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COUPLE ONE
Casey & Kay Jordan

Instagram: @c.kjordan325

1. How did you two meet?
We actually met on RBL App.

2. Tell us about the first date?
It was actually at a SuperBowl get together at one of her friends place. She was hungry before it started, so we stopped and grabbed something to eat and when I went to use the restroom, she was getting the receipt back from the server. I said you know I’m gonna get you right? She smiled and we went to her friends place and just had a good time being in each other’s presence. We left at halftime (I was boycotting that year) and just talked and listened to music by the beach.

3. Why are you two good for each other?
We balance each other pretty well... she’s shy and I’m outgoing. She’s organized and I’m kinda scatter brain. So it’s a lot of things like that which keeps us balanced.

4. How do you keep the spark in the relationship?
lol well can’t say it all, but we definitely surprise each other in different ways.

5. What keeps getting better and better in your relationship?
That we keep finding out about each other. That we’re more compatible than we actually realize and then it’s like “oh snap” and we vibe on another level.

6. How do you deal with disagreements?
It’s actually a work in progress. Some disagreements we kill it right where it started and then you have some to where we’re so passionate about what we’re trying to explain that it can carry over longer than it should. So we’re working on doing better at listening to understand and not respond.

7. What is both his and her most favorable moment?
When he proposed to me. I wasn’t expecting it at all and all the people that he had that were there, my family and friends... It was my youngest daughter’s birthday and I traveled to Georgia to see her and Kenyetta wanted to come, but had a mandatory engagement. Next thing I know right before I’m getting ready to put on clothes to go to the party, I get a call from the front desk telling me I have a problem with my room. So I’m like what the heck and when I get downstairs, it’s Kenyetta there just smiling with my favorite college football team shirt on! That meant the world to me!

8. Why do you think black love is important?
Because for some reason black love has been getting a lot of flack lately, but it’s alive and well. I really can’t pinpoint it, but it’s just the aura of it... it’s like magic that can’t be explained! It’s beautiful and it’s powerful!

9. As a couple what is your best dating advice?
Have as much fun as you can! Be each other’s joy! Date as often as you can and switch things up. Every date doesn’t have to be dinner, movies, or the norm! Take a chance doing new things and seeing new places.

10. As a couple what is your best relationship advice?
Work out your problems amongst yourselves and be your mates biggest cheerleader. Also, even though you’re dating, in love, sex is great, continue to be your mates best friend!

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COUPLE TWO
Travis & Natalya Moore

Instagram: @travismoore1024 @natalyamoore


1. How did you two meet?
African American Literature class in college....

2. Tell us about your first date?
Our first date was in a Harris Teeter parking lot over Pop-tarts and conversation.

3. Why are you two good for eachother?
We are good for each other because we make a conscious effort to honor our vows by embracing the better and worse parts of each other.

4. How do you keep the spark in your relationship?
We pray together and then we “play” together.

5. What keeps getting better and better in your relationship?
Our lives are getting better and better because we do not expect each other to be the same people that we were whenever we first met. Hence, we adapt and evolve.

6. How do you deal with disagreements?
Embracing our differences.

7. What is both his and her most favorable moment?
One of the most memorable moments, was when we renewed our vows after 10 years of marriage, in front of our family and friends. We were able to put our love on display and the highlight was that our daughters were able to be apart of it, this time.

8. Why do you think black love is important?
Black love is a revolutionary act. People are so used to seeing our pain and not our joy. We choose to amplify this love everywhere we go.

9. As a couple what is your best dating advice?
Set goals and standards. Live in the moment. Enjoy yourself and allow a relationship and love to progress naturally.

10. As a couple what is your best relationship advice?
Look for the best in your partner. Try not to overthink anything. Do not be afraid to embrace change. Be nice. Hug, kiss and grab, on purpose.

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COUPLE THREE
Troy & Sofia Brown

Instagram: @lord_troybrown


1. How did you two meet?
We always say that fate brought us together. The chances that we would actually cross each others path in our ordinary lives was slim to none. Shortly after moving to LA I got ot hired to work on the social media for a retired Skate boarder in Sweden, the project lasted 3 months. One night out after a day a speed boating and weight boarding with my "thrill seeking boss, I randomly met my future wife. I was just chillin on a street in the middle of Stockholm and she came up to me and asked me to use a lighter for her cigarette. She was on her way home from a party and had randomly gotten off of the train where I was because she had the urge to smoke cigarette. I found her a lighter and it was on since then.

2. Tell us about your first date?
We hung out a few times before our first date, usually after I got off of work ( my work days were usually pretty long). But I was like "man I really like this girl we should go on a real date instead of just hanging out at the house. On the day of our first date I was filming in a skate park in Sweden and a raggedey old homeless looking lady walked up to me and told me she had never seen a black person in real life but it was okay becaUse she "liked ni***rs." After I told her that what she said wasn't cool, she then handed me a hand full of shrooms as an apology. I ate them immediately forgetting that I had planned to take Sofia on our first date when I got off of work. After I got off work I met Sofia at a Thia resturaunt near where we met. I tried to hide the fact that I was high as hell, but the restaurant was designed like a bar in the islands of Thialand which meant an over-bearing amount of color and fluorescent lights. It wasn't long before I was really trippin and freaking out. She was like what the hell is wrong with you. I told her what happened and she took care of me. She didn't judge me. I knew I was in love.

