You may think this article is stereotypical, but I have to let you know that we — the ones with street smarts — are the best lovers.
While people think you have to be refined, go to university and get book smart before you land a great lady, this is wrong.
Just ask Jay Z and 50 Cent.
Then you'll understand that street smart people have a peculiar and sensational way of speaking about love.
1. We are the bosses.
Street smart people know how to act like bosses and show we are in control.
Even when we're fearful, we act courageously.
That spark puts us in charge.
2. We ask the right questions.
We want our ladies and gents holding it down for us.
We want someone who has our back.
We will question your motives and search through your intentions.
If we know you are for real, we will stand with our partners all the way.
3. We are not afraid.
We don’t chicken out.
A street smart man is either all in or all out.
He will defend his woman and stand by her through the difficult times.
He doesn’t let anyone treat her poorly or take her for granted.
He acknowledges the role of a woman in a relationship, just as he expects her to acknowledge his role.
4. We keep our word.
On the street, your word can mean a lot.
Street smart people have reputations to uphold. When we say it, we mean it.
We don’t just sh*t talk because in the street, talk is cheap. We mean what we say and prove it through our actions.
5. We know what we want.
Don’t question our motives.
Street smart people are ambitious. We know what we want and what it takes to get those things.
The streets have shown us nothing good comes easy, but there is always a price.
So if we're in with you, know that we mean it.
6. We have nothing to lose.
Everyone will agree love is a risky venture.
But because we've had so much experience with risk, we can relate to the meaning of love.
We know how to manage risks and rise above them.
At the end of the day, we really don’t have anything to lose.
That is why we can take the risk of loving you. We will be ready for all the challenges or obstacles involved.
7. We know how to take responsibility.
On the streets, we understand what it means to be responsible for our futures and fate.
We take responsibility, or we lose.
When it comes to responsibility, you should know how inventive and resourceful we street smart people can be.
8. We know what love means.
We know what that the word means, and we know it is more of an active word.
We show it, or we don’t. We mean it, or we don’t.
We didn’t have to go through all that Shakespeare to know what love is truly about.
We saw it on the streets, through commitment and dedication.
9. We are expressive.
We can display affection and express it appropriately. The street is all about people, after all.
We have a social pledge that teaches us how to deal and interact with others.
10. We learn along the way.
We know nothing is perfect. We have made mistakes, but we have learned from them.
As with any relationship, we are willing to learn and grow in the experience.
In the streets, we had to learn a lot of things fast to stay ahead of the competition.
Love is no different.