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14 differences between the girl you date and the woman you marry

15 July 2016, 08:47 Michael Odhiambo

Think about one of the questions below for a moment.

If you are married, in what way is the girl you dated different from the woman you married?

If you are single or dating, in what way do you want the woman you marry to be different from the girl you are currently dating?

What thoughts come to your mind? I bet you have a few thoughts, I also do.

After being married for over 3 years to my awesome wife, l can testify that the girl l dated is different from the woman l proudly call my wife. She has definitely improved in ways I never imagined, and for the better.

If you go through your dating and marriage journey, you will inevitable look back to realize the girl you dated is different from the woman are married to.

To clarify, l do not mean she would become a brand new person. What l mean is that her priorities and perspective about life and marriage will improve in many ways. Hopefully, for the better.

Either way, the woman you marry will not be the same as the girl you dated - in many aspects.

1. The girl you date does not want to meet your family or friends, she wants you all to herself. The woman you marry wants to know your family and friends. She knows without them, you would not be where you are, and who you are today.

2. The girl you date is overly worried about her nails being done all the time, her eyelashes looking in a certain style, and being beautiful for her peers. Her physical beauty is important to her. The woman you marry is not overly worried about her nails being done. Instead, she is worried about being beautiful for her man, even if that means wearing no makeup. She focuses on her internal beauty and character building, because she knows real beauty comes from within.

3. The girl you date only cares about her career and vision for life. She comes before the relationship, and does not make her future plans with you in mind. The woman you marry cares about your career and your vision as well as her own. She knows you also have a plan, and works with you to achieve the goals you both have. The marriage is her priority.

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4. The girl you date loves the financial cushion you can provide. She also expects something back whenever she gives. The woman you marry wants to build a financial cushion with you. She believes that two heads will always be better than one. When she gives, she does not expect anything back.

5. The girl you date believes she knows everything. The woman you marry is open to learning something new, and knows there is always room for improvement.

6. The girl you date is scared to tell you her deepest secrets. The woman you marry will share her deepest secrets with you, even if it means losing you. She trusts you, and shares everything with you. She knows honesty is always the best policy.

7. The girl you date does not get excited about marriage and children (even if she wants to have some one day). The woman you marry gets excited about marriage and starting a family with you.

8. The girl you date shows her cleavage all the time. The woman you marry is more modest because she knows her attributes are for your eyes only.

9. The girl you date is not concerned about cooking for you. The woman you marry loves not only to cook, but chooses delicious and healthy meals. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach after all, right?

10. The girl you date is overly concerned about how long you will be around, and how she can keep you. The woman you marry is not too concerned about keeping you because she knows you want to have a future with her. She is mature enough to know you can never force someone to stay and that you have to choose each other every day, again and again.

11. The girl you date is not willing to compromise with you. The woman you marry is willing to compromise, and sees it as a necessity for a healthy marriage.

12. The girl you date thrives on constant attention from you. The woman you marry mirrors your affection and thrives on providing you with the love, support, and the respect you need.

13. The girl you date tries to change who you are and compares you to her ex. The woman you marry accepts you for who you are and will not compare you to her ex. She knows you are the best and that you cannot change another person no matter how hard you try.

14. The girl you date has to be entertained. The woman you marry is someone you can have fun with, relax, do activities, or do nothing together and still enjoy each other’s company.

What are your thoughts on these differences between the girl you date and the woman you marry? Some of these differences can also apply to the boy you date and the man you marry.

- MyNews24

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