Last week Karlyn sent out a newsletter and asked a good question. Should couples live together before marriage? Take this week's poll and feel free to comment. What are the pros & cons?
The results are in. Out of the people who participated in last week's poll, most would agree that MATURITY is important no matter how old the man is (younger or older). 42 percent said they would date or marry a man 5 years younger, 25 percent of you all said 10 years younger or that age doesn't matter and 8 percent said 2 years younger. One person made a comment that they preferred men who were 5 to 10 years older.
I've dated younger and older and for me, it's a toss up. I have found that age does not determine whether the man is mature. If the man is older, I would expect him to be more mature, but unfortunately, it's no guarantee. Sometimes the young guys are looking for a substitute mommy and that's not cool either. No, I'm not going to cook for you, clean for you or wash your dirty drawers (yes, I went there).
When it all boils down to it, it's about finding a man who is compatible with you on all levels (mentally, spiritually, physically, etc.). Whether it's with a guy your age, older or younger, maturity is a state of mind.
The topic this week is "Would you date or marry a younger man?" Take this week's poll and feel free to post your comments.
Before I go into this week's topic, I want to thank everyone who participated in last week's poll: How long should a couple know each other before they get married?
40 percent said 2 years, another 40 percent said "length of time doesn't matter" and 20 percent said 1 year. No matter what time frame, all agreed that you should take the time to know your partner (beneath the surface) before making the big leap.
Now on to this week's topic. Bridezillas is a show about "brides to be" that are probably nice under normal circumstances, but the stresses of planning a wedding make them out to be not just the equivalent to a female dog, but "Bridezillas."
How can someone take a joyous occasin and turn it into an event from hell? Only Bridezillas can answer that question. The show airs on WE Sunday Nights @ 10 p.m. eastern.
Okay, I have a real life Bridezilla in the mix...my sister-in-law to be. Now I'm not saying anything here that I hadn't told her (just in case you're wondering). Prime example: She asked me to do their wedding invitations. I agreed. Well one day she came over and I was in the middle of working on something else and because I couldn't take time to discuss her wedding, she snapped and said, "that's okay about the invitations, I'll have my dad do them."
Now this y'all came from left field...I'm like...WTF. Then I thought about it and was like cool...one less thing for me to do. Well needless to say, a few weeks later, Bridezilla had to come back to me to get those invitations done. Did I gloat or throw it up in her face? I could have, but being the nice and sweet person that I am, I just told her about being a Bridezilla and did the invitations (which by the way turned out so cute if I do say so myself). I have several other examples of her Bridezilla behavior that made me wish I had a hidden video camera to tape her 24/7. Needless to say, she and my brother aren't the only ones who will be happy when D-Day gets here.
The Nikki questions for the week are: Do you know of someone who got on your last nerve while planning their wedding? Were you a Bridezilla when it came down to your wedding?