Meet Qadirah, an entrepreneur who has made a lane for herself as a model, personality, and actress. The Brooklyn native talks with Comedy Hype about dating, funniest DM’s she’s got, how important a sense of humor is to her, and expanding her eye lash line. Find out more about Qadirah in this weeks Women & Humor.
CH: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF, LIKE WHAT WOULD PEOPLE SAY ABOUT YOU?
Q: The people that know me know that I’m very ambitious and kind. However I always seem to be called a bitch initially.
CH: HAVE YOU EVER MET OR DATED SOMEONE FROM SOCIAL MEDIA. IF SO WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THEM?
Q; YES! It’s so weird because I used to tell myself I’ll never do that. But I was attracted by his music. I listen to his lyrics a lot and I watch what he posts. Overall he was just sexy.
CH: IN A GUY IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING FUNNY AND SILLY?
Q: (Laughs) Duh! Some dudes are straight clowns, like funny in a good way. I like to laugh so that’s okay. Silly though? Silly is childish. If a guy tries to tickle me to get me out of my comfort zone that’s SILLY, he’s childish and he needs to get his LIFE! I just think being silly is girly but some woman may interpret it differently.
CH: HOW WAS DATING FOR YOU IN H.S AND HOW IS IT NOW?
Q: High School was a while ago. And I didn’t date much until my senior year. He was totally too obsessed with me so we broke up when I went to college. NOW it’s like the guys aren’t obsessed enough and the guy that I love and want right now doesn’t want me. We have been dating for a year exactly. Like today makes our one year anniversary and he decided that we should be friends a couple of days ago. So it hurts me so much because I anticipated this day and wanted us to celebrate. But it is what it is, I’m focused on money right now!
Q: I absolutely hate when guys are desperate at first. I get a lot of attention so for you to be desperate you’re just one in a million. I also hate guys that aren’t open-minded. I didn’t grow up the normal American way (Christian). I’m Muslim so I hate when guys aren’t willing to understand that when they’re trying to talk to me.
CH: WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Q: Being broke inspires me; I don’t have an exact person because the people I do look up to, I’m not trying to get rich the same exact way. But having no money inspires me to go out there and make sure my bank account doesn’t end.
CH: IF YOU WERE REALLY IN TO THE GUY WHAT WOULD A TYPICAL TEXT CONVO WITH YOU CONSIST OF?
Q: I don’t know! This is such a hard question because when I like somebody I never know until we actually chill. And then after that our texts are simple ” Like how was your day”. I would be so interested in how you construct your daily habits and find a beauty in that. I’m weird.
CH: EVERYONE HAS THAT ONE THAT GOT AWAY. EXPLAIN YOURS AND WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Q: No, I don’t have that. I feel like if the guy that I love right now does not work out. Then he would be the one that got away.
CH: TEXT OR PHONE CALLS? AND WHY?
Q: Text. I can have my friend tell me what to say if a guy asks me something really scary. On the phone, I’ll be stuck on stupid and the regret everything I said later.
CH: BEST ADVICE YOU’VE GOT ABOUT DATING FROM THE OPPOSITE SEX AND WHO WHERE THEY?
Q: “A guy that likes you would make time for you” My homeboy told me this and I’m glad that I got to hear that coming from a guy, because it helped me to realize how much energy I should or should not put into a guy who isn’t willing to make time for me.
CH: HOW IMPORTANT IS A SENSE OF HUMOR WHEN IT COMES TO DATING OR IN A RELATIONSHIP?
Q: It’s not that important to me. I like guys who are just as bland and serious as me but have that dry sexy humor. Some guys think humor can get my panties off and I’m just like no.
CH: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO DATE YOU LONG TERM?
Q: Faithfulness and honesty. If you can’t tell me whether you was flirting or texting somebody inappropriately then I don’t want to be with you because I’d rather know from you before somebody else tells me. If something so small like that can’t come to light then how can I trust you? I DEFINITELY DON’T DATE CHEATERS!
CH: WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT GUYS?
Q: The way they think. Guys are dumb. I wish they were honest when it comes to everything because then we wouldn’t be dragged in something long term that the guy never really wanted.
CH: FUNNIEST THING SOMEONES SAID TO YOU IN YOUR DM?
Q: “Can I suck your toes?”.. Like what ?
CH: WHATS NEXT? WHAT CAN WE LOOK OUT FOR FROM YOU?
As a model I’m trying to get more recognition with my new business Minte Lash @mintelash.co on Instagram. And then I’m also getting into acting heavily. So, that’s NEXT!
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