We all have the picture of a perfect spouse when it comes to choosing our life partners. It's more obvious among the female gender than the male gender. Most guys just want wives that will give them peace of mind without making their marriage a living hell while we ladies have a long list of expectations we want in a man.
I have had the opportunity of asking some ladies what their ideal future husbands should look like. While some will give you a straight forward answer, others will present a well prepared shopping list which in actual sense they can't even fit into.
Let me pick Sade for instance. She is from the south western region of Nigeria. I had a little conversation with her a while ago and this was the list she presented to me.
Me: so tell me Sade who is your Mr right?
Sade: if I start talking, you will say my own is too much.
Truth be told she hadn't started and I was already regretting why I brought that up in the first place. After some persuasion which you can guess didn't take long at all, Sade started talking and all I could think to myself was "will this one not remain single till death do both her and her singleness part".
Sade: first of all the physical appearance must be something to write home about (please help me ask aunty Sade which physical appearance is something to write school about). He must be slim and tall. May have six pack, pink lips lovely muscles, nice dreamy eyes e.t.c.
For your information Sade is short, a little bit fat, black ugly pomo lips and her eyes look like she will eat you up if you mess up.
Me: hmm, those are very distinct features that may not be found easily especially by a person of your likeness (you have to sound nice so the person feels you are actually praising her).
Sade: I know what I want o and I can't settle for less. By the way I don't like Yoruba people, they are too dirty and cling too much to their mothers. Igbos are also out of question cause their wahala is too much especially the involvement of the extended family as a whole. Hausa on the other hand are too local and uncultured.
This is just an example of someone who doesn't know what she wants so I asked if she could go for a foreigner.
Sade: God forbid. Those people that don't know how to regard elders. Someone will now me calling "Iya Sade" "Temitope" and I can't talk cause he is my husband. No o, I can't do that.
Well with all our shopping list I hope some people don't end up with wife beating Mr Right.
Note: Sade is still single and fast reaching menopause and has been on many dates and trust me like the Yorubas will say " o lori okunrin" (in my own translation "she has head of man"). Maybe Mrs Perfection will soon find Mr Perfect. Fingers crossed.
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