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IN HER OPINION: The Real Singles And Fake Singles

My brother, my sister, see enh, in this life, you cannot please everybody. And what little bit of happiness you have, someone somewhere will try to take it from you, or diminish it in some way.

This conversation took place between four women. I was the youngest in the group.

1st Lady: My sister, you have to be careful and shine your eyes. Women don dey tear eye these days. Before you know it, someone will just snatch your man.

2nd Lady: Babes, forget that thing. Is the man a handbag? Who wants to snatch your man can only do so because he’s given himself to her. Abi can someone be your visitor if he hasn’t come to your door to knock?

1st Lady: You’re right sha. All in all, I’m just asking God for grace to be patient. It’s not easy when all our friends have tied the knot.

(Now this is where the wahala began)

Me: You’re so right. It’s not easy. I pray for you guys and myself all the time, that we not only find love, but with the right person. The pressure can be exhausting sha.

4th Lady: Eketi, you too you’re facing pressure? *she laughed loud*

2nd Lady: Don’t mind her. We’ll be talking about pressure and she too will join mouth.

Me: Hian! I can’t say that I’m facing pressure again? Abi I no reach to marry?

1st Lady: Abegi! How old are you? Twenty-eight, twenty-nine?

Me: Twenty-nine.

1st Lady: Whatever. The point is, you’re not up to thirty. So you can’t be talking of pressure. You’re not facing what we’re facing. When you reach thirty-three, thirty-four, thirty-five, then you can talk.

4th Lady: Abeg don’t be talking when real single women are talking.

Me: . . .

Nawa o!

So this is how you’ll be there and someone will come and say your single is not real. Simply because you haven’t clocked 30!


Why are people this wicked? How can a woman like me just come and mercilessly diminish my single like this? Is it your single?

Written by Eketi Ette

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Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

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  1. *looking at my birth certificate *

    So my single is fake too? 😮 😮 🙁 🙁

  2. Lol, so until a lady reaches menopause before she is allowed to talk about pressure! No oh! pressures abound just about when a lady starts to reach twenty, even those that should not have a say in your life will start asking about your relationship status. Smh

  3. This is just ridiculous. Does family and society even recognize this age bar? Do relatives pause to ask you if you’re 30 before pestering you for marriage?

  4. chimoo *in Wendy william’s voice” Any Way if my friends try that with mua i’ll cut them off.

  5. Hahahaha. “Is it your single?” that question got me laughing everytime. Nne ask them ojare, is it their single?

  6. It is not their single, biko. And they should not tell you how to single it. Askor!!!

  7. This had my cracking a few ribs. “It is not their single jare” Lol
    Who sets these single-hood age bars abeg?

  8. Hahaha! Omg! Interesting to see how the single single handedly singled out the non-single among the single. (okay I think I broke something grammar in dia. Lol!)

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