Mike Mondo stood in for Maina Kageni on the morning show today morning. The charismatic Mike had an interesting topic to discuss this morning.
Mike brought up the topic of why men stop being romantic once they have gotten married/gotten into a long-term relationship.
“We (men) stop being romantic after we met or get married. There is a lack of consistency that happens. No more been taken to other places.
Mike even referred to a personal anecdote that he had heard himself, talking about a female friend who hadn’t received a birthday gift from her husband for more than 5 years.
“Where did the love go? No more flowers. She has been married for 10 years and hasn’t received a birthday gift the past 5 years.”
He then asked men and women to chime in on the topic. The general consensus was again split into gender lines with the men insisting that they were being pragmatic while the women bemoaned that men would go slow on the romance after marriage.
One particular lady had a funny method of how she was able to get her man to spend his money on her, saying;
Things have really changed. Guys don’t like spending money. The first time he will take you to a fancy date. The next date is in his house. When you get married they don’t feel the need to keep on treating you. I am the one who takes him out now and that has made him feel ashamed. That has made him make plans and vacations now that I take him out.
Other comments from Kenyans are below;
Mambo ya date inasahauliwa after mumepata watoto-A man said.
There is no time for outings. Tulia kwa hao-A man said.
How you live in the house will depend on how you dated in the first place. That’s how it’s supposed to be-A man said.
Men are hunters. After you have caught the prey, do you still keep chasing? Once you have gotten her, there is a responsibility to make the house. You get new priorities-A man said.