Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options. Affairs chronicles the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles.
More Coverage We wanted to know about the real L. So we asked our favorite Angelenos to show us. If you have comments or a true story to tell, us at LAAffairs latimes. The best advice I ever got for dating a guy with. We had a one-night stand.
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She followed my gaze. I liked that place.
Image Take a kaleidoscopic journey inside the second issue of Image in 16 images. And the one or two white guys in the mix had hair. About Us. B2B Publishing. Fourteen years and two kids later, race is still a thing, in a growing list of things, that defines us.
For that reason, I started getting nervous about this guy. Hot Property. Word had spread through the Caucasian grapevine. Are you a veteran of L. We want to publish your story.
Lifestyle L. More From the Los Angeles Times. Question Everything: Why are so many L. All Sections. The kicker was when we went to the wedding of one of his friends in Cape Girardeau, Mo. But I was getting ahead of myself, right? All black.
By Maisha Closson. Hmm … he drove a pickup truck. I wish it had stayed that way. I nodded.
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What if I were part of some Dixieland fantasy of his? So far, so good. Image Question Everything: Why are so many L. As we drove along, I surreptitiously glanced at him — he was wearing a nice suit, having come straight from his office to get me. More L. Affairs columns.
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Times Store. Business Visionaries. Was I in this or not? He also shaved his head and, apparently, that threw my friend for a loop. But something else was on my mind. And some days, it was tough because I felt guilty for not completing the picture of the strong black couple.
I was working on a sitcom at the time. Take a kaleidoscopic journey inside the second issue of Image in 16 images. Times Events. And I knew from talking to him on the phone that he was from the South. She raised an eyebrow and slurped on her vodka cranberry. I loved that he shared a house off Sunset with a gay, Pakistani performance artist. I understood. His dad played Santa Claus in various malls below the Mason-Dixon line during the yuletide season.
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Some background might be helpful here. I knew why.
My dating outside the race was seen as a betrayal. Was I ready to be committed to a guy whose family owned shotguns and went to the Waffle House? Whenever we went somewhere with a lot of black people in attendance, I got the side eye from some of them. Another time, my boyfriend got a call from his ex-girlfriend.
This guy was from Georgia. I was talking to my friend, Kim, as we sipped cocktails at a bar in Hollywood. My parents were both college professors. When I told the writers on the show I was dating a white guy from the South who drove a pickup truck, I could tell they were skeptical.