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What drives leggy Ciara Harris crazy? A Cuban with a machine gun and R. Kellyâ€™s discography, for starters.
Story Matt Barone
Ciara Princess Harris is two-faced. The limber Atlanta diva has pulled off quite the contradictionâ€”exuding accessible innocence while seductively dry-humping automobiles. When she was two calendars shy of legality, the Southern galâ€™s allure had been comparable to the top-heavy employees of Bada Bingâ€”try touching the goods, and watch your law-breaking ass get served.
Bless the aging process. Having recently blown out 21 candles, Ciara is now legally tender. Even better, her puppy-love-lostâ€”the well-publicized break-up with Bow Wowâ€”has left the fit superstarâ€™s heart susceptible. Fortunately, her progressive, yet still danceable, follow-up, Ciara: The Evolution, is more party than sorrow. And visually, her temptress ways have peakedâ€”just watch her gyrate all over the luckiest wall ever in her â€œPromiseâ€ video. For tutorial purposes, KING felt Ciara out, probing her mind to aid you player-types looking to 1, 2 step in her direction.
KING: Adult dating is a whole new ballgameâ€”getting stranded on first base is kinda like striking out. Howâ€™s the game been treating you?
Ciara: The single life is great, Iâ€™m loving it. You can really feel yourself out. This is the time where I can ask myself, â€œWhat do I really want?â€ What Iâ€™ve had in the past isnâ€™t what I really want, it seems.
So you have no plans to leave the shackle-free life anytime soon?
Nothing has come along to bring me back yet. I will say Iâ€™m a girl who loves love, though. If something comes along, Iâ€™m not going to ignore it at all. Itâ€™s all about timing and knowing if something is worth that risk.
Now that youâ€™re 21, are you going to leave little â€œboysâ€ alone?
[laughs] No, but I can say that Iâ€™ve only dated a person my age one time in my life.
A certain pint-sized MC, perhaps?
Iâ€™m not saying. But I donâ€™t believe that age defines you. Age has never been an issue for me, itâ€™s more about the person. Guys are going to be guys, period. Not much I can do about that.
In a â€œDrop you off and then jump her offâ€ way, you mean?
No, not like that. I always laugh at my male friends, like, â€œYâ€™all are nothing but little boys!â€ Guys just have certain ways about them, where itâ€™s like the inner kid never leaves. I definitely find that quality attractive, though.
What else makes you hot?
Great conversation. Thereâ€™s nothing like being able to sit down and talk about anything with a man. Thatâ€™s where it starts for me. I love talking about sports. From the newest person in the drafts for football and basketball to recent scores.
Fond of immaturity and sports? Impressive. If a man has any hopes of seeing your, um, sports bra, what shouldnâ€™t he do?
Donâ€™t floss. Donâ€™t tell me about all the things that you have, and all the things that you do. Itâ€™s not attractive. You donâ€™t have to impress me with flashy stuff. Iâ€™m a simple girl, and I can tell more about a person by who they really are rather than all the material things they flaunt. Of course, itâ€™s great for a person to have himself together, but donâ€™t flaunt it.
Glad I left my pair of imported Skechers at home. Whatâ€™s one thing a man has never done for you that would get you open?
One of the ultimate things, for me, would be for a guy to pay complete attention to me, and remember all the little things I say that I like. Thatâ€™s what most of us women want, a guy who really gets into love. Iâ€™m not saying Iâ€™ve never had that in any way, but I havenâ€™t had it nearly as much as Iâ€™d like.
Fair enough. You seem more like the Blockbuster night than beachside-walk type. To help men cater to you, what DVD choices would impress you?
For a stay-in date? I definitely wouldnâ€™t mind watching The Godfather with my man. The whole trilogy.
Damn, should men expect horse heads in your bed? Talk about kinky.
I just love the whole feel of those movies. I watched those when I was a little girl. Iâ€™d watch it once, and then go right back and watch it again for another three hours. My next one is cheesy, but I love The Notebook.
Every manâ€™s favorite love story.
[laughs] Thatâ€™s definite points in the girlâ€™s eyes. It would be cool to see a guyâ€™s reaction to that, and Iâ€™d probably quiz you after to make sure you paid attention to the movie and not only me.
What happens if dude sheds some tearsâ€”you dabbing with a tissue or pressing stop and bouncing?
Crying over The Notebook? Hell no! [laughs] I donâ€™t know about that one. Thatâ€™s a little too soft for me.
How about waterfalls after Tony Montanaâ€™s tragic blaze of glory?
Say we skip the movie and go straight to revealing chit-chat. To set the mood, what tunes should a guy keep in rotation?
You gotta have some R. Kelly. Some old, classic R. Kellyâ€”make a playlist and just rock it out! That would definitely get me in the right mood. Just let 12 Play ride out, and youâ€™re good.
Wait, werenâ€™t you like 11 years old when 12 Play came out? Letâ€™s switch gears. Say a guy tries approaching in a nightclubâ€¦
Well, Iâ€™m actually not a big party person. Even when I was younger, I wouldnâ€™t go out partying that much. Iâ€™d go for like 30 minutes and then leave. It just doesnâ€™t excite me any longer than like an hour.
So trying to catch a dub behind you would be useless?
Well, if Iâ€™m at a club and I see somebody who catches my eye, I might stay a little longer.
Okay, so weâ€™ve just danced throughout the never-ending reggaeton blockâ€”itâ€™s time to buy you a drink. Whatâ€™s your poison?
Nice try, but I donâ€™t drink.
Damn, looks like Iâ€™m double-fisting these Henny glasses then.Â
I actually had a really bad experience once. One night when I was like 10 years old, I was so so thirsty. I ran to the refrigerator to get a glass of water, and there just happened to be a glass sitting there waiting for me. So, I grabbed it and took a big sip, and it wasnâ€™t waterâ€”it was gin! My mother was yelling, like a movie in slow motion. [slows voice down] â€œNoooo!â€ Sheâ€™s yelling while Iâ€™m reaching for the glass, but it was too late. I had already drunk it, and I got enough in my throat for it to burn. Ever since that fateful night, I donâ€™t drink.
And game-less men havenâ€™t stood a chance since. Pity those fools. Say your club encounter leads to a first date. Should a man practice his mouth-to-mouth skills for night one?
Oh no, thatâ€™s too much. I donâ€™t know you like that [laughs]. It throws me off when a person even attempts to kiss you on a first date. Thatâ€™s not going to happen.
Damn. So how long would it take for the goodies to leave the jar?
You canâ€™t put time on something like that. And besides, do you think Iâ€™d tell you anyway?
That cold shoulder was expected. Technically, this is still our first dateâ€¦
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