Over the years, social media has produced lots of peaceful marriages and relationships as users connect more easily even before meeting in persons.
Just like business contacts and job opportunities, social media are sure a good platforms that give every user an opportunity to explore.
While some people explore social media to make ends meet, others do same to create a good relationship or even find life partners. And yes, it’s no crime.
The likes of popular Nollywood actors, IK Ogbona and Blossom Chukwujekwu, American singer, Big Sean and more, met their partners on social media and they eventually got married.
But is it safe to say that social media has done more harm than good to young women when it comes to relationships?
In recent times, lots of innocent women have lost their lives in their quest to finding a true relationship or life partners.
This trend is not only relatable to a particular side of the world, it is everywhere. It happens every day. But how long do we fold our hands and watch it continue? It is someone’s daughter or sister or cousin today, tomorrow it might be ours if we do not pay attention and start doing something about it.
How heartless is it to lead someone on, telling her how much you want to be with her or how much you ‘SINCERELY’ love her on social media in an attempt to just take her life? What joy could one derive from doing this?
In August, 2012, most Nigerians were shocked to the core when the news of Cynthia Udoka Osokogu’s death made headlines. The 24-year-old graduate died in the cold hands of four young men in a hotel in Lagos after her Facebook “boyfriend” invited her over for the first time since they started chatting.
A viral report at the moment revealed how a 16-year-old girl identified as Leonne from South Yorkshire lost her life after she went visiting someone she met online.
Though investigation is still ongoing as regards who killed Leonne, lots of social media users are blasting her for acting the way she did.
The truth is, when it comes to the issues of the heart among teenagers, care must be taken as most of them often follow their hearts instead of thinking with their heads and you won’t blame them because we all are vulnerable to those we love.
While we cannot put aside the fact that some young men out there on these platforms have good intentions, as a woman, you have to be wise and very careful not to go meet someone you never met for the first time all exclusively.
Never forget to ensure that all necessary security measures are been taken especially in a situation that involves you travelling, let your parents know or possibly make a police statement. If you are meeting the man in the same city with you what stops you from letting your family know your whereabouts or even go along with a friend or a sibling?
Again, while trying to meet a man for the first time, ladies please, do not hide his identity from your friends and loved ones. They should know everything about him.
Be smart on social media, not all the men have your interest at heart. Don’t be a victim. Play safe.