At a certain point in our lives,we all fall in love. It’s natural to love and want to be loved.However,it still remains a challenge to determine whether the love is genuine or not.Linda Mbabazi asked some Rwandans how they make the distinction.
“If a person really loves you, she/he cares about you. Not necessarily through gifts, but a true lover should always show some kind of appreciation through signs. The way a person talks to you also shows their sincerity or pretence.”
Lauren Makuza, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Culture and Sports
“Through one’s actions you can tell whether they love you.
They will give unconditional love, and be there for you in all conditions.”
Batuye Vincent, staff for Amahoro stadium gym
“True love can’t be hidden. On Valentines’ Day for example, if you give your partner a rose, it will show how you feel.”
Adan Ramata, Country Manager, Nakumatt.
“If someone really loves you, they care and are always concerned about the slightest thing that happens to you.
Even when a butterfly scares you, they will immediately come to your rescue. You can also view love through someone’s eyes, they are filled with affection, admiration and sympathy.”
Stratton Nsanzabaganwa, Head of Language and Culture, Ministry of Culture
“True love depends on many factors, which include affection, care, and time. A true lover also calls all the time and gives financial support incase its needed.”
Evelyn Umurerwa, news anchor, Rwanda Television (RTV)
“I can tell if a girl genuinely loves me, through her actions. If she is honest, available anytime I need her, not materialistic, and understanding.”
Amos Matsiko, an artist
“If he tells me all his plans, honest, caring, and if he introduces me to his family and friends as his honey.”
Kitty Amanda, Artist, and student.