Guest Post: Single Ladies

On the Facebook platform I’ve been termed names ranging from ‘Feminist’ to ‘Man-hater’ to ‘Lesbian’ and some of these people have it in their head that I do not want to get married. Their reasons range from the fact that the notes I publish there and sometimes status updates I post are men bashing and not ‘feminine’ enough. I have been advised countless times that if I want to get married I should stop talking about things that might annoy men and don’t make any controversial comments.


What they say make perfect sense… but not to me. I don’t know how many of you out there are still in the market…as in single…no boyfriend no husband…just living your life happily single. Have you heard the kind of  scoping/toasting/razzling going on now? In the good old dayz, before a man approaches you he would say a word of prayer to his God or god and ask that his mission is made successful… that she doesn’t turn him down or embarrass him… he approaches her with a confident smile and says his piece but you as the girl gazing into his eyes cannot miss that hint of uncertainty that melts your heart and makes you agree or put him down gently so that he at least leaves with his pride. And if you do agree to go on a first date with him, to God be the glory that is one of his happiest days, he comes to pick you up or meet you there bearing gifts and acting all gentle manly… he walks by your side like you are the most adorable and precious thing that has happened to him since he entered puberty.


Welcome to 2011… the jet age…now there is no respect. A man talks to you for the very first time…no, not over the phone, because he doesn’t have your number yet… but on face book… you both are chatting and he says:

‘I’ve been noticing you on the group and I like your drive, you really are a proper Delta girl’ and you both get talking… and since you cant always be on facebook chatting, you give him your BB pin when he requests so the flow can continue. Then two days into BB chatting he goes:

‘I haven’t said anything yet but you seem like the kind of girl I need in my life…. then he drops the word marriage and love and expects that you jump up and down with glee at that and automatically like him regardless of the fact that you don’t know him well, then two days after that he is talking on how he will like to work on some aspect of your character and he will like you to work on him too ‘… thats if you are going to be my wife‘  What??? Nigga what? Is that a way of telling me to sit up? Proposing marriage like you are doing me a favour? What happened to trying your damnest to make her reciprocate what you claim you ‘feel’ for her??? You haven’t even been on a date you are already planning on how to correct some perceived character flaws… now adays when the man calls the girl he expects her to be joyful because after all they’ve been chatting on BB…. oh the lies of Blackberry and Facebook and the internet.


And how do Nigerian girls respond to this:

‘Ah men this guy is serious’

‘oh… he is talking marriage from the get go so it means he doesnt want to play with me’

‘ah he is taking me serious’


So they ‘sit’ up and convince themselves that he is just that way… he loves you but he isn’t into all these mushy mushy way of expressing it…. He tells them:


‘So if I dont call you for four days you cant check on your baby boy?’ and she apologises and promises to do better. You guys go on a date and he allows you pay the bill and you convince yourself its because he likes independent women… and the day you see his hands down the front of another lady’s shirt, you shrug it off and say ‘its me he wants to marry..its me he comes home to’


So I’ve come to the conclusion that women have thrown their self worth to the bush for the dogs to eat and they are left feeling like they deserve the crumbs because in their head, no body gets the bread any more… the crumbs is all we get and deserve. So they fight for it and hustle to keep it. Rubbish!


These are things I talk about and cant help commenting on when I see or hear them and they say ‘e be like say you no wan marry’


SO please… those that are in successful relationships, married or otherwise…. is this how it was when you got your good man?? Tell us let us know….make we learn


But in the meantime let me say this to the ladies reading this…. you are good the way you are… you matter… your life has value. please don’t stoop to the lowest level because you are afraid that is all you deserve. You deserve much more…. don’t settle for less than you are worth

Till Next Time

By Nutty Jennifer


  1. I feel you girl. You are correct. Completely. Reminds M̶̲̅ε̲̣ of a girlfriend of mine that’§ rushing τ̅☺ be married τ̅☺ some dude just because noone has ‘toasted’ hε̲̣r for a complete 6month period. Crazy right? You bet.

  2. well delivered. just want to add that there are many more cases of females who have deceived themselves into believing that they are in a relationship. some end up being robbed, others duped, others maimed and some killed. the sad truth is that today’s men are being choked by the desperation of women to marry; worse still, most males today are completely against the idea of taking responsibility for anybody.

  3. well,nija women are desperate that is why they end up messing themselves up.whether u re beautiful or not,be proud of urself always and dont allow any man take advantage of u in the name of marriage or naughty jennifer keep telling them for them to learn.i believe when they know the truth maybe they will sit up and stop trashing their pride as women they are.

  4. I agree with what you are saying…Its what has been happening…Its also very pathetic…No human was made to manage life or to beg someone to love them…Marriage is not the end of life…Women derserve to be treated well as God’s creations and not to be taken advantage of…

  5. Wat a Nice Writeup! U r 1OOpercent right. Dis ur writeup is exactly typical of a guy i once met on 2go. He started proposin me marriage witout even knwnin me physically, nd also wantin us 2ajust our character 2fit each other cos he said dat i wil soon b his wife. I later found out dat he is a Deceiver nd Pretender, nd i ended up d 2gofrndship wit him. Dat was hw i parted ways wit him. Some guyz r really stupid nd foolish.