Flipping the Script: He Interviewed Me (Part 1)

Are ya’ll ready?!?!
I hope I’m not hyping it up too much-I'm just really excited lol! But today is going to be Part 1 of Dr. J.D.’s interview with me. He’s one of my closest friends, a really kind and compassionate guy, oh…and I forgot to mention that he’s an ex-boyfriend too!
He was the first male that I ever interviewed for this site, and a couple of months ago he called me up and asked me if he could interview me. I didn’t think anyone would be too interested in my answers (because I talk to ya’ll all the time!), but he thought it would be cool to give my readers a closer, more intimate glance into who I am and what I have to say. So I agreed, we conducted our interview (which lasted almost 2 hours), and now I’m posting it below for ya’ll to check out.
Before we begin though, I think it’s important to fill ya’ll in on the fact that neither one of us prepped for this interview. I couldn’t because we wanted it to be authentic (and thus, I didn’t want to have time to prepare for it or pre-think of answers), and he wanted to just go with the flow based off the answers I was giving. Overall, I think that it provides a pretty raw and candid look into my personal perspective about dating, waiting and sex. (And this is only the appetizer…Part2 is going to be even more intense, but that’s coming next week, so check back for that later J).
One more thing that I want to add though, is that since these answers are my personal perspective, they are a look into who I am. In the past I’ve tried to shy away a little from talking about religion (on this site), because I didn’t want to alienate my readers who aren’t Christians or who don’t share in the same beliefs as I do.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Christian and nothing will ever change that, but the purpose of this site has less to do with my beliefs and more to do with just reminding women, (young women and teens especially), that they have options and that they don’t have to do anything that they aren’t ready to do; to let them know that it’s ok to say no and that there’s nothing wrong with waiting…. That just because society says that everybody is doing it, doesn’t mean its true or make it right.
Christianity and my faith are just how I have held on to my principles.
Now that we’ve gotten the preliminaries out of the way, let’s get down to the raw and unedited version of me…here’s a glimpse inside my head J

Flipping the Script: He Interviewed Me (Part 1)

1.      I’ve known you for thirteen years now and you’ve always been consistent with your beliefs and values. How have you maintained that?

Wait! I just started getting really nervous when I remembered that this was for an interview because it’s just so natural for us to talk about anything one on one with each other, but let me move past my anxiety lol….it’s just so weird being on the other side of things though!

But back to the question at hand, (sorry about that), I’ve maintained my values and beliefs because it’s just a part of who I am. I genuinely believe the things that I talk about, and they’ve become synonymous with who I am as a person. My faith has played a really big role in that. I can’t imagine myself without my faith; it’s my foundation. Likewise, I can’t imagine myself without my morals and values…they’ve just been instilled in me.

It’s just who I am. I know so many people struggle with the authenticity of some Christians, and it’s because they live one way through the week and a different way when they’re at church. I’m not that calculating clever, nor do I have time to play games. What you see with me is what you get. I have moments of weakness, I have down days, but overall I consistently try to stay true to myself and to my beliefs.

2.      Do you think that some (religious) people can be too serious in terms of physical relationships with their partner? (I.e. Can you kiss? Can you touch? How much is too much? And how much is ok in keeping with your beliefs and what you think the Bible says is ok)?

I really can’t speak for everybody else, but the way that I look at it is that you can’t desire something that you’ve never had before. Thus, I think it’s a wise thing to set up limits from the beginning, because then you’re less likely to cross those boundaries. In terms of how far is too far, I think that’s something that a person has to determine for themselves. I do think that for Christians specifically, the Bible is very clear about our body being a temple and sex being for marriage.

To answer your question though, for me personally, I’ve kissed and stuff (and don’t get caught up on the ‘and stuff’ lol, it’s not that serious- I’m sure you can tell them that right J?!?!)… But there are some lines that I literally just refuse to cross. To me, it’s a similar concept to eating baby food as a child and then switching to solids: after you’ve been introduced to solids, that mashed stuff just doesn’t do it for you anymore. Similarly, I feel like after you’ve crossed certain lines and experienced certain things, those simple acts just don’t even faze you anymore…you eventually just want more. 

In some of my past relationships I used to try really hard to please the person that I was with, so I kept toying with the idea of what I was comfortable doing but it just didn’t feel right. I feel like the person that wins my heart is going to win all of me, so it felt like cheating to give even a little piece of that away.

So for me, I try to keep it at kissing and holding hands- anything more than that and I’m playing with fire.

3.     Your spirituality has allowed you to stay really focused on your virginity and not having sex before marriage. Saying that, wouldn’t you think that your husband would have to be a really godly man or on the same level as you? Are you looking for a male version of yourself basically?

Um… no! I want balance. I guess I should rephrase my answer: yes and no. No because I can’t bare the thought of being with someone lame or not exciting (not saying that I’m lame or unexciting, but you get my drift).I can’t imagine a life where I’m dating someone and they’re always quoting scriptures and talking all this philosophical gibberish, (hope I’m not offending anyone but I’m just being real). Like for instance if we’re playing a board game and they start talking about the 23rd Psalm, I’m going to be like ‘for real?!?!’ Where’s your balance?
Or if my car breaks down and I call him, and he starts telling me it’s probably because something isn’t right in my life and to let’s evaluate what I’ve been doing and figure out why this happened, I’m going to be annoyed. My car broke down and I’m stranded! We can figure out the whys later, can you please just come and get me first???? So yeah, I can’t be with someone who is so righteous and spiritual that they can no longer connect…that’s not cool.

