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When You Marry Your One Night Stand..

It was not love at first sight. Sparks did not fly, bells did not ring, and our eyes certainly did not find each other in a crowded room. In fact, the only thing I remember about the day that Chris came into my life was that the internet was really slow.

I just finished serving my NYSC year, and while I was trying to find a job, I had a lot of time on my hands. This was just around when Blackberry became the trendy gadget in Nigeria, so I spent most of my days meeting people online, inviting them on my BBM and flirting all day long. Yes, flirting. I was not looking for a serious relationship at the time, I just wanted to meet fun people, get to know them and even go on a few fun dates.

It was one of such days that Chris sent a Facebook invite to me and nope, I did not notice his beautiful brown eyes through his profile picture and feel my heart beating erratically. I just accepted the request, and soon, we started chatting steadily, from Facebook to BBM, until we finally decided to hang out.

The day we spent an afternoon together, Chris certainly was not the most impressive person in the world. He talked. A lot. I found myself looking at him and wondering how one person can say so much without passing out from loss of breath. Suffice it to say, I was not impressed. So, why did I follow him home and spend the night? Honestly, as silly as it sounds, I was simply horny. I mean, I was single, bored and here was this guy who seemed nice enough, so, I thought, ‘what the hell’ when he asked if I wanted to go home with him.

It started at a one-night-stand, but damn, it was the hottest night I ever experienced. When, a month after this encounter, her contacted me and asked I wanted to do it again, I jumped at the chance. Then our relationship became a sort of friends-with-benefits arrangement. He calls, I show up. I call, he makes himself available. There was no wooing involved. No dating, fancy gifts, long talk about the relationship, or dreams about someday birthing little babies. Nope, what we had was just hot sex. While lovers were holding hands and gazing at skies, we were tonguing down each other and swapping bodily fluids. While lovers were exchanging Valentines’ gift, we were sharing links to new pornographic video/picture/literature that we thought the other person would like. While lovers were having pillow talks about the future, we were busying ourselves with giving each other orgasms after orgasms.

It was not supposed to be a relationship, but things changed fast. In between all the heated banging and the porn watching, we got to know each other. In between the heavy post-coital panting and the awkward post-coital goodbyes, we actually found each other’s personalities quite attractive. So, soon after, it was no longer just sex, it became more.

Being married to someone who saw your privates long before he saw your heart can be pretty challenging.

You wonder if all you have in common is sex; When people inevitably ask ‘So, how did you guys meet?’ you awkwardly exchange glances with your partner, silently asking him to come up with a story. Any story but the true story: You fear that the few people in your life who knew how you met might be right, there is something unnatural about your relationship; You fear that he does not really love you, and once the sex stops getting hot and heavy, he might disappear.

The thing is, I am a romantic. I have been one since I stumbled onto my first Harlequin romance books. And long after I stopped reading them, I still dreamed of a man who would into my life, woo me, take me out on romantic dates, asks my father for my hand in marriage, and someday, goes on one knee to declare that he cannot imagine life without me. Chris did not woo, we only had sex dates and I did not get my one-knee proposal. I guess we simply just ‘agreed’ to be married. Not romantic at all.

But does that mean I am not in love? Absolutely not. Chris is kind and considerate. He might not be the kind to take me out to dinner, but he will bring lunch to my place of work just because I say I am too lazy to go out and get something. He might not be the best cuddler, but he will dutifully massage my ankle if I so much as have a little sprain. He shows his love in ways that are different from what the romance books say and what the experts think.

Maybe the relationship will not stand the test of time. Maybe we will one day tire of the great sex and realize we have nothing in common. Maybe the fact that we had such an unconventional start might come to bite us in the ass. Or maybe on our 60th wedding anniversary, the crowd will be completely ticked because the guests of honor are busy banging away in the bathroom. Who knows?

But I have decided not to worry anymore. Three years into the marriage, I have decided to enjoy the amazing things Chris has given me. My two beautiful children, mindblowing sex whenever I want it, and a companion that shows his love by getting up at 1am to go and find me Suya because that happened to be my pregnancy craving.


Mrs Sandra Dairo shared her story which was originally written for and published by Bellanaija


  1. Hehe...Funny as it may look,i used to have an ex like this too...we had crazy fun and there was no toasting at all...But I didn't go far in the situationship because dude ended up having a girlfriend...TNHW

  2. Awwwwwwww,I kind I like the whole thing though. Lmao, we find love in the hopeless places.

    1. Yes oo!! U can say that again Maybel

  3. I find this intriguing.....
    I think the best thing to do is what she's decided to do - not to worry anymore and enjoy what she has.


  4. Interesting. You'd be surprised this relationship will stand the test of time. Love can be over rated jare.

  5. Street boy sharpness and rap music will never allow me make a 1 night stand a wife. Never! I wont even give myself the opportunity to see that she is a nice girl. As it is said in many rap songs "Dont make a hoe a house wife" Im not saying the poster is a hoe but if a babe sleeps with me on the first date Ill put her in the hoe category.

    Nice story. Looks like a hollywood college movie.


    1. Lol, I think that mentality was part of what ended my own relationship. Was she a hoe? Now that's another story entirely

    2. And you that slept with her on the first date, what category will you put yasef? Lmao

    3. Thank you o memphis! Kon kindly answer the question.

      Because you're a man... you think it gives you license to sleep around and then have the moral justification to call the person you slept with a ho or put here in the category. Smh...

      Too many man-hos walking around proudly these days and calling people names. Very sad.

      Reminds me of one story G.O told, about a professor who asked him if he wanted "bush meat" for the night. Apparently, that means "hoes". He politely told the man that he is the bush meat. 1 Corinth 6 v 16.

      So ogbeni Kon..all of you are in the same category. And based on my church smartness, I can't make you a husband. (loool!) I won't even give you the opportunity/benefit of the doubt that you have can change or old things can pass away.

    4. Lmao, valid question.

  6. This reminds me of my ex, on the first night she said I hope you don't think that this means we are dating, I said that's the best thing anyone has said to me before sex. But after months of mind blowing blows, she said so you can't even ask someone out sef? I said remember what you said that first night? She said I know what I said, you don't have to remind me. Then I said so now you want to date me and she said yes. So I said, fine, now we're dating. We had the widest grins ever.

    1. Dude. Fuhgidabowdit. She is a hoe.

  7. This wld hv been me but I've tied my legs and pretending to be a mermaid...:)

  8. Her story would be the exception that proves the rule. Unconventional start but a blissful union!

    1. This was rather brief. Whatapin...????

    2. New year resolution things coupled with I have found a worthy successor in Kabuoy....hehehe. I guess I am learning to get my points across in a few words as possible.

  9. What worked for them is the fact that, they have a sound, unbiased mindset..

  10. Please all this stupid rules, guy sleeps with a chick on the first day, that make him a saint and the woman a Ho. To he'll with the bloody double standards.

    Don go and use your wife to do gal frnd. I know virgins who turned to Ho's after marriage. Find a good girl/woman.

    I equally can't stand men whi have been with to many girls in their life time, it says a lot about the dude, having no morals and control.

    Just find a good person abeg.

  11. Please all this stupid rules, guy sleeps with a chick on the first day, that make him a saint and the woman a Ho. To hell with the bloody double standards.

    Don go and use your wife to do gal frnd. I know virgins who turned to Ho's after marriage. Find a good girl/woman.

    I equally can't stand men that have been with too many girls in their life time, it says a lot about the dude, having no morals and control.

    Just find a good person abeg. And stop putting women in a box.


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