Just wondering what it is with old school mates hooking up after many years… Have heard of three weddings in the last 2 months between people who were old secondary school classmates of mine…. Plus there’s one more to attend in 9ja in April — sincerely hope i can make that on its a valid excuse to hit 9ja… The pair who are getting married in April didn’t actually talk much between themselves when we were in school, well as far as I know, so i can’t just place the source of the sudden affinity..But then maybe its more a case of sticking with what you know versus venturing into worlds unknown in dating someone fresh…..
Heard some rather distubing news today — got added by an old school mate on Facebook (where else do they re-enter your life from these days) — who proceeded to take me to task very seriously on why yours truly was still very single.. More on that when I’ve had time and the civility to give a point by point rebuttal of his very withering attack on moi…. Disturbing news tho was that a mutal classmate — we’ll call her Oby — had gotten married to some lousy chap in the late November time frame.. This was a very “serious” lady back in the day, got into Medicine early within a year of leaving secondary school, while i was still scouting for the best remedial centre to register in, and basically epitomized the classic “wife material” as one dude aptly described it back in the day… Apparently, while she was still in Med school, there was this “raz” engineering bro who was always on her case, dhe being the very focused type would not have anything to do with him.. 2 years after Med school tho, she ended up marrying him… As far as I know, the dude is basically jobless – tho he claims he’s chasing contracts in PH………
My two questions then are:
1. Do most people find it “easier” to date someone you’ve known for very long in a none romantic setting? Like a school mate, or someone from church, or the locality where you grew up?
2. How serious is the pressure to just shack up with any available guy/ girl even if you know the’re crap just to acheive the married status once certain timelines are crossed?