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5 Dating Lessons I Wish I’d Known in My 20s (NBC Latino)

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5 Dating Lessons I Wish I’d Known in My 20s (NBC Latino)

This is what my love life consisted of in my 20s: choosing the wrong men (bad boys, the unattainable, the emotionally unavailable), seeking love outside myself, and utilizing my tear ducts to their full potential. Now that I have perspective, I can take note of these lessons. Lessons that I’ll share with my future daughter and now with you.

1. Mami Is Usually Right

I hate to admit it, but Mami was often right. At 22, she told me I wouldn’t find a husband on the dance floor. I ignored her wisdom. For most of my 20s, Bacardi was my BFF and I dated men that I met at clubs. None of them wanted a real relationship. All of them wanted to party every weekend. So, listen to your mommas even if they have no concept of what’s cool. Mami may not work a cell phone (she can’t even text) but she does know what’s best for her little girl.

2. RuPaul Is Also Right

RuPaul says, “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” Read the rest on NBC Latino.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - 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 Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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