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5 traits in the woman a Kenyan man wants

14 January 2015, 15:27 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - Being female is a matter of birth, being a woman is a matter of age, but being a lady is a matter of choice.

Being a lady is what will guarantee you a chance of getting a gentleman. As women we often wonder why the Kenyan man does not treat you as a gentleman should but maybe how you present yourself is one of the key reasons as to why you are not getting the men you want.

Being discourteous and feeling entitled will not get any doors opened for you. A gentleman will not take his time to sit you down when you are rude and are not even appropriately dressed for an occasion. Being a lady is not matter of how you conduct yourself part time and when you feel like but is a character that you possess and how you display yourself to all people that you make an acquaintance with.

For example, going to the restaurant and ordering what is the most expensive thing on the menu. Believe it or not, there are some women who actually do that just to see if the man can afford it. If he cannot then he is cut off. A lady orders what she is comfortable with rather that what she thinks will impress. If the man can afford the most expensive bottle of wine, let him be the one to order it rather than you. This is on a date he invited you.

Learn to appreciate what someone does for you even the wait staff.

Saying thank you never killed anybody, something that most of us Kenyan women is that we like to feel entitled to things especially when we are being taken for a date. He should pick you up, he should pay and he should take you to the most the new Caramel Lounge if he really likes you. It is true that a true gentleman picks you up and drops off, but I make an exception for this rule. I live in Kajiado County, so you can imagine if we are going somewhere in Nairobi and the meeting time is 8pm, the man will be getting to my house at 10pm, then we journey back another two hours before getting to where we are going. The poor man will be spending the whole night chauffeuring me from one county to another.

As a lady, have a mental box where you have listed down what is acceptable and what is not. Do not let a man call you on his own whim and mess up your schedule.  Have him respect this schedule. Calls past 8 or 9 in the night should never be taken unless you do not mind being a booty call, then by all means take the call.

I always stress this point, even to my friends, dress appropriately-wear clothes that are your size and those that suit the occasion. Going to a wedding in a tube top will not get you admirers but customers.

Finally, never leave the house with no money just because you are being taken on a date. You may end up in someone’s kitchen because he may forget his wallet or you may order something expensive that he did not budget on which makes for an uncomfortable situation. You can offer to ‘go dutch’ but if you have been a lady, he will pay with no expectations.

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