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And so that's how I was trying to cross to the other side of the road when he honked to get my attention. I wasn't sure it was my attention trying to be got until he wound the car glass down and bared even white teeth in a charming smile. Even more charming was that he knew better than to sit in the car and talk to me, when he saw me approach him, he turned off the ignition and alighted. "I'm so sorry to bother you. Are you related to Aisha" he asked. I'm like dude, is this a new pick up line? I shake my head no. 

"Oh... I'm Tayo by the way". I tell him my name and he asks for my number. I give it to him. 

"I would call you soon, I hope that's okay?" He asks, and that smile again! Yeah it's ok, that's why I gave you the number, no?

As I got into my car and drove away the strangest thing occurred to me. Strange because ordinarily that's the first thing one should notice about Tayo, but something about the boylish laugh, the big smile, the charm and confidence... Something about all of that made it easy to not notice that Tayo looks like he fought with the proverbial tiger. Yes people! Oyo-style tribal marks, deeply etched into the sides of his face. At least SIX on each side. And what's more, he's light skinned which makes the deep dark slashes very distinct!

Hmmmm... Ok can I admit that I've wondered a couple of times if Tayo is merely the driver and not the owner of the LR4? Sorry nau, but the thought crossed my mind a couple of times, it's not everyday, if ever, that you meet someone like 'that' with swag like that... It's pretty unlikely; he's A-Ok and seemingly polished. And damnit guys, confidence is sexy af! You might be seeing the head of an ancient Oyo portrait but as far as that guy is concerned, he is Puff freaking Daddy-Sean John-P-Diddy!

Haha. 

Tell me honestly, would very pronounced tribal marks be a factor in deciding to date someone? Are you indifferent or would it be an issue? 
       Do you have tribal marks, do you think it's ever affected your chances of getting something or someone you wanted? Let's talk. 



*best believe that the first question I'll ask when he calls me is "what do you do?...*

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  1. I won't lie I used be put off by hideous tribal marks when I was a lot younger. For some reason I felt that those who had them were wicked people. Then as fate would have it I grew up and now some of the best friends I have are scarred badly but it's only on the surface. They are really beautiful souls. Now I have a soft spot for the marked ones, as I fondly call them.

    Oh, and yes confidence is key not only in sexual attraction but if you want to excel in any area of life. But we often mistake arrogance for confidence, they are totally different. Arrogance is when you selfishly try to manipulate people for your own gains because you feel you're superior to them. Confidence on the other hand is the belief in your self worth, the guy you met knows and believes that he's a great person and you'd be lucky to have him as a friend. His marks don't define him

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  2. I don't like tribal marks ohhhh,m.always turned off by them so it's a nay for me,and I have never dated someone with tribals before.

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  3. You know there are some people two minutes with them you forget the obvious, so if he is charming like that , sexy, confident, he would be my GOOOOd FRIEND...Thelma, I just can't, may God forgive me. but then again if my hubby was with tribal mark er....Maybe I would have married him...but chai!

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  4. I won't be attracted... And first things that defines my affection is attraction. Sorry, heavily-marked-girls, I'm just not that into you, nothing personal.

    But as friends... I don't think I would have problem with anyone. Marks or no marks.

    Uyi

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    1. Memphis! And that's how you went on to break my heart! So I don't stand a chance because of my tribal marks? Okay! Loool

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    2. Errm..dear Anon, I didn't mean it like that...in fact I'm not sure I got Uyi's point.. :D

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    3. See escape route, Memphis ohhh,chaiiii. God is watching in 5D

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  5. It's a no no for me. Some parents are wicked o. Haba, the pain alone sef-kilode.

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  6. Seal, anybody?
    If that guy is scarred from lupus, she sure doesn't act like he knows.
    And have you guys heard him talk *** dreamy look***... lol... there are many attractive features people can have that overshadow the seemingly obvious

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  7. I don't think I can sha, God forgive me.

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  8. I have a scar on the right side of my face as a result of a home accident , if you can't deal with it, then you are not worth my time

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  9. Tribal mark???? Neah!!!

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  10. Vivid tribal marks like the one you described is a no-no for me, but if its small, then no problem.

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  11. I dated someone with "pele" the smaller single line marks. Till you know someone's story don't assume. One thing i never did was mention the marks after he told me how they came about- illiterate grandmother things. He was an interesting person - while his own scars were visible - a lot of others have none visible scars. For me it didnt affect my decision in terms of how to deal with him.

    If you cant accept the person as is, don't bother them or yourself. Keep it moving.

    www.pynk360.com

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  12. All I can think of is, would this have been my fate if I had such tribal marks?

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    1. It's really sad how we judge based on the surface. Marked people don't even have a clue what's happening to them at that age, in most cases they grow up and loath the ones responsible for the scars they were forced to carry for life.

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    2. Epiphany, you spoke my mind.

      The most pleasant colleague I have had in my over a decade experience in the corporate world has tribal marks.

      -F

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