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Being faithful – Is it Overrated?

07 March 2014, 13:12


Looking at the Hollywood celebs and their scandalous ways, makes one wonder if the rest of us are just not simply adopting their seedy lifestyles.

Movie and TV stars seem to swop partners like underwear and even the so-called ‘example couples’ that have been together for many  years seem to inevitably succumb to defeat with one partner walking out or cheating on the other.

Here in South Africa we’re rather conservative, coming from the prim and proper British with their distinguished high moral ground, the Afrikaner with the Dutch Reformed heritage where ‘Pa is baas’ and one cheeky comment lands you in ICU, and of course the numerous indigenous tribes where the man is the head of the home – finish and klaar!

It’s no surprise then that we’re struggling to stay in the dark ages, protecting our little turfs and trying our damndest to raise our kids with some form of manners and respect in the face of Western pop culture.

So this brings me to my point, about faithfulness in relationships.  Can anyone truly say they’ve been faithful?  Like 100% faithful?

I’m not just talking about getting it on with your buddy’s wife, I’m also talking about the little things:  the flirty Facebook messages (pokes aside), the raunchy emails that escalate over time, the sexting.  Yes, you heard me, sending nudie pics of your private bits to complete strangers!  WTF!

And women!  Women are the worst.  It’s my experience that they are by far the biggest culprits.  I’ve enjoyed numerous excursions with ‘involved women whose men are out there somewhere on their little bikes…

I’ll be honest about something.  My last two relationships ended on a sombre note.  I was hoping that my lady partners would be open to my ‘open relationship’ ideas.  It was a fair and reasonable expectation, I felt.  This is the new millennium after all and if the stars of Hollywood can do it then why can’t we all?

Now I know I’m not famous, yet, but I’ve been known to turn a few heads (I said heads not stomachs - before I get any smartass comments).  There’s plenty of fish in the sea as my mom tells me.  The ‘one’ is out there (yes ladies, still single…).

But looking at life around us in this day and age, it seems that more people are cheating than ever before.  Trust me, I know…  It seems that the human race just simply cannot remain faithful. 

So should we?

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