PUPPY LOVE STORIES

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Right early on in their lives, men start to learn the art of winning women’s hearts. This is never an easy task however; little wonder there are many interesting experiences many people have to share. Out of curiosity, I rounded some select group of friends and tried to find out from them how their first attempts at romance went down, asking them this very specific question- what was the experience you had the first time you  tried to woo a girl?  Many of them avoided this question, but interestingly some  responded by sharing their stories which I now present to your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

Teenage lovers. Photo credited to Google
Teenage lovers. Photo credited to Google

Kelvin is naturally a very shy person. As a result,  he found it difficult to tell his best friend that he had developed some feelings for her. Unable to tell her anything therefore, he decided to suppress the emotions and just continue with the friendship. Fortunately or unfortunately, the emotions grew more and more each passing day. So he decided to hide behind his shadows and tell her anyways. On her birthday, he took her to an eatery and they got talking. He told her that he liked her, and she surprised him by replying that she knew that. Shy as always, Kelvin blurted out out his mission before he realized he was speaking, telling her “let’s start a relationship!” The girl stared at him, and then began to laugh uncontrollably. She laughed so hard, confusing Kelvin and telling him to stop joking.  He told her he was serious, but she kept on laughing. But he tried his best to convince her, and by the end of the evening she promised to think about all that he had said. But she never gave a reply until two days later when Kelvin called her, telling her not to bother about what he said the other day at the eatery. She began to cry over the phone, indicating that she loved him after all. And that was how the love story began. Unfortunately, it never lasted longer than it began, although the two have continued to be good friends to date.

Kelvin was shy and found it difficult to convince her friend that he wanted to be more than friends. Interestingly, he made the attempt with courage and something interesting came out of it although it was short-lived…
Kelvin was shy and found it difficult to convince her friend that he wanted to be more than friends. Interestingly, he made the attempt with courage and something interesting came out of it although it was short-lived…

Dami was in J.S.S.3 when he first became infatuated. And just like Kelvin, the girl that suddenly became the centre piece of his entire world was one of his friends. His heart  skipped beats whenever she was around, and he was completely scared of telling her his mind. But one day he manned up and wrote a very interesting love letter  and put it in her locker. The girl did get the letter, but she wasn’t very impressed by it. So that day after school dismissed, she walked straight up to him with the piece of paper and a very worded reply; telling him bluntly that he was irresponsible and therefore not qualified to woo her. And that was a good love proposal gone awry.

Dami’s case was interesting in that the centre piece of his attraction was a no nonsense type who told him sternly to leave her alone.
Dami’s case was interesting in that the centre piece of his attraction was a no nonsense type who told him sternly to leave her alone.

The third story came from Dera, a very cool young man whose love interest was a classmate of his. According to him, the girl was very pretty,  and he simply could not take his eyes off of her. Most of the time, he was caught by his friends staring at her. It was a thrill, yet he couldn’t ask her out for fear of rejection  even though he knew she liked him to; at least to some extent. So one day he conquered his insecurities and blurted out his mind as they sat outside with their classmates during break time. He told her that even though the possibility was that she might never talk to her again, that he liked her and would like to date her. She laughed out loud, and Dera’s heart filled with fear, for he feared he might just have completely disgraced himself before his friends. And just as his fear was growing out of proportions, the girl told Dera that she would think about it and get back in touch. She did think about it, and realized that she liked him too. She really figured they might be great together, surprising Dera who had expected nothing from her but a capitalized “no”. Unfortunately, the relationship crashed along the way, even though the girl is still in love with the wooer up till date. How about that for the #MagicMikeXXXEffect

Dera was initially scared, but had managed to ask his crush out. The romance soon crashed, but he continues to have quite the effect on the girl he once had crushes on...
Dera was initially scared, but had managed to ask his crush out. The romance soon crashed, but he continues to have quite the effect on the girl he once had crushes on…

Garvin had it tough if not violent! He tried talking to his source of infatuation, but she didn’t even give him the chance to explain himself. The moment she got the slightest idea what he was getting at, she shunned him so much and left. But it didn’t end there as she went home that day and reported what happened to her older brother. And as typical of protective older brothers, he came to warn Garvin to stay away from his sister and never try bothering her again. He was wise enough to heed that injunction…

Garvin encountered his crush's angry older brother who  warned him to stay away...
Garvin encountered his crush’s angry older brother who warned him to stay away…

Finally, my good friend Samuel told me that the first time he wanted to ask a girl out, his biggest fear was about being rejected by her. To avert that, he first spoke to the big boys in class (also known as the back seat boys) to get insight from them on how to go about the whole thing since they  were the ogas for the matter. They gave him hope, assuring him that it was easy after all. Consequently, Samuel went ahead and spoke to the girl. Unfortunately, the moment he got her attention, he forgot almost the  entire words of the little speech he had prepared. Instead, he stammered her name, and the girl simply stared at her, indifferently asking him how he was. He said he was fine and that he had something to tell her- he wanted to be her lover! She stared at her coldly again, and his heart simply sank into his tummy. But then she surprised him, telling him that she thought he’d never ask! She had always known that he liked her, what… with the way he stared at her all day and laugh at her stupid jokes. So yes, she liked him too, and she was happy he finally became courageous enough to ask.

Sam was very uncertain about asking his girl out for fear of rejection. But once he did so courageously, he was surprised to find out that the girl in question liked him too and had waited for him all along to take the first step. Consequently, Samuel's  first time success made him the certified lady's man that he is today...
Sam was very uncertain about asking his girl out for fear of rejection. But once he did so courageously, he was surprised to find out that the girl in question liked him too and had waited for him all along to take the first step. Consequently, Samuel’s first time success made him the certified lady’s man that he is today…

So that makes it a wrap for this episode of Puppy Love Stories.Many thanks to Kelvin, Dami, Garvin, Dera and Samuel. And thanks also to the others who were too shy to share their little secrets on this platform. Next time it would be time to talk to the ladies so they can retell this story from the female perspective. I will be asking them while they make the entire wooing  experience so hellish for the menfolk. I just hope they will answer the question and not think I am indirectly “toasting” them with a binatone toaster. Lol

Story written by

Emmanuel A. Benson

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