(5)Why Do You Do It?-
You work as a reluctant exotic dancer. A single mother who does what she has to do to make ends meet, you are also actively putting yourself through school and so you need the money. However you keep a clear head, and drink as little as possible. You abstain from drugs, and you will not under any circumstances sleep with customers or work private parties outside of the club.
You live with a cousin of yours, who is newer into the business and much more wild and crazy. A bright spot comes for you regarding your job when you meet a new guy there. He works as a bouncer, and like you doesn't belong in that club. However he needs the work. The two of you are able to have stimulating conversations, and it isn't long before the two of you start to date especially since due to your cousin? Things go south with your boyfriend.
However a number of factors hamper the relationship. The owner is a scumbag who screws people out of money among other things. Not to mention because you kicked her out? Your cousin harbors a grudge, along with the more unsavory dancers at the club. Both of your jealousies also come into play in different ways. Other dancers are attracted to him and throw themselves at him, while he absolutely despises having to walk you and guys to the VIP despite you making sure he knows you don't sleep with them. Can the couple make it through all these hurdles?
(4.5)It Beats Being Lonely-
He was a lonely young man who had just gotten out of a long term relationship and was heartbroken. He's currently enrolled in college, and to shake him out of his funk? His friends tell him to go talk to this sophomore who happens to be well known among several of the guys on campus.
The thing about her is that she's developed a reputation as being a freak, and easy. Which was built on a lie, since she didn't sleep with the guy who started the rumor when they went out. Or any of his friends, but guys talk and eventually? She stopped fighting it, because it beats being lonely. However upon meeting each other and going out? They realize that they have a lot in common, he can't bring himself to just sleep with her. Both parties involved feel stronger about themselves in each other's company, and decide to say fuck what anyone else says.
(4.5)All The Best Guys Have Baggage-
As a young woman of color, you've made a habit of defying stereotypes. You grew up in a crappy neighborhood, but escaped from it and present yourself with intelligence, class and drive in everything you do. You never forget where you came from, as you put yourself through school but you always think about where you'll be. Guys whether they be black, white or whatever? Absolutely love you, although you find yourself unsatisfied with them. You're no racist, but your ideal guy is a male version of you. A man of color who picked themselves up from out of the same circumstances you did. That is what you want, and intelligence is an absolute must.
To your delight, you wind up meeting this guy and he exceeds all of your expectations and you're smitten. However there are some things you come to learn about him. As a side interest, he plays in an extreme metal band which takes up a good amount of his time which is something that throws you for a loop. The man has something of a temper on him, and has struggled with depression throughout most of his life. Not to mention that he was quite promiscuous before meeting you. At the same time he absolutely adores you, he is affectionate, an excellent conversationalist, attractive, an adept lover and makes pretty decent money. However the lives that you both escaped from? Have the potential of coming back to haunt you.