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How to spot a sponsor!

19 May 2016, 11:39 Anne Mwirikia

Nairobi - Chances are he has already spotted you and is on the prowl, so this article is basically about not misreading the signs because it would be awful to wait till the moment his lascivious arms are around you before it dawns on you that Father Christmas had his own dirty agenda and wasn't helping you because you had been a good little girl!  For your information a sponsor is a much older, very rich, married and usually overweight daddy-type figure who wants a young woman like you to make him feel virile and young again!

So here are 4 things you should watch out for:

The Provider

Hello Mr. Money Bags! This dude spares no expense where you are involved. He offers to buy you new clothes, pay for your school fees or professional exams. He is always sending you expensive gifts or crediting your account for no reason and keeps offering you the holiday of your dreams.  Caution!! Almost no one is that nice or generous. Before you get excited, find out what he really wants and why you are getting special treatment. 

His family is on another galaxy 

His wife does not live in the village, his kids are all abroad or he is separated please note he is not divorced! Whatever his story is, it is guaranteed to be one that's palatable to your ears because he wouldn't want warning bells to go off in your head!

You are on the same wavelength

Unbelievable how there is about 20 years between you if not more and yet he seems to totally get you and there are always tons to talk about. You are super impressed with his choice of movies, music, hip hangout spots etc and you are wondering how your new boyfriend could have been born in another era. Well if he is trying so hard to be on the same frequency as you are then you must be important to him and it is to you to find out exactly why someone's father is acting like a 20 year old around you!

 The Hero

You are his damsel in distress! He notices when you are sad, is always trying to solve all of your problems, spends hours listening to your worries and tries to fix every one of them. He is your all round hero but before you promise to be forever in his debt, look a little closer and find out if something is amiss.

If you can check all these off your list then you had better keep your wits about you with this man.  So be careful, this sponsor may have an old trick up his sleeve!

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