- A new hashtag is dominating South African Twitter streets, #LovesYouButWon'tMarryYou
- Many locals are using the hashtag to share what they think about having a life partner as opposed to getting married to the person that you love
- While some think life partners are just excuses for people who fear the actual commitment of marriage, others think it's the perfect arrangement
A new hashtag, #LovesYouButWon'tMarryYou, is being used on Twitter to discuss a big relationship factor and that is making the decision to have a life partner as opposed to choosing to wed and have a husband or a wife the way it's been done for many years.
Many people quite prefer to have a life partner because it's simply what works for them. Others however just do not understand why people would choose to be with a partner forever who they never want to marry.
Briefly.co.za explores some of the opinions on the topic made by South Africans who have been using the hashtag in numbers to share what they think about choosing a life partner instead of getting married.
Read their thoughts below:
"#LovesYouButWontMarryYou. This is a strategy set by black people to avoid having families because families require obedient people. It's a standard set for people who don't want a designed principled relationship because they still want to be little boys and girls at age 35 - 65."
"I’ll speak for myself, I ended my relationship with a lady I wanted to marry because we both realised that we simply won’t afford marriage, especially because we’re black. I have a struggling business and have debt, I can’t dream of affording lobola and everything else."
"So y'all wanna date as if y'all married, but don't wanna get "married"? #LovesYouButWontMarryYou"
"Aowa... God created marriage for a reason. Life partner selo mang?? Tjo ai, that bus can leave me shem. #LovesYouButWontMarryYou"
In other Briefly.co.za news, there's a lot of hype around Valentine's Day and what comes with the hype is many expectations. A woman called Maphindy fell far short of these expectations after she forwarded a message to her bae on the special day as opposed to writing something sweet and original.
In a screenshot of the convo shared by @uKhayegema, Maphindy forwards her bae a Valentine's Day text which she received from someone else, but he obviously would have appreciated something original, judging by his response:
"Really Maphindy? A fowarded text?" he wrote.
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