Happy November!!! This is one of my favorite months – not just because of Thanksgiving but because Tavon is our Man Crush of the Month! He is such a sweet guy, I really adore him so much. He is a single, 23-year-old from Warner Robins, Georgia. He absolutely loves being a dad! He also loves to cook and do spoken word. He also is a huge sneaker head and is addicted to shoe-shopping. Something that is interesting about Tavon is that he is a Chef, owns multiple businesses and is a movie junkie!
How would you describe your personality in three words?
Giving, Goofy, Spontaneous
Which do you prefer to listen to your heart or your brain? Why?
My heart. Your brain doesn’t have that “instinct” to judge personal situations.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Fantasia – Country, Thick and Chocolate.
Who do you think should make the first move – males or females? Why?
I’m from the Deep South – where chivalry is extremely serious at least to me. So, males should make the first move in my opinion.
What’s the longest relationship you’ve been in? What did you learn?
6 years, sometimes it’s just best to walk away and not force things. Forcing something leads to resentment.
What motivational words would you tell someone on the come-up?
It’s not gonna be easy, but keep God first and push through.
What’s the most awkward date that you’ve been on?
I didn’t know she had a boyfriend, but we ran into him on our date. And she didn’t know her boyfriend had a boyfriend who happened to also be on a date. It was weird.
Where do you se yourself in the next five years?
Married and opening up my 3rd or 4th restaurant and opening up my 2nd or 3rd detailing garage.
What do you usually do to let a girl know that you are interested in her?
I speak directly to her, Steph Curry at all times.
What is your favorite and least favorite things about yourself?
I love how outgoing I am and I hate how naiver I am (I think everyone is my friend).
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
My dad, he taught me how to be a man before he was killed. Then my son, he made me a better man.
What’s your personal theme song?
Don’t laugh, but it’s Rich Gang – Lifestyle.
What are you lifetime ambitions?
Just to be successful and be the best father I can be.
What are your career goals?
Build something that my family can keep running when I’m gone.
Why do men often overlook the average girl?
The generation we live in glorifies the wrong girl. We don’t know what a real woman is because we overlook them.
Why do guys tend to hide your feelings and not fully express them?
Pride. Simply put, it’ll make you lose out on a lot.
What are your forms of self-care?
I personally lift weights and play with my son.
What are you most afraid of living in today’s society?
Falling by the way-side. Not living up to my expectations or potential.
How do you seize and take advantage of every single day?
Take it one minute at a time. Schedules help you out a lot too.
What do you feel men aren’t recognized enough for?
Being fathers, fathers are automatically looked at as a “no-no.”
What is the most discouraging part about being a man? How do you deal with it?
We’re looked at as something we’re not a times. It’s okay for a guy to feel hurt at times.
What’s one thing you want the world to know about you and who you are?
I’m an educated black man and a full time father. I’ve made mistakes but I am not a bad person.
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