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Tiffany Haddish Says She’s Back On Dating Apps And Shares Her Deal Breakers

"It's an adventure... You know I'm all about adventure."

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Tiffany Haddish is “back out in the streets.” The Girls Trip star visited Late Night with Seth Meyers and opened up about her dating life following her split from Common. One of the ways she is meeting guys is by getting on dating apps. “It’s interesting… it’s an adventure. You know I’m all about adventure,” she said.


“I’m back on the dating apps. I put all my requirements in my profile.” Her requirements include having a good credit score and good hygiene. While she didn’t share any details on the type of guy she is looking for, she did reveal the types of guys that are trying to pursue her.

“I been attracting a lot of hip hop kind of guys and I don’t mind them wearing jewelry. But if you own a bunch of diamonds but you don’t own no land, that’s a problem for me,” she said. “Land, then diamonds. ‘Cause, where do the diamonds come from? The land. So own the land, then get the diamonds. I got diamonds ’cause I got land.”

It’s not surprising that the comedian is attracting “hip hop kind of guys” based on her past dating experience. Tiffany dated Common for a year after meeting on the set of the 2019 film The Kitchen. Speaking of dating apps, the former couple had a virtual date for a Bumble campaign in 2020 and were later quarantined together during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I went into this period of dating. At this point, our friendship was getting a little bit more than friendship but not quite because COVID happened and we were, like, quarantined,” she said of dating Common in a July 2020 Wild Ride! With Steve-O podcast interview. “So then we’re, like, FaceTiming all the time and then he got tested for everything. I got tested for everything. And yeah, we’ve been f--king.”

Common confirmed their breakup in December 2021 and had nothing but great things to say about his now ex. “It probably was the most mature relationship I have been in … meaning the communication, the respect, just all around,” he said during a Hollywood Unlocked With Jason Lee Uncensored interview. He blamed their split on them having busy schedules.

Tiffany, however, claimed that wasn’t true when she also appeared on Hollywood Unlocked Uncensored with Jason Lee following Common’s interview. "I was very disappointed. I was like, 'Oh, okay. 'Cause, that's not what you told me, but okay,'" she said. "He might be the type of person that never really settles with somebody, maybe he's like, you know, like a bee going from flower to flower to flower. I don't know. I wish him nothing but joy and happiness, you know. He will always be cool."

The former flames seem to be on good terms though after the Grammy award-winning rapper wished the Night School star a happy birthday in December. She later returned the favor in March by copying his exact Instagram birthday post to her.

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When I was ten, my Sunday school teacher put on a brief performance in class that included some of the boys standing in front of the classroom while she stood in front of them holding a heart shaped box of chocolate. One by one, she tells each boy to come and bite a piece of candy and then place the remainder back into the box. After the last boy, she gave the box of now mangled chocolate over to the other Sunday school teacher — who happened to be her real husband — who made a comically puzzled face. She told us that the lesson to be gleaned from this was that if you give your heart away to too many people, once you find “the one,” that your heart would be too damaged. The lesson wasn’t explicitly about sex but the implication was clearly present.

That memory came back to me after a flier went viral last week, advertising an abstinence event titled The Close Your Legs Tour with the specific target demo of teen girls came across my Twitter timeline. The event was met with derision online. Writer, artist, and professor Ashon Crawley said: “We have to refuse shame. it is not yours to hold. legs open or not.” Writer and theologian Candice Marie Benbow said on her Twitter: “Any event where 12-17-year-old girls are being told to ‘keep their legs closed’ is a space where purity culture is being reinforced.”

“Purity culture,” as Benbow referenced, is a culture that teaches primarily girls and women that their value is to be found in their ability to stay chaste and “pure”–as in, non-sexual–for both God and their future husbands.

I grew up in an explicitly evangelical house and church, where I was taught virginity was the best gift a girl can hold on to until she got married. I fortunately never wore a purity ring or had a ceremony where I promised my father I wouldn’t have pre-marital sex. I certainly never even thought of having my hymen examined and the certificate handed over to my father on my wedding day as “proof” that I kept my promise. But the culture was always present. A few years after that chocolate-flavored indoctrination, I was introduced to the fabled car anecdote. “Boys don’t like girls who have been test-driven,” as it goes.

And I believed it for a long time. That to be loved and to be desired by men, it was only right for me to deny myself my own basic human desires, in the hopes of one day meeting a man that would fill all of my fantasies — romantically and sexually. Even if it meant denying my queerness, or even if it meant ignoring how being the only Black and fat girl in a predominantly white Christian space often had me watch all the white girls have their first boyfriends while I didn’t. Something they don’t tell you about purity culture – and that it took me years to learn and unlearn myself – is that there are bodies that are deemed inherently sinful and vulgar. That purity is about the desire to see girls and women shrink themselves, make themselves meek for men.

Purity culture isn’t unlike rape culture which tells young girls in so many ways that their worth can only be found through their bodies. Whether it be through promiscuity or chastity, young girls are instructed on what to do with their bodies before they’ve had time to figure themselves out, separate from a patriarchal lens. That their needs are secondary to that of the men and boys in their lives.

It took me a while —after leaving the church and unlearning the toxic ideals around purity culture rooted in anti-Blackness, fatphobia, heteropatriarchy, and queerphobia — to embrace my body, my sexuality, and my queerness as something that was not only not sinful or dirty, but actually in line with the vision God has over my life. Our bodies don't stop being our temples depending on who we do or who we don’t let in, and our worth isn’t dependent on the width of our legs at any given point.

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