What’s the use of having a side guy while dating?

Regardless of reason and intent, is it ever justifiable to have a side guy or a side chick?

I randomly stumbled on a piece – on a website called babe.net – during one of my Internet forages, and the whole point of it was to say that happiness in a relationship can only be achieved and sustained if you have a lil something on the side.

In other words, it’s in every woman’s very best interest to keep every last one of their relationships open and get yourself a side piece.

Sure, because the writer of the piece is of a western orientation, that may sound absurd, outrageous and so far out-of-context for it to be applicable, or for it to even be breathed by any logical person in the Nigerian society.

Some say it's in every woman's very best interest to keep their relationships open and have a side piece [Credit: Black Excellence]
Some say it’s in every woman’s very best interest to keep their relationships open and have a side piece [Credit: Black Excellence]

In a post published on his Instagram sometime in 2018, the self-acclaimed love doctor, claimed that it was time for every lady to have a contingency boyfriend, a backup boyfriend for when [or if] their boyfriends dump them.

What this means is that he believes it is wise for women in relationships to have side guys to whom they can be married in “6 months” if their real boyfriends messes up.

if a woman keeps a side guy during her relationship, she won’t feel so much heartache when her main man dumps her [Credit: Gary John Norman / Getty]if a woman keeps a side guy during her relationship, she won’t feel so much heartache when her main man dumps her [Credit: Gary John Norman / Getty]

The man says his advice is influenced by the number of heartbreaks he has seen among women dumped by their boyfriends. He says that if a woman keeps a side guy during her relationship, she won’t feel so much heartache as she would have someone to fall back on.

Obviously, having a side guy will be blatant cheating. Whether he’s a side guy in the real sense of the word, that is, one who performs all boyfriend’s duties including sex, or one “who fits all your criteria of a husband material but is your platonic friend,” it is cheating.

If you’re hiding the whole of him from your boyfriend, it is wrong. If you introduce him to your man but hide your true intent for him from your man, it is still cheating.

When you choose to have a side guy, either as a cushion for any potential dumping by your boyfriend, as revenge for your man’s cheating or for any other reason whatsoever, it is wrong.

Nothing justifies cheating. Better leave the relationship when you are tired [Credit - Shutterstock]Nothing justifies cheating. Better leave the relationship when you are tired [Credit – Shutterstock]

The intent, no matter how noble or self-helpful, does not justify the act. Things like double-dating and keeping another partner on the side can be coated with all sorts of names and ultra-modern fancy words and excuses, but it still does not make it right.

Basically, if the relationship is meant to be exclusive, keep it exclusive. If you can’t, then just get out of it. If the other person can’t seem to keep their end of the bargain and you can’t deal, then get out of it too.

Male or female, it is time everyone began to take commitment a little more seriously around here.

Next Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Anniversary Poll

Which of these shows do you want us to bring back for #eTVGhanaAt10?

NOTE: Once you vote now, you can only vote again after 24 hours.

FANTASY LEAGUE