Choosing a marriage partner is such a tiresome task. People have different tests and preferences. Meanwhile, some men are scared of marrying women who are more influential. Linda Mbabazi explores what men say about more educated and rich women.
“Marriage shouldn’t be based on riches or education. As long as there is love, respect and understanding, it can be successful. I would marry a woman that God has chosen for me.”
Tucker Project Fame 3 winner, Alpha Rwirangira.
“If love equates to money, then go for a rich woman. If love equates to sacrifices, then go for a poor one. But for my case, I wouldn’t mind marrying any of these, as long as she is HIV positive and ready to respect and treat me as her husband.”
Jean de Dieu Bamporineza, business agent.
“Educated woman can bring happiness, which money absolutely cannot. I find the richer the person the more miserable they are. However, love is the most important thing. I would marry a highly educated if she really loves me too.”
Didier Niyonkuru sells airtime cards at the Post Office, in town.
“It depends. I mean what if the rich woman was only trying to buy your love because she had low confidence and thought you’d never love her and what if the less educated or poor woman didn’t love you at all and only married you for your money?
But, if none of those complications applied, I would marry the poor and less educated woman because she will always remember where I got her from.”
Prudence Karambizi, money changer.
“I wouldn’t wish to marry a wealthy woman. However, I won’t marry a woman who is highly educated, because she would always challenge me.”
Edmund Sekubyabo, is a mobile technician and owns Top Take shop.
“I would marry a woman I love. No matter which one it is. Money or education is nice to have, but love is what makes life worth living.”
Jean Marie Ndayisenga sells mobile phones.
“I would marry the one that I truly love. If she happens to have a lot of money—so be it. But then again, I’m prejudiced against marrying a woman whose academic qualifications are higher than mine.”
William Nizeyimana, works at Muhabura Forex Bureau.
“I can’t marry an educated woman. They tend to be so stubborn and give less respect to their husbands. They pretend to be so focused and brilliant.
There is no way I can fall for such a woman—I rather marry a woman who is not educated, because she will respect me, and focus on family matters, other than trying to be bigheaded, wasting time on public affairs.”
Jean Claude Mudahorana, car mechanic.
“I’m more likely to marry a woman who is not more qualified than me, in order to avoid inferior complexes, and to be able to build love in the first place.”
Emmanuel Imanayiraguha, student at Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).
“I don’t like woman who’re so much educated or rich. They are arrogant and disrespect men. How can I marry a woman who won’t be able to fulfil her responsibilities as wife?”
Emmanuel Iyakuze, alias Who, president of the Yakuza Technology.