“You cannot date until you get married. That was the only advice I got from my very strict immigrant Nigerian parents when at 16 I asked them if I could date like my other American friends,” Nigerian –American actress, Yvonne Orji said.
Speaking on the topic, “The wait is Sexy,” during a TEDx Talk, Yvonne explained that after her parents warned her against dating, she made up her mind to have sex when she turns 18 because, then, she would be an adult.
“Bamboozled by Jesus” in college at 17, Yvonne could not fulfill her wish and now at 33, she is still a virgin.
Interestingly, her parents wants her to bring someone home.
“Yvonne, time waits for nobody, you are no longer a spring chicken, you are ripe for marriage,” they tell her.
For Yvonne, the wait is worth it as it sifts out the riff raffs.
Yvonne gives 5 suggestions for finding love – regardless of beliefs, values and choices because when you find the right person, the wait is worth it.