Nicki Minaj is single and ready to date, according to The Hollywood Gossip.  Minaj is on the cover of the latest issue of King Magazine and opens up about what she’s looking for in a partner.  “Someone who is calm, who is strong enough to not have to win every argument, who allows a woman to be her crazy self and someone with a conscience not to feel less of a man.”  We suppose a calm man would be a good balance to the rapper’s wild style.

What are characteristics of a good argument style in a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

A good argument is not who has the best come-back, but more of an action plan.  You can have a shouting match with your siblings, but talk it out with your partner:

1. Listen: How do you expect your partner to listen to your side if you won’t listen to his?  If you’re too heated to sit down and be rational, take some time apart and get back together in an hour or so, after you’ve both cooled off.

2. Acknowledge his side: When your boyfriend is making a point and says something you disagree with, let him know that you understand where he’s coming from, but that you don’t feel the same way.  “I understand you want to do this, but I feel it would be better if..” is a good way to start.

3. Sleep on it: Sometimes it’s better to go to bed and start the day fresh than to talk in circles with no solution in sight.  If you’re not getting anywhere, sleep on it and return to the subject at hand in the morning.