It was a very hot afternoon. The heat was too much and as usual NEPA had struck again. I was restless so I decided to pay a friend a visit. My friend, Ronke's house was just a walking distance from mine. Walking in the scrounging sun, I arrived at her house all sweaty. Ronke opened the door for me. "Hi, Ose! How now?" "I am fine" I responded walking into the sitting room. I sat down and as I expected her house was cool as she had her generator on. "Men! this weather is killing" I said. "Hmm Yes o!" Ronke said distracted. She was a bit distracted as she kept on responding to the messages on her phone. I sat there watching the TV. I had started dozing off in front of the TV when she tapped me. "I am very sorry" she said smiling sheepishly. "I can see you are very busy." I replied. "Not so busy except that I joined this dating platform on the internet and since then I have had hordes of suitors." she explained. "Dating site? I asked surprised. I didn't know Nigerians visit the dating site. "Yes o!" she replied excitedly." My friend introduced me to it and I have met a lot of interesting men" Ronke explained. "Please pardon my ignorance but aren't these sites dangerous?" I asked." No, Its actually interesting. I meet all sorts of men there but some of them can be crazy. Like the guy who sent his naked picture to me. I was embarrassed and quickly blocked him. But most guys I have met are very decent." " But why a dating site?" I asked "I can't trust anybody I meet through such a platform" I said. "Ok Ose wetin man go do?" She asked. "See I am in my forties and never been married. All the men I have met are not serious but with this, it is like casting my net wide." She explained. "But you don't know them. What if they are psycho?" I asked worried. "Oh girl, there are a lot of psycho out there. I beg. All I know is that I must marry this year and I have gone out shopping for a husband. "
"How many of these guys have shown interest and how do you begin to know the serious ones?" I asked still pondering. She left where she was and sat beside me. "Look at this one, he is extremely quiet". "After our initial contact, I have had to do all the calling and maintaining contacts". I am beginning to wonder why he contacted me anyway. It is like he developed cold feet. Look at this "flipping to another picture," he is actually very nice. Always chatty but there is something not right about him. He is too quick to talk about his wealth and I wonder if he has as much as he claims. This is the main person I am interested in." She said showing me his picture and profile. "He is very attentive and caring. We have gone to the extent of arranging to meet each other." She explained.
Now I wonder what if the guy is not who she thinks he is. What if he's a psycho and probably worst than any of the guys that she has rejected? Well she has to take a risk but is it worth the risk?