Briefly.co.za asked our readers if the man should take the woman’s surname if she proposes and the feedback received was very interesting.
With gender equality and women’s rights being at the forefront, the lines can often get blurred between gender roles.
In days gone by, it was unthinkable for a female to even consider proposing to a guy.
Nowadays, more and more females are popping the question when they feel bae is taking too long.
With this in mind, Briefly.co.za asked our readers if the man should take the woman’s surname if she proposed.
Has Mzansi moved with the times or are we stuck in our ways?
It turned out to be quite a polarising topic as both sides argued their case.
Abdul Tony Kayira said, “If she pays lobola yes cause African love is for sale.”
Nko Zwane said, “No you propose me because you love me and you want to be under my surname that's true love only.”
Duke Seru commented, “Say yes to the proposal if you really love her my brother. But as for the surname, she should change from hers to yours, or alternatively, she uses a double barrel surname as it is nowadays the norm.”
Desi Govender asked, “Guys why not just use both surnames?”
Some readers still feel that its taboo for the female to propose.
Cindy Gray said, “I'm not in agreement with a woman asking a man to marry them, I think it's sad.”
Mike Dube said, “Women can try to change some things from the bible but there are things they will never change.”
Able Shimu said, “That's unheard of, in fact it unAfrican.”
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