It has now become rampant that some married men now pose as singles, thus, trapping unsuspecting single women.
After some months or years of relationship, these women are left heartbroken when they find out they are being lied to.
So, we asked some single women if it was possible to date a married man without knowing.
Below are responses from 7 naija women.
For me, it’s not possible. Something will definitely be amiss. You just have to be sensitive. But the reason single ladies fall victims of men like this is because they get carried away when they are in love. They don’t ask questions, they just go into relationships gullibly.
It is very possible. I once dated a married guy from months until I introduced him to another friend who knew he was married with kids. He was able to hide it and I had no clue.
My friend dated a guy for six months and never knew he was planning his wedding. In fact, he called her on the morning of his wedding day, and came visiting the next day. She found out when she saw his wedding pictures on Facebook.
It is not possible. Some women see all the signs and they ignore it. I believe he must have given himself out one way or the other. Singles should set standards for themselves and pray.
It is very possible to date a married man without knowing especially if he lives far from his family. Some men are good at deceiving women. A friend of mine dated a married man. In fact, it was until she delivered a baby for him that she knew he was married with kids. When they were dating, the guy was so discrete that he left no traces.
I was a bridesmaid at a wedding and I hit it off almost immediately with one of the groom’s men. The guy looked so young that you would never know he was married. We were so into each other and almost started a relationship when one day I spoke with the groom who happens to be my uncle, it was then I knew he was married with a child and his family was abroad. The next time we saw, I went through his phone and confirmed it. When I confronted him, he said we could continue since his family was not in the country. I deleted his contacts afterwards and didn’t accept his Facebook friend request because I believe in karma.
A guy once told me his wife was his mother until that same ‘mother’ called me to leave her husband alone. Some can go as far as lying that their partner is dead, thereby gaining the sympathy of his target.