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13 #SingleLatinaProblems That Aren’t Really Problems

If you’re a single, 20-something Latina without a S.O. and/or a family of your own, you’re probably swimming through uncharted territory. According to your parents at your age, they were way more responsible than you… but mostly because by that point they had a spouse, two kids and one on the way (a kid, not another spouse).

If your only one on the way is a burrito order, the struggles below might be yours, too.

You might be the only single prima at family weddings.

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Wait, automatic dibs on all the groomsmen? Apúrate… to the church! ?

Your parents worry when they hear you’re rolling up to a party unaccompanied.

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And it wasn’t until you realized that walking in alone made you feel like ^^. What used to scare you is now a point of pride.

You have no one to share tia’s tres leches with.

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Your engaged primas can’t eat it. They have a white dress to fit into. So you make the sacrifice for them to let them know you care.

It’s all up to you to finish that mimosa pitcher at brunch.

People tell you your standards are too high.

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No one waits up for you every night.

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You don’t have to answer questions like, “Were there any guys there?”

Your parents are spending un montón on your siblings’ weddings.

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Congratulations, you are the new favorite child.

You cook a bistec for one.

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And get to put extra mojo because there’s no one to get in between you and your one true love: garlic.

You don’t go on first dates often.

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You know, the kind that make for more entertaining stories than Telemundo.

Your boo’d up friends ask you a ton of questions.

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Like the newest nightlife spots because they never go out anymore.

Sometimes you have to travel alone ?.

"This was taken during a two month trip to Patagonia in March of this year. I hitchhiked, walked, hiked, and bouldered all over this region and I can understand why so many before me have fallen in love with it. There are so many peaks and waterfalls you lose count. I've been traveling, blogging, and photographing around the world, mostly alone, after leaving corporate America in 2012. I've learned that the best thing for your soul is to spend more time outside." ? @bemytravelmuse Share YOUR Story with us! ↪direct message picture +story ↪use #timeoutsociety & #traveleroftheweek Thank you for making us apart of your adventures. #patagonia #argentina #elchalten #people #nature#explore #story #travelstory #argentinaig

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…To visit places your mom only dreamed of at your age.

Your parents don’t understand the things you’re doing in your 20s.

In fact, being a single, young, professional Latina is kind of a culture shock.

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Which makes you fall even more in love with just doing you.

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FIERCE LGBTQ Couples Are Sharing How They Met And It’s The Sweetest Thing

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FIERCE LGBTQ Couples Are Sharing How They Met And It’s The Sweetest Thing

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As we highlight Pride month, we wanted to share beautiful stories of LGBTQ+ love. To do so, we recently asked our FIERCE readers on Instagram to tell us how they met their partners and the results were not only hilarious but deeply inspiring.

Love is love and we love this kind of love.

Check it out!

The old slide in trick.

“I slid into the DMs.” – joanacanna

On their start to being ~educated latinas~

“My girlfriend and I met at the end of our first year of law school. She would say that I curved her for a few months before we became close. Almost three years later, we are both attorneys and looking forward to where life takes us.” – legalricanmujer

These two lovers who met while pushing for a joint interest

“We met in boot camp! 10 years ago (we’ve been together 2 /1/2 years, married 1 yr.” –hey_itsaj18

Chicas who started out on the same path and stuck together.

“We met in Nursing school we graduated together. That was 4 years ago, she’s a psychiatric nurse and I’m a geriatric nurse.” – m_a_r_i_a__j_o_h_a_n_n_a

They found love in a pandemic place.

Love in the time of Corona, thanks to Hinge!” – bienvenidarealidad__

Turns out the internet is the ultimate matchmaker.

“On the HER app. The same day she liked my profile she ended up coming into my job. I saw her but she didn’t see me. I ended up messaging her that night when I got off of work & we have been inseparable ever since. 3 years later and everyday I fall in love with her over & over again.” – _yourfavoritepoet_

And this is the most hilarious one of all.

“My wife @chulaworldand I were both seeing the same guy (total 🐶) …… so when we found out about each other we met up! And we have LITERALLY been inseparable ever since. Married on 4/20/19.” –bunuelitas

Kobe Bryant Left Vanessa A Love Letter And She Just Found It Yesterday, The Day Before Her Birthday

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Kobe Bryant Left Vanessa A Love Letter And She Just Found It Yesterday, The Day Before Her Birthday

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It’s been nearly five months since the tragic death of NBA great Kobe Bryant and his similarly talented daughter Gianna. Grief still lingers for their loved ones left behind however and recently, Vanessa Bryant was reminded of her tragic loss once more as she was forced to celebrate her own birthday without her late husband and daughter.

Still, despite their noted absence on her big day, Bryant was given an emotional surprise that, while bitter, seemed very sweet.

On May 5th, Bryant celebrated her birthday and shared a special surprise from her day on Instagram.

In a post to her Instagram page, Bryant revealed that before her birthday, she found an envelope addressed to her and from her late husband.

“Yesterday I found an envelope labeled To: The Love of my Life. From, Tu Papi I waited to open one more letter on my birthday. It gave me something to look forward to today. The irony is that Kobe had a photo of me drawn with an Angel holding me up by an artist on the cover. Missing the Love of my Life and my sweet little Mamacita- my fellow Taurus. Grateful to wake up to my 3 sweet girls today. Wish we were all together,” she wrote in the caption.

Bryant kept the message left behind for her private, but we can only imagine how emotional her experience in reading it was.

Bryant’s surprising post comes just a few days after she celebrated her deceased daughter Gigi’s birthday. In a caption about her birthday, Bryant encouraged Instagramers to “consider wearing red, caption an act of kindness or show how you will play Gigi’s way since she always gave everything she did her all and led with kindness.” She also asked fans to use the hashtag #PlayGigisWay to join in celebrating her daughter while also sharing an image of a special bracelet with her daughter’s nickname on it. “We are in the process of making this bracelet available for proceeds to benefit our Mamba and Mambacita foundation. I will update you with a post when we have them available for purchase),” she wrote.