Women can be emotional when it comes to the issue of love. They easily give in to love that is why a lady can date up to five men before she finally settles down. ENCOMIUM weekly had an opinion poll to find out how many men some women dated before getting married.
‘I CAN’T REMEMBER’ – Omotola
How many men did you date before marriage?
I can’t remember. That is my past. The most important thing now is that I am happily married.
What made you choose your husband?
He was the best out of all of them. He was also ready for marriage. He had a stable job, so I chose him.
HE’S CARING, GOOD LOOKING AND PATIENT’
I think they should be up to three. One, when I was in secondary school. Another when I was at the university, then I met my husband when I was in camp.
He was persistent. He was my spec. Caring, good looking, patient. Though he had no money then, the qualities made me fall for him.
‘I DATED UP TO TEN OF THEM’ – Folakemi
I dated up to ten of them. They weren’t serious. I lost contact with three of them. Some jilted me and eventually I met my husband.
My husband is a nice man. He cares about his family. He is generous to a fault. He is good looking.
‘MY HUSBAND IS PHYSICALLY ATTRACTIVE’ – Ruth
I dated three people. The first one was snatched by my friend. I dated another man but his mom was against the relationship. She forced him to travel abroad because of me. We were communicating through mail at first but eventually, we both agreed to go our separate ways. But we are still best of friends now. He has come to visit my family twice. My family has returned the visit twice too.
My husband is physically attractive. He is a morally upright person and very caring.
‘I DATED TWO MEN’ – Joan
I dated two men. The first was my first love. I still love him, quiet and unassuming, good Christian but we went our different ways because he was not ready to get married when I was ready.
My husband is unique, he has a good heart, he is also a good Christian.
‘I DATED FOUR MEN BEFORE SETTLING DOWN’ – Fadeke
I dated four men before setting down. I didn’t have it in mind to date up to that number but they weren’t just working out.
Thank God I met my husband. He is a gentleman to the core, quiet, considerate, he can give all he has. He is a fun loving person to be with even though he is quiet.
‘I CAN’T REMEMBER ALL OF THEM’ – Bose
I can’t remember all of them. You know once you are beautiful men would always want to be with you. I dated some just to survive at a particular time in my life.
He is God fearing. Caring, loving and funny. I don’t care about the physical look a lot though he is not ugly.
‘I DATED ONLY ONE PERSON AND THAT IS MY HUSBAND’
I dated only one person and that is my husband. We met in school, became friends and we decided to settle down together.
He is my friend. A trusted friend. He loves me to a fault.
‘I DATED QUITE A HANDFUL BEFORE I EVENTUALLY MET MY HUSBAND’ – Grace
I dated quite a handful before I eventually met my husband. I can’t even remember them all but they cannot be less than five.
He was God’s will for me. I didn’t marry him because of his physical attraction. Just his qualities, he is humble and contented. He doesn’t complain, he is caring and over protective.
‘I ONLY DATED FOUR MEN’ – Vivian
How do you want me to remember that. From my secondary school days when we didn’t know what love is. Some of the relationships didn’t last for more than four months and we both moved on. At least I will say four.
All of them were not God’s will for me. It has been destined that this is the person one would spend the rest of one’s life with. When he came around, I knew he was the one.
‘I DIDN’T DATE ANYBODY BEFORE I MET MY HUSBAND’ – Taiwo
I didn’t date anybody before I met my husband. I just didn’t want to get in a relationship until I was ready. I knew he was the one when he came.
He is what a woman wants in a man. We were like minds. He wanted a relationship that would lead to marriage..
‘I DATED TWO PEOPLE’ – Temi
I dated two people. One in school, the other I met in Osun state. The first one was from a Muslim family, my parents were against our relationship so it packed up.
He is kind hearted. He is a Christian and God fearing. Caring as well.