In this interview, we will be conducting our first Pink Pill Spotlight. While recent interviews have featured women, who are married or dating, this interview will focus on a lady in the middle of her level-up journey, who is currently in the dating process. Many thanks to Naomi for suggesting this series and volunteering to be the first interview subject.
What is your name?
My name is Naomi.
How did you find out about Christelyn?
I discovered Christelyn in late 2011 or 2012. Back then, I had recently moved to LA from Michigan. One day, I found her advertisement in Clairmont Mall. Christelyn’s book, Swirling, was really big news back then. I saw her advertising card display with her book and information about her business. I read the book and started looking her up online. I subscribed to Christelyn’s YouTube channel, Beyond Black and White, and followed for a few years on and off. She was doing a lot of varied content back then, before settling into the interracial dating niche.
In 2016, I heard about a telecall that she was hosting. I decided to join the call and to take a closer look at her platform. The next year, I went to one of her events and met her in person. It was great to meet her face-to-face, and to connect with so many like-minded women.
Did CK inspire you to begin your level up journey or were you already planning your life in that direction?
I was already planning to “level up” in life. I was always interested in travelling abroad. In the past, I have visited Jamaica, Canada, and the United States. I have always wanted to expand my horizons, but Christelyn helped me to shape my priorities and direction. As I crafted my strategy, she was there to remind me of where I wanted to be and what lifestyle I wanted to live.
Now that you’re living abroad (in Europe), how is international dating?
I am having a great time. I’m rather new to the dating scene, but when I decided to come here, I made up my mind that I was going to enjoy all that this new environment had to offer. Things are very busy.
What country are you living in?
I’m currently living in Spain.
How do you connect with men and meet new people?
In our world today, I think it makes sense to take advantage of what technology is available. I use Tinder and OKCupid to meet new people. Right now, I am getting my feet wet, just seeing what the dating scene is like.
At first, I was looking at the dating situation differently. I wanted to get married, so I was framing my dates and my connections with that lens. Now, I’m using this time as a learning experience. I am really interested in learning the mindset of men. Guys want what they want. Why shouldn’t we strive for our goals? Dating is a mindset and a sport.
Where have you dated specifically?
My first date was in Rome, Italy, with a filmmaker. He made documentaries. Now, I am dating in Spain where I live.
Do you have any insight on being strategic with dating online and with apps?
Oh definitely! I am being very strategically in choosing guys to go out with. The best thing about dating online and with applications is choice. The options are endless. For instance, you can choose age limits – if you are more interested in dating older men, younger men, or men your age, feel free to customize your options so you can attract what you want.
Thank you so much for reading this interview! If any of you are interested in participating in this series, please leave a comment below or connect with Christelyn Karazin. For more information about The Pink Pill, the world’s first self-development online course specifically for black women, click here.