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Guys I date vs. Guys I marry

21 September 2016, 16:11 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - I have a funny friend. As I was narrating my woes with certain men in my life she started regaling me with tales of her friend which made mine seem like child’s play. She was really enjoying herself while laughing at our predicaments.

I was telling her how I have to sneak into work because of some ‘love’ interest in the name of a security guard who is always waiting for me.

You see, men always think they are very clever. They assume that just because they have a ‘wife’ material standard we do not have a ‘husband’ material standard.

Have you ever looked at a woman and the man she finally ends up with is a complete opposite of the men she normally deals with. Nothing similar to them at all. It is because we also get ‘serious’ when it comes to that point in life.

The fun guy

The fun guy whom she will go to road trips with, who wastes money spending every weekend is the man she will date. If he asks her to be a wife, trust me, she will do a double take because she will be thinking of the responsibilities that come with marriage. Can he handle that? I see you drinking everyday on Instagram and I am just like, you might be fun for the weekend but marriage…yikes! First because of all that money and later the liver/ health problems you will develop long term. Why do I care because now I will be a wife and have to also deal with those issues.

That is not to say she wants to marry someone too serious

She will marry her friend

This is where she might end up picking that guy who has been a friend all along. It is good to marry someone who understands you and has known you for a long time. Handling marriage’s ups and downs is better when you are doing it with someone that is your friend.

She will marry the safe and secure type

For the smarter women that is that look for more out of a husband other than looks. That is why most people suffer a shocker when they see a woman end up with a guy that is not her type. He might not be her type but women like security. They also look for a man who looks like one to make it work and actually wants to. This is where a woman will easily move on from a man she has dated for five years yet he does not want to settle down and quickly marry the next man. A man who looks like he has his priorities in line. There is one that comes to my mind when I think about this. If I had an ‘oops’ moment; I would not be so worried.

But then there are these other men you take ten plan Bs to make sure nothing is a product of that association.

As compared to men who look for trophy wives, women are a bit more sceptical and more goes into it. Looks might not even have anything to do with it.



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