But I say yes because I want my future husband to be my spiritual leader. I want to submit to him, but I need to make sure before we get married that he is submitting to God. I want us to be equally yoked and on the same page.

4.      Speaking of being on the same page, what are five elements that you think a couple should agree on?

·         Spirituality
·         Finances
·         Whether you want to have children or not/how you’re going to raise your children
·         Communication (methods)
·        Your unity or your marriage (For example: if you’re a private person but you’re dating someone who’s open and doesn’t mind sharing all your business, it might be a problem for ya’ll. You’re not going to want to bring everybody into your marriage, and he’s not going to see the problem with it).

5.     I know you’ve heard this before, so tell me your opinion about it: Society has taught us that you never want to marry someone unless you’ve had sex with them first, saying you don’t want to eventually marry someone that you aren’t sexually compatible with. How do you feel about that?

Society also says that women should be a size zero and sex objects. I’m not buying it. I understand that sex is important…I get that. But more important than anything else are the people themselves. You can work on and improve anything, but it’s a lot harder to change a person’s character or persona. So I don’t necessarily agree with the whole sexually compatible argument. That’s why I believe you should get to know a person first and fall in love with him or her as a person, before you introduce the intimate stuff like sex. It’s just too much pressure and then you also don’t have to worry about being compared to their previous partners.

To me, saving one’s self is sexy. It’s a loyalty that defies comprehension. It’s saying that I cared so much about you before I even knew that you were the one, that I was willing to save myself just for you without even knowing you first, because I believed that you were just that special.

Yeah, I’ve never had sex so in some people’s mind I might run the risk of being with someone that doesn’t do it for me, but that’s just a chance that I’m willing to take. I’ve never been with anyone else, so I can almost promise that it’s going to be the best I’ve had! (And anything that doesn’t work, we can communicate and work on it together).

6.     This is getting good, lol! Ok, so my next question is does it bother you whatsoever how many partners that your future husband will have? Will you be nervous or intimated?

I don’t hold someone’s past against them, and no I’m not intimidated or nervous about it. I know who I am and what I have, and I’m sure I won’t be a disappointment. I feel like everything else he probably had came fairly easy for him, so I’m something that he’s going to have to work for, but it’ll all be worth it in the end.

7.       What is your ideal man? Physically and otherwise?

Physically, I’m not sure that I really have a preference; I just don’t want to date someone too short or too skinny. I’m 5’2, and I love to wear heels just as much as I like flats, but I don’t like being taller than the guy I’m dating though, so he at least has to be taller than me. The other part of that is I don’t feel safe being with someone who isn’t strong enough to protect me. This is just me, but if he can’t pick me up (I’m 120 pounds) and run with me if something were to go down (which I’m sure that would never happen but you never know in this day and age!)…but basically I just don’t feel comfortable or safe being with someone that I’m bigger than. I’m not saying that someone’s size has to do with his strength, but I am saying that I would just feel more comfortable and secure that way.

 As far as everything else though, I just want a guy who shares in my faith, has a sense of humor, and someone whom I share a friendship with. I desire someone who is loyal, financially stable, intelligent, compassionate, driven, and somebody that just genuinely cares about me. Whether I’m up or down he’ll be willing to go that extra mile and just be there and stick it out with me just because he cares. Oh, and I forgot to add someone that I’m attracted to too!!!

8.      I know that you’re a beautiful and confident girl, but when I see you I think of Lolo Jones or AC Green. Do you ever think about your age and are you ok if you don’t find that person until you’re older?

 I would rather wait and be with the right person than to just be with a person just because. For me, being alone is a lot better than living with a nightmare…I can wait.

-Virgin Monologuez
P.S. Here’s an excerpt from Part 2 of our interview: (Come back next week to check it out! Honestly, I’m not trying to be suspenseful, it was just too long to post everything all at once so I decided to make it into two parts, but I promise that you won’t want to miss it J)

“Looking back on everything, you’re 27, single, and still a virgin, has it been worth it to wait? If so, why?”


  1. Love this interview. I'm 26 and I relate to your blog very well. I'm petite as well lol. Can't wait until part 2.

  2. Hi @anonymous,
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)! I'm going to try to post Part 2 Friday, so check back for that! Have a good day and thanks again for the warm comment.

  3. This interview was awesome. I read your blogs everyday now like a morning newspaper. Your honesty, sense of style, humor and truth really ties alot of great things to come in your life and future written articles. I love how real you are with your blogs. It allows comfort and given hope to other women (and men) who share your life style. My favorite part of the interview was when you explain how you would like your husband to be. I agree with the idea that your husband should be the opposite of you but with a god fearing heart. You really made me laugh in that part.

  4. Lol @AaronRose! Yeah I have to keep it real even it that means embarrassing myself or ruining 'my image' whatever that means. Sometimes I do wonder if it’s too much information though! Thanks for the support and encouragement.

    1. If it helps someone out, it can never be to much info. Long as you are comfortable, the readers will be.


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