Being Mary Jane, starring the beautiful Gabrielle Union, is back on January 10th and we'll be tuning in for all of the juicy drama. As relationship coaches and professional matchmakers we know firsthand that Mary Jane the character represents so many of our clients, and if we’re being transparent, we see so much of ourselves and the error of our old ways in her too.
What are the common characteristics we see? Glad you asked……Successful. Beautiful Intelligent. Strong. Bossy and at times intimidating, often in a work environment where she is consistently proving herself. Mary Jane is always fighting to “justify” her place in the room and find the love she deserves. With multiple degrees, accreditations, long work hours, beautiful tailored clothes, designer handbags and show stopping shoes, she's still lonely.
You see ladies, although all of that is awesome, for some women, there's still nothing quite like being in love and having someone to call your own. So what advice do we have for the “Mary Janes” of the world? Lots. Here are some things you can do today to start this year off right in the love department.
At the end of the day, we don’t want you to have the same status this time next year reading the same singles self-help blogs and having no one to share your success with. We want you to be in the engagement section of Essence.com or well on your way. Tackle this challenge with a vengeance just like you did for every other area in your life and leave “Mary Jane” on TV where she belongs.
Here’s to LOVE,
The Matchmaking DUO