3. Why are you two good for eachother?
Besides the fact that we really love eachother. We make eachother love ourselves more. Sofia makes me feel like Im the shit and I push her to be the best her. It is not always easy but it worth it.

4. How do you keep the spark in your relationship?
We love to travel and have adventures together, there is nothing like experiencing a new place (or sharing one of your favorite places)with the person you love. We have traveled to Spain, London, Mexico and All over the West Coast and the South together.

5. What keeps getting better and better in your relationship?
Besides the food and the good times (dates). We are getting to know each other more and more everyday. We are Best friends.

6. How do you deal with disagreements?
We fight and scream at each other, but we also love each other so we don't try to destroy each other like we use to when we first started having real fights after we moved in together. We eventually hear each other and validate each others feelings. Eventually we take responsibility for our part and try to just move forward so that we don't have shit lingering in our relationship.

7. What is both his and her most favorable moment?
My favorite moment was when we were dating and we met up in London and had the best few days of my life. Alot of fun, great food and sex. Hers is the moment we got egadged in Barcelona, along the Spanish riviera.

8. Why do you think black love is important?
I think that there are so many hard, overly sexualized, and exaggerated images of black people and how we should be. Black love fills the need to see or experience something positive and something real. Its good because it reinforces positive attitudes toward relationships for children who learn by what they see.

9. As a couple what is your best dating advice?
Go places where you can really enjoy each others company. Good food, good scenery and good music equals a good time. A two day get away is always my favorite. We live in California so a quick get away to Santa Barbra or Tiajuana is always nice. It not about how much money you spend just make sure you have fun together.

10. As a couple what is your best relationship advice?
Respect each other. You don't have to always agree but you do have to respect and validate what the other is saying. Try to let shit go even if it takes a few days to do it, nobody is perfect.

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COUPLE FOUR
Christopher James & Candace' Alesia Holmes

Instagram: @yaboycholmes @Queen_Cee_Me
1. How did you two meet?
We met on Facebook in a dating group sponsored by RBL during the pandemic called "Black Singles Dating Chronicles". He posted his introduction, I said Hi and sent him a friend's request. He slid in my DM and the rest is history.

2. Tell us about your first date?
Our first date was in Atlanta, we met halfway between Montgomery, AL and Charlotte, NC where we resided respectively. Because Atlanta was a hot spot for Covid-19 a lot of places were closed but we were able to go to a park and talk for hours! Our first official "date night" was after we got married.

3. Why are you two good for eachother?
We are both hopeless romantics who have been married and divorced several times. He is the gentle spirit I need and I am the balance he needs.

4. How do you keep the spark in your relationship?
We spend a LOT of time together and we act like big kids! We are always clowning and laughing. We have only known each other 6 months so we are still getting to know each other and THAT alone keeps a spark going!

5. What keeps getting better and better in your relationship?
Just marriage itself keeps getting better and better, I think we fall in love with each other more and more every day.

6. How do you deal with disagreements?
We talk it out. We don't disagree often but when we do I usually shut down and internalize to process for a while then we talk it out.

7. What is both his and her most favorable moment?
His- The first time we met. Hers- Our first conversation which turned into a video call lasting 6 hours

8. Why do you think black love is important?
Black love is important because it is the glue that keeps the family together. Our children need to see healthy romantic relationships between men and women.

9. As a couple what is your best dating advice?
Best dating advice is to be you and keep it real. Be willing to have those difficult, honest and necessary conversations. Be open to whatever the experience may hold and just enjoy each other. Be consistent and intentional.

10. As a couple what is your best relationship advice?
Best relationship advice is never forget why you fell in love. Keep God then each other first, and continue to be you and keep it real.

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COUPLE FIVE
Lorenzo & Deborah Lawrence


1. How did you two meet?
We met on Facebook in a dating group sponsored by RBL during the pandemic called "Black Singles Dating Chronicles".

2. Tell us about your first date?
Our first date consisted of my husband driving two and a half hours to come to me in my bbn nnn town. We had dinner and talked for hours.

3. Why are you two good for eachother?
We are great for one another because we complete one another. We are both each others beginning and end. We compliment one another in many ways. We both know all the pain and hurt we went through in past relationships. Prepared us for our ultimate prize. Each other and spending our lives together.

4. How do you keep the spark in your relationship?
Even though we are now married we still continue to date .

5. What keeps getting better and better in your relationship?
Our love for one another grows and gets better and better everyday.

6. How do you deal with disagreements?
When we first met we both acknowledged that one of the biggest downfalls of failed relationships was non communication and understanding for both sides. When we have a disagreement we always talk it out mo matter how long it takes.

7. What is both his and her most favorable moment?
We agreed that our favorite relationship moment was when we made a commitment to be with one another for the rest of our lives. When we got married.

8. Why do you think black love is important?
Black love is so important because to us because us as race we are made out to be people of broken homes. Black love shows we are capable of having a strong powerful relationship and family.

9. As a couple what is your best dating advice?
Best dating advice would be never be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone with how you meet someone. You must not be scared to be vulnerable. Have confidence in who you are and what you want.

10. As a couple what is your best relationship advice?
Best relationship advice is to communicate, have patience and understanding for one another. Know every day will never be perfect but you both was sent into each others lives for a reason.

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