Your King Charming Could Be Stuck In The Friend Zone

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It's 2018 and the curve is real. We are millennial women that know what we want, why we want it, and how we want it done. So when a guys tries to holla we can decide within a matter of seconds to give him a chance to or leave him on "read."

Iman Shumpert revealed recently that he had shot his shot four times before Teyana Taylor let him score, and now she couldn't imagine a life without him.


The stylish couple has a new reality show on VH1 Teyana & Iman, chronicling their budding professional lives meanwhile enduring the trials of parenthood while raising their 2-year-old baby girl Junie.

Teyana said that their happily ever after came when she was healing from a very public break-up and was helping long time friend, Iman heal from a recent work-related injury. She told Wendy Williams:

"I played very, very hard to get. I did not like him at first. Because when I first met him, he had just got drafted, he was young, he was doing a lot. I was at a party and he was drunk and he had his shirt off. It was just too much going on baby!"

Later, the couple became friends, which led to a romantic relationship in 2014. In an interview with VH1, Teyana talks about the first time she felt sparks fly between them.

"When you catch butterflies, do you run away from it and get scared and miss out on love? Or do you just follow your gut? What does your gut tell you? And at that moment, I caught butterflies no matter what my feelings were on him five minutes prior, I was in love."

Later, the two found out they were pregnant with a baby girl, Iman proposed, and shortly after, the couple was married in the same bathroom where Teyana gave birth to baby Junie. That is one hell of a love story, and it made me wonder, have I been curving my own 'King Charming'?

For me, it takes approximately 10 seconds within meeting a guy to know whether I find him attractive or whether I'm going to blow him off. He literally doesn't even have to open his mouth, I just know. I'm sure it has something to do with pheromones and astrology.

I'm slowly but surely beginning to wake up to the idea that love at first sight just isn't common. Everything that feels good ain't good for me.

We all know a few men in our lives that we refuse to let out of the friendzone, and rightfully so. The ones who are really cool people, but there's just no romantic chemistry. When it ain't there, it just ain't there. Iman Shumpert is proof to all men that if you are steadfast in your pursuit, the fates just might eventually align in your favor.

In 2018, keep your curve game strong, but Teyana reminds us to listen to our gut when it comes to matters of the heart.

Make sure you take a look around you and make sure that the man of your dreams isn't trapped in the friendzone, waiting for a text back.

Teyana & Iman premieres on VH1 Monday, March 26 at 9pm ET/PT.

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