heard most reasons why I should give a complete stranger a chance because he’d be “perfect” for me. This time it was my friend Tanya who had a friend.

On a Sunday evening, I received a call from dear Tanya whom I’ve known since 15 years of age. We chatted for a few seconds before she divulged the secret reason behind her call: Omar.

“He’s Dominican,” she stated in a confident, cool tone.

“He’s tall,” she continued reassuringly.

“He lives in New York,” she threw in once she caught my attention by stating his 6 foot 2 stature.

“Okay, what else does he look like?” I proceeded with caution. Looks to me are important and Tanya and I have completely different tastes.

“He’s tall.” She keeps saying he’s tall, I thought. Maybe that’s his best feature? So I asked the question that usually comes next in this dating era.

“Does he have a Facebook page?”

“Yes, he surely does,” Tanya stated. And so she would suggest him as a friend. I agreed that should be the next, logical step and finished my conversation with my dear friend
Tanya. Now it was time to wait for a friend of a friend to friend me for a chance to be more than friends.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.


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